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Dec 24, 2017

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is possibly the most popular ghost story in the English language.

It may seem weird that Christmas has a famous ghost story, but the reality is that Christmas ghost stories were a tradition in Victorian England.

I think the Christmas Ghost Story needs to make a comeback, and so I'm...

Dec 15, 2017

Some horror movies don't play fair.

We go to horror movies to feel the exhilaration of being scared, and to experience our fears from a safe distance

But, some horror movies aren't interested in sending you back into the world like nothing happened. Some movies want you to feel like you got punched in the gut after...

Dec 4, 2017

How does it make you feel when somebody stares at you? 

An unflinching stare.  Angry?  Scared?  Anxious?  All of the above?  How about when said eyes belong to a doll?  Depends on the doll, really.  If it’s obviously fake, then it’s not a problem, but what if it’s really life-like? 

The “uncanny valley” is a...

Nov 19, 2017

Oh, to have been there in the heyday of Grindhouse Cinema! 

Rows of theaters on New York’s 42nd Street playing classics such as I Drink Your Blood, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS, Three on a Meathook, The Corpse Grinders, and more.

These movies are the stuff of cinema legend, and...

Nov 10, 2017

I love the spirit of Independent Horror filmmakers, especially fans who are compelled to create, no matter what the odds.

In today’s episode I interview Nick Hunt, the director/producer/creator of SAFE PLACE.

Nick is a true independent spirit, and we talk about the tremendous amount of legwork required to get his...