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Exploring the techniques, strategies, and key pieces of advice for aspiring horror directors, straight from the minds of some of the greatest filmmakers and creators in horror. Host Nick Taylor engages in one-on-one conversations with directors, producers, writers, actors and artists to uncover the keys to their creative and professional success in the horror business.

Exploring the techniques, strategies, and key pieces of advice for aspiring horror directors, straight from the minds of some of the greatest filmmakers and creators in horror. Host Nick Taylor engages in one-on-one conversations with directors, producers, writers, actors and artists to uncover the keys to their creative and professional success in the horror business.
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Exploring the techniques, strategies, and key pieces of advice for aspiring horror directors, straight from the minds of some of the greatest filmmakers and creators in horror. Host Nick Taylor engages in one-on-one conversations with directors, producers, writers, actors and artists to uncover the keys to their creative and professional success in the horror business.

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The Candyman Himself, Tony Todd [Episode 7]

12/6/2018
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Tony Todd is a deeply beloved horror icon with a well earned place among the pantheon of horror actors like Robert England, Kane Hodder, and Gunnar Hansen. If there was a horror Mount Rushmore, his face would certainly be on it and it is entirely because of his soulfully terrifying performance as Candyman in 1992. The subject of Candyman has been very hot in the past couple weeks ever since Jordan Peele announced that his production company, MonkeyPaw, will be helming the next...

Duration:00:45:45

Joe Bob Briggs on the State of Horror Cinema [Episode 6]

11/20/2018
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Joe Bob Briggs has been entertaining horror enthusiasts for over 30 years, and now with his latest server-crashing, internet-breaking Shudder marathon, The Last Drive-In, he has brought in a whole new legion of fans. His humorous anecdotes mixed with an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema is a magical combination that adds a tremendous amount of fun and educational value to the horror viewing experience, while also imbuing audiences with a strong appreciation of the films and genre. The fact...

Duration:00:45:41

Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates on Acting & Character Building [Episode 5]

11/15/2018
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Key Links Kim Coates’ Twitter Page We all know him best as Tig Trager from Sons of Anarchy, but between 2016’s Officer Downe, Canada’s gangster crime drama, Bad Blood, and the gritty western epic, Godless on Netflix, Kim Coates is becoming more and more of a household name and truthfully, I couldn’t be happier to be seeing so much more of him! Often playing edgy characters that live on the fringe of society, Kim has appeared in numerous huge movies including Waterworld, Braveheart,...

Duration:00:32:58

Steve Mitchell on Directing Larry Cohen Documentary, King Cohen [Episode 4]

11/8/2018
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Key Links King Cohen Trailer King Cohen is a fantastically fun documentary that tells the larger than life story of the prolific writer, director, and producer Larry Cohen, the creative genius behind such beloved horror classics as It’s Alive, The Stuff and Q – The Winged Serpent. In addition to being a charming and humorous romp into 70’s genre Hollywood, what lies at the heart of the film is Larry Cohen’s fierce irrepressibility as an artist. Throughout the course of his career, Cohen...

Duration:01:22:46

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s Horror Business [Episode 3]

10/31/2018
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Key Links Doyle’s Instagram Page Doyle’s Twitter Page Here’s a recap of Doyle’s key takeaways for musicians (and artists of any kind) Do you.Don't get too caught up with (music) theory. Doyle knows 2 chords - that’s it. A 30+ year career entirely built on 2 GUITAR CHORDS. But, as you can see, you can do a lot with two chords. It hasn’t limited him in the slightest as he has a very distinctive guitar sound. So Find your style, fuck everything else. If it sounds good stick with it.Focus on...

Duration:00:27:12

Joe Dante and the Hustle of Horror Filmmaking [Episode 2]

10/30/2018
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Key Links Joe Dante on Twitter Joe Dante is a man who needs no introduction. Perhaps best known by our kind for Gremlins and The Howling, Joe Dante’s filmography spans from the 70’s with his directorial debut, Piranha, under Roger Corman, (fun fact: Piranha 2 was directed by James Cameron and also his first movie) to The Explorers, Innerspace, The Burbs, Matinee, Small Soldiers, and many more including my favorite segment from The Twilight Zone Movie. We met with Joe to discuss the...

Duration:00:24:25

Filmmaking Advice from HELL FEST Director, and Blumhouse alum, Gregory Plotkin [Episode 1]

10/26/2018
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Key Links Greg Plotkin’s Twitter Profile Editor, director, and Blumhouse veteran, Gregory Plotkin, has had a multifaceted film career. Having edited most of the films in the Paranormal Activity franchise, even directing The Ghost Dimension, Greg went on to edit Happy Death Day and Get Out. His latest directorial horror entry is Hell Fest – a horror theme park, slasher extravaganza, staring the Candyman himself, Tony Todd! We sat down with Greg to discuss Hell Fest and his career path to...

Duration:00:35:39

Welcome to The Nick Taylor Horror Show!

10/24/2018
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Nick Taylor Horror Show! My mission, is to help aspiring horror filmmakers by providing priceless wisdom from the movers, shakers, and movie makers who are making it happen in horror today. Through conversations with horror directors, producers, writers & creators, we'll explore their creative processes while extracting their top tips, strategies and pieces of advice for success in the beloved dark arts that we call horror.

Duration:00:01:25