[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] KEVIN SIZEMORE, STAR OF ‘SIGHTINGS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] KEVIN SIZEMORE, STAR OF ‘SIGHTINGS’


December 6, 2017    Jon Abrams

  Writer-director Dallas Morgan’s unnerving supernatural thriller SIGHTINGS premiered on VOD this November. Dante Basco (BAD ASS 2: BAD ASSES), Kevin Sizemore (Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462), and Boo Arnold (NASHVILLE) star in a pulse-pounding cornucopia of Stranger Things, SIGNS, and JAWS, which arrived November 7. When former Sheriff…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FRANCESCA ZAPPITELLI, WRESTLER-TURNED-DIRECTOR (‘BALLERINA I’M NOT’)

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FRANCESCA ZAPPITELLI, WRESTLER-TURNED-DIRECTOR (‘BALLERINA I’M NOT’)


November 27, 2017    Jon Abrams

        Francesca Zappitelli is the director of the new documentary BALLERINA I’M NOT, as well as having had a long and successful career in professional wrestling. The following is a conversation with her about the film!     Well done on the film. How long of a journey…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JOE LYNCH, DIRECTOR OF ‘MAYHEM’ (2017)

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JOE LYNCH, DIRECTOR OF ‘MAYHEM’ (2017)


November 21, 2017    Sharon Gissy

    Joe Lynch directed this pitch-black horror-comedy, from a script by Matias Caruso, about a virus that spreads through a corporate office building, stripping away people’s reservations and making them act out on their worst impulses. The Walking Dead veteran Steven Yeun plays Derek Cho, a lawyer who must fight…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GARY PULLIN, HORROR ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GARY PULLIN, HORROR ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE


October 30, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

        Chicagoland is known for many things. Among others: its food, its architecture, its music, and its die-hard horror fans. It’s that time of year again, Chicago’s #1 horror convention is coming up fast. DAYS OF THE DEAD: CHICAGO 2017 will be held at Chicago Schaumburg Marriott (50 N….

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MARC MEYERS, DIRECTOR OF ‘MY FRIEND DAHMER’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MARC MEYERS, DIRECTOR OF ‘MY FRIEND DAHMER’


October 27, 2017    Sharon Gissy

  MY FRIEND DAHMER, which played Fantastic Fest 2017 to great acclaim, was based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Derf Backderf. Through elaborate research, casting, and set design, director Marc Meyers was able to faithfully re-create the source material while putting his own unique stamp…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GEORGE PAVLOU, DIRECTOR OF ‘RAWHEAD REX’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] GEORGE PAVLOU, DIRECTOR OF ‘RAWHEAD REX’


October 24, 2017    Nathan Smith

        RAWHEAD REX is one of the most misunderstood cult monster movies to escape the 1980s. It’s an grisly creature-on-the-loose feature with some neat special effects and some well staged set pieces, courtesy of its director, George Pavlou.     After all these years of being stuck…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] AVERY KRISTEN POHL OF ‘WATCH OVER US’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] AVERY KRISTEN POHL OF ‘WATCH OVER US’


October 6, 2017    Jon Abrams

            Avery Kristen Pohl (The Glades), Ella Schaefer (Criminal Minds), and Daniel Link (Krampus Unleashed) headline the frightening story of a family having to face a paranormal force on a farm. A father and his young daughters move onto their grandfather’s secluded farm, following the…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TRACEY BIRDSALL, STAR OF ‘ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] TRACEY BIRDSALL, STAR OF ‘ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER’


September 28, 2017    Jon Abrams

  Tracey Birdsall is quickly becoming a powerhouse in the sci-fi realm, largely due to her well-regarded performance in ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER. Birdsall tells us how that film came about, her upcoming roles, and… her love of brussels sprouts.       So, a Robot Fighter! C3PO better look…

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[FANTASTIC FEST ’17] Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert Discuss Their MONSTER SQUAD Documentary

[FANTASTIC FEST ’17] Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert Discuss Their MONSTER SQUAD Documentary


September 26, 2017    Nathan Smith

THE MONSTER SQUAD’s lasting legacy is a fun, quirky one. Despite the film not making much in the way of bank in the box office, and being strike two on a great filmmaker’s resume, the film has fans (including myself) who absolutely adore the film, having consumed it on VHS…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LARRY COHEN AND STEVE MITCHELL OF ‘KING COHEN’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LARRY COHEN AND STEVE MITCHELL OF ‘KING COHEN’


September 23, 2017    Matt Wedge

          Larry Cohen is a legend of American independent filmmaking. A favorite among many around the DAILY GRINDHOUSE virtual offices, his filmography reads like the greatest hits of smart, genre cinema of the ’70s and ’80s: IT’S ALIVE, GOD TOLD ME TO, BONE, Q, SPECIAL EFFECTS,…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FLORENCE HARTIGAN OF ‘PHOENIX FORGOTTEN’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] FLORENCE HARTIGAN OF ‘PHOENIX FORGOTTEN’


September 23, 2017    Jon Abrams

        Florence Hartigan is an American-born, New Zealand-raised, LA-based actress and musician. Her latest film project is the leading role in Phoenix Forgotten, produced by Ridley Scott (ALIEN), Wes Ball (THE MAZE RUNNER) and Mark Canton (THE MARTIAN). The film is based on the shocking, true events…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] HOWARD J. FORD OF ‘NEVER LET GO’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] HOWARD J. FORD OF ‘NEVER LET GO’


September 14, 2017    Sharon Gissy

  NEVER LET GO is an incredibly intense action-thriller which picks up the pace quickly from the beginning and aptly, never lets up. When a single mother, Lisa Brennan, played with fierce strength by the relative unknown Angela Dixon, has her child abducted, she decides to take the law into…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] RYAN COLUCCI OF ‘SUBURBAN COWBOY’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] RYAN COLUCCI OF ‘SUBURBAN COWBOY’


September 10, 2017    Jon Abrams

    Ryan Colucci, an alumnus of the prestigious Peter Stark Producing MFA Program at USC, runs an animation studio, makes movies (his latest, the gritty action thriller SUBURBAN COWBOY is now on VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment), and pens graphic novels. Enough on your plate, fella?     Tell us about…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRIAN O’MALLEY, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE LODGERS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] BRIAN O’MALLEY, DIRECTOR OF ‘THE LODGERS’


September 8, 2017    Sharon Gissy

    THE LODGERS is a classical gothic ghost story set in rural Ireland in the 1920s. The film tells the story of orphaned twins Edward and Rachel, played by Bill Milner (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) and Charlotte Vega ([REC 3: GENESIS], who live in a huge haunted house. The ghastly…

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[INTERVIEW] IAN TRUITNER, WRITER-DIRECTOR OF ‘BEYOND THE TREK’

[INTERVIEW] IAN TRUITNER, WRITER-DIRECTOR OF ‘BEYOND THE TREK’


August 29, 2017    Jon Abrams

      STAR TREK meets BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: A deep space mining vessel has been adrift for two years. It is suspected the crew brutally killed each other, but the reason for the bloodbath is unknown. A rescue crew is sent to find if there are any survivors, what happened and…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANTHONY BOURDAIN PLANS THE PERFECT HEIST…FILM

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] ANTHONY BOURDAIN PLANS THE PERFECT HEIST…FILM


August 29, 2017    Mike Vanderbilt

  Just last month, Parts Unknown host  and Kitchen Confidential author Anthony Bourdain tweeted out a three-word review of Edgar Wright’s hit film BABY DRIVER. It simply read: “Fuck BABY DRIVER.”   Bourdain caught hell from movie lovers, Edgar Wright fans, and just about everyone on social media who made the…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JUAN CARLOS MEDINA OF ‘THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM”

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JUAN CARLOS MEDINA OF ‘THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM”


August 17, 2017    Sharon Gissy

      THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is a different kind of serial-killer genre film. Set in nineteenth-century London’s seedy underclass Limehouse, the movie evokes a palpably grim atmosphere of music halls and opium dens contrasted with the grandeur of Scotland Yard and the British Museum reading room. Stylish costume and…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MIKE DWYER OF ‘UNION FURNACE’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MIKE DWYER OF ‘UNION FURNACE’


August 10, 2017    Sharon Gissy

  Mike Dwyer co-wrote and stars in the genre film UNION FURNACE, about a petty car thief in a small, hard-bitten Ohio town who gets sucked into a variety of violent games perpetuated by a troop of sinister masked characters. The games test how far the characters will go for…

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[GEORGE A. ROMERO TRIBUTE] Creative Fans Talk About The Director’s Influence

[GEORGE A. ROMERO TRIBUTE] Creative Fans Talk About The Director’s Influence


July 21, 2017    Jeremy Lowe

          The passing of George A. Romero has left his fans and friends in a state of shock and mourning. George was an innovator and a legend in genre filmmaking. He created the modern zombie mythos with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. His films weren’t only…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MATTHIEU RATTHE OF ‘THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] MATTHIEU RATTHE OF ‘THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT’


July 15, 2017    Sharon Gissy

        Mathieu Ratthe is the writer, star, and director of THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT, a unique found footage movie about invading creatures that has the twist that the protagonist is outfitted with a prosthetic eye. For a film shot under budget and time constraints, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT boasts…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JULIUS RAMSAY, DIRECTOR OF ‘MIDNIGHTERS’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] JULIUS RAMSAY, DIRECTOR OF ‘MIDNIGHTERS’


July 14, 2017    Sharon Gissy

      MIDNIGHTERS, which made its world premiere at the LA Film Festival on June 19th, is a tense horror-thriller which marks the directorial debut of Julius Ramsay, who has previously worked on The Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica. The script, which was written by his brother Alton Ramsay,…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LEGENDARY GENRE DIRECTOR GARY SHERMAN!!!

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] LEGENDARY GENRE DIRECTOR GARY SHERMAN!!!


June 30, 2017    Jon Abrams

For our money, Gary Sherman is a filmmaker whose work is fascinating and unique and perennially worthy of rediscovery. (For only two examples, check out our reviews of his horror films DEATH LINE andDEAD & BURIED).       Daily Grindhouse’s Wendi Freeman and Nathan Smith got the chance to ask Gary Sherman a few questions,…

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[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] AARON KOONTZ OF ‘CAMERA OBSCURA’

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] AARON KOONTZ OF ‘CAMERA OBSCURA’


June 9, 2017    Sharon Gissy

  CAMERA OBSCURA is a horror-thriller film about a veteran war photographer with PSTD who sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, which makes him question his already fragile sanity and puts those he loves in danger. Director Aaron B. Koontz, who cut his teeth in the Austin film scene…

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