From the Nightshift | New York Horror

The Insomniac treads the streets of New York film making with updates on new productions, talent and movie industry news.

Interview: Richard Lovejoy (Charred Oak, Satan Camp)

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Interview with Richard Lovejoy
Actor, Writer, co-founder of Charred Oak Films

What made you decide to write Satan Camp?

Like all good stories about the origins of things, this starts at a bar. I was enjoying some whiskey with actor Kent Meister and director Scott Chinn, talking about this insane script I had just completed called Mosquito. That script involves bloody hordes of insects, large scale epic apocalyptic battles, body swapping (complete with totally bizarre … Continue reading

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Interview: Angelina Leigh

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I was able to talk with Angelina Leigh for a few moments about her rapidly growing body of work in the horror industry. For those who are not aware of her now, and you will be soon, she is a model/actress who is currently working out of Buffalo. Her work has been seen on the silver screen as well as Playboy, which she is probably most famous for.

You have appeared in quite a few … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Gore film log

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I am not only a columnist, sometime reviewer and hair club for men president but an actor as well. Working in the no budget world gives you a different view of movies. People are hard at work making movies for thousands rather than millions. People pack lunches or carry lights when not acting. It is filming at the most basic level. Some of the movies never get out of their home town or if they … Continue reading

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From the NightShift: ‘Snow Shark’ – exclusive with Sam Qualiana

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Sam Qualiana, was one of last years winners of the Buffalo Screams Film Festival “Filmmakers to Watch Award” for his submission “No Road Out”, a crime drama. Sam has been very busy producing short films, for example “Swamp Squad of the Dead”, “Like Icarus, Quickly Falling”, “Toxic Hoppers” among many more.
Originally he had decided to remake one of his movies “Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Shark”as a short movie but found … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Interview Kris Hulbert (Director) ‘The Perfect House’

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Where did the idea of “The Perfect House” come from?

The idea came from a short I wrote entitled “Dinner Guest that was very violent and packed a punch but just couldn’t be translated into a feature without watering it down. I held onto it for a while until I saw a craigslist posting for horror features and shorts. I submitted it and quickly got a response from Randy Kent explaining how … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Upcoming in the independent horror circle

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While I was vacationing from the Night Shift it kept calling me back so I really didn’t have a choice I need to write so here I am again. Not sure if it is just the lower cost of HD filming or what but Buffalo NY has gotten very busy and will keep being busy making horror films as the year goes on. I will do my best to get some interviews and pictures from … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: NFTS Productions – some crispy independent frights

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I am waiting on some information from the Western New York film making community so in the meantime I decided to check out some independent works.

When I was growing up horror movies was normally good for some nudity now and again. Teen age boys couldn’t see hardcore p*rn but sure could find a way to see a horror movie if there were lots of blood and topless girls. A lot … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Horror primetime – that was then, this is now

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You would think that Television would be the best medium for bring scares into your living room. TV series become like people we know, the characters can be come part of our lives and everything seems intimidate. But Television hasn’t been known for its horror series or at least its successful series. We have been the red headed step child, even lower down the list than science fiction or fantasy when it came for shows to be made … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Batman sex, Superheroes and comic books

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Without the support of the fans no television series would ever survive. The small group of hard-core fans has even gone to letter writing and other shows of support to keep their show on the air. Some people know everything about a show in details that would scare the actors and producers of the show. There are web sites celebrating series and stars of these cult shows. Horror, fantasy, and science fiction fans seem to be the most dedicated … Continue reading

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From the Nighshift: Gagsters – The Movie

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The Insomanic met up with actor/writer/director Aleksandar Ivicic the force behind the short comedy/horror film Gagsters: the Movie. The movie strongly enters the killer clown gene, which I think should have more entries as I am pretty scared of clowns. The storyline for the movie is about two brothers who are slightly more insane than should be allowed who … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Interview Adam Steigert (Bitez, Gore, The Final Night and Day)

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Adam Steigert is busy editing the final cut of a zombie movie called “The Final Night and Day”. He is racing against time so the DVDs will be ready for the first screening. Adam has been heavily involved in all his movies, having shot, co-written, co-directed and edited his first two features “Bitez”, and “Gore”. He has also made two shot two shorter movies “Bitez 2: The Fever” and “The Pigman vs. Gore” (edited and … Continue reading

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From the NightShift: ‘Decayed’ with Director Emil Novak

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From the Nightshift – Emil Novak “Decayed”

The Insomanic caught up with Emil Novak and got an update on the movie he is currently working on. The movie is called “Decayed” and involves a plot line full of zombies and desperate human fighting for survival. The story focuses on the evil that men do in times of trouble.

What gave you the idea for “Decayed?”

The idea was to make follow feature … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Poultrygeist, Night of the Chicken Dead

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THE INSOMNIAC and Poultrygeist, Night of the Chicken Dead”

I attended the Buffalo premiere of “Poultrygeist, Night of the Chicken Dead”. I had been promised a screener but have been waiting on it so long I decided to attend the movie when it came to my town. The film had been shot in Buffalo which subbed for Tromaville. Lloyd Kaufman was on hand to introduce the film and to do a Q & A afterward. … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: I was a Middle Age Zombie for the FBI

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I was a middle age zombie for the FBI

Life had put me in a funk and I decided to fight the feeling and force myself out of my comfort zone and do something I always had wanted to do with my life. Yes you guess it; I have always wanted to be a middle age man working for minimum wage in an area haunted house for the Halloween season. I don’t know what fantasies you have, … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Interview Ken Cosentino (Crimson)

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Interview with movie maker Ken Cosentino. He is one of the driving forces behind “Crimson: the motion picture” which is currently being shot in Niagara Falls, NY. While the movie is an a low budget independent release, the scale is large, with many action centerpieces.

What made you want to be a movie maker?

I’ve wanted to be a filmmaker since I was about 9 years old. That’s when I first picked up a video … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Toronto After Dark Film Festival

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The Insomniac was off to the Toronto After Dark Film Festival to get some of the color of the festival and to check out some new flicks. The Insomniac was joined by horror diva Ms. Nikki for company and so I didn’t have to talk to myself all the time; people do stare when you talk to yourself and have no phone handy to hide the fact. Wish those meds worked better, … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Interview Tammy Reger (Slugs)

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In 1988 New World Pictures released a Spanish film that had partially been made in New York State. The movie is called “Slugs: the movie” and is one of those so bad it’s good movies. It is a movie that you have to see at least once in your life. The main character is named “Mike Brady” and he faces super strong, super slow moving killer snails with teeth. One of the … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: ‘Bitez’ and ‘The Pigman’

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The Insomniac was invited to a movie premiere in Buffalo New York last Thursday Night and the thoughts of hot warm popcorn drew me there. A double feature was playing of “Bitez” and “The Pigman”.

“The Pigman” had been premiered at Rotten Jack’s Creepshow 2, which should be on everyone’s go to list. Watch for Rotten Jack’s Creepshow 3 next September, I will probably be there not sleeping (and there would be no reason to … Continue reading

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From The Nightshift: Buffalo Screams Awards

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The Insomanic attended Buffalo Screams which was a four day film festival that showed 33 independent movies from all over the world. Most of the fare was horror but there were some crime dramas and a violent western for good measure. Greg Lamberson and Emil Novak chaired the festival and worked long and hard hours to get it running as smooth as clock work. Actress Debbie Rochon, filmmaker Brett Kelly and animator Mike Boas were … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Interview Sherri Lyn Litz

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Interview with Sherri Lyn Litz .

Sherri Lyn at first look is a statuesque woman with a piecing glaze. When she talks she has a strong intensity and a clarity in her words. A strong woman who knows what she wants. Her modeling pictures are eye catching and done with a ease. A natural. A lover of Halloween and dressing up she has moved her talents to acting.

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From the NightShift: Kyle Kaczmarczyk – Slime City Massacre

The Insomniac met Kyle Kaczmarczyk on the set Slime City Massacre. Kyle played one of the homeless people who live in Slime City. I found out besides being an actor, that Kyle was a graphic artist with two well done series The Red Eye and Pulp: The Old Kingdom. He has also done the poster and DVD cover design for Born to Die (and his arm can be seen getting the tattoo version of the … Continue reading

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