Friday, February 15, 2019

Episode 12: Michael St.Michaels


While his roots are in the stage and hairdressing, Michael St. Michaels (Michael Rappaport) has carved a cinematic niche in fringe classics like THE VIDEO DEAD (1987), and most notably, THE GREASY STRANGLER (2016). It was GREASY that brought Michael to the masses as Big Ronnie, an uncompromising oily food-obsessed dad by day, disco dancing murderous monster by night. And then there's the "big mouses's head" and frequent trips to the car wash. It is an unforgettable turn in one of the most bizarre, wonderfully original films in recent history, and Michael is the heart of it all. We touch on GREASY, what led him to hairdressing (a certification he only recently let lapse), the ups and downs of getting by in the business, and how life can be turned around in your 70s.

In addition, in the wake of the trailers for PET SEMATARY and CHILD'S PLAY dropping, I dig into discussion on remakes and reboots.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Episode 11: Dwight Little


Director Dwight Little is the man behind the return of Michael Myers in HALLOWEEN 4, he helmed the beautiful and gory PHANTOM OF THE OPERA starring Robert Englund, and has traversed the television landscape in shows like MILLENNIUM, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, and BONES. He is the only filmmaker to direct both Freddy Krueger (FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES) and The Shape (HALLOWEEN 4). He has traveled the world, shooting everywhere from the rivers of Fiji to the jungles of India, and here we go deep in a career-spanning conversation full of fascinating stories from the trenches. Not to be missed by HALLOWEEN and horror fans!




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Friday, January 18, 2019

Episode 10: Bryan Woods & Scott Beck


Filmmakers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck are Iowa natives and two of the hottest names in cinema today. They most recently wrote and produced A QUIET PLACE, which was released to critical acclaim and has grossed over $340 million worldwide. A QUIET PLACE was named as a Top Ten Film of 2018 by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review. Beck & Woods' script earned them nominations with the Writers Guild and the Critics Choice Awards (which they just won for best horror/scifi picture), and was named one of the year's ten best scripts by The Tracking Board Hit List. The duo is currently in post-production on the thriller HAUNT, which they wrote and directed for producer Eli Roth, Sierra/Affinity, Broken Road Productions, and Nickel City Pictures. They are also writing THE BOOGEYMAN for 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps, based on Stephen King's iconic short story of the same name.

We discuss their shared travels in cinema, how they have made their way in the business with humility, the art of collaboration, and they share the stories behind A QUIET PLACE and what predated that monstrous hit. A great, inspiring conversation with good friends.
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Monday, December 31, 2018

Episode 9: Eric Freeman


Actor Eric Freeman stepped into the lead role of Ricky Caldwell in SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 in 1987, following the controversy of the first film with one of the most debated sequels in genre history. As clips of his delivery of "garbage day" were becoming the stuff of internet legend, Freeman was out of the business fighting personal battles far from the big screen, oblivious to the cult following SNDN2 was amassing. Several years ago he emerged at a screening in Los Angeles, and most recently was instrumental in the deluxe Shout Factory blu-ray that is overflowing with documentaries and new material celebrating this cult classic. Eric and I chatted about his life before, during, and after his turn as Ricky, the health scare that almost ended it all, his script for a sequel to SNDN2, stepping back in to Caldwell's shoes for one of the unique special features on the new blu-ray, and much more. The perfect year end gift under your tree! 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Episode 8: Alan Howarth




Composer, sound designer, and engineer Alan Howarth is one of the most well traveled, influential, and work-diverse people in cinema today. From creating the sound of the Enterprise in STAR WARS to composing and engineering with John Carpenter on a long list of genre defining films including ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, THE THING, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, and CHRISTINE, then on to the HALLOWEEN franchise and beyond, Howarth has charted a unique path in entertainment. For this return episode of the Radio Hour Podcast, Alan dives in on his background in bands, relationship with Carpenter, and dizzying variety of progressive audio video projects he is involved with today.
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Episode 7: Fred Olen Ray


From horror and sci-fi to family fare and beyond, director/producer Fred Olen Ray has done it all. Second only to the likes of Roger Corman, Fred's roster of films and television programs numbers in the hundreds, including notables HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS, SCALPS, ARMED RESPONSE, JACK-O, ALIEN DEAD, DIREWOLF, and BIKINI DRIVE-IN. He has kick started, and given new life to, countless careers, has a diverse background outside of film that includes professional wrestling, and is one of the greatest storytellers in cinema. 

In this in-depth, fascinating conversation we get into his youth, earliest forays into cinema, a number of his key productions, and dig deep on the production process and film business. We touch on his time as tag team partner with hardcore wrestling icon Terry Funk, his mysterious partnering with Donald Jackson, and helping foster his son Chris Ray from tiny alien to SyFy channel monster movie mainstay. As much a lesson for young filmmakers as it is an entertaining talk about the business, this is a conversation not to be missed!







Saturday, November 26, 2016

Episode 6: Andrew Divoff




Andrew Divoff is one of the most diverse actors in entertainment, with over 100 film and television credits to his name, including LOST, THE STRAIN, TOY SOLDIERS, FAUST, AIR FORCE ONE, ANOTHER 48 HOURS, A-TEAM, and MATLOCK. Horror fans will undoubtedly know him from his iconic turn as the Djinn in WISHMASTER, and Danson in GRAVEYARD SHIFT.

In addition to film and television, he has taken his signature voice to the world of gaming, featured in CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 1 and 2, as well as COMMAND AND CONQUER: RED ALERT 3. In 2012 he narrated my HALLOWEEN documentary YOU CAN'T KILL THE BOGEYMAN, which had a nationwide theatrical run, and most recently he starred in BAD ASS 2: BAD ASSES. On top of all of that, Divoff is an avid animal lover, a philanthropist, and now has his own signature line of award winning beer. Our fascinating conversation is not to be missed.

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