Category: Interviews

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

Posted on 11/18/13 by Keri

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

Posted on 06/16/13 by Ben 1 Comment
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 Ben No Comments
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 Ben No Comments
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 Ben No Comments
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 Keri 3 Comments
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 Ben No Comments
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 Ben No Comments
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 Keri No Comments
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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Interview: Actresses Anna Fischer & Jennifer Ulrich on ‘We Are The Night’

Posted on 10/15/12 by Ben 2 Comments
We Are The Night - Anna Fischer, Jennifer Ulrich

Interview conducted by Ben Bussey If there’s one breed of movie monster that’s never going anywhere, it’s the vampire. That time-honoured balance of sex and death has long kept them popular both within and without horror fandom, and I can’t see that changing anytime soon. One of the most recent fang-flicks to reach the UK […]

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Inteview: Michael Biehn & Jennifer Blanc-Biehn on The Victim

Posted on 09/03/12 by Ben 3 Comments
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn

Interview conducted by Ben Bussey Michael Biehn’s The Victim just had its UK premiere at FrightFest, and is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray on both sides of the Atlantic in the next few weeks. Thanks to this we were able to catch a few words with Biehn and Blanc-Biehn, the husband and wife team […]

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A Conversation with James Newman, Author of ‘The Wicked’

Posted on 08/06/12 by Deaditor No Comments
The Wicked

Interview conducted by Marc Patterson – July 2012 I first met James Newman many years ago, at some point back in 2004. We both were participants in an online horror film forum and right from the start I felt like he was a fellow compatriot in all things horror. He had recently published Midnight Rain […]

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Interview: Johannes Roberts on ‘Storage 24,’ ‘F’ and Working in Genre

Posted on 06/17/12 by Ben No Comments
Johannes Roberts

Interview conducted by Keri O’Shea British director Johannes Roberts has been making movies for over ten years now: these have ranged from the Tom Savini-dispatching Forest of the Damned (2005) to the first made-for-mobile series When Evil Calls (2006) – but to date, Johannes is probably best-known for the urban nightmare ‘F’ (2010), a film […]

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