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David Raboy on The Giant and Why Small Towns are Where the Horror Lies

David Raboy on The Giant and Why Small Towns are Where the Horror Lies

This week Jason chats with David Raboy,  writer and director of The Giant, available from Vertical Entertainment on Demand on Friday, November 13, 2020.  Viewers of the trailer will see this is a moody, small-town horror whose setting and style feel very fresh. The producers describe the movie thus: The Giant: On her graduation night, […]

Triggered Director Alastair Orr on His Crazy Suicide Vest Puzzle Movie

Triggered Director Alastair Orr on His Crazy Suicide Vest Puzzle Movie

In this episode, Jason chats with Alastair Orr, director of the thriller/action/horror film Triggered, which releases On Digital and On Demand on November 6, 2020. Triggered stars Sean Cameron Michael (Black Sails, The Mummy), Liesl Ahlers (Friend Request, Daylight) and Reine Swart (The Lullaby, Detour). The film was directed by Alastair Orr (House on Willow Street, Indigenous) and written by David D. Jones, making his feature screenwriting debut. The plot is […]

The Dark and the Wickeds Producer Talks Making Horror Personal

The Dark and the Wicked's Producer Talks Making Horror Personal

In this episode, Jason chats with Adrienne Biddle, producer of The Dark and the Wicked, which releases November 6. Biddle is a founder with writer/director Bryan Bertino of Unbroken Pictures. The Dark and The Wicked follows two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father's death. What […]

Horror Podcasts Plan 24-hour Halloween Live-Tweet/Stream Event

Horror Podcasts Plan 24-hour Halloween Live-Tweet/Stream Event

A collective of horror podcasts loosely organized under the moniker #MutantFam will lead a 24-hour live-tweet event of horror movie-watching that viewers can join on a variety of streaming services. The Mutant Fam collective initially organized itself around Joe Bob Briggs' Shudder program The Last Drive-In, live-tweeting on Friday nights when that show's new episodes […]

Erin Sanders on Starring in 80s Supernatural Horror The Call

Erin Sanders on Starring in 80s Supernatural Horror The Call

In this episode, Jason chats with Erin Sanders (Zoey 101, Six Degrees of Separation), whose new movie The Call comes out on October 30th.  The film tells the story of a group of friends in 1987 who find themselves lured back to the home of an older couple Lin Shaye (Insidious, The Grudge) and Tobin Bell (Saw, Jigsaw) […]

Crypto-Z Extends Bestseller Ancestor In Post-Apocalyptic Podcast

Crypto-Z Extends Bestseller Ancestor In Post-Apocalyptic Podcast

In this episode, Jason chats with producer Hadrien Royo about the audio series Crypto-Z, which you can find on any podcast app. Hadrien is an award-winning filmmaker who has helped independent features come to life and get prestigious festival runs. He is the producer and director of Crypto-Z, an audio drama podcast, and the founder […]

Talking Haunting of Bly Manor with Castmember Kamal Khan: Interview

Talking Haunting of Bly Manor with Castmember Kamal Khan: Interview

In this episode, Jason chats with Kamal Khan who joins the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor, which premieres October 9 on Netflix. The Haunting of Bly Manor is a follow-up to the American anthology supernatural horror drama web television series The Haunting of Hill House, created and directed by Mike Flanagan for Netflix, and will […]

Death of Me with Maggie Q is Wicker Man in Southeast Asia

Death of Me with Maggie Q is Wicker Man in Southeast Asia

This episode, Jason chats with Darren Lynn Bousman, director of the new movie Death of Me coming to theaters, On Demand and Digital on October 2, 2020.   The producers describe the movie thus: Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine (Maggie Q) and Neil Oliver (Luke Hemsworth) awake hungover and with […]

Is Batman Just a Fascist Fantasy Now (With DS9 Artist Greg Scott)

Is Batman Just a Fascist Fantasy Now? (With DS9 Artist Greg Scott)

Jason is joined by Deep Space 9 artist Greg Scott to discuss the new trailer for Matt Reeves' 2021 film The Batman starring Robert Pattinson. Specifically, we debated whether Batman has gone off the rails of heroism. In the trailer, Pattinson's dark knight detective is shown beating a gang member to death and calling himself "vengeance." How is […]

JH Moncrieff Cruise Ship Killers &#038 the Need for Empathy in True Crime

JH Moncrieff, Cruise Ship Killers & the Need for Empathy in True Crime

This episode Jason is joined by Castle of Horror castmate Julia Guzman to chat with JH Moncrieff, whose book City of Ghosts won the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for Best Horror/Suspense. She won Harlequin's international search for "the next Gillian Flynn"  and her horror book  Monsters in Our Wake was a TOP Amazon horror […]

Set My Heart to Five: Funny Tragic and Edgar Wrights Next Joint

Set My Heart to Five: Funny, Tragic and Edgar Wright's Next Joint

This episode Jason chats with Simon Stephenson, whose book Set My Heart to Five debuts from HarperCollins this September. Set My Heart to Five is on tap for adaptation by Edgar Wright, the director behind Baby Driver and the upcoming Last Night in Soho (set for an April 2021 release). Set My Heart to Five is set in the year 2054, and follows […]

No Escape is a Tension-Filled Indictment of the Vlogger Life

No Escape is a Tension-Filled Indictment of the Vlogger Life

Jason joins Director/Writer Will Wernick (who also directed the hit thriller Escape Room) to talk about his new film No Escape.  The story here, per the studio: Cole, a social media star, travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, […]

Catherine House: Elisabeth Thomass Full Scholarship to Spookytown

Catherine House: Elisabeth Thomas's Full Scholarship to Spookytown

Jason chats with Elisabeth Thomas, whose debut novel Catherine House from HarperCollins was called "spellbinding" by Publishers Weekly… it's a sort of contemporary gothic about a young woman, Ines, who is invited to attend a very selective school, the titular Catherine House. The school cuts Ines her off from the outside world but promises access […]

Cadets Steal Starship to Save Humanity in Devastation Class

Cadets Steal Starship to Save Humanity in Devastation Class

This episode we're talking to Glen Zipper and Elaine Mongeon, authors of the new science fiction book Devastation Class from HarperCollins/Blink. Zipper is known for creating the wildly popular Netflix series Dogs and producing such films as the Academy Award ® winning Undefeated and the critically acclaimed Showbiz Kids directed by Alex Winter (Bill & […]

Rifftrax Bridget &#038 Mary Jo Bring Frankensteins Daughter to Life

Rifftrax' Bridget & Mary Jo Bring Frankenstein's Daughter to Life

This episode, Jason chats with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl are a writing and comedy team known for their work on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and for the past several years as the Rifftrax audio commentary team Bridget & Mary Jo, where they riff on features, industrial shorts, often with an eye on the social […]

Gothic Horror Panel: The Ten Gothic Horror Movies You Must See

Gothic Horror Panel: The Ten Gothic Horror Movies You Must See

On August 4, Castle Bridge Media presented a panel on mid-century Gothic horror films featuring leading voices in horror fiction and commentary. The panel was made in celebration of the release of the book Nightwalkers, a new look at Gothic horror ranging from the films of Britain's Hammer Studios, home of Christopher Lee's Dracula and […]

Cursed Films: Shudder Series Asks Can Haunting Movies Haunt Back

Cursed Films: Shudder Series Asks, Can Haunting Movies Haunt Back?

Jason chats about the Shudder miniseries Cursed Films with the miniseries' director/writer/editor Jay Cheel and writer Mitch Horowitz (As a Man Thinketh), who provides much of the commentary on the series. They talk about the films the series covers, with an episode each for The Exorcist, The Omen, Poltergeist, The Crow, and The Twilight Zone. Cheel […]

Krauss Living Dead is 650 Pages of Zombie Gore Tension and Sadness

Kraus's Living Dead is 650 Pages of Zombie Gore, Tension and Sadness

This episode we're talking to Daniel Kraus, author of The Living Dead: A New Novel (Tor), a book written in part by Night of the Living Dead's (and so much more) George Romero and then expanded and completed by Kraus—expanded, in fact, to a door-stopping, Micheneresque zombie magnum opus that melds ideas from Romero over the course […]

Why Do We Flock to Midnight Movies Time Warp Tries to Tell Us

Why Do We Flock to Midnight Movies? Time Warp Tries to Tell Us

This episode Jason talks to Danny Wolf, director of the documentary series Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time, which viewers can view via several on-demand services including for rent and purchase on Amazon and Vudu. Through three feature-length episodes, the series explores the definition and finest examples of the cult film– essentially, films […]

Alien-Infection Thriller The Beach House Brings Horrible Irony

Alien-Infection Thriller The Beach House Brings "Horrible Irony"

This episode Jason talks to Jeffrey A. Brown, writer, and director of The Beach House, which comes to AMC's horror streaming service Shudder on July 9th (US/Canada/UK/Ireland). The film stars Liana Liberato as a girl who, while on a weekend beach house getaway with her boyfriend, suddenly finds herself trying to survive amid the onslaught […]