Mass Hypnosis Podcast (podcast)
No, Jane Clark won’t be talking smack about some ladies she knows, but rather about her new horror comedy CRAZY BITCHES, a tongue-in-cheek slasher film about a killer who targets objects of vanity. Writer-Director Jane Clark hops over to Monster Island Resort to talk about writing and directing the film, her experiences as an indie

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Ah, Storytime Edition, it’s been too long! I took a trip to Dublin last month, where I saw some relevant Bram Stoker sites: I have been in the mood for bringing some of his work to the Monster Island Resort. What could be better than the creep short story DRACULA’S GUEST? I am happy to

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Hello everyone–I have more Godzilla for you! Kyle Yount of Kaijucast fame joins to to talk Godzilla. He is preparing to embark on a trip to Japan in order to begin production on a documentary called HAIL TO THE KING: 60 YEARS OF DESTRUCTION, which he plans to complete in time for Big G’s birthday

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Today is all about the espionage thriller! I am joined by Terry Hayes, who has a long career that includes the titles of journalist and screenwriter and can now include novelist. His debut novel “I Am Pilgrim” is making some serious waves in the publishing world right now, and for good reason. The same skill

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Yes, it’s a very different kind of review on Monster Island Resort, as I discuss the new rock circus to hit Los Angeles featuring rock band The Shakers. It’s called SHAPESHIFTER, and it is only playing a couple of days left at Way 2 Much Entertainment! Listen to my take on this unique melding of

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If you haven’t seen the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, then (after you listen to this) get out there and find it immediately! The tale of how the avant garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky went about trying to make the sci fi epic that never happened is so wild it is almost as entertaining as the film that

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Godzilla week continues! KPBS Arts & Culture Reporter and noted Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando got together a bunch of Godzilla fans to react to the new Godzilla 2014 film, as well as to ruminate on the legacy of the King of the Monsters! This is the full version of her radio piece that aired on

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The highly anticipated new American Godzilla movie from Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards is finally about to debut in theaters. I got to see it last night, and many people have been asking me for my thoughts. I decided to make this the obvious podcast episode. This will be part reaction and review and

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 It’s time to talk classic film! I just spent four wild and dizzying days rushing from brilliant film to brilliant film at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood! It is truly the best experience for any film fanatic. Turner Classic Movies is a television cable network that shows classic films commercial free, and that

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The new Blumhouse Productions film “Oculus” opens this weekend, and I had the chance to spend a few minutes talking to writer/director Mike Flanagan, producer Trevor Macy, and Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum about their scary new baby. We get to talking about their philosophies behind the scares in “Oculus,” Flanagan’s experiences making this film

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The legendary Richard Elfman joins us to talk FORBIDDEN ZONE 2! We discuss the history of the project, starting Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo with his brother Danny Elfman, get the inside scoop on some of the craziness of the sequel, who will be involved, the benefits of crowd sourcing and more! DO. NOT.

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On March 23rd, 2014, Dave Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond, Virginia. Brockie is better known to the world as the frontman, or front-alien overlord, Oderus Urungus of GWAR. Out of the people who even know who GWAR is, there are probably thousands who can’t stand them for every one person who loves

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This month, the agents of The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit (MOSS) have decided to swap places on their respective programs. Mostly it offers each other a chance to review or discuss something new, but I decided to give Todd Stadtman from Die! Danger! Die! Die! Kill! (4DK) the challenge of reflecting on and

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Wales’s first horror film festival, the Abertoir Horror Festival, has been going strong for eight years! Monster Island Resort foreign correspondent Beth Accomando of CINEMA JUNKIE fame decided to make the trip across the pond to join our friends Jess and Aled of MOVIEDROME DVD to see what all the fuss was about. Turns out

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When starting this show, I never really thought I could get a peek into the world of classic filmmakers like Edgar G. Ulmer, but what better peek than to sit down over coffee with none other than Ulmer’s daughter Arianne? What a treat! The world of film from the 20′s, 30′s, 40′s, and 50′s seems

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Many of you know films like the Universal classic The Black Cat, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, as well as the striking film noir Detour, but how much do you know about the man behind the camera? A new biography has just been completed about Edgar G. Ulmer, and I had the opportunity to

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SPOILERS ABOUND! I’ve been asked to share my thoughts about the FX horror show American Horror Story: Coven, so here you go! I do go into plot details, so watch the show first! Let me know what you think–let’s discuss! Listen to the Episode here:
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The full conversation I had with Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando from KPBS about films that are so bad that they are absolutely irresistible. These types of film number among my favorites, and not in an ironic or joking way, either. Hear us talk about some of the reasons why we find films like Plan 9

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NO SPOILERS in this–I promise! But I do talk spend some time talking Curse of Chucky, what I liked about it, and how it relates to the other Child’s Play/Chucky movies. Really, I just have a blast blabbing about everyone’s favorite murderous slasher doll! This episode is part of the @ThatJaime Horrorfest put on by

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Hello everyone! I’m back! In this episode, I talk horror on the paneled page with comics creator Rachel Pandich of RachelPandich.com! She has created the comic Aspire, as well has written comics for the Womanthology series. Most recently, she is the driving force behind a horror comics anthology called SKIN CRAWLING COMICS. It is almost

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The Kaijucast’s Kyle Yount invited me to participate in a panel all about Japanese Giant Monsters at Crypticon Seattle last month! Kyle and Jeff Dean of Kaijucast, Aron Tarbuck from The Dreaming Comics and Games in Seattle, and I had a great time talking about our favorite kaiju, and what we think makes them significant.

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I have a great ooey gooey episode for you today! I recently caught a screening of a Canadian microbudget body horror film called Thanatomorphose at my friend Paul’s great Ocean Beach film festival The Frequency Film Festival. This is a film that shows what super independent horror can achieve without the creative hindrances of producers and

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Hello fellow monster lovers! It’s been a long time, but I’m BACK! Boy has this month been crazy! Find out why with this episode! FILM FILM FILM! I discuss our new FILM GEEKS series in San Diego. We kicked it off with AMERICAN MARY this past weekend. Check out the Q&A with the Twisted Twins

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It’s my 100th episode! What better way to celebrate than with a combination of scifi-horror and real science! Europe’s CERN Laboratory (short for the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, which I did NOT attempt to butcher in this episode), which houses the monumental Large Hadron Collider (LHC) recently pulled double duty as the location for

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Quick bonus for you, kids! Have you heard the theme song for The Green Slime? It’s one of the most fun movie theme songs of all time. Here is a link to the original: Well, my good friend Ramie Tateishi recorded his own lounge version of that classic tune! You may remember Ramie from my

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Many of you have heard (probably hundreds of times today) that Roger Ebert has passed away today. The sadness that came with this news caught me so off guard that I just had to talk about it. After all, I probably spent most of the time I talked about Ebert by complaining about his reviews.

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Bonus content! Many of you know I took part in a panel on horror for the San Diego Latino Film Fest last week, but many of you weren’t able to be there! Well fret not–I have it recorded! Listen to Aaron Soto, Rue Morgue‘s Rodrigo Gudiño, Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando, and myself talk about the state of

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This weekend, I had the chance to discuss horror on a panel during the San Diego Latino Film Festival with the creator of Rue Morgue Magazine, Rodrigo Gudiño. It was a perfect opportunity to talk to Rodrigo and engage his philosophy background, as well as his experience making the magazine, and how it ties to

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Hello everyone! With the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) in full swing, and yours truly participating in a panel on horror cinema at that event, I’ve decided to focus a number of podcast episodes on the relatively obscure exploitation and horror films to come out of Mexico, and what better way to kick off

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Sometimes terrifying things come in small packages! For this week’s Women in Horror Month episode, I have decided to let Emily Intravia, the mastermind behind the Deadly Doll’s House of Horror Nonsense, take over the topic of conversation for the day. Over at her excellent horror blog, she is focusing on Vertically-challenged villains. So today,

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It is February, which brings with it Women in Horror Recognition Month! I am going to do a few episodes during the month of February to honor this growing tradition. To kick things off, I’d decided to go back before the advent of film to the world of literature. One of the pioneers of the

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Once again, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Fangoria scribe Justin Beahm joins me to discuss today’s focus monster–The Gillman from the legendary Creature from the Black Lagoon films from Universal Studios. The Gillman is one of my favorite movie monsters for a number of reasons, and Justin joins me to look at those reasons a

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Happy Holidays, Monster Island Resorters! This Christmas it’s all Halloween, the shape, Michael Myers! I am joined by Monster Island Resort alumnus Justin Beahm, who writes for Fangoria and Famous Monsters of Filmland, and is heavily immersed in all things Halloween mythos. We talk new blu-ray releases, the theatrical re-release of the original film, the power of

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Hello Listeners! On today’s episode, I discuss the real horror of what happened in Connecticut from my teacher’s perspective. Then, I have a great conversation about the adventures of creating independent film from the perspective of a producer. Zach Green from Fatal Pictures joins me. His production company produced a great short film called Familiar, which

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I know most of you have wanted a naughtier episode, and I’m giving you some of the goods tonight! Burlesque dancer extraordinaire Tristan Risk joins me to talk about her views on burlesque, the relationship between sex, violence, and horror, what really scares her, her experience in The Twisted Twins’s new horror film American Mary,

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Hello Horror fans! In this episode, I am joined by my friend Sarah from the Gorepress Gorecast over in the UK! We just shoot the excrement about our favorite gore films, censorship, what we love about splatter, and more! This is a very conversational episode, and I had a blast doing it! You can subscribe

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Why did it take me so long to make an episode? A personal note. Thanks for listening! Listen to the Episode here:
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A conversation from around the globe! Michal Kosakowski is a film director based in Germany whose documentary Zero Killed is racking up awards on the film festival circuit. This unique collection of short films and interviews attempts to explore a very taboo and dark topic–the murder fantasies of regular people from all walks of life.

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A storytime to get us into the Halloween spirit! What could bring life to the holiday more than the Headless Horseman? Why waste more words? On to the story! Listen to the Episode here:
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Hello everyone. Once again, I am podcasting to fight breast cancer! Joining me is Dread Central‘s eminent horror journalist Sean Decker, who has dedicated much of his time, energy, and money to supporting The Busted Foundation in their mission to aid people who are going through the trials of breast cancer. He does this by

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Today is horror master Stephen King’s 65th birthday! In celebration, Picking Up the Ghost author Tone Milazzo and Saint Mort Show host Matt Kelly join me in a candid and altogether fun discussion of the prolific author. This episode is a must listen for any Stephen King fan and anyone who wanted to learn more

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Usually, I prefer to discuss monsters of a more fantastic vein—Godzilla, werewolves, vampires, and the like. Today, however, I have decided to center the conversation on monsters of a decidedly more realistic sort—serial killers. Lots of serial killers populate books, film, and television, and have attracted large audiences by doing so. I find the celebrity

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The audio hiatus is over! For you iTunes subscribers, I put vidcast diaries of my UK trip on the direct website monsterislandresort.org. I hope you enjoy them. For this episode, my housemate Beth Accomando of Cinema Junkie and I talk about our trip in general and, more specifically, Film 4 FrightFest in London! The films

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Hello Monster Fans! The discussion about practical vs. cgi effects was a requested topic, and I’m glad to have two great artists join me to discuss it. First of all, I have Tyler Ham of HamFX, who has been a digital effects artist on such giants as Iron Man, The Pirates of the Carribean films,

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Hello everyone, Time for another Storytime edition! This will be the first part of three. Three Ghost Stories, that is. The first of Charles Dickens’s famous triptych of ghost stories is The Signal Man. Monster Island Resort Storytime is especially suited to ghost stories like this one. I hope you are in a dark room,

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Breast cancer is a monster I never expected to discuss on this show, but I am extremely happy with this episode and quite optimistic about it. It is dedicated to Jessica Rehn, who is currently taking on her own cancer with a strength and vitality I didn’t know any one person could possess. Unbelievably, her

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San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) nearly spent my lifeforce. After Viscera Film Festival immediately preceding it and two of my own film nights (Batman: The Movie and Dead Alive, respectively) immediately following it, I can’t believe there is a breath left in my body! I barely made it out with this episode alive, so I

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Once again, I have attended the Viscera Film Festival in Los Angeles. This is the first event I ever covered as Monster Island Resort back in July of 2010, and I’m happy to say it has grown considerably since then. Congratulations to Shannon, Heidi, and Stacy for their accomplishment! This year’s line-up: Among Friends by

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  It’s my two-year anniversary episode! I talk about fairy tales and their effects on horror with the brilliant filmmaker (and my dear friend) Karen Lam! Check out her work over at karenlamfilms.com! Her short films Doll Parts and The Stolen are definitely influenced by fairy tales. She has a lot to say about storytelling, mythology, horror,

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Hello Monster Fans, I have another terrifying classic horror tale for you–this one from the author Ambrose Bierce! Also, though I do mention this in the episode, I will also here give my congratulations to the team behind Take This Lollipop for winning the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment! Click on the link

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As some of you may know, the second year anniversary of the Monster Island Resort Podcast is looming on the horizon. Despite such a momentous occasion, I must confess I expected it to pass by with relatively little notice until my two-year anniversary gets posted on July 1st. Leave it to one of my fellow pop

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Hello everyone! Happy (God)Father’s Day! June 15th was the birthday of the Godfather of Gore himself–Hershall Gordon Lewis! I have always enjoyed myself a good HG Lewis picture, as have many horror fans. He is credited with creating the gore or splatter film–films that, at best, appeal to our morbid curiosities like celluloid Grand Guignols.

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Hello everyone! Continuing my new mission to discuss one monster every month, I invite Professor Ramie Tateishi to discuss King Ghidorah–probably one of the most popular of the Japanese dai kaiju, or giant monsters.   Sensei Tateishi teaches classes on Japanese film, including a college course on Gojira! We have a blast discussing one of

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Greetings Monsters, With this episode, Carol Borden from The Cultural Gutter returns to the resort to help me pay tribute to the incredible Japanese director and writer Shindo Kaneto by discussing his considerable legacy and impact. Kaneto not only helped shape the filmscape, but he also supplied the horror genre with two successful films that

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Hello everybody, A few weeks ago, I saw a 9-minute short that I found very interesting. It starred Bill Oberst, Jr. and took a bit of a risk with it’s talky brand of storytelling. It paid off, though, because it’s a pretty intriguing short. The short is called ASSASSINS, and it was directed by Mike

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Hello everyone! I’m very happy to say that my last episode on werewolves with The Cultural Gutter’s own Carol Borden was one of my most heavily downloaded episodes to date! Big thanks to The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit for putting that assignment in my charge! Many people have written me asking about the

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GOOD GOD IT’S THE MYSTERIOUS ORDER OF THE SKELETON SUIT (MOSS)! Fellow Mysterious Order Agent Carol Borden from The Cultural Gutter joins me to discuss our favorite hairy beast in honor of Hairy Beasts month! What is that hairy beast you may wonder? Listen inside to find out! We have a really excellent conversation all about

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Hello everyone! Remember the days when you could count on some pretty horror-friendly late night TV? Well, SV Bell over at Black Flag TV is trying to recapture those days with his fledgling 24-hour online television station dedicated to horror, exploitation, and independent cinema!   Despite an insane schedule, SV Bell was able to join

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Hello everyone! I have another bonus MIR Storytime Edition for all of you. Last week Monday, I had the opportunity to read Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat during a new film series I’m co-presenting at Whistle Stop Bar, along with Beth Accomando of Cinema Junkie and Ian Forbes of The Sobering Conclusion called Shot

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Hello Monsters! What began as an innocent interview with filmmaker Dave Reda at Monsterpalooza became a crazy round table conversation about random topics with some of my favorite friends in indie horror cinema right now, including Shannon Lark, Tyler Ham, Phil Lorenzo, and Jesse Kozel! It was Saturday night at around 1am, everyone was enjoying

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Hello everyone. Now that my MIR Storytime featuring Herbert West: Re-Animator has come to a conclusion, I have gotten some feedback requesting the entire story in a single audio file. I decided to indulge those requests and edited Storytime Episodes 6-11 together for this Bonus Episode. Because they were originally separate, you may experience some

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Hello Monster Fans: I recently spent a monsterific weekend at MONSTERPALOOZA, my favorite convention. I had plans to interview a great many people there, but, frankly, I was so overwhelmed by love for everything that was going on that I couldn’t help but ignore the microphone in favor of taking in the splendor around me.

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Hello everyone! I am on my way to the last day of MONSTERPALOOZA! This is the final part of Herbert West: Re-Animator! It’s been a crazy ride! I hope you enjoy it! If you haven’t yet, listen to previous parts! Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 1 Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 2 Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 3

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Greetings everybody, I recently had the pleasure of joining director Tammi Sutton in her Los Angeles home to discuss her newest film Isle of Dogs. This brutal thriller was given a surprise sneak screening at my Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in November, and it has attracted enough attention that it will be getting a TBD

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In this episode I post about my birthday yesterday, which included video games on a Landmark Theaters screen!  This prompted me to think about horror and video games. It also helped me think about a discussion on horror in comics I wanted to mention. That is appropriate because I went to WonderCon, where I got

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Listen to previous parts! Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 1 Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 2 Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 3 Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 4   Listen to the Episode here:
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Greetings monsters! This weekend I am at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, so how appropriate that today’s episode should feature a conversation with the hilarious and brilliant Rebecca Hicks–creator of the popular web series Little Vampires! We are joined by her talentless hanger-on James Hicks. We talk comics, conventions, mythology, monsters, horror, Carrie Fischer,

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Hello everyone! I am happy to introduce the director and several actresses of Bold Measures Films‘s upcoming giallo-inspired thriller short Vae Lacrimae! Boasting a cast featuring Asian-American women in key roles, director Phil Lorenzo, who himself plays a key role in bringing The San Diego Asian Film Festival to town, talks about his motivations in

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Hello Monster Lovers, If you watched the Oscars last weekend or heard some of the talk among monster fans who did, you may have heard that Brad Pitt identified none other than the wonderful Toho monster bash War of the Gargantuas as the film that influenced his career choice. It was exciting for us to

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Today on Monster Island Resort, I am happy to be joined by three rising stars of independent horror: Devanny Pinn, Brandon Slagle, and Jessica Cameron. They are here to talk about their upcoming true crime shocker American Girls, as well as share their thoughts on genre cinema and the value of dark cinema.   To read

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Hello Monster Island Resorters, It’s time for another collaboration with that collection of creative minds known as the Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit (MOSS)! This month, the oft-ignored, yet highly prolific sub-genre of films known as the muscleman movie will be scrutinized by certain agents. For a list of what the other agents have

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I have a veritable horror spokeswoman on this episode! This is her second time at Monster Island Resort. It's Canada's only horror hostess with the mostess--the inimitable Miss.Gory Rae of the The Gory Hole!
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm PST

Hello fiends! It is the first episode on the first day of the year 2012! I have resolved to write more fiction, and so I offer you my latest story. It’s a Christmas horror tale about everyone’s favorite holiday beast, The Krampus! I hope you all enjoy it! I want to extend my best wishes

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm PST

Hello to all my fantastic listeners! It’s been a while, so I have a lot to say in this episode. I discuss a great horror/cult film weekend where the following people are directly or indirectly involved: The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit (MOSS) Cinema Junkie Re-Animator the Musical The New Beverly Cinema Terry Castle

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:08pm PST

Hello Monster Island Resorters! I have a brief six-minute episode for you. It’s part of the Welcome Back Bob Tribute to the return of host Robert Osborne to Turner Classic Movies! Many people have contributed, so go check out great photos, anecdotes, videos at more at the Welcome Back Bob Tumblr! You might be interested

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm PST

Listen to previous parts! Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 1 Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 2 Herbert West: ReAnimator Part 3 Listen to the Episode here:
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:25pm PST

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, AND WELCOME TO THE MONSTER ISLAND RESORT! For this holiday of horrors, I have my most special episode yet–a delightful conversation with none other than Terry Castle, daughter of William Castle! William Castle was, of course, the director and producer who specialized in some of the most fun and memorable horror films ever

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am PST

Hello to all you fans of the frightening! This is a great episode! My guests include my good friends from two big San Diego Film Festivals who are doing their part to promote the horror genre in San Diego with their own genre film nights. This was a lot of fun to record and I

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:52am PST

Listen to Herbert West: Re-Animator Part 1 Listen to Herbert West: Re-Animator Part 2 Listen to the Episode here:
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:49pm PST

Hello Monster Fans! For this episode, I discuss genre, collective fright mentality, and the challenge of writing different characters with Tone Milazzo, the author of a brand new horror novel called Picking Up the Ghost! Before I go on, the more tech-savvy among you can find out more with your smartphones right now by scanning

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:17pm PST

Hello Monster Vacationers! In the last few years, there’s been a new name in horror who has endeared himself to horror genre fans everywhere. He has been called the modern day answer to the likes of Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney. He is also an incredibly gifted and versatile actor who has delighted audiences on

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:18am PST

Hello Monster Fans! One thing I’ve realized after watching hundreds of short films that were submitted to my film festival is that I am a sucker for kids who are the protagonists in a fright film. If you have a child who does a solid job acting and is the hero in your monster picture,

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:02am PST

Greetings to all you lovers of those Eldridge cyclopean monoliths and unspeakable monstrosities that should not be named lest madness is invited! Yes, it must be time for another Lovecraftian episode, and a timely one, too! In just under two weeks on September 16th and 17th at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, CA,

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:17pm PST

Hello Monster Fans! For movie lovers, there is noting like seeing a film in a classic movie house, surrounded by friends and strangers, taking that trip together. In episode 33, I get a little romantic about the big screen and what it means to me before having a conversation with my good friend Aled Jones

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:12pm PST

  Hello Monster Fans! After a sad delay for a tribute for my late friend Joshua Medoff, I give you my San Diego Comic Con International horror special! I have here a few conversations about horror and horror at the convention that are worth listening to. Please feel free to share your thoughts! Many thank

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

Almost two weeks ago, one of my best friends passed away. His name was Joshua Aaron Medoff. This episode is for him. Goodbye, Josh. You will be sorely missed. The music in this episode comes from two of Josh’s former bands: RedDiedOut and Dirty Little Secret. Listen to the Episode here:
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:53pm PST

SCROLL DOWN TO PLAY EPISODE Hello monster fans! It’s another Viscera Film Festival Special! Without spending too much time writing a ton, just know the festival was a huge success, the movies were awesome, and everybody had a great time. Congratulations to Heidi Honeycutt and Shannon Lark! Now listen to the episode and here’s a

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:09pm PST

  Hello Monster Fans! Yes, it has officially been ONE YEAR since Monster Island Resort went live over the internet’s dark alleys! To celebrate, I am posting this conversation I had with Brian Bielawski and Walter G. Meyer, the creators of Gam3rCon–a five-day convention dedicated to gaming in all of its forms that will hit

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:13pm PST

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:47pm PST

Hello everybody! I have another creature episode for you that I recorded by myself in the late night hours! A lot of sleep deprivation in this episode, but I am quite proud of it and I look forward to any conversations it may start. I’m also trying something new here–I will describe the contents of

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:23pm PST

Hello friends! This is my late-night, round-the-campfire-drinking-brewskies-half-awake-type episode. I love doing these conversational episodes. It’s like I am hanging out with all the amazingly monster-ish horror friends I’ve made since starting the show. So I’m going to let you go listen, but please consider donating to Bleedfest:   Listen to the Episode here:
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:52pm PST

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:19pm PST

Hello Dark Vacationers, It is Easter, which can mean only one thing–ZOMBIES! I mean, that’s what Easter is all about, right? What better way to celebrate than with a conversation with people who run a website dedicated to zombies?   Listen to the Episode here: That’s right, you can listen to my talk with Baron

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm PST

As promised, right on the tails of part 1, I present to you monster lovers the second part of my conversation with author Peter H. Brothers! Listen to two grown men wax nostalgic about giant monster movies and 50′s sci-fi!   And don’t forget to learn more about the legendary Ishiro Honda by getting Mushroom

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:10pm PST

This just in, this just in! Monster Island Resort gets a special visit from Peter H. Brothers. His book Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda has finally given the English-speaking world a volume dedicated to Ishiro Honda, the man behind such fantastic films as Matango, Gorath, Mothra, and, of course,

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:35pm PST

Hello nocturnals! Today—March 15th–is the 74th anniversary of the death of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. To mark the anniversary of the day Lovecraft departed our dimension, I’ve decided to dedicate episode 5 of Monster Island Resort Storytime to the classic weird tale Nyarlathotep. It will also be the opening of a 6-part block of HP Lovecraft

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:26pm PST

  Yes, that’s right monstrous vacationers! It’s time for another episode of Monster Island Resort Podcast! What fun awaits you at the resort tonight, for I review the brand-spanking new on-stage sensation RE-ANIMATOR: THE MUSICAL! Yes, my friends, I have seen Stewart Gordon’s musical theater version of his 1985 film of the same name. It

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:28am PST

Yes, folks, it’s time for another edition of Monster Island Resort: Storytime, with a special twist! Today’s story is read by none other than Brian Solomon of the mighty Vault of Horror Blog!   He has dropped by the Monster Island Resortand brought the Edgar Allan Poe story “Ligeia” with him! Sit back, relax, and

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:23pm PST

It’s been a while since I tackled this show all by my lonesome. It’s just you and me, dear listeners, and I’ve gone out of the way to find this little recording nook for a very important reason that has EVERYTHING to do with women in horror month. Yesterday, the absolutely astounding icon Tura Satana

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16pm PST

Horror Host Resort continues here on Monster Island with the mighty Roxsy Tyler, host of Roxsy Tyler’s Carnival of Horrors! I really enjoy the show they put together over in Pennsylvania. It was a blast talking to her–I hope you enjoy our talks about horror, horror hosting, conventions, and becoming a published author at 19.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:22am PST