“Do These Guys Even Know What They Are Doing?!?”

Hey there, Fright Fans! Chris here. Just another update on where we are with the change over from GeekPlanetOnline.com.

We can now openly say that the move to Libsyn and here is solely due to the fact that GPO will be shutting down in the near future. We wish nothing but the best for Matt Dillon and his soon-to-be expanding family (congrats again to you and the Mrs. on the bundle of joy arriving in the Spring), and we again want to thank him for being a very gracious, supportive, and generally awesome host for the short time we were part of the GPO family.

Now for the updates!

  • iTunes subscribers: You may need to refresh your subscription to the show. I noted my own account had me resubscribe after the RSS feed was refreshed. We would hate for you to miss any episodes!
  • The Libsyn library and the iTunes Store: Subscribers might have noted random older episodes popping up in their iTune feeds. As I add old episodes to the library for archiving, I sometimes forget to backdate the release date, and the iTunes store thinks it’s a new episode. I will do my best to remember to prevent that in the future as we go, but I’m far from perfect (as any of our listeners know).
  • Our webpage: Please be sure to follow us here and to share us with your friends! Take a look at our various postings, including “Voices From The Vault” with our old episodes archived here until the Libsyn archive is built, Joe’s recent review of “To Hell And Back: The Kane Hodder Story”, and all sorts of other stuff that is in the works!

So again, thank you for your patience and your patronage as we continue to gain our footing here, and keep an eye out for new content!

“To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story” [Film Review]

by Joe Meyers

“To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story” is a documentary directed by Derek Dennis Herbert about the journey of stuntman Kane Hodder’s life overcoming several challenges to become the stunt coordinator, actor, director, producer, and man he is today.

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I was lucky enough to attend the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre on 10/17/17 during Screamfest, which included a post-screening Q&A with the director and Kane himself moderated by Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death. Kane Hodder has been my favorite Jason Voorhees for years, but that honestly may be one of the least interesting things about him after seeing this movie.

This is less of a documentary about a horror icon, and way more of a tale about the human condition and the power of perseverance. I highly recommend it to horror fans and non-horror lovers alike. I identified quite a bit with Kane’s stories regarding being bullied as a child growing up in Sparks, Nevada. While I didn’t have any life experiences to identify with his horrible, near fatal, burn accident, Derek Dennis Herbert did a fantastic job giving the audience just enough information to empathize with the absolute Hell Kane endured as a burn victim without overwhelming them. The recounting of his accident, and his struggles during his lengthy and traumatic recovery process, was chilling.

Throughout the documentary we’re treated to Kane’s own words about his life, as well as interviews with his friends and coworkers (including Bruce Campbell, Cassandra Peterson, Robert Englund, Danielle Harris, Adam Green, Felissa Rose, and Bill Moseley) as well as his wife and children. They all do a wonderful job painting us a portrait of an incredible, complex, and compelling individual. Kane Hodder may have been shaped and molded by near insurmountable obstacles during his life, but this films proves he refused to be 100% defined by them.

As of the Q&A after this screening back in October, distribution rights had not been settled. As soon as they are, and this film becomes available, this documentary will be a worthy addition to anyone’s movie collection. It’s a must own for Friday the 13th fans for sure. Until then, check out the official theatrical trailer to this inspiring film below.

 

“Get Out” scores a hat-trick at The Gotham Independent Film Awards

by Joe Meyers

Yet again we’ve gotten proof that 2017 really is “The Year of Horror Movies.” Last night writer/director Jordan Peele, and his debut feature film “Get Out”, won big at The Gotham Independent Film Awards.

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Jordan Peele took home the award for Best Screenplay as well as the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Although “Get Out” lost Best Feature to “Call Me By Your Name” it did receive the Gotham Audience Award. Sadly, the Best Actor Award went to James Franco for his turn as Tommy Wiseau in the upcoming “The Disaster Artist” over Daniel Kaluuya for his brilliant performance as Chris Washington.

However, a horror film just being nominated for five awards is amazing much less it winning three of the five categories. The genre has long been dismisses and forgotten, with rare exception, during award season. Last night firmly put “Get Out” in the spotlight as we approach more award ceremonies over the next few months, and that’s nothing but great news for the horror genre, horror filmmakers and horror fans.

“Get Out” poster art by Francesco Francavilla

 

Episode 118 – Field Trip Fun

Joe’s been out and about again, seeing the various sights and screenings Los Angeles and Hollywood have to offer, and he was good enough to record several of these misadventures. We apologize in advance for some of the audio as these segments were recorded live with an open mic. Hope you enjoy them!

Segment 1 – George Romero Tribute from Beyond Fest on 10/13/17 after NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K restoration screening.

Segment 2 – Tobe Hopper Tribute from Beyond Fest on 10/13/17 before a screening of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

Segment 3 – Kane Hodder Q&A after screening of TO HELL AND BACK:THE KANE HODDER STORY at Screamfest on 10/17/17.

Segment 4 – George Romero Tribute & Memorial on 10/25/17 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.

Episode 118 – Field Trip Fun

Voices From The Vault: Vol. XI (Episodes 3-15)

Howdy, folks! As we slowly but steadily rebuild our back catalog over on Libsyn for iTunes and other streaming platforms, we want all of our listeners, new ones and long timers, to still have access to those old episodes. So, we are setting up a series of blog posts that will contain batches of those episodes for your listening pleasure.

Keep an eye out for “Voices From The Vault” blog posts under the categories of “Podcast Episodes” and the series title to find more episodes for streaming directly from our web site or to download for listening at your convenience.

Episode 15 – Anthology Horror On TV (aka My Mother’s Pearl Necklace)

Episode 14 – Anthology Horror Films: Scares For Short Attention Spans

Episode 13 – Triskaideka This

Episode 12 – Yes, We Still Have A Show!

Episode 11 – “Yes, Mommy Dearest”: Mom’s In Horror Movies

Episode 10 – The Walking Thrones

Episode 9 – Walking Dead Season Recap and Suggested Shows

Episode 8 – Ghost Stories Around The Campfire

Episode 7 – Hauntingly Familiar

Episode 6 – Remakes and Reboots (Part Two)

Episode 5 – Remakes and Reboots (Part One)

Episode 4 – The Walking Dead

Episode 3 – Zombies!!!

 

Voices From The Vault: Vol. X (Episodes 16-25)

Howdy, folks! As we slowly but steadily rebuild our back catalog over on Libsyn for iTunes and other streaming platforms, we want all of our listeners, new ones and long timers, to still have access to those old episodes. So, we are setting up a series of blog posts that will contain batches of those episodes for your listening pleasure.

Keep an eye out for “Voices From The Vault” blog posts under the categories of “Podcast Episodes” and the series title to find more episodes for streaming directly from our web site or to download for listening at your convenience.

Episode 25 – Escape From Haddonfield

Episode 24 – Hail To The King, Baby

Episode 23 – When Animals Attack: Man Versus Beast

Episode 22 – How The Sausage Gets Made: Making-Of Documentaries

Episode 21 – No Wes, No More: A Tribute to Wes Craven

Episode 20 – Hodgepodge of Horror

Episode 19 – Frank Dietz: Bon Vivant and Man About Town (Part Two)

Episode 19 – Frank Dietz: Bon Vivant and Man About Town (Part One)

Episode 18 – Traces of Faces: Horror-Related Documentaries

Episode 17 – “They Live” Commentary (Part Two)

Episode 17 – “They Live” Commentary (Part One)

Episode 16 – “Let’s Just Kill Your Boyfriend” – Horror Anthologies In Print

Voices From The Vault: Vol. IX (Episodes 26-35)

Howdy, folks! As we slowly but steadily rebuild our back catalog over on Libsyn for iTunes and other streaming platforms, we want all of our listeners, new ones and long timers, to still have access to those old episodes. So, we are setting up a series of blog posts that will contain batches of those episodes for your listening pleasure.

Keep an eye out for “Voices From The Vault” blog posts under the categories of “Podcast Episodes” and the series title to find more episodes for streaming directly from our web site or to download for listening at your convenience.

Episode 35 – 2015 Recap: The Episode of Wonder

Episode 34 – Hodgepodge of Horror III

Episode 33 – Nice And Naughty

Episode 32 – Parental Advisory (The Chris and Jenny Show)

Episode 31 – Director Spotlight on David Cronenberg (aka The Sausage Fest)

Episode 30 – Cry Little Podcast

Episode 29 – Hodgepodge of Horror (We Are Pro-Boob)

Episode 28 – Gorillas In Our Midst

Episode 27 – Top 25 Scariest Movie Moments: Part Two

Episode 26 – Top 25 Scariest Movie Moments: Part One