Movie Interviews and Reviews

Jack Bennett Q&A

5/18/16

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Shannon McGrew

Directing is the absolute best. You're the audience member who gets to affect what's onscreen. Everybody's directing style is different, and I don't know what makes me different from anyone else as a director, but I do know it's the job that ultimately I live to do. I'm always completely comfortable and confident in that role, and the challenges that come to you as a director are endlessly exciting

The Girl In the Photograph

1/20/16

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Shannon McGrew

I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Nick Simon in Los Angeles a few months ago.  Sitting inside a cafe and talking over breakfast, I got to know the director behind "The Girl in the Photograph."

The Hateful Eight

1/6/16

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Shannon McGrew

When I first heard about Quentin Tarantino's newest movie, "The Hateful Eight," I wasn't overly excited.  It's not that I'm not a fan of his, I am to a degree, as I absolutely love Reservoir Dogs and Inglorious Bastards, but when I read the synopsis of "The Hateful Eight" nothing about it (or the trailer) captivated me.  

Bone Tomahawk

12/18/15

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Shannon McGrew

Growing up, I never understood the appeal of Western movies.  My dad on the other hand loved them and though often he would try to get me to watch them with him, I never did.  I know that Western movies have their own special following and it seems that people either love them or hate them, with very few landing in the middle.​

 

#Horror

12/11/15

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Shannon McGrew

Bullying is something that most of us have dealt with in one way or another - some worse than others.  Unfortunately, it seems that the rise in bullying is being seen through cyber-bulling.  We've all heard different stories of cyber-bullying and kids being mean to other kids, but one of the biggest stories to come out this year was about two 12 year old kids in Wisconsin who stabbed a classmate of theirs to appease the fictional character, "Slender Man."​

Repo!

12/7/15

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Shannon McGrew

Since 2007 and the introduction of Sam from the Halloween anthology, "Trick R Treat," I have been a fan of director Michael Dougherty.  When I heard that he was direction a new movie I was beyond excited.  When I found out that the movie was based on the legend of Krampus, I nearly died from happiness.​

Krampus

12/4/15

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Shannon McGrew

Since 2007 and the introduction of Sam from the Halloween anthology, "Trick R Treat," I have been a fan of director Michael Dougherty.  When I heard that he was direction a new movie I was beyond excited.  When I found out that the movie was based on the legend of Krampus, I nearly died from happiness.​

Dog Soldier

11/24/15

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Shannon McGrew

When it comes to werewolf movies, I've never been a huge fan, with the exception of An American Werewolf in London which I consider to be a masterpiece.  When I first heard about Dog Soldiers, by director Neil Marshall, my interest in it was zero to none, even though I'm a huge fan of Marshall's work (The Descent being one of my all time favorite modern horror movies).​

Scout's Guide

11/18/15

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Shannon McGrew

When I first heard about "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse," I wasn't too excited.  I figured it was just another zombie movie like all the other ones since the horror market has become overly saturated with anything zombie related.​

Bastard

11/13/15

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Shannon McGrew

When I was younger I kind of always wanted to do film, it was something that I was interested in.  At the time I was really into theatre and being in Texas there wasn't a lot of film work was going on there.  I put the idea of doing film on the back burner and continued doing theatre.​

Begotten

11/10/15

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Shannon McGrew

I've tried to come up with the best way to review "Begotten" and it's been difficult.  "Begotten" is not an easy film to watch nor is it one that is easily understandable.  I had heard about "Begotten" about a year or so ago when I was reading an article about the most disturbing horror movies ever made.  I knew when I read the synopsis of the movie I was going to eventually have to see it, but the problem was it was extremely hard to get.​

The Hallow

11/4/15

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Shannon McGrew

Once in a blue moon, a horror movie comes along and blows all the other competition out of the water.  To me, that movie was "The Hallow" by director Corin Hardy.  Not many movies can terrify me to the point of not wanting to move but this film certainly rose to the occasion. "The Hallow" tells the story of a family who move to a remote home in Ireland due to the husbands conservationist work.​

Natalie & Anthony Q&A

10/28/15

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Shannon McGrew

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having coffee with Anthony DiBlasi, director of the newly released horror film, "Last Shift, and actress Natalie Victoria (who plays Marigold in "Last Shift). It was one of the most enjoyable interviews I've done and I was able to get a glimpse into the mind of a horror director as well as learn what it's like to be an actress in the horror genre.​

Tales of Halloween

10/23/15

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Shannon McGrew

Anthologies for me have always been hit or miss, but the moment I heard about Tales of Halloween I was on board.  How could I not be?  Tales of Halloween was bringing together 10 of the most well known horror directors for one movie!  As the date got closer, my excitement grew.​

Goosebumps

10/23/15

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James H. Carter II

Having never read a Goosebumps book in my life, I probably have a very interesting take on the 2015 live action “Goosebumps” film, based on the popular 90’s book series.  The film centers around a teenage boy named Zach who just happens to move next door to Goosebumps author R. L. Stine played by Jack Black.

 

 

 

Room

10/10/15

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James H. Carter II

  

Being claustrophobic, I felt very intrigued to see “Room”, which is an intense drama about Joy, a woman that has been held captive in a garden shed and her 5 year old son Jack who was born in captivity.  My first thought was how could someone cope having to live in such a confined space for so long?

 

 

 

Manson Family Vacation

10/9/15

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Shannon McGrew

About a week ago, I was sitting in a movie theatre getting ready to watch a screening when the manager of the theatre came up to the front of the room.  Since I attend a lot of screenings, this didn't seem out of the ordinary, the manager usually addresses the crowd prior to a movie to let us in on any special screenings that were coming up.​

Andrew Sensenig

9/24/15

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Anthony P.

Sony Playstation’s original scripted show, “Powers” has become a smash hit, combining elements of superhero, police procedural, and crime noir storytelling. Here to discuss the many layers of the show is Andrew Sensenig, who plays the character of Triphammer.

 

Goodnight Mommy

9/24/15

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Shannon McGrew

A few months ago, I had received a message from a friend of mine asking me if I had seen the trailer for a new foreign horror movie called "Goodnight Mommy."  I informed them that I hadn't in which they immediately sent me a link to the trailer.​

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

9/24/15

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Anthony P.

It’s not the first of its kind, and it won’t be the last. The action-comedy-spy genre is far from new territory, but The Man From U.N.C.L.E. hits all the right notes, packs all the right surprises, and exceeds expectations of the tried and true espionage comedy—keeping the audience on their toes as it packs a surprise uppercut where they would expect a jabbing cliché

 

Taylor Grant

8/29/15

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Anthony P.

Taylor Grant is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated Author, award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, as well as an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers Association.

His work has been seen on network television, the big screen, the stage, newspapers, comic books, national magazines, anthologies, the Web, and heard on the radio.

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