Category: Interviews

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

Posted on 01/09/15 by Keri

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
David Fisher's Nosferatu

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

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
The Demon's Rook - James Sizemore

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
The Devil's Music - Cornerstone Media DVD

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
Daniel Armstrong - From Parts Unknown Fight Like A Girl

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

Interview: Indie Filmmaker Peter Dukes

Posted on 07/02/14 by Keri

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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Tiki PI – Comic and Kickstarter Campaign

Posted on 03/20/14 by Ben

By Annie Riordan  (NOTE: The following article/interview should be read by the light of a hot pink lava lamp, with “Jungle Exotica – Vol. #1” blasting in the background at eardrum shattering decibels and an especially potent Scorpion Bowl within easy reach. Do not skimp on the paper parasols and maraschino cherries.) Guys! Guys! […]

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Interview: Don Coscarelli on John Dies at the End

Posted on 01/22/14 by Ben

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

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

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

Interview – Annie meets Barbie Wilde

Posted on 09/02/13 by Ben No Comments

Interview conducted by Annie Riordan Barbie Wilde is insane. And I mean that in the best way possible. She’s a peacock colored explosion of life, a dark rainbow of death and a neon candyapple hued carnival celebrating everything in between. You can’t pin her to any one butterfly board; she’s a winged chameleon. A classical […]

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Interview: Lloyd Kaufman on 40 years of Troma

Posted on 07/08/13 by Ben 4 Comments
lloyd kaufman

Interview conducted by Stephanie Scaife Lloyd Kaufman probably requires little introduction. Head honcho of Troma, currently in the 40th year of making cheap, tacky and fiercely independent movies – whether you love his work or hate it, there’s no denying the man’s tenacity. He recently showed up in London for the UK premiere of his […]

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Interview: Cinema Sewer Maestro and Artist Robin Bougie

Posted on 07/07/13 by Keri 4 Comments
Bare Behind Bars - Arrow/Bougie Artwork

Interview by Keri O’Shea Artist Robin Bougie has been wreaking his awesome graphic havoc on the world for many years now. His magazine, Cinema Sewer, combines a healthy love of good ol’ fashioned smut with film reviews, articles and retrospectives, all topped off with that inimitable cartoon artwork. As we wait on the release of […]

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Interview: actor Branko Tomovic on Entity

Posted on 06/23/13 by Ben No Comments
Branko Tomovic ENTITY

Interview conducted by Kit Rathenar Various members of the Brutal As Hell team were very impressed last year with Steve Stone’s indie paranormal horror venture Entity. The film is out on DVD in the UK on the June 24th 2013, and actor Branko Tomovic (who plays Yuri Levkov) kindly took time out of his schedule […]

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