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Podcast Episode 129: Bruce Campbell, Hail To The Chin Baby

Oct. 27, 2017
By Beth Accomando

"Ash Vs. Evil Dead" season three opener has been postponed to February! So if you want your Bruce Campbell fix in October, check out this podcast and his new book, "Hail to the Chin."

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Podcast Episode 128: Gay Horror And The Final Boys

Oct. 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando

You all know about the final girl in horror, that feisty possibly virginal heroine who’s the last one left standing after some serial killer goes on a rampage. But are you familiar with the final boy?

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Podcast Episode 127: Giallo Cinema, Killing It With Style

Oct. 5, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Italian giallo cinema is something everyone needs to experience at least once. It consumes you like a fever dream and assaults your senses with an audacious excess of style. Soak up some glorious giallo elegance with this podcast.

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Podcast Episode 126: Horrible Imaginings And 'Uncharted Regions'

Sept. 21, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival wrapped up earlier this month, and it was another great year embracing the darkness. Here's a reflection on the event and a look at the radio drama created specifically to debut at the festival.

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Podcast Episode 125: To Be, Or Not To Be 'Hamlet'

Sept. 12, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe has a bold new production of “Hamlet” on stage now. It is directed by Barry Edelstein and it made me see the play with new eyes. This podcast is dedicated to Shakespeare’s great play and to understanding it better through film and an interview with Edelstein.

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Podcast Episode 124: RIP George A. Romero, Godfather Of The Undead

Aug. 17, 2017
By Beth Accomando

George A. Romero died on July 16. The zombie community paid tribute to him during Comic-Con, and I gather some of those memories and an archive interview with him for this remembrance.

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Podcast Episode 123: TCM Spotlight On Alfred Hitchcock

July 12, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, Hitch — however you want to refer to him — is a filmmaker who has left an indelible mark on cinema. His career spanned the silents and talkies, black and white, Technicolor, and 3-D, plus film industries on both side of the pond.

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Podcast Episode 122: In Praise Of Edgar Wright

July 9, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Edgar Wright has a new film out and that is cause for celebration. I speak with the director about "Baby Driver."

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Podcast Episode 121: Shakespeare, The Film's The Thing

June 24, 2017
By Beth Accomando

San Diego's Old Globe Theatre has an eight decade history of performing Shakespeare on stage. Now its artistic director Barry Edelstein wants to highlight the Bard on film.

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Podcast Episode 120: 'Dawson City: Frozen Time' Revels In Real Found Footage

June 16, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Found footage is a tired trope in horror but those films all manufacture their supposed found footage. That kind of fakery holds no interest for filmmaker Bill Morrison. He is interested in the real deal, genuine footage that has been unearthed, uncovered or just waiting to be found and brought to light. His latest film, "Dawson City: Frozen Time," finds treasures in the arctic ice.

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Podcast Episode 119: Queer Horror

June 8, 2017
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego is hosting its first-ever block of gay horror shorts and it highlights how LGBT filmmakers are turning more and more to genre filmmaking. So I felt it was time to pay tribute to queer cinema and talk to some filmmakers about why they choose to work in the genre.

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Podcast Episode 118: David Lynch Revisited

May 26, 2017
By Beth Accomando

With the return of "Twin Peaks" and a revival screening of "Fire Walk With Me," I decided it was time to dig into the archives for an interview with David Lynch.

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Podcast Episode 117: The Beauty And Danger Of Nitrate Film

May 12, 2017
By Beth Accomando

For almost a century nitrate base film was the standard for motion pictures and for good reason. The image looked stunning on the huge screens of movie palaces. But now only a handful of theaters can project the film stock, which has a reputation for spontaneously combusting.

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Podcast Episode 116: 'Casablanca' Still Going Strong At 75

April 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

You must remember this … after 75 years, the film “Casablanca” still maintains an iconic place in pop culture. A new book explores the life, legend and afterlife of Hollywood’s most beloved film.

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Podcast Episode 115: Stuart Gordon, Kurt Vonnegut And The Sirens Of Titan

April 18, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Forty years ago, Stuart Gordon adapted Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “The Sirens of Titan” to the stage. Now, Sacred Fools Theater Company in Los Angeles is reviving that adaptation and finding it surprisingly topical.