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Interview: Thomas Weissner – Editor “Asian Cult”

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Who: THOMAS WEISSNER Books: EDITOR OF “ASIAN CULT CINEMA MAGAZINE: Thomas Weissner: EDITOR “ASIAN CULT CINEMA” Interview – 02.06.09 Scarlett– Thanks for stopping by to interview with us! Tom Weisser– Glad to be here with you. Scarlett– How did you become interested in Asian Cult movies? Tom Weisser– I could spin a story. But I presume you’d like the truth, as ...

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Interview: Author Dr. Collette Balmain

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Who: Dr. Collette Balmain – Author Books: Introduction to Japanese Horror Film DR. COLLETTE BALMAIN: author- Interview – 01.23.09 Thank you so much for stopping by to interview with us! Can you tell us about your book, “Introduction to Japanese Horror Film”? Collette- The book is an exploration of Japanese horror cinema from the 1950s onwards. The aim behind the book was ...

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Interview: Elias Merhige (Begotten)

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WHO: Elias Merhige – director MOVIE: “Begotten”, “Suspect Zero”, “Shadow of the Vampire” Interview with Elias Merhige – 01.31.09 (INTERVIEW BY SCOTT ESSMAN) Elias Merhige, born in 1964, grew up in Brooklyn, and went to school in Tenafly, New Jersey before attending film school at State University of New York at Purchase where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1987. This exclusive ...

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Interview: Brian Avenet-Bradley (Dark Remains, Ghost of the Needle, Freez’er)

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WHO: Brian Avenet-Bradley MOVIE: Dark Remains, Freez’er, Ghost of the Needle Writer/ Director: Dark Remains (2006) Writer/ Director: Ghost of the Needle (2003) Writer/ Director: Freez’er (2001) Ahhh the sounds of brilliance fills the room as I sit down to talk with Brian about himself, his career, and his upcoming work. As half of the husband/wife team that created Dark ...

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Interview: Eric Weiss – (aka Zombie!)

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If you’re a horror fan and do any kind of online social networking, chances are you’ve crossed paths with ZOMBIE! on Facebook, Twitter and/or Myspace. Or maybe you’ve seen the ZOMBIE! logo on t-shirts, or the Youtube videos. You might even play the late-nite horror movie trivia games on Facebook. What’s the deal with ZOMBIE!, anyway? Having followed the Delaware-based ...

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Interview: J.D. Lipsh*tz – Director (Killed on the Fourth of July)

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After having worked on and off as an indie filmmaker, I’ve found that often after filming has wrapped, everyone will go their separate ways and rarely keep in touch despite promises to do otherwise. However, low-budget horror indie films has always been unique for me though as whenever I’ve met someone at a convention or festival or have worked with them ...

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Interview: Derek Mears

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WHO: derek mears WHAT: actor – “friday the 13th” (jason voorhees) with derek mears Interview – 02.10.09 MJ : Even non-horror fans know who Jason Voorhees is, how do you feel about playing such an iconic horror character? DM : I’ve always been a big fan of Friday the 13th and Jason Voorhees!!!! Even though we shot it, it really ...

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Interview: Fred Vogel – Director (ToeTag Pictures) (Maskhead, August Underground)

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WHO: Fred Vogel MOVIE: Maskhead, August Underground ToeTag Picture’s, man behind the madness, Fred Vogel sheds light on their sick past and the upcoming Maskhead film Back in 2003 I started to hear rumblings from the underground about a horror movie that was so vile and had caused such an uproar, it was an immediate must see film, at least ...

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Interview: Shane Porteous as Deadly Earnest

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Way back in the sixties, way before Elvira, a favourite amongst Australian students was Deadly Earnest, the television schlock horror host on the 0-10 Network. Late on Friday nights, the atrocious old science fiction and horror films became compulsory viewing, solely because of the Gothic Master of Ceremonies. Actors portraying Deadly Earnest were: Ian Bannerman (TEN-10 Sydney); Ralph Baker (ATV-0 ...

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Interview: Brian Schiavo – (Strange Werks Films – Shriven, War of the Dead)

MIKE JOY: How did StrangeWerks Films get started? BRIAN SCHIAVO: Well, Strangewerks Films got started because I was basically tired of playing the spec script game and taking meetings with adolescent development geeks–that whole process gets you nowhere. I did however get ripped off by The Simpsons on a spec script I sent to them, this after they told me ...

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