Clay McLeod Chapman doesn't just write horror, he performs it in The Pumpkin Pie Show, an immersive storytelling experience that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Chapman perform (which our own Daily Dead Editor-in-Chief Jonathan James experienced at The Overlook Film Festival), you can certainly read his work anytime in a number of books, including his new short story collection, Nothing Untoward: Stories from The Pumpkin Pie Show. To celebrate the release of his new collection, we caught up with Chapman for our latest Q&A feature to discuss his literary influences, twenty years of The Pumpkin Pie Show, writing The Tribe trilogy for Disney press, and his upcoming Marvel project that he describes as "a love story between Deadpool and Venom."
Having worked as an actor, editor, musician, director, producer, stuntman, and model-maker in his nearly three decades in filmmaking, Adam Boster knows the industry inside and out, and he's using that knowledge to help independent filmmakers get the most bang for their buck at Boster Castle Studios, a studio in the Midwest that takes a practical, efficient approach to making movies, with ample amounts of resources available for directors.
With the new film Slasher.com now on DVD and VOD, we caught up with Boster for our latest Q&A feature to discuss producing and acting in the new movie from Chip Gubera, as well as working with Casper Van Dien in the upcoming movie Darkness Reigns and what the future holds for Boster Castle Studios.
Starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and set in a gorgeously ominous castle, the new gothic thriller Voice from the Stone is now out in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD from Momentum Pictures, and we caught up with the film's director, Eric D. Howell, for our latest Q&A feature, and we've also been provided with a new clip from the movie.
This month marks the fifth annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival in New York City, and to celebrate the event (running from May 25th–30th), we caught up with festival director Daniel Abella for our latest Q&A feature to discuss what attendees can look forward to experiencing this year.
The horrors of sleep paralysis are amplified by composer Marc Vanocur's score in the upcoming horror film Dead Awake. Ahead of the film's May 12th release, we caught up with Vanocur for our latest Q&A feature to discuss making the music for Dead Awake and to reflect on his time working as a sound editor on the Tales from the Crypt TV series.
You may know him as Winston Zeddmore, Sergeant Albrecht, or even Justin Jones, but right now Ernie Hudson is using his versatile talents in front of the camera to bring the character of Captain Ned Conrad to life on the FOX series APB. To celebrate the season 1 finale of the high-tech yet emotionally grounded police series, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Hudson about his new show, and we also had the chance to talk about his desire to play Winston once again in the world of Ghostbusters, why he doesn't plan on returning to The Crow franchise, and his secretive time on the Twin Peaks revival.
As a man with multiple personalities (23, to be exact), James McAvoy is enthralling to watch in in M. Night Shyamalan's Split, but just as intriguing is his psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Fletcher, played by the great Betty Buckley, who plays a nail-biting mental chess match with her multi-dimensional patient in some of the film's most fascinating scenes.
Six strangers wake up in the same room and are forced to take part in an experiment where only one will survive. They have two hours to make their decision as a group in The Eyes, a new suspense thriller from director Robbie Bryan. With The Eyes now playing in select theaters, we had a chance to catch up with Bryan for our latest Q&A feature to discuss the movie's incredible journey to getting made, the "visual ballet" of the movie's most challenging scene, and much more.
After haunting theaters early this year, The Bye Bye Man is now available on Digital HD and comes out on Blu-ray and DVD beginning April 11th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. To commemorate the home media release, we caught up with producer Trevor Macy, who discussed the unrated version of The Bye Bye Man and also talked about his exciting slate of upcoming projects, including Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Gerald's Game and the anticipated sequel The Strangers 2.
The demon with a good heart heads out on the open water this spring in Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea. To celebrate the graphic novel's April 19th release in comic book shops (followed by a May 2nd release in bookstores), Daily Dead was honored to catch up with artist Gary Gianni for our latest Q&A feature to discuss collaborating with Mike Mignola on Into the Silent Sea, what readers can expect from the unique Hellboy story, an upcoming release that should excite Prince Valiant fans, and much more.
For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with composer Cris Velasco to discuss his work on Resident Evil 7, Hulu's Freakish, and RocketJump's Dimension 404, as well as collaborating with Clive Barker on some of the great imaginer's projects.
As a member of the elite Section 9 defense squad, her day job frequently involves being shot at, but more worrisome to Major (Scarlett Johansson) than any bullet is her memory in Ghost in the Shell. A live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s seminal manga, the new film from director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) has a lot on its mind, and while it doesn’t quite live up to its ambitious story, it does pack one hell of a punch.
Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Donnie Darko, and Arrow Films is making sure that the film celebrates in style. They've teamed up with director Richard Kelly for a 4K restoration of the beloved cult movie, and following its UK theatrical release that began late last year, the 4K presentation is now coming to big screens in the US (and on a new Blu-ray release this April). Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kelly to reflect on the making of Donnie Darko, restoring it in 4K, potentially returning to the world of Southland Tales, and the intriguing multiverse connection between his movies.
A grieving sister encounters strange, supernatural forces in the new thriller Dig Two Graves, and to commemorate its release in theaters and on iTunes, we caught up with co-writer / director Hunter Adams for our latest Q&A feature to discuss collaborating with actor Ted Levine, filming in a brutally cold winter, and much more.
For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with actor and filmmaker Roger Yawson, who discussed playing the role of Chad in the new movie Killer Campout (coming out this year from Fuzzy Monkey Films), working with Daniel Radcliffe on Imperium, and much more.