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.

From the Nightshift: Interview Tammy Reger (Slugs)


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’


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


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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From the Nightshift: Toronto for the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear


The Insomniac journeyed to Toronto for the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear. The convention is part of Fan Expo Canada which contains horror, gaming, anime, Sci Fi and comic book sections. It is not uncommon to see Jason Voorhees face down a troop of stormtroopers. The horror people seem to be strangely the least crazy and the more let’s just have some fun. After my two hour drive to Toronto I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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From the NightShift: Slime City Massacre – Don’t worry it’s my fault


The first two days of the shoot were unusual as we had power and a bathroom to use. Not having to the face the Johnny-on-the-spot or Jenny-on-the-job the first few days made everything seem like it was going to be a comfortable, happy shoot.

The location was a warehouse that has been made into a hall for concerts, and has an interesting look that has attracted filming before us and probably after us. We would be … Continue reading

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From the NightShift: Life on ‘Slime City’

From a point somewhere around Thanksgiving last year I have been working on SLIME CITY MASSACRE. I had met Greg Lamberson a few years before that, but I really didn’t know that much about him other than he had made some horror movies while in New York City and he was a writer.

I think the only reason I knew of the Johnny Gruesome video was that I knew one of the actresses in it. I ran … Continue reading

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Interview: John R. Renna

An interview with John R Renna, makeup man, writer, actor, director and horror movie fan. He is currently in preproduction for Slime City Massacre.

How did you get interested in doing effects makeup?

My mother made the greatest costumes when I was a kid and as i got older my tastes changed and I had my mother get the boxed werewolf costume. We started applying spirit gum and hair and makeup and … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Greg Lamberson on ‘Slime City Massacre’


The Insomniac was able to hunt down and tie down Greg Lamberson for a few minutes to have a little chat. Greg Lamberson is the director/writer of the cult horror movies “Slime City”, Undying Love (New York Vampire), Naked Fear and the writer of such horrorifying tales of fiction “Johnny Gruesome”, “Personal Demons” and nonfiction “Cheap Scares”.

What drew you to doing a sequel to Slime City after all this time?

Back when we made … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: On the Set of ‘Born to Die’


Jay Mager had offered me a small character role in “Born to Die”. There was an nice scene at the start of the movie and then a silent appearance in the middle and then a very brief appearance at the end. The role was called “The Asian” which was a crime boss who had been marked up by knife wounds around both eyes. The character is not likable, an egoist and a pretty much a pig. Jay told me … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: ‘Decayed’ and Buffalo Nickel Productions


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 … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: Matty Mask


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


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 … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: ‘Pigman’ and ‘Born to Die’


I caught up to Jay Mager who is the writer/director of the upcoming movie “Born to Die” and filmed a short film about the local legend of the Pigman. I asked him to tell us more about the two very different projects:

The Pigman

What drew me to The Pigman? The answer to that question is probably a good 14 years or so in the making. I first heard the legend surrounding … Continue reading

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From the Nightshift: ‘Gore’ the film


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 … Continue reading

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