If you were a horror geek like we were in the late 80’s and early 90’s, chances are you discovered the glory of shot-on-video in your search for the latest, greatest scare flick. Something that your group of friends would rent on a Friday night and marvel at the low-budget shenanigans within. Movies that even you might be able to make in your own backyard.
That’s why we’ve brought on filmmaker/writer Richard Mogg to talk all about his just released book, Analog Nightmares: The Shot on Video Films of 1982-1995, which covers over two-hundred(!) films as well as containing interviews with such SOV luminaries as Tim Ritter (Truth or Dare), Donald Farmer (Cannibal Hookers) and Ron Bonk (She Kills).
Tune in for a lively discussion about the SOV era filled with stories and laughs as we also each pick 5 (or, in Chris’ case, 4) films we think you should check out.
Analog Nightmares can be found at https://www.facebook.com/sovhorror/
For this episode we welcome the team behind Vancouver based Bad Cookie Pictures, Ariel Hansen and Topher Graham, to talk all about their short films “Ready to Burst”, “Paint the Town Red”, and “The Man in the Rabbit Mask” as well as all their upcoming projects and how they ended up in the horror game in the first place.
Then we invited them to join us in naming our favourite body horror films. The only guideline was: there wasn’t any! Meaning we all had very diverse lists that included some films you might have expected, some surprises, and even a little bit of the old A2M. WARNING: things might get a bit raunchy at times!
For more on Bad Cookie go to: https://www.facebook.com/BadCookiePictures/
Dunnn-nunnnn-dunnnn-nunnn. Welcome to episode 77 of GBW and this time it might not be safe to go into the water.
It’s time for another franchise episode as we tackle the four Jaws films. Starting in 1975 with Steven Spielberg’s classic, Bruce (the shark) and the folks of Amity have had a long relationship that ran for four films – each just a little bit worse than that before it. Tune in an hear how we rank the series, our favourite (and least favourite) moments, and a whole lot of shark talk.
First off we talk about what we’ve been watching including a visit to the universe of Ash Williams, a few poor horror films, Josh’s continuing VHS adventures, and much more!
Jackie Kong has directed such films as The Being, Night Patrol and the cult classic Blood Diner. We got the opportunity to sit down with her before a midnight screening of Blood Diner to talk about her career, the longevity of her films, and the struggles of being a female filmmaker in a male dominated industry. Along the way we have a few laughs, hear a few stories, and get an exclusive on her ongoing “Blood Diner Insanity Tour”.
After the interview be sure to stick around to hear us talk about what we’ve been watching and, while it might not be the best of films, there are giant robots, golf course mayhem, werewolves, and much more!
Visit Jackie on the web at https://www.facebook.com/findingsheetar/