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Discovering Colin Bishopp

One of the best things about my job, aside from the free coffee and occasional cocktail at a festival party, is discovering an up-and-coming filmmaker with talent to spare. And … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sweet Dreams, Wes Craven

I can’t believe I will never be able to interview Wes Craven again.  I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I spoke to him for RED EYE. A master … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Pale Shadow of A POLTERGEIST

The original POLTERGEIST was said to have a curse attached to it.  Perhaps because the producers opted to use real skeletons rather than models because they were cheaper. Perhaps because … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

IT FOLLOWS and It’s Relentless

IT FOLLOWS slyly juxtaposes the familiar with the alien as it tells its exceptionally effective tale of terror. The clichéd tropes of low-budget horror — the remote lake house, the … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Perry Blackshear, MacLeod Andrews & Evan Dumouchel Insist that THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE

  THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE is a first-rate existential horror film, as well as a psychological thriller. I got the same vibe watching it that I had gotten watching PI and BRICK, the … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marlon Wayans’ Mission to Make You Laugh

Stuff happens. It just does. And so it was when I talked to Marlon Wayans about A HAUNTED HOUSE 2. For some reason, my recording suite failed, and what should … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

OCULUS — All Terror, No Cliches

There are many good things to be said for OCULUS, first and foremost of which is that is terrifying. As much a psychological consideration of the powerlessness of childhood as … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, George!

One of the few times I changed from a journalist into a fangirl was when I talked to George A. Romero, born this day in 1940. This was, after all, … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

H.P. Mendoza Is Delighted to Say I AM A GHOST

H.P. Mendoza doesn’t have nightmares. He thinks that getting the macabre out of his system by making I AM A GHOST got all that out of his system. The filmmaker, … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

CARRIE — Kimberly Peirce Interview

    When I spoke to Kimberly Peirce on October 10, 2013 about her re-imagining of Stephen King’s CARRIE, it was the day after another film near and dear to … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment