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Interview: Lauri Seli (Dread, Sabbath)

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Laura Seli is a very busy woman who is involved in almost every aspect of her productions. Her production company has produced two horror movies, “Sabbath” and “Dread”. Her productions are low budget but full of spirit (no pun intended). She took some time out to answer some of my questions. Tell me what got you interested in horror movies? I’ve loved horror and the supernatural since I was a wee tot, no joke! I’m … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: ‘Decayed’ and Buffalo Nickel Productions

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I was able to get some time with Emil Novak of Buffalo Nickel Productions to talk to him about his movie, “Decayed” that is currently in production Thanks for taking some time out to talk to me about your movies.. What interests you in wanting to film a horror movie? . My interests in horror movies is simply to stir the imagination with thought provoking story and moody visuals. I would rather scare people before … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Matty Mask

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Continuing on working on the local Buffalo scene of filmmaking I was able to talk to Matthew Patterson (otherwise know as Matty Mask). He is most famous for his deathmask of Johnny Gruesome and for his love of coffee. I asked him to tell us a little about him and his work: “My influences are varied but a main theme in them is 1970s monster comics, toys, magazines, movies, and TV. Also, Clifton hill, Canada, plays a significant … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: ‘House of Horrors’ – The movie

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I recently had a chance to talk to Dan Monroe , the busy director/writer of the movie “House of Horrors”, which is currently in production in Buffalo, NY. One of the settings for the movie is the real House of Horrors which is one of Western New York’s Largest Haunted Houses. They state they are:”Western New York’s Largest and Most Terrifying Haunted House The House Of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs are almost twice the size as last year, … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: ‘Gore’ the film

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Of the many Buffalo movies that are in production or going into production the first I want to talk about is a movie called “Gore”.  I asked Adam Steigert (producer/director/writer) to give us a story synopsis of the movie: In 1978, after a string of gruesome cannibalistic killings, Detective William Sanders successfully brought the deformed killer known as Gore to justice. It is now 2008 and Gore has faded from the headlines, but he lives … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Banshee Night for the Insomniac

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BANSHEE NIGHT FOR THE INSOMNIAC The Insomniac was invited to the annual Halloween Party at the Buffalo Central Terminal. For those who have never witnessed the glorious art deco building which has fallen into ghoulish decay, it is a truly breathtaking sign and the perfect place for a horror bash. To see the Terminal second-hand check out “Prison of the Psychotic Damned” or a rerun of the episode of “Ghost Hunters” that featured it. The large concord … Continue reading

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Interview: Doug Hutchinson (X-files, Green Mile, Vampire Killers)

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Thank you so much for joining us today: MY PLEASURE. Could you explain a little about “Vampire Killers” to those who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it yet?

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From the Nightshift: After Dark Film Festival Part Two

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After Dark Film Festival Part Two: Mini Reviews from the Toronto After Dark Film Festival: “Idiots & Angels” (2008) An animated fable from writer/animator Bill Plympton. A delightfully dark, funny and touching look at selfish ass hole who suddenly grows angel wings that force him to act against his will. The film is without dialogue but will draw you in quickly with its powerful images and characters. A sarcastic movie that isn’t afraid to be … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Top 12 Horror Christmas Classics

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The Christmas Season is known for good will to all men and for giving of yourself. Thankfully for the Horror Fan it also means giving until it hurts (and in these cases it is hurting someone else). If you are tired of seeing that same old Christmas special again here is a list of movies (in no real order) that may keep the sugar away and the chills near by. Grab some wine and sit … Continue reading

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Interview: Susan Adriensen (Blood Shed, Pink Eye)

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The Insomniac was lucky enough to get a chance to talk to the lovely, talented and very busy Susan Adriensen who acts, writes and directs. She also is one of our horror vamps, so you can see how lovely she is for yourself. Thank you so much for joining us Susan. You are welcome Mr. Insomniac and I must say you are more handsome than I have ever dreamed* (Susan never said this but I … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Vampire Killers

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When you find yourself awake at all hours you find yourself feeling like a vampire, and start wondering if you really have a coffin in your basement. I love all things vampires, from the original novel Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (television version please) to even the Dracula that was part of the campy Cliffhangers series. I find the bloodsuckers to be sexy, scary and down right cool. Some of the movies that have come out … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Horror News updates – 11.24.2008

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Buffalo and it’s surrounding area seems to be hopping with filmmakers. Everyone with a camera seem to be out on the streets filming or at least looking through Ms. Nikki’s window. Last Saturday there was the highly successful sneak peek of “Something Dark” (Buffalo Nickel Productions/Nightmare Kinetics) and “Resident Horror” (X-Strike Studios). Before the movies trailers from the area were shown “Bitez”, “The Pigman”, “Tesla” and “Banshee” was played for crowd who appeared to be most impressed with the … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Horror News updates – 11.21.2008

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Some News from the Insomniac: I attended a book signing for “Cheap Scares” and “Johnny Gruesome” by Greg Lamberson. The signing included some drama from a crazy person who would say “Yeah that’s right” to every other thing that Greg said and then gave us a story of how the gun was not facing us but away (which I for one am thankful for). After claiming that another member of the audience had destroyed his peanut butter … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Horror News updates – 11.04.2008

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Some News from the Insomniac: Those crazy guys from Low Budget Pictures are filming a revenge movie in the wilds of Rochester New York. The Insomniac and Ms Nikki were almost involved in the production, but they moved and didn’t leave us forwarding addresses. Story of our lives. The production seems to be the story of a gang of women raping and killing every poor man they cross. Some guys are just lucky I guess. … Continue reading

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