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Interviews

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: Brad Dourif

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WHO: Brad Dourif MOVIE: “Halloween 2, Fading of cries, Lord of rings, Pulse….etc Sarah and I were fortunate enough to sit down for a few minutes with Brad Dourif, Brian Metcalf and the cast of Fading of the Cries. We all introduce ourselves, Brad offers me a chair and we sit down to talk. Brad is immediately sweet and helpful, …

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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: Tom Savini

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Interview: fx artist tom savini – 12.13.08 How’s it goin Nerds? What do you get when you cross 100 gallons of foam latex, and a steroid freak biker Mafia Don zombie with a c**k gun? Sound the trumpets, the King of Splatter approaches! That’s right you f*ckin Nerds, kneel at the throne of blood. He’s the man who gives a new …

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Interview: Jovanka Vuckovic

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Interview with jovanka 04.22.09 Heya Freaks and Minx! I’m so excited to bring you this interview! For those who may be unfamiliar, Jovanka is the EditorInChief of Rue Morgue magazine, one in which if you’ve never picked up a copy you must have just gotten into the genre and need to recognise! Haha This woman kicks absolute ass and it …

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Interview: Kim Sonderholm

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WHO: KIM SONDERHOLM – ACTOR / DIRECTOR MOVIE: “CRAIG”, “horror vault” Interview with KIM SONDERHOLM – 12.26.08 DR.GOREHOUND: How did you get started acting/directing in films, and what fascinates and inspires you to do it? Kim Sønderholm: Well I always wanted to be an actor ever since I was a kid. I watched way too many movies and I still …

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Interview: David Hess

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WHO: DAVID HESS MOVIE: LAST HOUSE ON LEFT, SMASH CUT, FALLEN ANGELS Heya Freaks and Minx! I had the chance to sit down with the infamous and ultra-amazing DAVID HESS (LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, ZODIAC KILLER, ZOMBIE NATION, SMASH CUT) for an interview about his upcoming film SMASH CUT as well as a couple questions about his life in …

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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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Interview: Ralph Baker 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: Ralph Baker (ATV-0 Melbourne); Ian Bannerman (TEN-10 …

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Interview: Ruby Larocca

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Ruby Larocca has a lot to say, I found this out pretty quickly after meeting her at the most recent Famous Monsters convention in Indianapolis at the beginning of July. She is a woman who has been in the genre for many years from working with Misty Mundae and William Hellfire in the films put out by Factory 2000 to roles …

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