Saturday, August 20, 2016

Episode 4: Irwin Yablans

Irwin Yablans produced the first three HALLOWEEN films as well as a number of notable genre titles including TOURIST TRAP and HELL NIGHT. The original concept for HALLOWEEN was his, and despite playing such a key role in the legacy of this durable series of films, he has largely existed in the shadows behind the scenes. Until now.

In our exhaustive conversation we cover it all, digging deep on HALLOWEEN and the diverse roll of pictures he has produced and/or contributed to with his writing. It is a fascinating conversation full of revelations. The first of many HALLOWEEN series guests.

Intro focuses on my new gig on staff at the Official KISS Magazine.


Irwin Yablans on IMDB

"The Man Who Created Halloween" on Amazon

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Episode 3: Trick Or Treat Studios

Trick or Treat Studios owns the Halloween mask market, and with the season creeping up on us the timing couldn't be better to call in company president (and Macho Man impression maestro) Chris Zephro and master sculptor Justin Mabry to talk shop. Their lineup of licenses is mind boggling, including HALLOWEEN, GAME OF THRONES, WALKING DEAD, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, SAW, CHILD'S PLAY, JAWS, and BELA LUGOSI.

Chris and Justin make a MAJOR LICENSE ANNOUNCEMENT that will make HALLOWEEN fans swoon, and we've got the exclusive! We talk about the fascinating process of design and manufacturing, share October memories, get into their adventures working with celebrities and studios, and discuss products in queue for the future. It is a packed episode that will put you in an autumnal mood.

Intro is about how openness to new things is what led us all to what we love.


Trick Or Treat Studios website

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