S2E38: “I Shot The Crypt Keeper”
Consider this a Tales From The Crypt reunion show! Rick Bota went aboard Crypt season three – same as Gil and Alan. Over the years, Rick was director of photography on twenty episodes (including some of the best including William Friedkin’s “On A Dead Man’s Chest”) and the first Crypt feature film “Demon Knight“. But,…
S2E37: The Primus Directive
In the Star Trek universe, there’s the Prime Directive. In the acting universe, there’s the Primus Directive! Barry Primus can do it all: write, direct, act, sing and dance. He came up through the New York theater world where huge talents like Anna Sokolow, Jerome Robbins and Jose Quintero took a young Barry under their…
S2E34: Roger Nygard Knows Practically Everything
Filmmaker, video editor and documentarian Roger Nygard knows practically everything important that there is to know. Seriously, It all started with “Trekkies”, Roger’s first documentary. With “Trekkies”, his celebration of “Star Trek” fans, Roger created the fan documentary. What made it easy was that Roger himself was a fan of the series. And a fan…
Joel Silver a/k/a “The Pajamanator” There are movie producers and then there’s Joel Silver. Hollywood’s famous for its larger-than-life personalities. Joel is larger than larger-than-life. Working for Joel can be challenging. Rewarding, too, but challenging especially. There’s not much margin for error but plenty for terror. In Season One, we told lots of great Joel…
S2E28: “Crypt In London”
For it’s last season, HBO sent “Tales From The Crypt” to London. It was an amazing adventure. How could it not be? But (if we’re honest – and that is our stock in trade here) the Crypt team didn’t go to London strictly to refresh the franchise (which needed it, frankly). Crossing the pond helped…
S2E17: “Castle Of Horror”
The movie biz attracts all kinds. The horror biz attracts the most unusual among the movie biz. And those who succeed in the horror biz? They’re a truly special breed. The House On Haunted Hill… The Tingler… 13 Ghosts… These were all competently made horror movies. What made them noteworthy and keeps them noteworthy is…
The LIVE DEAD EASY Table Read For Charity!
Coming Saturday, December 17 AT NOON PACIFIC TIME! The Charity – The Motion Picture Home (the MPTF). They’re a great organization that takes care of film and TV people in need. Our Stellar Cast: SEAN ASTIN JAKE BUSEY TIA CARRERE BRETT CULLEN JOHN KASSIR CHELSEA REBECCA LESLIE ZEMECKIS To Make Your Donation (it’s how you’ll…
Episode 6: “The Cutting Room Floor”
One of the cool things about podcasting is how granular you can get in the storytelling. Whatever the reasons I couldn’t or didn’t use this content in the story, I’m delighted that I can use it here. So many great stories, so little time in which to tell them all.