Random Acts of Violence (2021)

I’m a big fan of Jay Baruchel (the actor), and as director of “Random Acts of Violence,” his adaptation of the original graphic novel by Jimmy Palmiotti wastes so much of its potential. It’s a great concept, with great commentary that amounts to a sub-par horror movie. The still relevant themes about how society tends to lionize serial killers, the unusual serial killer culture that most people tend to celebrate, and how most of their victims are virtually ignored begs for a dark horror movie of this ilk. Sadly, there is not a single substantial thing we can take away from all of this in the end.

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Interview with Xanthie Milton, Creator of the Horror Web Series “Smile” [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Please introduce yourself.
I am an Australian writer/producer starting to dip my toes into horror with a web series entitled Smile. I love bringing stories to life, especially those with complex/badass female characters. Continue reading

Interview with Filmmaker and Comic Artist Lia Scott Price [Women in Horror Month 2021]

Please introduce yourself.
My name is Lia Scott Price and I am the creator, filmmaker, author and artist of the vampire horror-action comic books and animation series called Vampire Guardian Angels. I turned guardian angels into a new breed of vampire in the vampire genre, a hybrid of a serial killer, guardian angel, and vampire, and I am a character in my comic book series and animation. I’ve also directed and acted in my Vampire Guardian Angel films.

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The Bootleg Files: Castle of Doom

BOOTLEG FILES 759: “Castle of Doom” (mid-1930s re-edited version of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “Vampyr”).

LAST SEEN: On YouTube.

AMERICAN HOME VIDEO:
On a VHS label in the 1980s.

REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: Missing materials and a lack of commercial value.

CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Nope!

It is not uncommon for a film be considered a flop when it first opened, only to be re-evaluated years later and belatedly declared a masterwork. One of the most striking examples of this scenario is Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “Vampyr,” which opened in 1932 to withering reviews and dismal box office returns – the failure of the film caused Dreyer to have a nervous breakdown and not direct another film for a decade. Today, the film is considered a horror masterpiece – and not only did it survive its rough opening, but it also moved beyond a wretched re-edit for American audiences.
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Talking with Horror Writer Comika Hartford [Women in Horror Month 2021]

First of all, please introduce yourself a little:
I started writing at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in my hometown of San Francisco, I was always a spooky kid and loved shows like The Twilight Zone so it was probably inevitable that I’d grow up to be a spooky old lady writing horror stories in my backyard stroking a black cat.

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