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September 12, 2020 26 min
Director and co-writer Brandon Christensen talks about how they approached balancing the types of speculations about what Josh's relationship with his "friend" Z might be, and how that relationship influences the other relationships with his parents and real world friends, doing a feature film commentary track, and more. How do horror movies relating to children's terrifying experiences connect with you? Let us kno...
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Writer Anthony Cleveland stops by to talk about his new limited comics series "Stargazer", out September 2 from Mad Cave Studios. He talks about how the 90s shows Unsolved Mysteries and The X-Files plus a little bit of Stephen King influenced the story over the years until this comic became the final product. Do extraterrestrial or UFO conspiracy stories intrigue you? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, sen...
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This week, the spotlight is on the 2019 feature Blood Quantum, an indie zombie film told from the perspective of an indigenous tribe who are immune to the zombie infection, and how they have to deal with the changing community and the nature of the threats around them. Summer talks with actors Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and writer/director Jeff Barnaby about getting the film made, getting the right eyes watching it...
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Director/writer Aaron B. Koontz stops by to talk about his supernatural/weird Western The Pale Door. Aaron also talks about another new feature he worked on, the horror-comedy anthology Scare Package. How weird do you like your Westerns? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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Jay Cheel, writer/director of the Shudder docuseries Cursed Films, stops by to talk about creating the series, selecting the movies for Season 1, and more. Next, Mitch Horowitz, occult historian, author and academic, talks about his involvement in the series, as well as his thoughts on the connection between horror and belief. What movie favorites of yours have an off-screen backstory that you'd love to hear more about? Let ...
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Writer/director Jacob Leighton Burns and producer/composer Vinnie Hogan stop by to talk about the making of Shifter. Shifter is available now on major VOD platforms and On Demand. Do you have a favorite time travel tale from the past 10 years? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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Otherworld Theatre Company's Managing Director Mary-Kate Arnold stops by to talk about their new social distancing safe summer production "Of Dice and Men", available to view for free on their YouTube channel through August 14 (and afterwards through their Patreon). What genre stage performances capture your imagination? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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Director Ben Griffin and actor Lewis Tan are here to talk about their new scifi short film "Ji", which you can watch free on Dust on July 30. What indie shorts and features are you excited about these days? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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Director Gavin Rothery and actress Stacy Martin are here to talk about Archive. Gavin talks about the computer catastrophe that inspired the story, his admiration for Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone, and Stacy talks about the effects involved in playing J3 and voicing the emotional journeys of J2 and Jules, and committing to donuts. What indie movies are you excited about these days? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a m...
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First up, brothers Tony Dean Smith and Ryan Warren Smith (director and co-writers) talk about Volition's journey from film festival circuit to feature distribution, and more. Next, brothers John and Frank Cassini talk about their characters in the film, and how the intertwined relationships evolve during the story, and more. What indie movies are you excited about these days? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message...
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The CW's newest DC Universe hit series is DC's Stargirl, and Neil Jackson plays Jordan Mahkent, also known as Icicle. Neil talks about the Justice Society, the Injustice Society, the fun of playing a character who's pretty sure he's not the bad guy, and more. Is The CW's expanding DC Universe something you look forward to every week? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or i...
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Cole Horton stops by to talk about his two newest Star Wars books: Star Wars: The Book of Lists, and Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu. Star Wars: The Book of Lists is a fun, fact-filled compendium of 100 lists of facts and figures about the people, places, battles and more of the Star Wars universe, we learn how the lists were narrowed down to just 100! Which Star Wars movie or show first drew you in? Le...
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JAWS production designer Joe Alves and JAWS historian Dennis Prince stop by to talk about the history of JAWS, the making of the iconic film, and about creating the book "Designing JAWS", which is a treasure every fan of the movie and of creature design should have. What was the first movie (horror or scifi) that stuck with you and you can't let go? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an ema...
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May 23, 2020 36 min
Sidewalk Furniture is an angry nerd-rock band based in Durham NC, and "Reimagined Thrill" is their first full album, released on April 15. Are there any indie geek bands in high rotation on your quarantine playlists? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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This week, Lance Roger Axt and Thommy Burns stop by to talk about EC Comics, it's place in horror history, and especially bringing THE VAULT OF HORROR to audiobook for the classic horror fan, to making that audiobook into serialized podcast, and so much more. Are you listening to more podcasts and audiobooks while sheltering-in-place? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments ...
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May 2, 2020 78 min
Fellow scifi fan NERDSoul stops by to chat with Summer about watching and bingeing television in these lockdown days, and we veer into tangents involving procedurals and a few other shows that skirt the edge of science fiction. What TV shows are helping calm your mind while in lockdown mode? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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Writer/director Issa López talks about the forces that pushed her to write Tigers Are Not Afraid, about the feelings of not being able to make movies that she'd created and nurtured, the types of stories that compel her to tell them, her love of horror, and more. Do you enjoy finding stories from all over the world to spark your imagination? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the c...
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We Summon the Darkness director Marc Meyers stops by to talk about creating a horror period piece that embraces it's environment entirely. Set in 1988, the story centers on a heavy metal Satanic panic that's ramping up and beginning to spread, and we follow a group of teens as they dismiss the dangers that might be at hand. Do the 1980s hold a special place in your heart for horror or scifi? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 ...
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Rena Owen stops by to talk about the changes we're in for regarding the mermaids of Bristol Cove, coming up in Season 3 of Siren, airing now on Freeform, and of her time on The Orville and working with Seth MacFarlane. What sea and sea creature stories capture your imagination? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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Sea Fever writer/director Neasa Hardiman stops by to talk about building a tense story wrapped around a character dilemma stuffed inside a deep sea creature feature. Are indie scifi and horror stories still taking the narrative chances you enjoy? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
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