Interview: Writer, Actress Anna Shields on Bigfoot vs. Wendigo horror film, “Dawn of the Beast”

Interview: Writer, Actress Anna Shields on Bigfoot vs. Wendigo horror film, “Dawn of the Beast”

A new interview with Anna Shields, a writer and the actress for the new horror film DAWN OF THE BEAST, a film that pits Bigfoot and Wendigo against each other. We chat about the writing, approaches to Bigfoot, creature design and the collaboration.

Interview: Karl Holt – Director, Writer and Star of “Benny Loves You”

Interview: Karl Holt – Director, Writer and Star of “Benny Loves You”

On today’s episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with Karl Holt – the star, writer and director – about his new indie horror film, Benny Loves You, about a man named Jack (Holt) who throws out his beloved plush from when he was a child in an effort to move on with his life and “grow up” after the gnarly death of his parents. This proves to be a costly mistake as Benny comes to life after being abandoned, and starts taking matters of aggression into his own plush hands and causing problems for Jack, all in a film that feels inspired by parts Child’s Play, part Gremlins, and part The Muppets all in one.

Interview: Georgia Waters as Eliza in Freeform’s “Siren” and Rose in “Toys of Terror” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Georgia Waters as Eliza in Freeform’s “Siren” and Rose in “Toys of Terror” (The Filmcraziest Show)

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to talk with Vancouver-based British actress Georgia Waters, where we spoke about her roles on Freeform’s fantasy mermaid show Siren, where she played the role of Eliza in the second and third seasons; as well as her role as Rose in the 2020 horror film Toys of Terror.

Interview: Director Chad Ferrin, stars Gina La Piana and Johann Urb, “THE DEEP ONES”

Interview: Director Chad Ferrin, stars Gina La Piana and Johann Urb, “THE DEEP ONES”

I was able to chat with some of the team behind the new Lovecraftian horror The Deep Ones, a film that follows Lexi (Gina La Piana) and Petri (Johann Urb), a married couple who rent a beachside Airbnb and learn they’re in over their heads once they meet peculiar neighbours, who are really part of a mysterious cult who worship an ancient sea god. The film is based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and also stars Robert Miano, Silvia Spross and Jackie Debatin. I spoke with the writer/director of the film Chad Ferrin, as well as the film’s two leads Johann Urb and Gina La Piana (who joins in on the conversation at around 17 minutes).

Interview: Director and co-writer Elza Kephart for the Shudder Original “Slaxx” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Director and co-writer Elza Kephart for the Shudder Original “Slaxx” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Slaxx is a new horror film about a pair of killer jeans that attacks a Canadian clothing store on the night before a big sale. Reading that synopsis, you’ve likely already decided if that’s the kind-of film for you – and if it is, it’s a real treat as it blends great gore FX, comedy and commentary on the retail industry into a compact 77-minute runtime. I was able to chat with director and co-writer Elza Kephart about her film, where we get into the concept of it, gore, VFX, jeans puppetry and much more.

Trailer: Shudder Exclusive “Boys from County Hell”

Trailer: Shudder  Exclusive “Boys from County Hell”

Here's a film I've been looking forward to watching since I came across it at last year's Nightstream Film Festival in October, and last week the trailer for Boys from County Hell  was released. The film, premiering on Shudder as a Shudder Exclusive in the U.S. and Canada on April 22, is set in Ireland. Strange [...]

Review: The Toll (2021)

Review: The Toll (2021)

As the world advances in its technology, ridesharing services like Uber rise in popularity. While Uber feels safer as you can see the profile of who’s picking you up, you may never truly know your driver. Or, for that matter, you may never truly know your passenger. That is the starting point of the new psychological horror film from Michael Nader, The Toll, where Cami (Jordan Hayes, who also produces) is coming home from a trip and, instead of asking her father to come get her, decides to get in an Uber-adjacent for her hour-long trip home. That’s where the socially awkward Spencer (Max Topplin, who also produces) comes into play.

Interview: Michael Abbott Jr. for The Dark and the Wicked (The Filmcraziest Show – Podcast, video, written transcript)

Interview: Michael Abbott Jr. for The Dark and the Wicked (The Filmcraziest Show – Podcast, video, written transcript)

Here's a written interview transcript of a conversation I had with Michael Abbott Jr., who plays Michael in the new Shudder Exclusive film THE DARK AND THE WICKED. I've also included the podcast audio of the conversation, as well as the YouTube video of the conversation.