Horrible Imaginings Podcast #158: Kasey Lansdale’s Life Is A Musical (flying monkeys need not apply)

Sometimes things just happen that take you somewhere you didn’t expect to go, but there you are and it is freaking awesome. Everything about what happened Sunday feels like some kind of divine providence. I finished the novel “The Complex”… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #157: Documenting Lives–A Conversation with “Elstree 1976” Director Jon Spira

Last week, Horrible Imaginings presented a week of screenings of the new documentary “Elstree 1976” at the Digital Gym Cinema here in San Diego, California. During the Saturday night screening, director Jon Spira graciously agreed to talk to the theater… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #156: Explore the Italian Dark Sci-Fi Film “Index Zero” with Director Lorenzo Sportiello (SPOILER FREE)

“Index Zero” is a new dark science fiction film from Italy, and a debut feature from director Lorenzo Sportiello. As with any good genre story, Sportiello uses high-concept cinema to explore some very real problems facing Europe today–namely the refugee… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #155: Censoring Hollywood: How the Motion Picture Production Code Changed Filmmaking

Wow, another podcast episode more focused on classic film than horror! Horror can be peripherally involved, though, as the main thrust of our conversation is censorship and The Production Code that became the means for censorship in Hollywood for over… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #154: Exploring the Hidden Gems of the TCM Classic Film Festival with Will McKinley

Once again, it is that time of the year where we focus on classic film in honor of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which has been hitting Hollywood, California in a big way every Spring since 2010. (Incidentally, I’m proud… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #153: Love, Loss, and Grief with “Nina Forever” Directors The Blaine Brothers (No Spoilers)

Since the provocative promotional images first hit the internet, the new film “Nina Forever” has been garnering attention from the festival circuit and genre fans alike. Love, loss, grief, and the inability to move on are emotional extremes that most… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #152: Not Just A Black Vampire Movie–Graveyard Shift Sisters Joins Me to Talk Ganja and Hess

In 1973, African American director Bill Gunn was tasked with making the next “Blacula.” Instead, he gifted the world with the strangest rumination on identity, addiction, and religion that we are just beginning to appreciate. Starring Duane Jones, who gave… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #151: Director Pablo Absento and her “Shi”

Pablo Absento showed her atmospheric horror short film “Shi” at the 2015 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, as well as film festivals all over the world, and that got the notice of none other than Fangoria. Now, all of you can… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #150: Graham Skipper Joins Me To Talk Southbound, An Anthology Horror

Horrible Imaginings is bringing one trippy anthology film to San Diego’s Digital Gym Cinema in February! It’s called Southbound, and it tells the connected stories of some truly unfortunate people who find themselves in the loneliest parts of the American… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #149: I Talk Indie Film Production with UK-Based Fume Films

It has been a bit of a hiatus since our last episode while I take care of some health problems, but hopefully I can attack 2016 with regained vigor and enthusiasm. This will be the final episode of 2015, and… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #148: Tales of Halloween Q&A with John Skipp and Andrew Kasch

John Skipp and Andrew Kasch, the directing duo behind the “This Means War” segment of the new Halloween celebration anthology called Tales of Halloween, joined us for a fantastic and hilarious Q&A following our screening. It was after 1:00 am by… Continue Reading


Horrible Imaginings Podcast #147: Halloween Super Special with SoCal Horror Authors!

Amazingly, it has been one month since my episode reflecting on Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. I have several episodes awaiting post production, but it’s the Halloween Season and this one needed to move to the front of the line! I… Continue Reading