Author Archives: Mike Joy

Interview: Cory Cataldo (Mad World)

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1. I know personally for me, when I watch movies that deal with these types of teen topics, it brings back feelings of when I was a teen. Did you take any personal experiences from when you were a teen and incorporate it into the story? I did. To an extent, except the end, everything in this movie actually happened. I over dramatized it because I only had an hour and a half to tell … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Nick Redfern (The Real Men In Black)

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Unexplained Confidential presents an Interview with Nick Redfern about his new book, The Real Men In Black When did your interest in the Men In Black start? When I was a kid I got into reading the works of authors such as Brad Steiger, John Keel, and Gray Barker. These were three of the big names in UFO and paranormal research – and Brad still is to this day, I’m very pleased to say. And … Continue reading

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Interview: Tiffany Shepis (The Frankenstein Syndrome)

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What attracted you to The Frankenstein Syndrome? What attracted me to TFS?? There were many things that made me want to be involved with The Frankenstein Syndrome. First it’s not often I get to play characters with brains let alone playing a doctor of sorts. Also I thought Sean Tretta had something special with this script, it was so different I just knew I had to be a part of it. How was it working … Continue reading

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PRO WRESTLER “AUSTIN IDOL” RESPONDS TO MIKE JOY…..LET THE WORLD KNOW!

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AUSTIN IDOL POSTED: OK, I GUESS IT’S TIME FOR A “BRIEF” RESPONSE TO ONE MIKE JOY OF HORROR NEWS. NET. I WILL KEEP THIS TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL BY SAYING, “WHAT IS THIS GUY ON”? IF HE HAS A PHANTOM RESOURCE FROM SOME PARA-NORMAL CLAIRVOYANT THAT’S TELLING HIM SOMETHING ABOUT THE PLANE CRASH I WAS INVOLVED IN CIRCA: 1975 IN TAMPA BAY I SAY, “BRING IT ON”! LET THE WORLD KNOW! WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH? AS A … Continue reading

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Supernatural – The Complete Sixth Season on Bluray

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All Evil Will See the Light SUPERNATURAL:  THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON Contains All 22 Episodes of the Sixth Season plus Hours of Bonus Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, and Blu-ray™ Exclusives! The Journey Continues on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 13, 2011 The Winchester Brothers are back – saving humanity and hunting monsters in Supernatural: The Complete Sixth Season, out on Blu-ray™ Hi-def and DVD on September 13, 2011 from Warner Home Video. Supernatural: The Complete Sixth Season … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential : Dead and Punked

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It’s me again,  I’m hunched over the keyboard turning pale and convulsing as I suffocate on my own blood.   My fingers are barely able to hit the keys to type these poisonous theories.  “Joyhorror” is the name that I hear from the underbelly of horror’s anti-social living dead community.  I answer with a resounding thud as my lifeless head bounces off the desk.   I’m listening to your death rattle.   Unexplained Confidential has a crossover audience … Continue reading

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Interview: Natalie Dickinson (She’s Crushed)

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What was your attraction to She’s Crushed? I’ve always loved horror/thriller movies, and this one had a smart, interesting story. I loved how the writer (and director, Patrick Johnson) took a different approach – the audience sees the story unfold largely from Tara’s perspective. So, as an actor, this was very attractive… It was fun to give the psycho chick some backstory and vulnerability – even in the midst of all the craziness. Aside from … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Do you think Bobby Shane could have been saved?

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Apologies. There’s a time and place for everything. After much evaluation from reading Austin Idol’s recent 1wrestling.com column, I have come to the conclusion that this is NOT the time or the place. I’m not going to apologize for my questions. I stand by my questions, including the question, “Do you think Bobby Shane could have been saved?” from my June 4th interview. This is the second part of the “Unexplained Confidential” feature on the … Continue reading

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Horrornews.net Giveaway! Free Passes to Days of the Dead Convention

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Horrornews.net and Days of the Dead are teaming up for a horror awesome GIVEAWAY! We have 10 Weekend Passes to give away for FREE and all you need to do is… be the first to email me at joyhorror@horrornews.net with the correct answer to the following question. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is the star of what John Carpenter horror movie? This is what you need to do. You need to email me with “Days of the … Continue reading

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An Evening with Roddy Piper

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You’ve seen him wreck havok in the ring. You’ve seen him bring hell to Frogtown. You’ve seen him kick ass and not chew bubblegum. But come July 1st – 3rd, genre fans will see “Rowdy” Roddy Piper do soemthing they have likely not seen him do before: Performing as a stand up comedian. Yes, you read that correctly. Roddy Piper will be bringing his talents to DAYS OF THE DEAD 2011 for “An Evening With … Continue reading

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Maya Entertainment Launches “Playing House” Facebook Promotion – Win a Date with Mayra Leal!

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LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2011) – Maya Entertainment has launched a unique “win a date” promotion for the psycho-sexual thriller Playing House, which will be released on DVD June 21. Fans have an opportunity to win a date with Mayra Leal (Arena, Machete, TV’s “The Deep End”), star of the film, for dinner at The Federal Bar (www.thefederalbar.com) in North Hollywood. The date will be filmed and the footage edited into short clips to use … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s: 500+ Films Loaded With Action, Weapons and Warriors (book)

The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s dives deep into the decade that brought martial arts cinema to the masses. This dynamic guide launches into “martialogies” of 500-plus films, including such classics as Five Deadly Venoms, The Big Boss, Drunken Master, and the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Each martialogy is filled with humor and contains a concise plot summary, behind-the-scenes reel and real history, fight statistics, insights into martial arts choreography … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Austin Idol reveals details about Plane Crash! Coincidence, I think not.

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The past week I’ve heard the words “virtue, integrity, and honorable” describe Austin Idol. Are you kidding me? Here’s a guy who has made a career out of being a cheater and a liar, and I’m being labeled the “bad guy” in this situation. I don’t think so! Let me explain what I do here, and I’ll type slowly so you can understand me. I’m the Chief Interviewer for Horrornews.net and I don’t need to … Continue reading

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Playing House is “Home Sweet Home” on DVD June 21st!

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Home Sweet Home “PLAYING HOUSE” The Ultimate Psycho-Thriller The Obsession Takes Over June 21st   LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (April 25, 2011) – Desire becomes obsession when the psycho-sexual thriller Playing House comes to DVD June 21st from Maya Entertainment.  After two newlyweds ask their best friend to move in and help with the mortgage, the friend soon brings home a stunning temptress obsessed with obtaining her own twisted American dream. Starring Mayra Leal (Machete, TV’s“The … Continue reading

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From the Silent Classics of the Silver Screen to the Digital and 3-D Era

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MOVIES: From the Silent Classics of the Silver Screen to the Digital and 3-D Era Philip Kemp, General Editor  What was the impetus behind the world’s earliest films? Which films have bridged vastly differing cultures to become international icons? What makes a specific director or actor so significant? For anyone who has ever been thrilled by an amazing movie, inspired by a groundbreaking director, fascinated by the romance of Hollywood’s Golden Age complete with cigarette … Continue reading

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’13 Assassins’ to arrive on DVD

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FROM LEGENDARY JAPANESE CULT DIRECTOR TAKASHI MIIKE COMES A SPECTACULAR SAMURAI EPIC FOR THE AGES 13 ASSASSINS Winner Of Four Japanese Academy Awardsâ*, The Action Masterpiece Slices Its Way Onto Blu-ray And DVD July 5 From Magnolia Home Entertainment Under The Magnet Label “A classic samurai movie, right up there among the finest in the genre” – Los Angeles Times When a tyrannous lord wreaks havoc across Japan, it is up to a brave and … Continue reading

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Master Modern Self-Defense Weapons with Black Belt’s FREE Ninjutsu Training Guide

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(Valencia, Calif.) In the hands of a ninja, even a cell phone is a lethal self-defense weapon. Discover the secret behind ninjutsu’s seemingly magical techniques with a free ebook–Ninja Gear: Master Modern Self-Defense Weapons With Ninjutsu Training. “Ninja skills in which we train would best be known as the art of winning,” says Stephen K. Hayes, author of the best-selling series of Ninja books. Black Belt’s guide to ninja gear is the perfect launching point … Continue reading

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Excerpt from the Controversial Interview with Pro Wrestler Austin Idol

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This is part of the interview conversation that I had with Austin Idol this past Saturday, June 4, 2011.  WARNING: The topic was the real life 1975 plane crash that ended in the death of professional wrestler Bobby Shane. Austin Idol, Buddy Colt, and Gary Hart were also on that plane.  This interview gets very heated. Austin Idol: It really plays heavily on your mind. It’s like a never ending instant replay. You never forget it. … Continue reading

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Interview: Austin Idol – Pro Wrestler ‘Snapped!’

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Exclusive Horrornews Interview : “Universal Heartthrob” Austin Idol Here is the complete three part interview that I conducted with professional wrestler Austin Idol.   I might get into some heat for posting this interview, but here goes: Part 1 The print interview with AUSTIN IDOL. Idol talks about Ankle Armour, Paul E Dangerously, Tommy Rich and more. 1) This question might be too broad in scope, but it’s a question I have to ask none the … Continue reading

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Interview: James Cullen Bressack (My Pure Joy)

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Exclusive Horrornews Interview : James Cullen Bressack ( writer / director ) Film: MY PURE JOY Do you think being a young director is an asset or a liability? I think it is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse because I can’t grab a drink with everyone at a wrap party or gamble in vegas. And don’t even get me started about all the times we were gambeling in vegas while grabbing … Continue reading

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Wizard World Philadelphia Official Schedule

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‘Green Lantern’ Panels, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, ‘Batman’ Q&As, ‘Kids’ Day,’ ‘Buffyfests’ Highlight Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Programming Julie Benz, Adam Baldwin, Margot Kidder Q&A’s, Evening ‘Zombie Beach Party,’ ‘Terminator’ Panel, ‘Wizard School,’ and Costume Contests Also On Tap For June 17-19 at Pennsylvania Convention Center NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, June 2, 2011 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A’s, music, film screenings and … Continue reading

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About Mike Joy

HorrorNews.net Manager. Located in New Jersey. I've been with HNN since it's creation in 2008. Responsibilities: managing talent, acquisitions, new programs, website strategizing, celebrity interviews, public relations, the paranormal column, “Unexplained Confidential”, and more. unexplainedconfidential.blogspot.com