Exploring CORMAN'S WORLD with Documentarian Alex Stapleton

In an awards season awash with nostalgia for the movie culture of yore, it's nice to see a bit of living history up on the screen in the form of Alex Stapleton's Corman's World. No question that Hugo and The... More »
By Peter Gutierrez   

Curating Corman's Cult Classics With Shout! Factory's Cliff MacMillan

After watching the Lethal Ladies Collection DVD recently, I got curious about the line of 70's and 80's exploitation fare from publisher Shout! Factory and what has gone into developing this line. Why these titles? How were they going about... More »
By Charles Webb   

VIDEO: THE NIGHT CREW Interview Tom Savini Live At ZomBcon 2011

Tom Savini should need no introduction. He IS The Master Of Splatter, the legendary and twisted visionary behind so many iconic moments in horror cinema they are too many to recount.This last October, Twitch contributors and Night Crew hosts Thom... More »
By Sean Smithson   


[This interview initially ran leading up to SXSW 2010. With the film now nearing a domestic DVD release - it is now available for order here - we take the opportunity to present it again.]Of the documentary selections for the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Writer-Director Todd Rohal Talks THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM

Todd Rohal's The Catechism Cataclysm is one wondrously strange animal, a drily absurd road comedy set in a canoe. Eastbound And Down's Steve Little stars as quite possibly the world's worst Catholic priest on a trip to find himself, a... More »
By Todd Brown   

Ron Perlman Talks BUNRAKU And...PACIFIC RIM?

Ron Perlman is an actor whose face is immediately recognizable by even the most casual cinema fan. His performances in a wide range of films such as QUEST FOR FIRE, CRONOS, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, ALIEN: RESURRECTION, BLADE 2,... More »
By Sean Smithson   

FANTASIA 2011: Interview With Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare

Back during the 13th edition of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, while researching Tod Browning's The Unknown (1927), I chanced upon Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare's provocative essay " 'Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart': Filmic Horror, Popular Religion and... More »
By Michael Guillen   

Interview: SUPER Writer-Director James Gunn

Writer-director-actor-comic fan-narrative game designer James Gunn's Super hits DVD, Blu-Ray, and VOD via IFC films this week. We thought we'd speak with the man behind Slither, and the scripts for Dawn of the Dead and Scooby Doo about his bent... More »
By Charles Webb   

GANDU's Indian Public Premiere: A Conversation With Q

Life has been a whirlwind adventure lately for Gandu director, Q. His magnificent breakthrough feature premiered less than a year ago at New York's South Asian International Film Festival, where Q earned a Best Director Award.  In the time since,... More »
By J Hurtado   

An Interview With YAKUZA WEAPON Star And Co-director, Tak Sakaguchi

[And as promised, Diva Velez's interview with YAKUZA WEAPON star/co-writer/co-director, Tak Sakaguchi, which is being cross-published at The Diva Review.]  The Lady Miz Diva:  Welcome back to the New York Asian Film Festival and Japan Cuts. You're returning with the... More »
By Diva Vélez   

An Interview with YAKUZA WEAPON Co-Director, Yudai Yamaguchi

[Yakuza Weapon, the latest from Versus writer and Battlefield Baseball director Yudai Yamaguchi and Sushi Typhoon madman Tak Sakaguchi screened two weekends back as a part of Japan Cuts and NYAFF and just last night at Fantasia. We now present... More »
By Diva Vélez   

SEPTIEN Director Michael Tully On Crafting His Southern Gothic Vision

Michael Tully has been a regular fixture in the independent film scene since the beginning of the last decade, supporting David Gordon Green in the making of George Washington. In that time, he's directed three features of his own, including... More »
By Charles Webb   

NYAFF 2011: An Interview With Yoshimasa Ishibashi, Director Of MILOCRORZE: A LOVE STORY

[A highlight of the 10th anniversary NYAFF, Yoshimasa Ishibashi's Milocrorze: A Love Story also plays as the centerpiece film at Japan Cuts, this Sunday, July 10th. Once again, we thank the Lady Miz Diva for sharing this interview with us,... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Takashi Miike talks '13 ASSASSINS' and More...

UPDATE - NOW WITH MORE ANSWERS! I am indebted to Christian Storms, Miike's translator, for he did not have technical difficulties, thus he had the full recording. And you have all the answers now. We got the opportunity to talk to... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Graffiti, Submarines and Hali-wood: Jason Eisener and Rob Cotterill talk Hobo with A Shotgun

During their whirlwind tour of Word-of-Mouth screenings for their debut feature, Hobo With A A Shotgun, Director Jason Eisener and Producer Rob Cotterill managed to shoot the proverbial shit with me just prior to the first screening in Montreal.  Full of enthusiasm... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Shera Bechard Talks SWEET KARMA

When Andrew Thomas Hunt's gritty revenge thriller Sweet Karma rolled to Austin's Fantastic Fest 2009 following a premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Festival it was a textbook story of what festival play can do for a low budget film. Produced on... More »
By Todd Brown   

Interview: Birdemic Writer-Directer James Nguyen

Speaking with Birdemic: Shock and Terror writer-director James Nguyen, the first thing that strikes you is that no one is more excited about his film than Mr. Nguyen. From our conversation it's clear that whatever the merits of his films,... More »
By Charles Webb   

THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM Presents A Conversation Between Steve Little And Robert Longstreet.

It's not every day that the stars of a movie interview each other about their respective roles in the picture and yet that is precisely what Steve Little and Robert Longstreet, the stars of Todd Rohal's The Catechism Cataclysm, have... More »
By Todd Brown   

Screenwriter Yoshiki Takahashi Talks COLD FISH

[Our great thanks to Jason Gray for conducting and sharing the following interview with Cold Fish co-writer Yoshiki Takahashi. You can find this piece and more on Jason's blog here.]Ahead of the January 29 Japanese release of Nikkatsu/Sushi Typhoon title... More »
By Todd Brown   

Sundance 2011: Calvin Lee Reeder Talks THE OREGONIAN

After turning heads around the globe with a string of bizarre, perplexing short films director Calvin Lee Reeder makes his feature debut at Sundance 2011 with The Oregonian. We had the chance to talk with Reeder about his latest cinematic... More »
By Todd Brown   
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