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Interview: Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro is one of the nicest, upbeat and most gracious personalities I’ve met. Acting in films for nearly four decades, she has amassed an impressive filmography of genre titles. Caroline was able to take some time out of her traveling schedule and talk with me about her career.

Jonathan Stryker: How did you end becoming an actress?

Caroline Munro: I suppose really it was all by accident. I didn’t set out to be … Continue reading

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Interview: Danielle Harris (Camp Dread)

Exclusive Horrornews.net Interview w/ Danielle Harris

Movie: Camp Dread

SYNOPSIS: The “Summer Camp” horror trilogy was one of the most popular franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director Julian Barrett’s career. Now Barrett plans to resurrect his gory series via a modern reboot patterned after reality filmmaking. With his former leading lady and an eclectic group of 10 young “contestants,” Barrett returns to the same locale where his old … Continue reading

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Interview: Wyzae Crankfield (The Border)

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Interview with Wyzae Crankfield: (Actor and Recording Artist)

Please tell us a little about yourself and how you got started?

As a child I always had a passion for horror my mom couldn’t get me to stop crying without zombie movies and videos like “thriller Freddy dawn of the dead” etc. I drew my inspiration from horror movies and always wanted to be an actor. Zombi Zae the ZombG was created as A metaphor … Continue reading

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Interview: Sianoa Smit-McPhee (All Cheerleaders Die)

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Actress Sianoa (Pronounced “Sha-No-Ah“) Smit-McPhee has been acting since she was a child and has appeared on various TV shows like Criminal Minds, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Hung and the extremely popular Australian series, Neighbors. Seemingly born to be an actor (Her dad & younger brother are also actors), she’s also appeared in films like Firelight (2012), Touchback (2011) and her latest release, All Cheerleaders Die, which will be available on VOD … Continue reading

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Interview: Caity Lotz (The Machine, The Pact)

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Actress Caity Lotz should be no stranger to fans of genre entertainment. She’s currently playing the dual role of Sarah Lance/Black Canary on TV’s ARROW and has appeared in 2012’s well regarded “The Pact“. She’s also appeared in “Bring It On: All Or Nothing” (2006) & “Battle Of The Year” (2013). Currently she’s got the title role in the latest film from director Caradog W. James, “The Machine“. I managed to snag her for … Continue reading

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Interview: Spencer Gray – Director (The Border)

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Spencer Gray, Writer and Director of THE BORDER starring

Bill Oberst Jr, Richard O. Ryan, Lynn Lowry, Dave Vescio, Eileen Dietz, Noel Guglielmi, Katrina Matusek-Ryan, Melantha Blackthorne, Amanda Marie, Troy Johnson, hip hop artist Wyzae, Sebrina Bedard, Tamara Glynn.

First and foremost, please tell us a little about yourself?

I’m just a boy standing in front of the Cannes Film Festival asking it to love him.

There is a photo of you sitting at … Continue reading

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Interview: Writer/Director Lou Simon – HazMat – Agoraphobia

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In many cases, working on an independent film requires its creators to wear many hats. It is often a necessity of time, money and creative control to tackle as many roles as possible to get these projects completed reliably, quickly and on time. As the creative force behind White Lotus Productions, Lou Simon finds herself steering the ship as writer, director, producer, editor, anything and everything that she is called upon to do. The results … Continue reading

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Interview: John Jarratt (Wolf Creek 2)

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Here are some things I’ll bet you didn’t know about John Jarratt. He graduated from NIDA (The Australian National Drama School) in 1973. He co-hosted a television show called Better Homes And Gardens with his then wife, Noni Hazelhurst, from their home in the mid 90’s. He was Quentin Tarantino’s first choice to play Stuntman Bob in Death Proof (2007), but Robert Rodriguez urged QT to cast Kurt Russell instead. Tarantino ended up writing a … Continue reading

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Interview: Producer Zach Green – Worm – Familiar – Heir

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As Fatal Pictures begins work on its fourth horror short Heir, producer Zach Green and director Richard Powell are bringing back many familiar faces from their first three films, including Wormand Familiar: cinematographer Michael Jari Davidson (Familiar); special effects team The Butchershop; and lead actor Robert Nolan. This specific group of talented film makers make up a tight nit group of artists Zach and Richard trust with their vision. Each individual is committed to creating the best film … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Christopher G. Moore – Foodie and Disengaged

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Now that his celebrated and award winning short horror-comedy, Foodie,  festival circuit run is complete, director Christopher G. Moore is working on his next short, Disengaged. Every independent effort is ripe with its own challenges from production to casting talent to selecting music to editing to releasing. Each step requires forethought and planning; some things go as planned, others require the film maker to be flexible prepared to scramble at a moments notice to plan B. … Continue reading

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Interview: Lou Simon – Director (Hazmat)

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Filmmaker Lou Simon has a really pretty voice for a guy. But that’s because “she” ain’t a “he”! Hailing from Cuba but now working out of Florida, Ms. Simon is getting ready to start production on her third directorial venture, “Agoraphobia”. But right now she’s out promoting her latest release, “Hazmat”, which tells the story of a television show very similar to the SYFY channel’s “Scare Tactics” and the chaos that ensues when one of … Continue reading

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Interview: P.J. Starks (Unscripted: An Indie Film Xperience, The To Die List)

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There are tons of independent filmmakers in the world today. Some of them are extremely talented while some of them quite frankly are not. P.J. Starks, based out of Owensboro, Kentucky, is one of the talented ones. In addition to making movies such as Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street and others he also is the brainchild behind the “Unscripted: An Indie Film Xperience” film project and the River City Festival of Films convention. Needless … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Billy Pon (Circus of the Dead)

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Director Billy Pon is heating up the internet and horror news sites with his sizzling hot marking and promotions for his upcoming killer clown opus Circus of the Dead. After the filming and editing is done, it is time to promote the film, take it to film festivals, send out press releases, push the trailer and do interviews. Some film makers take it the extra mile exploring more experimental or imaginative means of marketing their film. … Continue reading

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Interview: Peta Sergeant (Patrick: Evil Awakens)

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Actress Peta Sergeant is best known for her roles in films like The Bet (2006) & Iron Sky (2012). She’s also appeared on TV in shows like The Originals (as Francesca) & Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (as the Jabberwock). She also wrote/directed a well regarded short film in 2010 called Litost. Her latest film appearance is as Nurse Williams in director Mark Hartley’s entertaining revamp of the Ozploitation classic, Patrick (1978) called … Continue reading

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Interview: Director Neil Meschino (MOLD! | Maggots)

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MOLD!, from Neil Meschino, is a spectacular micro-budget horror film that made a big impression when it played at the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, NC a few years back. The film is pure imagination, spirit and love for film on screen. It is often silly and over-the-top, but the energy is undeniable. And the film is the director’s film school thesis but he continued to work on the film after graduating.

Welcome to another … Continue reading

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Interview: Author Nick Kisella

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How did you get started and what made you become a writer?

Nick-I began writing a journal when I was in junior high, well over 30 years ago. My older brother John was dying of bone cancer and I found that, since most people didn’t want to discuss it, writing the feelings and events down helped keep me grounded.

Writing my own stories happened shortly after. I was always an avid reader of anything … Continue reading

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Interview: Producer Debbie Jo Hess (Horror Hotel Web Series)

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A challenging new method of releasing your  short film or brilliant new genre idea is through a WEB SERIES. But what does it take to create and launch such a beast. Producer Debbie Jo Hess, from Horror Hotel Web Series, joins Doc this week to discuss how she, along with her husband and son, set out with a group of Atlanta film makers to launch a new horror web series, a collection of short films much … Continue reading

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Interview: Bill Oberst Jr. (Coyote – Children of Sorrow – Circus of the Dead)

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Getting work as an actor can be a tough proposition, making a name for yourself in independent films or Hollywood is even harder. But this is the dream of every actor in the business. And for those who target the horror genre, they may even want to become the next Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Peter Cushing or Christopher. With over 100 films to his IMDb credit in six years, the guest on this … Continue reading

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Interview: Trevor Juenger (Coyote)

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Low budget film making allows its creator free reign with no boundaries or rules. Some directors, like Trevor Jeunger (Coyote), take advantage of this and make remarkable films, ones that feel dangerous where the audience is insecure about where and how far the director will take the story and his/her imagination. This freedom to go rogue is liberating for independent horror and few take as hard a look into the human psyche as the guest … Continue reading

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Interview: Lord Zion – Codirector / Writer (Meet the Cadavers)

The gentleman known as Lord Zion has been, until now, known chiefly as the frontman of glam/punk/metal troublemakers SPIT LIKE THIS and the founder of notorious t-shirt site SMELL YOUR MUM but due to an unexpected turn of events he is now turning his hand to filmmaking, heading up the brand new British horror comedy MEET THE CADAVERS. This is a film which fuses genres together into something new … Continue reading

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Interview: Peter Dukes – The Beast – Little Reaper

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It takes more than just a great product to get your film seen, a film maker must get their film out there in front of people, get it seen, by both audiences and professionals alike, including news venues, colleges and potential distributors. “Beat the streets,” if you will. Director Peter Dukes joins Doc Rotten on this episode of The Future of Horror to illustrate how being persistent, believing in your work and networking has strong benefits and … Continue reading

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