Castle of Horror Podcast

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On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/castleofhorrorpodcast, a panel show on horror movies, vampire movies, and all around awesomeness. With "Alex Van Helsing" and "Ben 10" comic creator Jason Henderson, "Halloween Man" comic creator Drew Edwards, "Psy-comm" and "Clockwerx" manga creator and "Deserts of Mars" frontman Tony Salvaggio, and attorney Julia Guzman. (Formerly "Castle Dracula Horror Movie Podcast.")

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Castle Talk: William Brent Bell, director of Orphan: First Kill (Aug 19)

This episode we're chatting with William Brent Bell (The Boy, Brahms: The Boy II, The Devil Inside, Stay Alive), director of ORPHAN: FIRST KILL, the highly anticipated prequel of the 2009 horror classic ORPHAN. Paramount Pictures will be releasing the film in Theaters, On Digital and Streaming on Paramount+ on August 19th. SYNOPSIS: Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.

12m
Aug 09
Prey (2022) - Podcast/Discussion

This week we have a look at the new 2022 film Prey. This is Episode #377! Prey is a 2022 American science fiction horror action film directed by Dan Trachtenberg and written by Patrick Aison, based on the Predator franchise by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. It is the fifth installment in the franchise and a prequel to the first four films. It stars Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Stormee Kipp, Julian Black Antelope, and Dane DiLiegro. The story revolves around Naru, a skilled Comanche warrior, protecting her tribe from a highly evolved alien predator that hunts humans for sport, fighting against the wilderness and fur traders to keep her people safe.

1h 32m
Aug 08
Rodan discussion LIVE from AnimeFest 2022

A special gathering of the podcast (Jason, Drew, Julia and Jamie) discusses the 1956 film Rodan LIVE at the 2022 AnimeFest in Dallas. Rodan (Japanese: 空の大怪獣 ラドン, Hepburn: Sora no Daikaijū Radon, lit. 'Giant Monster of the Sky Rodan') is a 1956 Japanese kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. Produced and distributed by Toho Studios, it was Toho's first kaiju film to be shot in color, and is one of several giant monster films that found an audience outside Japan. The film stars Kenji Sahara and Yumi Shirakawa. In the United States, it was released in 1957 as Rodan! The Flying Monster!

54m
Aug 02
Castle Talk: Spider One (writer/dir) & Krsy Fox (star) of new horror anthology Allegoria (Aug 2 on Shudder)

Tonight we’re chatting with two guests from the new film Allegoria coming to Shudder on August 2, 2022. In the film, a group of artist's lives become unwittingly entangled as their obsessions and insecurities manifest monsters, demons and death. Spider One is the writer/director of Allegoria; Krsy Fox plays Brody, a young actress who is grappling with a demonic evil weaseling its way into her life.

13m
Jul 28
Castle Talk: Andrew Traucki, w/d of The Reef: Stalked

This episode of Castle Talk, Jason chats with Andrew Traucki, writer/director of The Reef: Stalked from RLJE Films and Shudder, in theaters and streaming on Shudder July 29. Written and directed by Traucki (Black Water: Abyss), the film stars Teressa Liane (“The Vampire Diaries”), Ann Truong (“Cowboy Bebop”), Saskia Archer (Boshack), Kate Lister ("Clickbait”) and Tim Ross (“Rock Island Mysteries”). In The Reef: Stalked , in an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic travels to a tropical resort with her friends for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark. To survive they will need to band together and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay the monster.

10m
Jul 24
Castle Talk: Chris Buse on The Neon Devil

Jason chats with writer and pop culture columnist Chris Buse, author of the novel "The Neon Graveyard” and now “the Neon Devil" (https://amzn.to/3zmihzG). Jason called the first book, "The Neon Graveyard," "like an LA Confidential with demons." About the book: Heading the largest independent production and distribution company in Hollywood, Idalis Troy is determined to continue the crusade for global media domination her father started – albeit on her terms. But, to succeed, Idalis must face the East Coast boys club of old money and the predators ruling the entertainment industry in 1999. Navigating her ambitious plans for an aggressive expansion of her empire and her budding relationship with her girlfriend, Idalis takes her executive team to Paris to salvage what is left of a man's failed dream. But, in the city of light, a group of deadly conspirators tracks her every move, coming for her head. To save her colleagues and herself, Idalis must not only outwit her lethal pursuers but figure out why she is haunted by a former child star – wife of Uncle Joe, the king of children's entertainment – an actress who died two decades earlier but who might be an immortal, and more frighteningly, a god hungering for the worship of humanity.

19m
Jul 20
House on Haunted Hill (1999): Podcast/Discussion

This week we have a look at the 1999 film House on Haunted Hill. This is Episode #376! House on Haunted Hill is a 1999 American supernatural horror film directed by William Malone and starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter, Bridgette Wilson, Peter Gallagher, and Chris Kattan. The plot follows a group of strangers who are invited to a party at an abandoned insane asylum, where they are offered $1 million each by an amusement park mogul if they are able to survive the night. Produced by Robert Zemeckis and Joel Silver, it is a remake of the 1959 film of the same title directed by William Castle, and features special effects by famed make-up artists Gregory Nicotero and Dick Smith. House on Haunted Hill marked the producing debut of Dark Castle Entertainment, a production company that went on to produce numerous other horror films, including additional remakes. House on Haunted Hill premiered on Halloween weekend in 1999. In the tradition of William Castle's theater gimmicks, Warner Bros. supplied promotional scratch cards to cinemas showing the film, offering ticket buyers a chance to win a money prize, similar to the movie's characters. The film received middling reviews from major critics, but was a commercial success, opening number one at the box office and grossing $41 million domestically.

1h 37m
Jul 18
Castle Talk: Producer Rachel Pulliam of Sole Twin Audios on Turn of the Screw and more

Tonight we’re chatting with Rachel Pulliam , who is is the creator of Sole Twin Audios, an audio drama company she started last year. Her tagline, "Stories created solely with the vintage soul in mind" would seem to indicate she only produces recreations from Old Time Radio series. However, the 'vintage soul' is a more a vibe captured within every episode she releases - regardless of the series. The new production Turn of the Screw can be found here: https://sonicsociety.org/sonic-summerstock-playhouse-13-2asole-twin-audios-the-turn-of-the-screw/

27m
Jul 16
Castle of Horror Thinly Veiled 80s Launch Party

JOIN THE AUTHORS FOR A DISCUSSION OF THINLY VEILED 80S HORROR Castle Bridge Media is proud to announce your summer escape into the past-- Castle of Horror Anthology Volume 5: Thinly Veiled : the 80s (https://amzn.to/3ONQEED), a collection of horror stories each patterned after famous TV movies and TV, July 12 in paperback and Kindle. The popular THINLY VEILED collection from the Castle of Horror continues with this anthology of horror stories in the world of 80s pop culture-- from movies like ROBOCOP and THE KEEP to shows like THE FACTS OF LIFE and MORK AND MINDY-- but every one of these brands is "thinly veiled." See if you can recognize them all! Find the book here: (https://amzn.to/3ONQEED) Featuring stories from In Churl Yo, Jason Henderson, Dennis Crosby, Jeremiah Cook, Alethea Kontis, Charles Rutledge, Rob Nisbet, Katya de Becerra, Henry Herz, Heath Shelby, Jim Towns, Will McDermott, Bryan Young, and John Pritchard. Release information: Castle of Horror Anthology Volume 5: Thinly Veiled: the 80s July 12, 2022 Castle Bridge Media Paperback and Kindle Reviewers/for further information: Castle Bridge Media http://castlebridgemedia.com/ jason.henderson@castlebridgemedia.com

1h 12m
Jul 13
Castle Talk: Halloween Man Meets the Latex Avenger

Jason is joined by members of the team behind the comic team-up Halloween Man Meets Latex Avenger: Coffee House on Haunted Hill: Drew Edwards, Dan Price and Paulo J. Hernandez. Check out their Indiegogo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/halloween-man-meets-the-latex-avenger#/ . Ringo Awards nominee Drew Edwards (Lucy Chaplin, Survivor) is teaming up with Dan Price (Bigfoot Knows Karate) on writing duties to bring their creations together in an extraordinary single issue. The duo is joined by the talented Paulo J. Hernandez on pencils and the amazing April Guadiana on colors/letters, in what is bound to be the quirkiest crowdfunded comic of the year.

23m
Jul 07
Castle Talk: Christopher Farnsworth, author of the new thriller Reunion

Tonight we’re chatting with Christopher Farnsworth—he’s the author of REUNION and seven other novels, including FLASHMOB, which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year, KILLFILE, and THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE series. He has also written a novella with mega-selling author James Patterson, and worked as a screenwriter and journalist. He has twice been a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards, and his books have been translated into ten languages and published in more than a dozen countries, and optioned for film and TV. ABOUT REUNION ( A girl detective. A boy genius. A warrior princess. A young magician. Four young people with extraordinary gifts. For years, they solved mysteries, caught crooks, and slayed monsters. They were secret heroes, keeping an idyllic small town in the middle of America safe from the things that lurked in the dark. Then, the year of their high school graduation, the darkness came for them. During what the media called “New Year’s Evil,” a demonic force rose to turn their hometown into a literal Hell on Earth. They gathered to stop it. They fought. And they won. The rest of the world never discovered the truth behind the disaster. For 20 years, the four tried living like normal people. Now their past is coming back to haunt them. The darkness is gathering once more. They’re summoned back to their hometown to face it, along with everything else they left behind. Last time, they saved the world. This time, they’ll have to do something much harder. They’ll have to save each other. For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Victoria Schwab, REUNION is the story of what happens when the good guys grow up. Find the book here: https://amzn.to/3AiOBnW

16m
Jul 05
The Frighteners (Podcast/Discussion)

This week we have a look at the 1996 film The Frighteners. This is Episode #375! The Frighteners is a 1996 supernatural comedy horror film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Dee Wallace Stone, Jeffrey Combs, R. Lee Ermey and Jake Busey. The Frighteners tells the story of Frank Bannister (Fox), an architect who practices necromancy, developing psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts after his wife's murder. He initially uses his new abilities to befriend ghosts, whom he sends to haunt people so that he can charge them handsome fees for "exorcising" the ghosts. However, the spirit of a mass murderer appears able to attack the living and the dead, posing as the ghost of the Grim Reaper, prompting Frank to investigate the supernatural presence.

1h 25m
Jul 04
Gamera the Brave (Podcast/Discussion)

This week we have a look at the 2006 film Gamera the Brave. This is Episode #374! Gamera the Brave (小さき勇者たち〜ガメラ〜, Chiisaki Yūsha-tachi Gamera, lit. 'Little Hero: Gamera-'), is a 2006 Japanese kaiju film directed by Ryuta Tasaki, written by Yukari Tatsui, and produced by Kadokawa Daiei Studio. It is the 12th entry in the Gamera film series, and serves as the second reboot of the franchise, with the first being Gamera: Guardian of the Universe in 1995. It is also the first entry in the series to be produced by Kadokawa Daiei Studio after the company purchased a percentage of the remaining assets of Daiei Film, the original studio that was responsible for making the Gamera films. Gamera the Brave stars Ryo Tomioka, Kanji Tsuda, Kaho, and Susumu Terajima, and features Toshinori Sasaki as Toto, the son of the fictional giant turtle monster Gamera. The film was released theatrically in Japan on April 29, 2006, and was distributed by Shochiku.

1h 30m
Jun 27
Castle Talk: Faye Snowden, Author of A Killing Rain

Tonight we’re chatting with Faye Snowden, author of the new book A Killing Rain, brand new from Flame Tree Press. About the Book: After former homicide Raven Burns returns to Byrd’s Landing, Louisiana to begin a new life, she soon finds herself trapped by the old one when her nephew is kidnapped by a ruthless serial killer, and her foster brother becomes the main suspect. To make matters worse, she is being pursued by two men— one who wants to redeem her soul for the murder Raven felt she had no choice but to commit, and another who wants to lock her away forever.

22m
Jun 25
Castle Talk: Erica Friedman, Author of By Your Side: The First Hundred Years of Yuri

Tonight we’re chatting with Erica Friedman, author of By Your Side: The First 100 Years of Yuri Anime and Manga. It’s been called “the untold story of lesbian love in Japanese anime and comics.” About the Author Erica Friedman is the founder of Yuricon community, and was the first publisher of Yuri manga in English, with ALC Publishing. She holds a Masters Degree in Library Science and a B.A. in Comparative Literature, and is a full-time researcher for a Fortune 100 company. She has lectured at dozens of conventions and presented at film festivals, notably the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. She has participated in an academic lecture series at MIT, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard University, Kanagawa University, and others. She has edited manga for JManga, Seven Seas and Udon Entertainment, most recently Riyoko Ikeda's epic historical classic, The Rose of Versailles. Erica has written about Yuri for Japanese literary journal Eureka, Animerica magazine, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Dark Horse, and contributed to Forbes, Slate, Huffington Post, Hooded Utilitarian, The Mary Sue, Anime Herald, and Anime News Network online. She has written news and event reports, interviews Yuri creators and reviews Yuri anime, manga and related media on her blog Okazu since 2002 and is the author of By Your Side: The First 100 Year of Yuri Anime and Manga, coming out in June 2022 from Journey Press.

26m
Jun 24
Castle Talk: Ava Reid, author of Juniper & Thorn (Out 6/21)

Tonight we’re chatting with Ava Reid, author of JUNIPER & THORN (on sale June 21 from Harper Voyager), a gothic horror retelling of the Grimm Brothers fairytale “The Juniper Tree” and follows a young witch as she seeks to escape her abusive wizard father in Oblya, a city based on Victorian-era Odessa, Ukraine. Reid expertly weaves themes of femininity, desire, oppression, and progress into the dark fantasy of JUNIPER & THORN. Marlinchen and her sisters are the last true witches in the terrifying city of Oblya, where magic has given way to industry. Though their tyrannical, xenophobic father keeps them sequestered from the outside world, they sneak out at night to explore the city, where Marlinchen meets a dancer who captures her heart. As Marlinchen’s feelings deepen for Sevas, the threat of her father’s rage and magic grows; at the same time, a monster begins leaving dead bodies in its wake. Marlinchen must draw upon her magic to keep her city safe and find her place within it. It’s a haunting horror fantasy tale with a layered, complex heroine – amid gruesome twists and turns, Reid crafts Marlinchen’s story with compassion, exploring her trauma and building her tender romance with Sevas. And just as she did in her debut, Reid examines nationalism through the lens of magic and fantasy, combining her Ukrainian heritage and academic background to craft the city of Oblya, based on the port city of Odessa in Ukraine, and explore what it means for a city to develop and progress. JUNIPER & THORN has already been described as “darkly enchanting” in a starred Publishers Weekly review. A full list of content warnings is available here. I can’t wait for you to dive in and hope you’ll consider covering in June. Ava Reid was born in Manhattan and raised right across the Hudson River in Hoboken, but currently lives in Palo Alto. She has a degree in political science from Barnard College, focusing on religion and ethnonationalism.

14m
Jun 23
Son of Godzilla (Podcast/Discussion)

This week to celebrate Father's Day we have a look at the 1967 film SON OF GODZILLA. This is Episode #373! Son of Godzilla (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子, Kaijū Shima no Kessen: Gojira no Musuko, lit. Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son) is a 1967 Japanese kaiju film directed by Jun Fukuda, with special effects by Sadamasa Arikawa, under the supervision of Eiji Tsuburaya. Produced and distributed by Toho Co., Ltd, it is the eighth film in the Godzilla franchise. It stars Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Akihiko Hirata, and Beverly Maeda, with Hiroshi Sekita, Seiji Onaka, and Haruo Nakajima as Godzilla, and Marchan the Dwarf as Minilla. Son of Godzilla received a theatrical release in Japan on December 16, 1967, and was released directly to television in the United States in 1969 through the Walter Reade Organization.

1h 7m
Jun 20
Atragon (Podcast/Discussion)

This week we have a look at the 1963 film ATRAGON. This is Episode #372! Atragon (海底軍艦, Kaitei Gunkan, lit. 'The Undersea Warship') is a 1963 Japanese tokusatsu science fiction film produced and distributed by Toho. It is based on The Undersea Warship: A Fantastic Tale of Island Adventure by Shunrō Oshikawa and The Undersea Kingdom by Shigeru Komatsuzaki. The film is directed by Ishirō Honda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya and stars Jun Tazaki, Tadao Takashima, Yōko Fujiyama, Yū Fujiki, and Ken Uehara. The film was released in Japan on December 22, 1963, and in the United States in 1965 via American International Pictures. A two-episode anime OVA titled Super Atragon, based on the same novels, was produced by Phoenix Entertainment in 1995.

1h 26m
Jun 13
Castle Talk: Jim Mahoney, Writer and Lead of Gatlopp (Out June 16)

This episode Jason chats with Jim Mahoney, writer and lead of GATLOPP. XYZ Films will release the supernatural comedy GATLOPP on Demand and Digital June 16, 2022. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht4vidrbk2A The film stars Jim Mahoney (Klaus), Emmy Raver-Lampman ("The Umbrella Academy"), Jon Bass (Baywatch), Sarunas J. Jackson ("Insecure"), and Shelley Hennig ("Teen Wolf”). In GATLOPP, a group of old friends reunites for a nostalgic evening of fun and games after a decade apart. After one too many, they decide to play a drinking game, but it’s quickly revealed that this game comes with supernatural stakes. Mischief leads to mayhem, and the group realizes that if they can’t come together to win the game by sunrise, they will be forced to play for eternity - in hell. GATLOPP was written by Jim Mahoney (Klaus) and directed by Alberto Belli ("The House of Flowers").

10m
Jun 10
Castle Talk: James Byrne, author of the new thriller The Gatekeeper

This week Jason chats James Byrne that is perfect for fans of Reacher on Prime Video! The Gatekeeper (releasing June 7th 2022) The gatekeeper of the title is Desmond Aloysius Limerick—aka Dez—a retired mercenary. When the California hotel Dez is staying in is attacked with ruthless precision by a team of highly-skilled mercenaries—out to kidnap the legal counsel of a military contractor—Dez is a one-man spanner in the works, foiling the attempt. Having saved Petra Alexandris from the kidnappers, he sticks around to help her with another corporate problem and the two fall down a rabbit hole so full of adventure (think military coups), intrigue, and nonstop action it’s worthy of Bourne, Reacher, or Orphan X. James Byrne is the pseudonym for an author who has worked for more than twenty years as a journalist and in politics.

11m
Jun 07
The Night Flier (Podcast/Discussion)

This week we have a look at the 1997 film The Night Flier. This is Episode #371! The Night Flier (also known as Stephen King's The Night Flier) is a 1997 American horror film based on the 1988 short story of the same title[3] by Stephen King.[4] It was directed by Mark Pavia and starred Miguel Ferrer and Julie Entwisle.[5]

1h 31m
Jun 06
Castle Talk: Julia Lynn Rubin, author of the "Queer Midsommar meets Yellowjackets" thriller PRIMAL ANIMALS

Jason chats wiith Julia Lynn Rubin whose new book PRIMAL ANIMALS is just out from Wednesday Books/Macmillan. About the book: Midsommar meets "Yellowjackets" in this new YA horror novel where a girl gets sucked into a secret society at an elite summer program, with deadly consequences. Protect the girls Arlee Gold is anxious about spending the summer at the college prep Camp Rockaway—the same camp her mother attended years ago, which her mother insists will help give Arlee a “fresh start” after her struggles the past year; that it will “change her life.” Little does Arlee know that once she steps foot on the manicured grounds, this will prove to be true in horrifying ways. Even though the girls in her cabin are awesome—and she’s developing a major crush on the girl who sleeps in the bunk above her—the other campers seem to be wary of Arlee, unwilling to talk to her or be near her, which only ramps up her paranoia. When she’s tapped to join a strange secret society, Arlee thinks this will be her shot at fitting in...until her new "sisters" ask her to do the unthinkable, putting her life, and the life of her new crush, in perilous danger. Author Bio: JULIA LYNN RUBIN received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from The New School in 2017. A lover of film, psychology, and literature, Julia has been writing creatively since first grade, and her short stories have appeared in publications such as the North American Review. She currently lives in Brooklyn, where she is freelancing while working on her next book. Julia is the author of Burro Hills and Trouble Girls.

22m
Jun 03
Castle Talk: Leanna Renee Hieber on her upcoming contemporary Gothic romance novel, Ghosts of the Forbidden

Tonight we’re chatting with Leanna Renee Hieber about her upcoming contemporary Gothic romance novel, Ghosts of the Forbidden: Glazier’s Gap Book 1, which will be released just in time for spooky season on October 11. The cover—and a special vintage-style “stepback” cover—were revealed this week at fantasybookcafe.com. Hieber’s work includes the timeslip novellas in the Time Immemorial trilogy; the futuristic, paranormal novellas in the Dark Nest Chronicles, beginning with her Prism Award–winning space opera novella Dark Nest; and the Gothic gaslamp fantasy books in the Strangely Beautiful, Eterna Files, and Spectral City series. (Plus she has written a couple of essays on Gothic fiction here, “Penny Dreadful’s Betrayal and the Complexity of Feminism in the Gothic Tradition” and “The Gothic as a Canary in Fear’s Coal Mine.”) Check out the cover reveal here: https://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2022/05/cover-reveal-for-ghosts-of-the-forbidden-by-leanna-renee-hieber/ Find the book and pre-order at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3Ny53ny

33m
May 26
Castle Talk: Fernando González Gómez, co-director of The Passenger (In Theaters June 3)

Tonight we’re chatting with Fernando González Gómez, co-director of The Passenger or La Pasajera, in Theaters June 3, 2022 and On Demand and DVD June 28, 2022. The film had its World Premiere at the 2021 Sitges Film Festival in which it was nominated for the Audience Award. THE PASSENGER (original title: La Pasajera) stars Ramiro Blas (“La Fuga”), Cecilia Suárez (“The House of Flowers”), Paula Gallego (“Cuéntame”) and Cristina Alcázar (Cachorro). The film was co-directed by Raúl Cerezo (feature film debut) and Fernando González Gómez (Zombie World 2) based on a screenplay written by Luis Sánchez-Polack (Como Caido Del Cielo). SYNOPSIS: A group of strangers sharing a ride have their trip interrupted when the driver hits a woman hiking in the dark of night. They decide to help her, but quickly learn that something is wrong and that they shouldn’t have let her in at all.

16m
May 26
Castle Talk: Neal E. Fischer, author of Being Patrick Swayze: Essential Teachings from the Master of the Mullet

Tonight we’re chatting with Neal E. Fischer, author of Being Patrick Swayze: Essential Teachings from the Master of the Mullet. Find it here: https://amzn.to/3MMwpq7 Neal E. Fischer is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and pop culture fanatic. Neal cut his teeth as a musician and performer on stage before ultimately transitioning behind the scenes. Neal's credits include the award-winning documentary 10 Mountains 10 Years, narrated by Anne Hathaway; #WhoKilledHeather, an innovative branded web series; and many short films and features screened at festivals around the world. Neal also directs commercials for brands such as Dunkin' Donuts, Wisconsin Lottery, and Cars.com, the latter of which was shortlisted for awards at Cannes Lions. You can hear Neal's bad impressions and obscure movie references each week on Triviality, a pub-trivia style podcast recorded under the watchful eye of its patron saint of podcasting, Patrick Swayze, whose poster proudly hangs in the studio. He lives in Chicago, IL.

18m
May 26
Firestarter (1984) - Podcast/Discussion

This week we have a look at the 1984 film FIRESTARTER. This is Episode #370! Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction horror-thriller film based on Stephen King's 1980 novel of the same name.[4] The plot concerns a girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency known as The Shop which seeks to control her. The film was directed by Mark L. Lester, and stars David Keith, Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen and George C. Scott. Firestarter was shot in and around Wilmington, Chimney Rock, and Lake Lure, North Carolina. A miniseries follow-up to the film, Firestarter: Rekindled, was released in 2002 on the Sci-Fi Channel and a remake feature film produced by Blumhouse Productions was released on May 13, 2022.

1h 24m
May 23
Firestarter (2022) - Podcast/Discussion

This week we have a look at the 2022 film FIRESTARTER. This is Episode #369! Firestarter is a 2022 American science fiction horror film directed by Keith Thomas, from a screenplay by Scott Teems, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It is a remake of the 1984 film adaptation of the same name. The film stars Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Michael Greyeyes, and Gloria Reuben. It is produced by Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman under their Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Pictures banners, respectively, alongside BoulderLight Pictures and Angry Adam Pictures.

1h 25m
May 16
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (Podcast/Discussion)

This week in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re discussing the 1976 film Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby. This is Episode #368! Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (also known as Rosemary's Baby Part II) is a 1976 American made-for-television horror film and a sequel to Roman Polanski's 1968 film Rosemary's Baby starring Stephen McHattie, Oscar-Winning Actor Patty Duke, George Maharis, Oscar-Winning Actor Ruth Gordon, Oscar-Winning Actor Broderick Crawford, and Oscar-Winning Actor Ray Milland. The film premiered as the ABC Friday Night Movie on October 29, 1976.

1h 12m
May 09
The Blob (1988) - Podcast/Review

This week we take a look at the 1988 film The Blob. This is Episode #367! The Blob is a 1988 American science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Chuck Russell. A remake of the 1958 film of the same name, it stars Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Paul McCrane, Art LaFleur, Robert Axelrod, Joe Seneca, Del Close and Candy Clark. The plot follows an acidic, amoeba-like organism that crashes down to Earth in a military satellite, which devours and dissolves anything in its path as it grows. Filmed in Abbeville, Louisiana, The Blob was theatrically released in August 1988 by Tri-Star Pictures and was a box office failure, grossing $8.2 million against its budget of approximately $10 million. Though it received a mixed response from critics, the film has since accrued a cult following.

1h 26m
May 03
Castle Talk: Russell Owen, writer/director of Shepherd (In theaters 5/6, VOD 5/10)

Tonight we’re chatting with Russell Owen, writer and director of Shepherd, in theaters May 6 and on Demand and Digital May 10th. In the film, a young Scottish an takes a job as a shepherd on a desolate island following the death of his wife, where he is haunted by loneliness, guilt, and increasingly nightmarish and haunting visions.

12m
May 02