On this Off-Topic episode, Emily von Seele is joined by the filmmaking family behind Hellbender — Toby Poser, John Adams, and Zelda Adams — to talk about the unexpected inspirations for their new film, making movies on the road during a pandemic, and the unique challenges and rewards of acting opposite your real-life family.Read More »
By: Paul Farrell
Last year, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review Joe Badon’s fascinating debut, The God Inside My Ear (now available on Blu-ray), as part of the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival‘s lineup. It concerns Elizia, a woman whose entire world is thrown into chaos after her boyfriend leaves her to join a religious cult. The film is impressive on multiple levels, moving fluidly between the grounded psychological quirkiness of an independent, dramatic horror picture and the more cosmic, existential concerns typically embedded within epic science fiction. It makes for a movie just as capable of comic irreverence as it is deeply felt solemnity (read my full review here).
By: Nolan McBride
Between Worlds is a new supernatural thriller about a trucker named Joe (Nicolas Cage) who falls in with Julie (Franka Potente), a single mother with the ability to send her spirit between the world of the living and the dead. Following an accident, Julie tries to pull her daughter Billie (Penelope Mitchell) from a coma using her abilities, but something (or someone else) intervenes, resulting in a very different Billie waking up and an unexpected love triangle. I don’t want to spoil the plot any further, but the movie only gets weirder from there.
On a very special bonus episode, Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Paul Farrell, and Emily von Seele to chat with Phil Nobile Jr., Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Fangoria magazine. The group discusses Phil’s initiation into the world of horror, his personal history with the magazine, and what he has in store for the future of the recently resurrected Fangoria.
On a very special bonus episode, Nolan is joined by William Mahaffey, Festival Director of the upcoming Knoxville Horror Film Fest, which is running from Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 22nd at the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8 in Knoxville, Tennessee (tickets available here). We discuss what goes into putting on a film festival and what makes KHFF unique, as well as detailing the festival’s impressive lineup of feature films. For more details on the festival, visit knoxvillehorrorfest.com.