Musings on Scarefest 7
By: Eric Brooks, Contributing Author
In September 2007 a new phenomenon
occurred in the Bluegrass, one that
has since become a fall staple enjoyed by thousands. In that year
paranormal expert Patti Starr and horror enthusiast Jeff Waldridge
brought forth the Scarefest horror and paranormal convention. By
fusing the two Waldridge and Starr created a unique show with broad
appeal. Over the seven years it has been held, the show has grown
and improved and become one of the largest of its kind going.
Adorable Alli the Cosplay Cutey is back!
She's taking a look at the anime "Mirai Nikki" (Future Diaries).
Check out the new review and see what B-Movie Man's favorite
Cosplayer has to say about this unusual anime!
week in the B-Movie Clubhouse; Vince, Mary, Juan and I check out
some awesome 80s Ninja Action with Sho Kosugi in|
"Revenge of the Ninja"
Check out this week's B Movie Cast Here!
See other podcast episodes Here!
Star Wars Episode VII: The Hope That It Doesn't Suck
The announcement of the start of production for the newest “Star
Wars” film - Episode VII: “The Return of the Milkable Disney Cash
Cow - has filled me with mixed emotions. I grew up with the original
Star Wars trilogy. I remember my mom taking me to see the first film
at a small movie theater in Frankfort, Kentucky when I was just
seven. I’d been particularly good and she said that we could stay
and watch it twice if I enjoyed it. Needless to say my younger self
didn’t just enjoy it, I was beside myself with glee from it and
looking back I appreciate her staying to see it again at the very
next show, even more now than I did then.
2013, Sony released a new game exclusively for the PS3 system. On
the surface “The Last of Us” was a
fairly standard “post-apocalypse-infected-humans-mission based
shooter” like many before it. However, the game stood out, not so
much because of its graphics, which were extremely good, or for the
game play itself, which was challenging and enjoyable, but again
similar to other entries in the genre. What made “The Last of Us” a
truly unique and outstanding gaming experience was the story. Now
the folks at Naughty Dog Games who made the original have released a
supplemental downloadable game addition called |
“The Last of Us: Left
B-Movie Man checks out an ensemble cast
in the dark comedy "Guns, Girls and Gambling" with Christian Slater
and Gary Oldman. Think you know how this one will end.... don't bet
Actress Jessica Cameron has been busy both in front of and behind
the camera as she tries on the director's hat for her new film
"Truth or Dare"
B-Movie Man catches up with her just in time for the holidays to
find out more about her new movie, her thoughts on the film industry
and why she believes it may be easier for women to direct low-budget
The apocalypse makes for some good gaming.
Alien invasion, zombie outbreaks, what have you - they create the
perfect environment for a lone protagonist, or band of protagonists
in some cases, struggling to cross a ruined landscape to reach some
goal to survive, and maybe even defeating the menace that destroyed
the land. Naughty Dog Games, in conjunction with Sony, have taken
that genre one step further with their recently released
“The Last of Us”.
watched a lot of bad movies; anyone who knows me knows that’s a
fact. However, I’m a firm believer that no one sets out to make a
bad movie. The director isn’t shouting “You’re trying too hard, act
more wooden!” and the writer wasn’t trying to make dialogue that
sounds like it came from the inside of a bubblegum wrapper. But it
still happens. Films like “Werewolf”, “The Final Sacrifice” and
“Manos: The Hands of Fate” didn’t just form from the nebulous social
subconscious. Someone wrote them, directed them and actors… or at
least people who appear on camera, showed up and said their lines.
So bad films happen and there are many who say that “Troll 2” tops
the list. |
Everyone has a dream, be it small or large, practical or impossible. Hard work
and determination can often make them reality. John F. Kennedy dreamed of
putting a man on the moon and he did. Nelson Mandela dreamed of an end to
apartheid in South Africa
and it is no more. Richard Teachout and Janel Nash dreamed of scaring the shit
out of people and now they do it every fall. Rich and Janel love haunted
attractions, or ‘haunts’ as they are called, so much that in 2011 Rich decided
to quit his ‘day job’. The couple threw all their savings into turning a single
‘haunt’ called “Darkness Falls” in Louisville, KY into a 42 acre scare fest
called “The Asylum Haunted Attraction” with four distinct venues and over 80
actors. Filmmakers Brian Cunningham and Joe Laughrey decided they would go along
for the ride and document the good, the bad and the scary of Rich and Janel’s
journey. There was born “Monsters Wanted”.
Man is starting a new feature series!
Contributing writer and Alt Model Adorable Alli talks about Cosplay costumes and
how to make them! Check out the first in her series. In this column Alli talks
wigs, where to get them and how to make them look the way you want without
selling the farm to do it!
The Twisted Twins, Jen & Sylvia Soska, want you to meet Mary. She'll help you
look the way you feel, no matter how deeply she has to cut....
B-Movie Man takes a slice of something new in horror with
B-Movie Man discovers there is a lot more to Scream Queen Victoria De Mare than
meets the eye when he checks out her musical talents on her new self-titled
album: Victoria De Mare
Filmmaker Brian Cunningham shares the secret of indie
film success in his feature article:|
How to Make a Movie (and
get it into Walmart) for $2,700
Some of the biggest names in
Hollywood including, Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Peter
Jackson, and many more will all tell you who inspired them when
they went to the movies: Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen was a
pioneer in the field of special effects, lending his magical
touch to films like: "Mighty Joe Young", "20 Million Miles to
Earth", "The Valley of Gwangi" and the original "Clash of The
Now a new documentary by
writer/director Gilles Penso takes a look at the story of Ray
Harryhausen. Spanning his career and talking to the filmmaker's
he's inspired. "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan" takes a
wonderful look at the life and work of one of the true legendary
artists of the silver screen.