Category: Interviews

Tiki PI – Comic and Kickstarter Campaign

Posted on 03/20/14 by UK Editor

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 UK Editor

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 UK Editor

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 UK Editor

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 editor

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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Interview – Annie meets Barbie Wilde

Posted on 09/02/13 by UK Editor

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 UK Editor
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 editor
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 UK Editor
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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Interview: Sultan Al-Darmaki, Life President of Bram Stoker International Film Festival

Posted on 06/16/13 by UK Editor
Sultan Al-Darmaki

Interview conducted by Kit Rathenar Sitting opposite Sultan Saeed Al-Darmaki, newly appointed life president of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival, in the courtyard of the Sanders Yard cafe in Whitby, it would be easy to feel like one of the two of us didn’t belong here. Born and raised in Abu Dhabi in the [...]

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Interview: Paul Hyett on The Seasoning House, & his Career in FX

Posted on 05/22/13 by UK Editor
Paul Hyett & Kevin Howarth The Seasoning House

Interview conducted by Tristan Bishop Paul Hyett is very much a name to keep an eye on for discerning horror fans. Many will already know his name from his sterling effects work on so many great British genre films from the past 15 years, but with his directorial debut The Seasoning House he has delivered [...]

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Interview – Actor Zak Kilberg on Midnight Son

Posted on 01/31/13 by UK Editor
Midnight Son

Interview conducted by Nia Edwards-Behi In case you missed it before, read Nia’s interview with Midnight Son director Scott Leberecht. Midnight Son is a film about a young man who may – or may not – be a vampire, played with wonderful restraint by Zak Kilberg. Kilberg’s angular features make him a perfect fit for [...]

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Interview – Midnight Son director Scott Leberecht

Posted on 01/30/13 by UK Editor
Scott-Leberecht director Midnight Son

Interview conducted by Nia Edwards-Behi When was the last time a horror film moved you? When did a horror film last tell you a really good, human story? It doesn’t happen very often, not these days, but it seems to me that with Midnight Son Scott Leberecht has achieved exactly that. It’s been a long [...]

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State of the Indie Address: An Interview with Director Dom Portalla

Posted on 01/22/13 by editor
Nicky promo

By Keri O’Shea It’s always a pleasure for us at Brutal as Hell to get to talk to indie directors about their work; it’s important too, because as often as we deal with the finished product here at the site, it pays to dig a little deeper sometimes and think about the motivations of the [...]

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The American Mary interview: Katharine Isabelle, Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska

Posted on 01/15/13 by UK Editor
Katharine Isabelle, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Interview conducted by Ben Bussey Everything you’ve read is true: the Soska Sisters love to hug. And, good grief, they really hug you. As soon as we were introduced in the Sheffield Showroom Cinema’s green room, just prior to that evening’s screening of American Mary, Jen and Sylvia Soska both darted in my direction and took turns squeezing [...]

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Interview: Director Stuart Simpson on Monstro! & Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Posted on 12/13/12 by UK Editor
Monstro - Stuart Simpson and cast

Interview conducted by Ben Bussey Ozsploitation is alive and well in the 21st century, and director Stuart Simpson is right there in the thick of it. His 2010 bad girls versus giant sea monster flick El Monstro del Mar!, released in the US in the spring (when Marc reviewed it) then in the UK in autumn under the [...]

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Interview with Ryan Levin (Writer/Producer of Some Guy Who Kills People)

Posted on 10/18/12 by editor
Ryan Levin

Interview by Keri O’Shea I think I speak for all of us in the Brutal As Hell team who have seen this movie when I say that Some Guy Who Kills People has made a big impact on us. If there was ever proof positive that a good film can revisit familiar horror tropes and [...]

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