[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] VIVIANA GARCIA BESNE ON SAVING AND RESTORING MEXICAN GENRE FILMS

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] VIVIANA GARCIA BESNE ON SAVING AND RESTORING MEXICAN GENRE FILMS


December 2, 2019    Matt Wedge

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, The Music Box Theatre in Chicago will show the first two Santo films. The films were recently restored in 4K by Permanencia Voluntaria, an archive in Tepoztlán, Mexico that is dedicated to recovering and restoring genre films from Mexico that other film restoration institutions in the country…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’ COMPOSER MAC QUAYLE TALKS HIS SCORES AND THAT TIME HE PLAYED PING-PONG WITH PETER GABRIEL

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’ COMPOSER MAC QUAYLE TALKS HIS SCORES AND THAT TIME HE PLAYED PING-PONG WITH PETER GABRIEL


November 22, 2019    Nathan Smith

  Emmy Award Winner Mac Quayle has led an insanely diverse career as a composer, assisting on films ranging from DRIVE, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, and CONTAGION. The shared filmmakers behind those works prove that Quayle is a person who is both well-liked and puts out work that…

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Paul Williams On The PHANTOM Funeral Sequence That Inspired “The Hell Of It.”

Paul Williams On The PHANTOM Funeral Sequence That Inspired “The Hell Of It.”


October 31, 2019    Mike Vanderbilt

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE isn’t the kind of film a major studio—particularly 20th Century Fox—would release today. In hindsight, it was destined to become a cult classic:. The offbeat 1974 musical was a cynical satire of the rock ‘n’ roll industry that combined elements of horror, and slapstick comedy with…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JARED COHN, DIRECTOR OF ‘DEVIL’S REVENGE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JARED COHN, DIRECTOR OF ‘DEVIL’S REVENGE’


September 29, 2019    Jon Abrams

          William Shatner returns to sci-fi next month, playing a very ‘different-than-Kirk’ role in director Jared Cohn’s DEVIL’S REVENGE.       You do a little bit of everything. When you started in this game, Jared, was it to be an actor or filmmaker?   When…

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[KICKSTART MY ART] DEATH TRAP: THE MOST BANANAS COMIC OF 2020!

[KICKSTART MY ART] DEATH TRAP: THE MOST BANANAS COMIC OF 2020!


September 23, 2019    Jon Abrams

  DEATH TRAP is a comic book concept that I’m confident will appeal to anybody who reads Daily Grindhouse. It’s written by Matt Miner (who wrote comics for GWAR, among many other cool things!) and drawn by Christopher Peterson, who was part of Dark Horse Comics’ GRINDHOUSE series, which is…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JILL SIXX TALKS “THE STYLIST”

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JILL SIXX TALKS “THE STYLIST”


September 10, 2019    Jason Coffman

          Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian made a big splash in the horror scene with her short film “Call Girl” in 2014, a two-hander that happened to star two very unique actors: Laurence R. Harvey (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II) and Tristan Risk (AMERICAN MARY, THE EDITOR). Since then…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANDERSON COWAN OF ‘GROUPERS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANDERSON COWAN OF ‘GROUPERS’


August 30, 2019    Jon Abrams

    Anderson Cowan has spent the last couple of decades behind a radio panel. With GROUPERS, releasing in September, he was able to switch up the equipment. We spoke to the amiable media personality about transitioning into filmmaking.     Daily Grindhouse: Hey Anderson — before we get into…

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The RiffTrax Gang Dishes On THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION, The Creative Process, and Wisconsin

The RiffTrax Gang Dishes On THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION, The Creative Process, and Wisconsin


August 15, 2019    Mike Vanderbilt

Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy have been making fun of bad movies for over three decades as part of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now RiffTrax. This August, Mike, Kevin and the gang are taking to the stage for a live riffing of the 1975 regional sci-fi flick, THE GIANT…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ERIK BOCCIO, JOSEPH MUELLER, AND LONDON MAY of BRUTAL REALTY INC.’ (2019)

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ERIK BOCCIO, JOSEPH MUELLER, AND LONDON MAY of BRUTAL REALTY INC.’ (2019)


August 15, 2019    Samantha Schorsch

        On the heels of a wildly successful set of screenings, and an award for Best On-Screen Kill at Cinepocalypse 2019,  for their short film Brutal Realty Inc., writer Joseph Mueller, director Erik Boccio, and principal actor London May sat down for a short roundtable about creating short…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MOROCCO VAUGHAN, DIRECTOR OF ‘MOLLYWOOD’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MOROCCO VAUGHAN, DIRECTOR OF ‘MOLLYWOOD’


August 14, 2019    Sharon Gissy

  Set in a grim urban Chicago, MOLLYWOOD follows a modern-day Jack the Ripper serial killer who lures his victims from the club scene by promising to offer them high-end drugs. Micah Fitzgerald turns in an enigmatic performance as Chase, the mysterious killer, who cites religious motivation and a moral imperative…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JAMES GALLANDERS, STAR OF ‘PROJECT ITHACA’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JAMES GALLANDERS, STAR OF ‘PROJECT ITHACA’


August 14, 2019    Sharon Gissy

  James Gallanders (BRIDE OF CHUCKY, THE SKULLS II) makes a departure in the starring role in the sci-fi/thriller PROJECT ITHACA, written by first-time screenwriters Anthony Artibello and Kevin C. Bjerkness, and directed by Nicholas Humphries. Gallanders plays the straight man and leader in a claustrophobic ship filled with six…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JESSE THOMAS COOK, DIRECTOR OF ‘DEADSIGHT’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JESSE THOMAS COOK, DIRECTOR OF ‘DEADSIGHT’


August 12, 2019    Sharon Gissy

    DEADSIGHT is a low-budget zombie film that sets itself apart in an overcrowded genre by featuring a blind man and a pregnant woman as leads. Thrusting the audience right into a twenty-four-hour zombie apocalypse, it makes clever use of its limited set pieces and cast. Daily Grindhouse got…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] SAM INGRAFFIA OF HBO’S ‘BARRY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] SAM INGRAFFIA OF HBO’S ‘BARRY’


July 4, 2019    Jon Abrams

  With Gary Stein, Barry’s Sam Ingraffia is resurrecting one of his first creations. The prolific actor tells us about resurrecting Sal & Junior, working with Bill Hader and keeping up with the times.     We saw you on Barry recently – in a part that got a lot…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BLAKE HOWARD OF ‘ONE HEAT MINUTE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BLAKE HOWARD OF ‘ONE HEAT MINUTE’


July 2, 2019    Jon Abrams

    One of the happiest developments of the past year – really, one of the happiest developments in the six or seven years since I’ve been involved with Daily Grindhouse – has been my involvement with the podcast ONE HEAT MINUTE, hosted by the warm and thoughtful Blake Howard. …

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JON KNAUTZ, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE CLEANING LADY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JON KNAUTZ, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE CLEANING LADY’


June 23, 2019    Sharon Gissy

Jon Knautz’ THE CLEANING LADY is a mysterious slow-burn psychothriller about Alice, a love addict, who takes a disfigured cleaning lady, Shelly, into her life, when complications ensue. Alexis Kendra both helped write the movie and plays the role of Alice, and she hits just the right note as a beautiful…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANA MURUGARREN, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE BASTARDS’ FIG TREE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANA MURUGARREN, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE BASTARDS’ FIG TREE’


June 23, 2019    Jon Abrams

        We speak to talented Spanish filmmaker Ana Murugarren, writer/director of THE BASTARDS’ FIG TREE, about a movie the punters are comparing to PAN’S LABYRINTH and how she got away with having the word ‘Bastards’ on a theater marquee.     Daily Grindhouse: The film is being…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] CHARLIE STEEDS, DIRECTOR OF ‘WINTERSKIN’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] CHARLIE STEEDS, DIRECTOR OF ‘WINTERSKIN’


May 16, 2019    Jon Abrams

  Charlie Steeds is the director of the new horror film WINTERSKIN.         Tell us a bit about yourself, Charlie. Where do you hail from? I’m a writer/director/producer of horror films, based in London, UK, and I’m about to begin production on my sixth horror movie. My…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TOMMY STOVALL, DIRECTOR OF ‘ROOM FOR RENT’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TOMMY STOVALL, DIRECTOR OF ‘ROOM FOR RENT’


May 15, 2019    Jon Abrams

                   Tommy Stovall, director of AARON’S BLOOD, is back with an equally unsettling and effective movie. In ROOM FOR RENT, the legendary Lin Shaye plays a lonely woman who grows unhealthily attached to her housemate. Stovall talks about working with Shaye (INSIDIOUS, THE…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ‘THE GASOLINE THIEVES’ DIRECTOR EDGAR NITO

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ‘THE GASOLINE THIEVES’ DIRECTOR EDGAR NITO


April 29, 2019    Justin Leon

THE GASOLINE THIEVES is an arrhythmia inducing narrative film inspired by the people of Irapauto, directed by Edgar Nito, a native of the city that will leave your emotions drained. I had the pleasure of speaking with Edgar about his debut feature that has captured the hearts of many at…

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[WINDY CITY HORRORAMA 2019] THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW WITH J.R. BOOKWALTER, DIRECTOR OF ‘ROBOT NINJA’ (1989)

[WINDY CITY HORRORAMA 2019] THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW WITH J.R. BOOKWALTER, DIRECTOR OF ‘ROBOT NINJA’ (1989)


April 22, 2019    Jeremy Lowe

  I’m not going to lie, before the announcement of the Windy City Horrorama film festival line-up announcement, I wasn’t familiar with the 1989 cult classic ROBOT NINJA. The more research I’ve done on this film, the more excited I’m getting about seeing it on the big screen.   I…

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[WINDY CITY HORRORAMA2019] THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW WITH JASON TROST, DIRECTOR OF ‘FP2: BEATS OF RAGE’

[WINDY CITY HORRORAMA2019] THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW WITH JASON TROST, DIRECTOR OF ‘FP2: BEATS OF RAGE’


April 14, 2019    Jeremy Lowe

  The Windy City Horrorama 2019  film festival line up is boiling over with some of the most insane genre films to grace the screen. It’s going to be an intense weekend of of cinematic insanity.   Closing out the fest is FP2:BEATS OF RAGE, the sequel to the mind-blowing…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GREYDON CLARK ON ‘JOYSTICKS’ (1983)

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GREYDON CLARK ON ‘JOYSTICKS’ (1983)


April 4, 2019    Mike McPadden

    “Totally awesome video games!” McDorfus. King Vidiot. Eugene. Coach Straight. “More fun than you can shake your stick at!”   Yes, of course, the subject is JOYSTICKS (1983), writer-director Greydon Clark’s arcade-set teen sex comedy pinnacle that depleted its initial audience of countless Missile Command quarters and that…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] PETER STRAY, DIRECTOR OF ‘ALIEN PARTY CRASHERS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] PETER STRAY, DIRECTOR OF ‘ALIEN PARTY CRASHERS’


March 21, 2019    Jon Abrams

      ALIEN PARTY CRASHERS tells of a group friends at a New Year’s Eve bash in the Welsh Valley, who must fight against an invasion force of time travelling aliens. We spoke to the ‘mastermind’ behind the film, Peter Stray.       What sounds like a horror…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] VETERAN CHARACTER ACTOR VINCE LOZANO, OF ‘ACTS OF DESPERATION’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] VETERAN CHARACTER ACTOR VINCE LOZANO, OF ‘ACTS OF DESPERATION’


March 19, 2019    Jon Abrams

    You know the face – it’s been a fixture in everything from movies such as PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, ENCINO MAN, FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II, and ED TV, to television series like  The Last Ship and American Horror Story – but you might not know the name!   Meet…

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