[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] RICHARD BATES JR., DIRECTOR OF ‘KING KNIGHT’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] RICHARD BATES JR., DIRECTOR OF ‘KING KNIGHT’


August 18, 2021    Mary Beth McAndrews

  Director Richard Bates, Jr. makes weird movies for weird people. From EXCISION to TONE DEAF, they’re beautiful, gross, and all about trying to find yourself in a world where you feel like you don’t belong. In his latest film, KING KNIGHT, which premiered as part of this year’s Fantasia…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] A TALK WITH THE MAKERS OF ‘M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] A TALK WITH THE MAKERS OF ‘M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY’


February 12, 2021    Shade Rupe

  “I am afraid there is only one person in the world who could make a good film about my prints; me.”     The first opening image of moving across a woman’s leg seems to take much longer than it actually should, increasing the sensation of ‘infinity.’ The sound…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] S. CRAIG ZAHLER, AUTHOR OF ‘FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF THE HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] S. CRAIG ZAHLER, AUTHOR OF ‘FORBIDDEN SURGERIES OF THE HIDEOUS DR. DIVINUS’


January 5, 2021    Matt Rotman

The worlds of S. Craig Zahler are inhabited by the likes of wraiths, jackals, cannibal troglodytes, and hardboiled cops. Knights-errant traverse metaphorical and physical hellscapes, where violence only begets more violence. And under an all-encompassing cloud of dread, the universe churns toward its inescapable and apocalyptic conclusion, as punishment and…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRENDEN DEAN FROM ‘DARKNESS PREVAILS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRENDEN DEAN FROM ‘DARKNESS PREVAILS’


December 3, 2020    Samantha Schorsch

  This year we have more time to kill — so to speak — than usual. As such, we’ve evolved in various ways, especially in the virtual storytelling realm. In the vein of the radio shows of the ’30s and ’40s, we now have the lion’s choice of storytellers. One…

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EVOLUTION OF EUROSLEAZE: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ‘PROFESSOR DARIO BAVA

EVOLUTION OF EUROSLEAZE: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ‘PROFESSOR DARIO BAVA


June 29, 2020    Rathan Krueger

    Do you like sex, violence, and exorcisms? Close this tab if you don’t, because Murder Vibes From the Monster Dimension! goes all-in with all three. After making the fantastic and fun video for Metallica’s Spit Out the Bone, Phil Mucci’s moving from short-form to really long-form with a…

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[FROM THE DG ARCHIVES] THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW: STUART GORDON

[FROM THE DG ARCHIVES] THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW: STUART GORDON


May 24, 2020    Jon Abrams

      “These days, studios are very afraid of anything that’s new.”   One of my most surreal film experiences was watching RE-ANIMATOR with my grandmother. I was just a stupid kid, but whenever I visited, she’d let me rent any damn thing I wanted. Grandma wasn’t crazy about…

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[The Daily Grindhouse Interview] Cecil Trachenburg, of “Good Bad Flicks”

[The Daily Grindhouse Interview] Cecil Trachenburg, of “Good Bad Flicks”


January 23, 2020    Rob Dean

After a stint on Blip.TV, Cecil Trachenburg moved his channel over to YouTube. Called Good Bad Flicks, it provides multiple looks at various genre films that are undiscovered gems, forgotten oddities, or unfairly maligned by most. With over 680 videos, 288,000+ followers on YouTube, and over 69 million views (nice)—Mr. Trachenburg is a well-known figure in the world of eclipsed exploitation and genre cinema. We recently spoke with Mr. Trachenburg about his channel, some of his favorite overlooked films, and 2020 TEXAS GLADIATORS.

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] RICHARD STANLEY, DIRECTOR OF ‘COLOR OUT OF SPACE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] RICHARD STANLEY, DIRECTOR OF ‘COLOR OUT OF SPACE’


January 21, 2020    Stephanie Crawford

While writer and director Richard Stanley has been busy in many creative endevaors throughout the years, his latest film, the H.P. Lovecraft adaptation COLOR OUT OF SPACE, is his first return to narrative filmmaking since his segment in the anthology horror film THE THEATRE BIZARRE in 2011. While his trials…

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[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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