Category: Interviews

Interview: Johnny Walker, Author of Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Posted on 03/16/16 by Ben
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Interview conducted by guest contributor Steve Gerrard, at Abertoir Horror Festival, November 2015 In October 2015, Johnny Walker – a Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University – in conjunction with Edinburgh University Press, released his widely acclaimed investigation into the state of modern day British horror films called Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and […]

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Cthulhu Calling: An Interview with Actor Michael Sabbaton

Posted on 02/21/16 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea A couple of years ago, I was fortunate enough to catch a theatre performance which made a sizable impression on me; this was an adaptation of a lesser-known H P Lovecraft story, ‘The Temple’, and the writer & performer behind this one-man show was Michael Sabbaton. I reviewed the show at the […]

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From ‘Too Crude’ to ‘Twice as Vulgar’! An Interview with Deathgasm Director Jason Lei Howden

Posted on 02/10/16 by Keri
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Interview by Keri O’Shea If you haven’t seen Deathgasm yet then, if I may, it’s time you climbed out from under that nice, safe rock of yours and ascended to the top of a towering crag (preferably where there are some obliging women in chainmail to cling to your legs, Manowar-style). It was one of […]

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Interview: Axelle Carolyn, Producer/Director on Tales of Halloween

Posted on 10/16/15 by Ben
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Interview conducted by Nia Edwards-Behi Axelle Carolyn is the mastermind behind the massive Tales of Halloween anthology film, soon to be unleashed by Epic Pictures. Big thanks to Axelle for taking the time to answer a few questions for us about the film! BAH: Anthology films are experiencing a bit of a comeback, in the […]

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They Have Changed Their Face – Details on Cigarette Burns Screening, plus Q&A with director Corrado Farina

Posted on 09/07/15 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop I’ve been a fan of Italian genre cinema for around 25 years – every since I caught a TV showing of Mario Bava’s Black Sunday as an impressionable youth – and as such I tend to believe I’ve seen most of the best that the Italian golden age (around 1960-1986) has to […]

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“Body horror is where my heart lies…” – an interview with director Andy Stewart

Posted on 01/09/15 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea We look at quite a few short films during the course of an average year here at Brutal as Hell, what with the Horror in Short section we run, together with our combined attendance at horror festivals – but sometimes, a filmmaker’s work stands out, and that’s certainly the case with director […]

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Interview: David Lee Fisher on ‘remixing’ Nosferatu with Doug Jones

Posted on 11/12/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Remakes of horror classics have been surely the most controversial aspect of the genre this past decade or so, with barely a month going by without another old favourite being reshot, reimagined, rehashed or otherwise regurgitated for the contemporary audience. In the quagmire of so much garbage, it’s easy to lose sight […]

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Interview: Exquisite Terror Magazine’s Naila Scargill

Posted on 10/15/14 by Keri
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Interview by Keri O’Shea A few months back, I reviewed the most recent edition of Exquisite Terror – a nicely ambitious print magazine which successfully sustains a whole-‘zine ethos and approach, all whilst showcasing a range of intriguing, studied horror journalism. It’s a style which stands out against many other print projects out there, but […]

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Interview: James Sizemore on microbudget monster masterpiece The Demon’s Rook

Posted on 09/30/14 by Ben
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Interview conducted by Ben Bussey If you caught my review of The Demon’s Rook at the end of August, you may recall me pondering whether it might be my favourite film of the year. Just over a month on, this looks likely to prove true. Old school without being derivative, outlandish without being camp, it’s […]

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Interview: Writer-director Pat Higgins on The Devil’s Music

Posted on 09/19/14 by Ben
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Interview conducted by Ben Bussey British filmmaker Pat Higgins and his cohorts at Jinx Media have been in the microbudget trenches for over a decade now, producing a series of quirky horror movies on a shoestring. The quality of these films has, frankly, been variable at best; indeed, as we mention later, I haven’t always […]

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Interview: MurderDrome director Daniel Armstrong on roller derby, horror and indie filmmaking

Posted on 07/14/14 by Ben
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Interview conducted by Ben Bussey As regular BAH readers may have noticed, one of my favourite films of 2014 thus far has been Daniel Armstrong’s MurderDrome. A light-hearted, low-budget comedy horror set in the world of roller derby, it aims to capture a very specific niche audience and, in my estimation, does a fine job […]

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Leviathan Is On Its Way: Interview with Writer & Producer of The Upcoming Hellraiser Documentary

Posted on 07/09/14 by Keri
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Interview by Keri O’Shea It’s no secret round these parts that I’m a bit of a Hellraiser fan… Regular readers might remember my love letter to the film on its twenty-fifth anniversary (or if not, by all means take a look now). You may be amazed to discover that I also have a soft spot […]

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Interview: Indie Filmmaker Peter Dukes

Posted on 07/02/14 by Keri
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Interview by Keri O’Shea Though writer, director and producer Peter Dukes is in no ways new to the world of filmmaking, having made his first short film way back in 1999, we here at Brutal as Hell are pretty new to Peter’s work; he contacted us back last year regarding coverage in our recently-resurrected Horror […]

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Interview: Don Coscarelli on John Dies at the End

Posted on 01/22/14 by Ben
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Interview conducted by Ben Bussey How not to make a first impression, lesson one: if you’re supposed to telephone a long-established and revered filmmaker responsible for one of your favourite films from the last few years, it helps if you do it at the time and date you were allotted, as opposed to two full days early. […]

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Interview: Xan Cassavetes, director of Kiss of the Damned

Posted on 01/06/14 by Ben
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Interview conducted by Nia Edwards-Behi Kiss of the Damned seems to be a film that has thoroughly split opinion, with some falling for the sumptuous Euro-sleaze stylings of the vampire drama, while others have found this particular mode dull and self-indulgent. I’m very much one of the former – everything about the film endears me […]

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SAGA – an interview with Jørn Steen & Ted Skjellum

Posted on 12/09/13 by Ben
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Article by Annie Riordan – Interview questions by Keri O’Shea, Kit Rathenar & Annie Riordan Earlier this year, in May to be exact, Keri O’Shea and myself reported on an independent Norwegian film in serious need of funding. No wait, screw that. Actually, I believe Keri and myself were literally pissing in our fangirl panties, […]

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“I’m very Zen these days!” An Interview With Adam Mason and Simon Boyes

Posted on 11/18/13 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea It’s no real secret that I’m a big fan of director Adam Mason’s work, so when I was offered the chance to take a look at Adam and long-standing writing partner Simon Boyes’ latest film, Junkie, of course I said yes. I’ll be posting my review of the film very soon, but […]

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