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Apr 16, 2015

"Half-man! Half-Beast! All Terror!" screams the tag line for the manic, camp-crazed horror comedy MUTANTIS. Once you've seen the film, you will never forget it. There is nothing like it. On this episode of Future of Horror, host Doc Rotten is joined by director Kelly FitzGerald for an interview diving into the origins, filming and distribution of Mutantis.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is brought to you by Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Originally hailing from the Baltimore Maryland area before moving to the West Coast, writer, producer, director Kelly FitzGerald is responsible for the madcap monster mayhem that is Mutantis. She shares the influences that went into the film, the creative decisions and the costume and monster make-up. She talks about the independent film environment in and around Maryland and Pennsylvania and the creative teamwork that goes into the films from Dire Wit Films from casting to locations to dubbing. She explores what may be "too far" and what chances a maverick film maker should be prepared to take, pushing boundaries and testing limits.

 

You can find out more about Kelly FitzGerald and Mutantis and her films at these links:

 

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. The podcast will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@horrornewsradio.com.

Mar 9, 2015

Pieces of Talent is one of the few films that has the distinction of being heartily recommended to Doc Rotten and the crew of Horror News Radio by a fan of the show. The film is impressive garnering a positive review on a recent episode. Covering the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival for HorrorNews.Net, Doc seizes the opportunity to sit down with the director and lead actress of this award winning independent horror feature, Joe Stauffer and Kristi Ray. 

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is brought to you by Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

In addition to discussing their film, Pieces of Talent, while it is on an extended Film Festival tour, director Joe Stauffer and actress Kristi Ray not only share the evolution of their film but the promise of the forthcoming sequel A Missing Piece currently if pre-production and seeking crowd-funding. Joe shares the challenges of directing a feature with a small budget, building a specific atmosphere for the film and for promotion and the surprises surrounding a growing fan base. Kristi shares her involvement in the film from her first encounter with Joe and fellow cast mate, David Long, to her experience filming the key scenes. Enjoy!

 

You can find out more about Joe Stauffer, Kristi Ray and Pieces of Talent and his films at these links:

 

Pieces of Talent Website: http://piecesoftalent.com/ 
Pieces of Talent on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piecesoftalent 
A Missing Piece crowd funding: http://piecesoftalent.com/amissingpiece/ 

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. The podcast will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@horrornewsradio.com.

Jan 26, 2015

Once The Black Saint placed The Scarehouse on his Best Horror Films of 2014 on the Horror News Radio podcast, Doc Rotten knew this film would soon make a huge impression. Reaction was immediate, with the show's co-hosts and its listeners. Soon the entire Grue-Crew was reviewing the film for episode 93. While certainly not the only remarkable element about The Scarehouse, the film's casting remains one of its key attractions. It has an all female cast. What twists and turns went into making this decision? What challenges did it introduce? How did it effect the marketing? The Black Saint joins Doc for a special interview with the film's director, Gavin Michael Booth, to discuss his career, The Scarehouse and casting his horror film.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is brought to you by Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Gavin Michael Booth joins Doc Rotten and the Black Saint to discuss The Scarehouse. He reveals a great deal of back-story behind the evolution of the film and its script. He shares behind the scenes insight into developing, casting and directing the film including replacing a key actress one day before shooting. He explains how his wife, Sarah Booth, helped him turn one of his favorite scripts into the treatment that would become The Scarehouse, how she would land one of the lead roles and how much of a key player she was behind the scenes during the entire shoot. He reveals how the producers supported the all female cast and the trials of getting a low budget film completed under budget. Gavin shares so much about the film episode 21 of Future of Horror is an extended episode to cover it all. Enjoy!

 

You can find out more about Gavin Michael Booth, The Scarehouse and his films at these links:

 

The Scarehouse Website: http://www.scarehousemovie.com

 
Scarehouse on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thescarehouse

 
Mimeticonline on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mimeticonline

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@horrornewsradio.com.

Nov 24, 2014

When discussing horror films, it is easy to get fixated with the actors, the directors, the writers and the special effects artists involved in the film. But there are far more people involved in creating movie magic and the horror films we love. One such profession is the camera man (and woman), the talented and dedicated people behind the camera - literally.  On this episode, we sit down with one such maestro of mystery, Alan G. Kelly, who has been working in the business for over a decade on such films as Dream House, Carrie (2013), Robocop (2014) and Pacific Rim.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is brought to you by Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Alan G. Kelly joins The Future of Horror to discuss his involvement and experiences on many genre films of the recent past, the hit television show The Strain and the upcoming haunted house epic Crimson Peak. He schools Doc in what it takes to get behind the camera as an operator and the rigors, challenges and rewards of being involved in the industry. He speaks to getting into the business and where the business can lead anyone with talent, drive and ambition. Get ready for a unique and informative interview with Alan G. Kelly.

You can find out more about Alan G. Kelly and his films at these links:

Alan G. Kelly on IMDb : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1823240/
Alan G. Kelly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alangkellysteadicam

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@horrornewsradio.com.

Jul 10, 2014

Sometimes to see the future, you have to examine the past. That is what many bloggers, authors, critic and scholars of the genre accomplish online and in books everyday. One of the brightest, sharpest and prolific out there is Aaron Christensen from Horror 101 with Dr. AC. Aaron joins the Future of Horror on this episode to discuss the hidden gems of horror along with his book Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Aaron Christensen shares his journey with The Future of Horror, how he discovered blogging and how that lead to his book Hidden Horror. He dives into what makes various themes and monsters interesting and how they touch the fascination and imagination of different genre fans and with the 101 diverse writers that contributes to Hidden Horror.

 

You can find out more about Aaron Christensen and his book, Hidden Horror, at these links:

Aaron Christensen on Horror 101: http://horror101withdrac.blogspot.com/
Hidden Horror on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenhorrorthebook
Hidden Horror on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Horror-Celebration-Underrated-Overlooked/dp/0991127900

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Jun 13, 2014

Over the past decade, films continue to mine the wealth of material originating from the comic book world, even horror. The Walking Dead, anyone? But what does it take to translate that material into a screenplay that will attract a studio and a director or find actors such as Bill Oberst Jr, Naomi Grossman, Zach Galligan and Brian Thompson to sign on and promote? This episode takes a look into one man's adventure into adapting his own material, The Chair, into a feature film.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Creator, Artist, Writer Peter Simeti  joins Doc to discuss his comic company, Alterna Comics, his hit graphic novel, The Chair, and his journey in taking his property to film. He shares how producers first approached him about the comic and what it took to develop a script that would excite interested parties into joining his cause. He reveals the director and much of the cast including how he met with them to convince each to sign onto the project with a few surprises included.

 

You can find out more about Peter Simeti and his film, The Chair, at these links:

The Chair IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3400932/
The Chair on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechairhorror
The Chair Website: http://www.thechairhorror.com/

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

May 30, 2014

Every actor has a fit, a character mold, that they build their careers on and expand from, at least starting out. The bad guy, the girl next door, the cop, the angel. It is an approach to finding roles and networking that can create a successful and lucritive brand. There is a delicate balance between working a brand and being typecast. Actor Andy Gates joins us to discuss the evolution of his brand as the guy next door, the every man and the roles landed with this approach.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Actor Andy Gates joins Doc to discuss his career, his brand and his approach to auditioning and networking. It all ties together. He shares how he gain confidence over time, growing more and more comfortable with his brand and how it helps him approach auditions and networking with that brand  in mind. He touches on when working against the mold works to his advantage as well. He also discusses the films he has worked on and the lead role of Donald Conlee in the upcoming horror feature, Dead Afterlife.

 

You can find out more about Andy Gates and his films, Dead Afterlife and Lost Canyon Road, at these links:

Andy Gates IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1696978/
Dead Afterlife on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEADafterlife
Lost Canyon Road on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lostcanyonroad

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

May 22, 2014

Found footage is commonly perceived as an easy route to manufacturing a low budget horror film. But is it? Really? The producer, writer, director team of Brian Netto and Adam Schindler are promoting their first feature, Delivery: The Beast Within. It also happens to be a found footage film. They share their opinions, experiences and decisions in approaching their material with the found footage slant.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Brian Netto and Adam Schindler (Producers/Writers/Directors)  join Doc to discuss their upcoming film Delivery: The Beast Within. The delve into the film from conception to gestation to birth, everything that went into creating their first born. They share how Orin (Paranormal Activity) Peli became a godfather to the film (of sorts) and what it took to guide the film to land into the laps of the audience. The film is out on VOD as of May 27 with a theatrical run in June and a DVD release later in the year.

 

You can find out more about Brian Netto and Adam Schindler and their film, Delivery: The Beast Within, at these links:

Delivery: The Beast Within IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1957886/
Delivery: The Beast Within website: http://www.delivery-movie.com/
Type AB Film Twitter: https://twitter.com/TypeABFilms

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

 

May 12, 2014

After years in the business as a successful character actor, Jasper Cole is in the process of redefining his brand into what many are calling "Hollywood's Bad Guy." Knowing the roles that best suit the look and the talent is only just the beginning of understanding the audition process. Knowing how to approach the role, bringing the confidence of being the role and delivering the audition as if the cameras were rolling on the set are just several key techniques in landing the part, in making an impression and in networking. Jasper joins Doc on episode 15 to share his thoughts on how his successful career has landed him over 115 screen credits...and counting.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Actor Jasper Cole  joins Doc to discuss his upcoming films, The Purge 2: Anarchy, Captured, Fields of the Undead, Model Home and entertainingly titled Savage Sistas. He shares how he approaches his auditions and determining the brand he is currently evolving into. He shares how networking gives actors the edge to get work with examples with Blumhouse Productions. It is a terrific interview with the man known as Hollywood's Bad Guy as we delve into what it takes to breath life into the heavy. Cinematic gold!

 

You can find out more about Jasper Cole and his films, The Purge 2: Anarchy, Captured and Savage Sistas, at these links:

Jasper Cole IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170594/
Jasper Cole Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaspercolesays
On the Set with Jasper Cole: http://www.ubnradio.com/JasperCole

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Apr 18, 2014

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 are phenomenal as proven by her recent promising new entry into slasher films, HazMat.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Writer Director Producer Lou Simon joins Doc to discuss her film HazMat available now on VOD outlets such as iTunes, GooglePlay, Vudu and more. She shares how her background outside of film provides her with a unique approach to filming and marketing her projects. She reveals what it takes to create a film that will both satisfy her creative objective and produce a product that will appeal to audiences, investors and distributors: it is show business, after all. She also provides an exclusive peak into her upcoming film Agoraphobia.

 

You can find out more about Lou Simon and her films, HazMat and Agoraphobia, at these links:

Lou Simon - White Lotus Productions: http://www.whitelotusmovies.com/
HazMat: https://www.facebook.com/hazmatmovie
Agoraphobia: https://www.facebook.com/AgoraphobiaFilm

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Apr 11, 2014

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 Worm and 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 possible as evident by a history of award wining films, a successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign and advanced early buzz on the script.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Producer Zach Green joins Doc to provide a peak behind the curtain into the world of producing one of their films, what it takes to see the project from its conception all the way through to completion including appearing on Fearnet's online short library. Zach shares the emotions and logic behind handing off the editorial duties to someone else, a skill he is both educated for and personally reveres. He speaks to the talent behind Fatal Pictures films beginning with his friend and co-owner Richard Powell and continuing on to actors Robert Nolan and Bill Oberst  Jr. He reveals how early networking benefits a film before it even before the director steps behind the camera building strong relationships both with professionals and with fans.

 

You can find out more about Zach Green and his films, Worm, Familiar and Heir, at these links:

Zach Green / Fatal Pictures: http://fatalpictures.com
Zach Green / Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fatalpictures
Fatal Pictures Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fatal-Pictures/192817417422570 
Heir on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192170048/heir-the-final-short-from-fatal-pictures

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Apr 3, 2014

With two feature movies, multiple short films and commercials already behind her, young actress Athena Baumeister is on the path to achieving her goals, dreams and passions. A triple threat, in addition to acting, she writes, directs and sings. In a business where learning to deal with rejection is a big part of getting started, Athena is sharing how she handled the trials and triumphs of getting into the business at a very young age, landing leads with talent, personality and intelligence.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Actress Athena Baumeister is the kind of talent that catches the audience's attention immediately, directing her first short films at the age of 12 and landing leads in shorts and films by the time she graduates high school in films suchs as Little ReaperMonster & Me and Seventy-Nine. A fan of Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock, Athena reveals her influences and future projects, even hinting that she is attracted to roles in upcoming horror films including the remake of The Birds. A multi-talented and incredibly smart young actress - graduating early from high school preparing for both a life in college and a career in film, Athena is well on her way to becoming a successful and resourceful talent in film.

 

You can find out more about Athena Baumeister and her films, Little Reaper and Seventy Nine, at these links:

Athena Baumeister: http://www.athenabaumeister.com/
Little Reaper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9JD3gvrTw
Seventy Nine: https://www.facebook.com/79themovie

 

 Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 30, 2014

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. And many independent features, long form or short, also continually deal with the price tag, paying for the film itself - financing the dream.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Director Christopher G. Moore, buried in the post production work on his follow up short Disengaged, joins Doc to discuss his journey in getting Foodie completed and in front of audiences through festivals and screenings. He shares how he became attached to the project and how one unexpected long shoot has the team scrambling to find a new location at the last minute - and how he triumphed over those hurdles. He also teases his latest project Disengaged with a peak into the film's premise and a few of its secrets. He is also running an IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign to secure the funds to complete the editing of the film.

 

You can find out more about Christopher G. Moore and Foodie and Disengaged at these links:

Christipher G Moore: http://www.cinemafuel.com/
Foodie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2275695/
Disengaged: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/disengaged-horror-short-from-the-makers-of-foodie

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 20, 2014

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. Billy Pon is one such film maker.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

For Circus of the Dead, director Billy Pon not only does the interviews, releases trailers, he also spends a great deal of time and effort gaining and supporting a fan base on social media. He is scheduling a high profile advance screening of the film at the Texas Frightmare Weekend, the southwest's premier horror convention in Dallas, Texas, on May 2-4, 2014. He is also producing a variety of original promotional materials to give the curious just a taste of what is in store. He is coming up with fascinating items such as coloring books, old fashioned candy cigarettes and a view master disc. Billy Pon joins Doc  on the Future of Horror to share his thoughts and imagination on how to market and promote his horror films.

 

You can find out more about Billy Pon and Circus of the Dead at these links:

Billy Pon: https://www.youtube.com/user/bloodybill666
Circus of the Dead: https://www.facebook.com/circusofthedeadmovie
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2782232/

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 17, 2014

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 episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Director Neil Meschino is now working past MOLD! onto his second feature MAGGOTS. He joins Doc on this episode to share the lessons learned from his first feature, how he envisioned early on taking his first film to the big screen, the trials and triumphs he encountered along the way. He shares how what he learned filming MOLD! is being applied to his current work and we get into what choosing the correct location may do to a film.

 

You can find out more about Neil Meschino and MOLD! (and Maggots) at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 13, 2014

Shockumentary is a fascinating new term that describes the docu-thriller, documentary blended with found footage film Mortal Remains from Cryptic Pictures and directors Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis. Explore how the blend of Blair Witch Project and Cropsey offers these film makers a signature style all their own. The duo share their journey from concept to script to filming to film festival, including launching a Kickstarter campaign for a private screening.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Directors Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis from Cryptic Pictures join Doc this week to discuss their film Mortal Remains explaining their unique, captivating approach to its documentary style. While they provide valuable insight in pitching and filming anything close to a documentary film, Ricche and Stavrakis explain who the subject of their films is: Karl Atticus a troubled and controversial film maker from the late 60's who adapted the works of underground writer Vernon Blake. The film makers blend fact and fiction into a new sub-genre of horror, a Shockumentary.

 

You can find out more about Cryptic Pictures (Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis) and Mortal Remains at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 10, 2014

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 Al and son Ricky, set out with a group of Atlanta film makers to launch a new horror web series, a collection of short films much in the vein of The Twilight ZoneBoris Karloff's Thriller or Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror. The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

With titles like Tilt, Guillotine, Houdini's Hand, Tesla's Tooth, Invader and Bookworm, Debbie Jo Hess is guiding Horror Hotel Web Series into a bold, new direction in genre film making, gathering notice and awards along the way. Season one consists of six fantastic horror and science fiction short films that pave a new way to watch genre content. The collection can be watched online at the Horror Hotel website or on a DVD available at Amazon; and, soon, the web series will be available on demand through Roku channels and similar On Demand devices connecting the internet directly to your television set. Debbie shares how the concept came about, what challenges they faced and how they have been and continue to plan on promoting Horror Hotel.

 

You can find out more about Debbie Jo Hess and Horror Hotel Web Series at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Mar 7, 2014

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 episode, Bill Oberst Jr., is well on his way to achieving that goal with his well deserved success as the go-to actor for cinematic mayhem.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. is known for many of the roles he has tackled since he descended upon the horror genre in 2007. For some, the role that is best remembered is his performance in the Emmy Award winning film Take This Lollipop or his performance as Honest Abe in Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies or as the sheriff in A Haunting in Salem. With his intense expressions, imposing body language and demented delivery, Bill is known for his a number of different roles: the historical figures, the quiet monster and, thanks to films like Coyote, the manic mad man. He is now set to begin his college lecture tour called Still Waiting for my Close-Up: How I Made 100 Movies Without Really Trying kicking off March 18, 2014 at the Baldwin Hall Auditorium on the Truman University campus in Missouri.

 

You can find out more about Bill Oberst Jr. and his films CoyoteChildren of Sorrow and Circus of the Dead at these links:

 
Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.
 
Mar 3, 2014

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 on this episode, Trevor Jeunger.

 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Director Trevor Jeunger is currently filming his follow up to his critically embraced film, Coyote. The film which stars fan favorite Bill Oberst Jr. is currently ramping up to a VOD/DVD release through Wild Eye Releasing. For the interview, Trevor reveals how the film Coyote came to be, his approach to the story and the themes and how Bill Oberst Jr. became involved as the lead. He also describes the very Cronenbergian visual elements that are scattered throughout his films and his appreciation of Dario Argento and Alejandro Jodorowsky. Trevor tops off his interview with his thoughts and views on the current state of independent films, where the freedoms and unbridled themes are being squandered by many artists trying to copy the successes of mass media urging his fellow directors to take advantage of their imaginations and limitless possibilities before them. It's a fascinating interview that should not be missed.

 

You can find out more about Trevor Juenger and Coyote at these links:

 
Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.
Feb 26, 2014
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, both with 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 is an important process for any film maker.
 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
 
 
 
Director Peter Dukes, from Dream Seekers Productions, is a film maker on the verge of breaking into feature film. His short films, such as The Beast with Bill Oberst Jr. and Little Reaper, are gaining him high praises and serious notice from fans and the film community. Peter has dozens of shorts completed and is negotiating feature film deals for the near future, things are looking impressively promising for this talented director. But, even so, Peter still finds time to promote his catalog, continuing to reach out to news sites, film festivals and podcast shows, much like this one. It is that quality in his work ethic and efforts that are crucial to his standing out among the crowd. He joins the show today to share his approach to getting behind his films from promoting to marketing to networking.
 
 
You can find out more about Peter Dukes and Dream Seeker Productions at these links:
 
Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.
Feb 23, 2014

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Jamie McRoberts is an independent film director out of North Carolina, from Mutantville Productions, with numerous shorts and feature films under her belt, including G.H.O.S.T. and Tales from Mutantville. He also has a film series called Muticia's Movie Morgue. The second edition is set to appears at the Mad Monster Party Film Festival in Charlotte, North Caroline in late March of 2014 along with his long in production feature C for Chaos. Each year, for the past three years, Jamie has been the program director for the Film Festival featured at the Mad Monster Party horror convention where he has featured films such as Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (the ultimate director's cut of Nightbreed) and Maniac along with dozens of shorts films and independent features.

 

Jamie joins Doc on episode 3 of the Future of Horror to delve into the world of Horror Film Festivals. What does it take to get your film noticed. What do you need to do to capture the attention of the busy, frantic convention audience. How do you stand out. Jamie brings a number of guidelines and helpful hints in what to do and what not to do when your film appears at a Film Festival. He shares insight into the selection process and how to pay attention to the feedback received from fellow filmmakers, audience members and professionals. For Jamie, the most influential feedback came from George Romero when the famous director sat on a review board in North Carolina judging many independent films including an early entry from Jamie himself.

 

You can find out more about Jamie McRoberts and Mutantville Productions at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

 

Feb 19, 2014

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

 

Christine Parker is an indy director out of North Carolina with numerous shorts and three feature films under her belt, including A Fist Full of Brains and A Few Brain More. Christine is both filming and editing her fourth full length movie, Fix It In Post, for her film company Adrenalin Productions. She is joining us today to not only talk about her films but to discuss how crowd funding is changing how film makers like herself can finance their next project. She reveals the preparation necessary to start a crowd funding project and the importance of having an established following, a keen eye on networking and a formulated plan for both the crowd funding endeavors and the film itself.

 

Fix It In Post is currently filming in and around Raleigh, NC. The film is an apocalyptic horror comedy with a dash of zombies, promising to be a hell of a lot of fun. While Christine has already completed her first round of crowd funding at Indigogo, she is continuing her efforts at Go Fund Me in order to raise the money for post production and completing her film score. Like many independent films, Christine is wrapping up the filming of the feature over the weekends through out a nearly year long schedule with the help of fellow NC actors, technicians and effects artists - whom she affectionately calls her extended family. Her partner at Adrenalin Films, Bill Mulligan, not only serves as the co-writer of Fix It In Post but also co-stars in the film, provides the special effects and supports the filming doing every odd job possible. Check out the progress of the film below.

 

You can find out more about Christing Parker and Fix It In Post at these links:

 

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

Feb 17, 2014

Welcome to the first episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sister podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show's host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to create horror films.

 

Mike Joy is set to film his first horror script Dead Afterlife. He has a producer behind the film and a director attached. Funding is being secured along with numerous crownfunding campaigns. The film is well on track to begin shooting sometime in the next 12 months. Mike joins Doc to recount what it has taken thus far to realize his dream of becoming a screenwriter and getting his film to the screen. He reveals how key networking was to his success, how believing in your script and sharing it with those you trust led him on a remarkable journey.

 

Just to give you an idea of what is in store for Mike Joy's Dead Afterlife, take a look at the cast. Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies, Children of Sorrow, Circus of the Dead) stars as the antagonist while Andy (Grimm, Alien Rising) Gates lands the lead role as Donald Conlee. Supporting roles go to such famous names as Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley and Austin Idol. Jared (12/12/12, Alantic Rim) Cohn is set to direct.

 

You can find out more about Dead Afterlife on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEADafterlife

 

Thanks for listening to the first episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will be an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from indepentent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

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