Billy Crash, a staunch supporter of women in film, sits down with the incredible Melanie Wise, the woman behind the phenomenal The Artemis Women In Action Film Festival – and surprise guests: Nicole Johnson, Laura Small, and Nils Taylor part of the team for the horror/action/thriller, Quarries.
They discus women in film, the need for an Academy Award for stunt people, what Artemis and the film festival is all about, how the independent film Quarries will rock your world, what filmmakers can do to better represent women besides T&A, femme fatales, and mothers – and if Hollywood’s doing enough for women on the big screen and behind the camera.
(Crash Note: That was not a perfect day for Skype quality regarding tinniness, but it’s all there and all rockin’.)
Learn more about the Artemis Women In Action Film Festival on Twitter, and don’t forget to visit Artemis Motion Pictures.
If you want to learn more about the women in horror film, Quarries, get the latest news on Twitter and at Quarries the Movie. Also visit writer/director, Nils Taylor’s website, and check out what executive producer Laura Small’s doing with Diamond Cutter Films.
Greg Palko’s a graphic designer and art director with a different way of looking at the world – horror or otherwise. To learn why his movie posters, book covers, flyers, and more, stand out, listen in from his hidden horror homestead at an undisclosed New Jersey location – which is a horror museum for certain! And you’ll find out what it means to be “Palko-ed”!
Don’t forget to connect with Greg Palko whether you need some killer art or not. You’ll find him on Twitter and at his engaging website, Palko Designs.
This episode’s SCREAM OUTS from Twitter:
@BleedingCritic @RonGizmo @DonRiemer @WTPGS @vitotrabucco @bloodybiblecamp @ScarecrowVideo @loneblockbuster @JohnKassir @RevChuckJarman and @THETomSavini
BONUS! Here’s one of Palko’s most recent pieces:
Cat LaCohie (aka Vixen DeVille) is not just a horror actress, she’s a model, confidence builder, life enhancer, soul influencer, and a burlesque dancer – to name but a few of her many intrinsic talents. Direct from London and currently residing in Los Angeles, Cat’s devoted to helping men and women of all ages and sizes feel fabulous, beautiful, confident, and happy – dammit. We discuss everything from acting and horror, to burlesque and feeling fantastic, and more, of course. Enjoy!
Visit this extraordinary woman at her Cat LaCohie site, her Vixen DeVille site, and don’t forget her phenomenal Burlesque, Body Confidence, and Self-Imagery Discovery Experience – its value cannot be measured.
(Photo via Cat LaCohie.)
Shriekfest celebrated its “Sweet Sixteen” on the first weekend of October in the City of Angeles. A labor of love for founder and director, the talented actress, Denise Gossett, she’s created a fantastic festival for horror and science fiction fans. If you couldn’t make it, Billy Crash did, and Jonny Numb interviews him about the folks, the films, and the frolicking that made the festival rock – and left everyone shrieking throughout the Hollywood hills.
This episode’s SCREAM OUTS from Twitter:
@CatLaCohie @TheDames @BrookeLewisLA @GorillaProducer @CarryOnJohn @RECTORYFILM @KileyEberhardt @badchopsuey2 @MichaelTStrode @RussellEmanuel @girlsNcorpses @Raleigh_Studios @SamesCarolyn @SMByshAuthor @CierraKillerArt @Tammysdragonfly @doloresquintana @PromoteHorror @lloydkaufman @Uber @d_m_elms
And take in the sites…
Shriekfest Denise Gossett Annette Sowell Kiley Eberhardt The Rectory CatLaCohie The Dollface Dames Brooke Lewis Distribber
When it comes to writing horror fiction, Israel Finn’s concerned about the elements that breathe quality into the genre: story and character, as well as a working knowledge of the writing craft and a respect for language. We discuss Finn’s horror stories and their origins, and the tremendous influence Richard Matheson and Stephen King had on him. There’s more, of course, regarding horror cinema, and maybe most importantly, how Finn became a solid, disciplined writer even though he originally hated reading. Do not miss this excellent and thought provoking interview for writers, readers, and audience members who love horror in all its forms.
You can find Israel Finn on his website on Facebook and on Twitter. Pay a visit to his Amazon page, and do not forget to look at his latest, Dreaming at the Top of My Lungs, the unabridged audible edition.
Mark Dossett didn’t just dream about making a horror film – he made it a goal, and his first feature, The Torment of Laurie Ann Cullom became a reality. Mark discusses how he made a horror period piece on a budget, what led him to turn down three distributors, why his star Shannon Scott is so amazing, and he gives us a look inside his upcoming thriller, As They Fall.
You can find Mark on IMDb and follow him on Twitter. Better still, check out his film, The Torment of Laurie Ann Cullom.
Brad Potts is a salt of the earth gentleman who served his country, acted on stage, and has been on the big and small screen since 2003. Don’t miss his interview as we discuss his horror roles of past, present, and future, as well as his work with TLK favorite, Maria Olsen, and one of horrordom’s most celebrated, Bill Oberst. Hell, we even talk about strong writing, and how Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone” exemplified quality storytelling. Most important, you don’t want to miss Brad’s stories of stage and screen!
You can learn more about Brad from his IMDb page, check out his acting reel on YouTube, visit his website, and you can also follow him on Twitter.
Writer/director Oklahoma Ward and star Nikki Alonso come back to talk about CRAWL OR DIE II, pre-production, Hollywood deals, distribution efforts, merchandise – and we even learn how Tank got her name.
And if you haven’t seen 2014’s best sci-fi/horror, CRAWL OR DIE, now is the time!
Author Fay is one of the rare breed who supports the arts and its creators on a grand scale. Known as @Theladyphantom on Twitter, “Fabulous Fay” has given her time and commitment to many a writer, filmmaker, artist, and musician – including me. It is my honor to not only interview this wonderful woman to discuss writing and horror, but to also promote her new novel Behind the Mirror…
This episode’s SCREAM OUTS: @triciakitty @BobMacabre @ZedKosnar @issyblack @TheresaSnyder19 @Mel_McBoutin @Heyman_Bigbooty @L_Roy_Aiken @AnnThraxx @KEVONSTOVER @Jan_Marshall @LastMinuteUSVac @moon_of_remorse @Annie_Acorn
Guest Fay Simon has shout outs of her own: @palkodesigns @DonRiemer @roguephoenixpre @1Brandonwyse @BleedingCritic @EmilieFlory @RonGizmo @ThatRayKlein and Casey Ryan
Trampling in the Land of Woe author, William Galaini talks about Hell, how his character traverses said landscape, and what makes horror work. Join us for a lively discussion about the macabre, Alexander the Great, and Confederate soldier making up for a bad existence.
This episode’s SCREAM OUTS: @craigster1970, @pindancingangle, @Garvey66, @dixiefairy, @AnnThraxx, @EmilieFlory, @RealJillyG, and @Theladyphantom.