Power couple, Joel Eisenberg & Lorie Girsh present great films and TV. Some recent successes remember the past (Then Again, Terror Talk). They cited examples of how we coped in the past that might help us in the future. Even looking to make-up with our BIG BROTHER.
Horror filmmaker Jeff Frumess talked of transformation in horror film … but not about the monster. He then BRILLIANTLY answered my on-going question about what kind of horror movie are we living in. He waxed philosophical about making movies as well.
So Edward Gusts captured my attention in two ways… he wrote an engrossing and topical horror film … based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth! We chatted classics … literature and genre.
Indie filmmaker Nick McAnulty didn’t think of himself as a horror film maker … until I asked him.
Andrew Lorhenz wrote and directed a film about murder, deception, crime, and revenge… but he was the nicest guy! He shared with me what it was like to go from film crew on big-budgets to director of an indie!
Emerging genre filmmaker, Jared Masters, answered my question about what kind of horror movie we’re currently in with “none … this is REAL” We then got literal and philosophical.
In light of the fact that Arizona has joined the lock-down, I spoke with my buddy at Sun Studios, Chris McLennan, on NOT staying home. The film and TV studio manager is MEDIA, thus, she is essential and must brave the outside. Brain Damage Films operates out of Sun Studios so maybe that’s why Chris still had a bright disposition … she ‘s used to scary situations.
Fright filmmaker Marcus Slabine and I shared some thoughts on the horror show outside our doors. This clever, friendly, highly intelligent visionary filmmaker made an old monster like me absolutely shiver!
Acclaimed award-winning horror and suspense filmmaker, Jeremiah Kipp spoke of how if you want to see the future, watch a scary movie. He is completing a film made DURING THE PANDEMIC. “The Bells” by Edgar Allen Poe is a response to the crisis featuring actors who sent in their readings of the ominous poem.
Filmmaker and really deep thinker, Nick LaMantia, spent two years creating a genre masterpiece that is clearly a parable of something going on just outside our understanding. We spoke of his really enticing horror film and the other horror going on just outside our understanding.
NOTE to Gigi & Reggie Bannister … I see a little “Angus” in my new friend, Nick.