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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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English


Episodes

The Legendary Adam Green! [Episode 80]

5/6/2021
Guys, we got ADAM FUCKIN’ GREEN ON THE SHOW TODAY!! Adam is a guy who needs no introduction; the man behind Holliston, Frozen, Spiral, Digging up the Marrow, and the beloved Hatchet series, Adam is a household name in annals of horror history and a downright awesome human being. I'm sure you already listen to his podcast The Movie Crypt, but if you don't, I highly recommend you do. Ok, this episode is amazing and clearly one of the best we've ever done. Adam slayed this interview and went...

Duration:01:41:05

THE POWER, Writer/Director, Corinna Faith [Episode 79]

4/29/2021
Corinna Faith is a British Writer and Director who recently made her feature debut with The Power. The Power tells the story of a young nurse forced to work the night shift in a crumbling hospital during a time when England was plunged into mandatory blackouts every night to conserve power. As she works her shifts by candlelight, a terrifying presence threatens to consume her and everyone around her. The Power is a very atmospheric and spooky supernatural thriller, and the concept of nightly...

Duration:00:47:07

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Writer, Josh Miller [Episode 78]

4/22/2021
Josh Miller is a household name in the horror community, an American filmmaker, writer, director, and actor. Among other things, Josh created the Fox animated series Golan the Insatiable and wrote the script for Sonic the Hedgehog film, and is directing the cult horror-comedy Hey, Stop Stabbing Me! He is the co-host of The Greatest Movies Never Made podcast, along with Stephen Scarlata, which showcases some of the most interesting movies that never got to see the light of day. I caught up...

Duration:00:38:32

BoulderLight Pictures Founders, J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules [Episode 77]

4/8/2021
J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules are the founders and executives of BoulderLight Pictures, a horror-centric production house in Los Angeles. Under BoulderLight, JD & Rafi have put out over 15 movies including: Becky, Pledge, Contracted, Dementia and most recently, The Vigil. When asked who the next Blumhouse will be, Jason Blum, without question, said BoulderLight pictures. Between their shrewd emphasis on economics, eye for bold talent, and recently launched international sales arm, JD...

Duration:00:52:12

THE EMPTY MAN, Writer/Director, David Prior [Episode 76]

4/1/2021
David Prior is an American writer and director who made his feature directorial debut with The Empty Man. The Empty Man is an epic in the world of horror and one of the most criminally overlooked horror movies of 2020. The movie itself has the scope, ambition, and execution of a Chris Nolan movie while mixing elements of cults, quantum horror, and creepypastas into an extremely unique mythology that is all its own. Guys, if you haven't seen it, you have to. Empty Man was one of the most...

Duration:01:09:06

LUCKY, Writer/Actress & Director, Brea Grant & Natasha Kermani [Episode 75]

3/19/2021
We have a super special episode today with Brea Grant and Natasha Kermani in the house!! Brea Grant is an actress, writer, director, graphic novel author, and a household name in the horror community. Perhaps best known among us horror fans for her acting work in Dexter, Heroes, After Midnight, and Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, Brea also recently wrote and directed the very bloody and very funny 12-Hour Shift, now streaming on Hulu and if that wasn't enough, Brea has released her newest graphic...

Duration:00:54:43

30 DAYS OF NIGHT Writer & Prolific Comic Author, Steve Niles [Episode 74]

3/12/2021
Steve Niles is an American comic book writer, novelist, screenwriter, and producer with a prolific portfolio of groundbreaking horror comics including Criminal Macabre, Ash & the Army of Darkness, Batman: Gotham County Line, Ghosts of Krypton, a Superman adventure and October Faction upon which the Netflix show is based. Steve also wrote the original comic and adapted the screenplay for 30 Days of Night among many, many other things. Steve is also the co-founder of Monster Forge, an...

Duration:00:34:45

THE VIGIL Director, Keith Thomas [Episode 73]

3/4/2021
Keith Thomas is an American writer and director who made his feature directorial debut with The Vigil from IFC Midnight. The Vigil tells the story of a young man in emotional emotional recovery after fleeing from his Hasidic community, who is called upon to perform an all night vigil over a the body of a recently deceased man in his widow's apartment. Everything is going fine until he realizes that the house is the host of a malevolent spirit. The Vigil was a great film. I personally love...

Duration:00:55:50

WILLY’S WONDERLAND Director, Kevin Lewis [Episode 72]

2/25/2021
Kevin Lewis is an American director of multiple features, including The Method, Downward Angel, The Drop, and The Third Nail. Most recently, Kevin has wowed the horror crowd with Willy's Wonderland, a wonderfully bonkers 'survive the night horror thriller' that pits a group of demonic animatronic animals against an understatedly badass Nicolas Cage. This movie was one of the most culty, return to the midnight movie traditions I've seen this year, and a whole bunch of fun. It delivered the...

Duration:01:18:50

THE NIGHT Director, Kourosh Ahari (Episode 71)

2/18/2021
Kourosh Ahari is an Iranian American director who just made his directorial debut with the horror-thriller, The Night, from IFC Midnight. The Night focuses on a young couple and their baby girl as they check into a hotel room that they suddenly cannot leave until they work out their own inner demons. The Night is currently available on demand. I bought up with Kourosh to talk about his career, lessons learned from his first feature, and how he paid the bills as a filmmaker for years by...

Duration:00:28:01

A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX Director, Rodney Ascher [Episode 70]

2/11/2021
Rodney Ascher is an American documentary filmmaker, perhaps best known among us horror fans for ROOM 237 - a documentary that focuses on the exhaustively diverse amount of theories surrounding The Shining. Rodney’s other projects include The Nightmare, a terrifying deep dive into sleep paralysis, and Primal Screen, about childhood fears of characters that fall in the uncanny valley. Rodney's latest movie, A Glitch in the Matrix, explores the widely reported phenomena of Simulation Theory,...

Duration:00:40:02

Kyle Rankin, Director of RUN HIDE FIGHT [Episode 69]

2/4/2021
Kyle Rankin is an American writer and director, having directed such films as the Battle of Shaker Heights, Infestation, Night of the Living Deb, and The Witch Files. His latest film is the extremely controversial school shooter thriller, Run Hide Fight. In this conversation with Kyle, we explored the genesis of the movie as well as some of the film's misconceptions and intentions. Prepare to have your mettle tested. This is a classic scenario on film sets that a lot of directors don't talk...

Duration:00:40:23

SURVIVING DEATH Director, Ricki Stern [Episode 68]

1/28/2021
Ricki Stern is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and award-winning documentarian of multiple features and series. She's directed such projects as the Trials of Darryl Hunt, The Devil Came on Horseback, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, and The Preppie Murders. Ricki's latest project is Surviving Death, a 6-part docu-series that explores ideas of life after death and psychic phenomena including mediums, paranormal activity, and reincarnation. Surviving...

Duration:00:35:44

Monsterforge Founders, Steve Niles, & Shannon Eric Denton [Episode 67]

1/21/2021
Monsterforge is an extremely exciting new production company specializing on monster related media across films, animation, games, comics, and even toys! Monsterforge was founded by 30-Days of Night creator Steve Niles and artist/animator Shannon Eric Denton. The company is brand new, having launched in November, so I wanted to catch up with the guys about the founding of the company and what Monsterforge has in store for us all. I will give a heavy nerd alert up front because both of these...

Duration:00:29:34

Remembering Stuart Gordon with Brian Yuzna, Larry Fessenden, and Graham Skipper [Episode 66]

1/8/2021
Welcome back to the Nick Taylor Horror Show! As we put the literal horror show of 2020 behind us, I felt it was important to kick off this year with an episode about someone we lost last year, who left a tremendous void in the horror community, and that, of course, is Stuart Gordon. To call Stuart a boundary pusher would be an understatement. Stuart taught entire generations of horror directors how not just to push boundaries but decimate them, and by doing so, show audiences the true power...

Duration:01:41:22

WOLFCOP Director, Lowell Dean [Episode 65]

12/31/2020
Lowell Dean is a Canadian writer and director perhaps best known for his lycanthropic cult classic WolfCop and its sequel Another WolfCop. Usually, I'm not a fan of movies that intentionally embrace campiness, but WolfCop is a different animal, well written, well-acted, great effects, lots of laughs, and overall a lot of fun and unmissable. WolfCop really has the spirit of the midnight monster movie and actually is the closest thing in spirit I've seen to Rob Zombie's Grindhouse concept...

Duration:00:48:28

HOLIDAY BONUS: Stephen Chiodo and Cig Neutron!

12/29/2020
Welcome back to the Nick Taylor Horror Show! Stephen Chiodo is an American writer, director, and special effects makeup artist and one of the legendary Chiodo Brothers. The Chiodo Brothers are a trio of special effects and stop motion artists and animators best known for their work on Team America: World Police, Critters, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space which Stephen also directed. The Chiodos also created the claymation sequences for the Large Marge scene from Pee-wee's Big Adventure,...

Duration:00:54:17

ANYTHING FOR JACKSON Director, Justin Dyck [Episode 64]

12/24/2020
Justin Dyck is a Canadian director who just released Anything for Jackson, now streaming on Shudder. Anything for Jackson is definitely one of my favorite horror films of the year - it really delivers the goods. It’s scary, funny, emotionally poignant, and an extremely unique and different take on ghosts and demons. All in all, it’s a hell of a time and I highly recommend it. Ironically enough, Justin made Anything for Jackson after making a large number of commercial family films in...

Duration:01:01:16

Blumhouse TV President, Jeremy Gold [Episode 63]

12/17/2020
Here today, we have the president of Blumhouse TV, Jeremy Gold. Jeremy manages Blumhouse's portfolio of scripted and unscripted TV series, documentaries, and streaming movies. Since coming to Blumhouse in 2016, Jeremy has expanded the Blumhouse brand beyond horror content to explore not only genre material but also dark, provocative subject matter. Jeremy has worked on such projects as Sharp Objects, multiple films under Blumhouse’s Welcome to the Blumhouse series and previously worked on...

Duration:00:25:44

CASTLE FREAK Director & SFX Master, Tate Steinsiek! [Episode 62]

12/3/2020
Tate Steinsiek is an award-winning special effects makeup artist, writer, and director who's highly anticipated Castle Freak reimagining launches today on Shudder! Tate has worked on multiple films, including Spiderman, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, Scare Package, Satanic Panic, Sharknado 2, and Dragged Across Concrete. Tate is also a mainstay effects artist on shows like Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, and multiple titles on The Discovery Channel. Tate is a two-time finalist on FACE...

Duration:01:16:50