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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

EPISODE 100: SMILE Director, Parker Finn

11/23/2022
Welcome to the Nick Taylor Horror show, Episode 100! As always, each episode of The Nick Taylor Horror Show explores how today's horror filmmakers are getting their movies made while deconstructing their methods and career strategies into practical insights that you can use on your own horror filmmaking journey. This includes their creative processes, funding resources, favorite books & tools, key life lessons, and much much more. I have a very special episode in store today, one that...

Duration:00:44:48

Podcast Storyteller Extraordinaire, Mark Ramsey [Bonus]

11/18/2022
Mark Ramsey is an audio storyteller and maker of some of my favorite podcasts, including the Inside Series, which consisted of Inside Jaws, Inside The Exorcist, and Inside Psycho. Which if you have not listened to yet, do yourself a favor and download them all; they are a treat for any horror or cinema fan. In collaboration with his partner and sound designer Jeff Schmidt, Mark's specialty has become making memorable, compelling, and revolutionary audio experiences that thrill, inspire,...

Duration:00:43:16

SISSY Directors, Kane Senes & Hannah Barlow [Episode 99]

11/10/2022
Kane Senes & Hannah Barlow are the director duo behind Sissy, an Australian slasher comedy about bullying, social media, and the processing of trauma. Sissy was the opening night film of the prestigious SXSW Midnighters program and won multiple awards on the festival circuit before becoming a Shudder original. Prior to Sissy, Kane directed Echoes of War in 2015 and then For Now in 2019, which he co-directed with Hannah, making it her directorial debut. Sissy is now streaming on Shudder, so...

Duration:00:33:20

SALOUM Director, Jean Luc Herbulot [Episode 98]

11/3/2022
As always, each episode of The Nick Taylor Horror Show explores how today's horror filmmakers are getting their movies made while deconstructing their methods and career strategies into practical insights that you can use on your own horror filmmaking journey. This includes their creative processes, funding resources, favorite books & tools, key life lessons, and much much more. Jean Luc Herbulot is a Congolese writer & director known for Dealer (2014) and the TV show Sakho & Mangane. His...

Duration:00:53:45

THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD Director & Cast, Martin Owen, Hero Fiennes Tiffin & Max [Episode 97]

10/27/2022
As always, each episode of The Nick Taylor Horror Show explores how today's horror filmmakers are getting their movies made while deconstructing their methods and career strategies into practical insights that you can use on your own horror filmmaking journey. This includes their creative processes, funding resources, favorite books & tools, key life lessons, and much much more. From Well Go Entertainment, The Loneliest Boy in the World is billed as a modern fairytale—except with zombies....

Duration:00:46:57

THE ACCURSED Director, Kevin Lewis [Episode 96]

10/13/2022
Kevin Lewis is the director of multiple features, including The Method, Downward Angel, The Drop, and The Third Nail. Last year, Kevin wowed the horror crowd with Willy's Wonderland starring Nicolas Cage, and now Kevin is back in the director's chair with his latest creation, The Accursed. When Elly is asked by a family friend to spend a few days looking after an elderly woman living in a remote cabin, she readily agrees, thinking a short trip to the woods will be a nice escape, but the...

Duration:00:47:16

DEADSTREAM Writers/Directors, Vanessa and Joseph Winter [Episode 95]

10/6/2022
Deadstream is the feature directorial debut from husband-and-wife filmmaking team Vanessa and Joseph Winter that follows a disgraced internet personality who attempts to win back his followers by livestreaming one night alone in a haunted house. But when he accidentally pisses off a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life. Deadstream was a ton of fun. As a horror comedy, I was laughing pretty much throughout the course of this film which was...

DEVIL’S WORKSHOP Writer/Director Chris von Hoffman [Episode 94]

9/30/2022
Chris von Hoffmann is the writer/director behind multiple features including Drifter, Monster Party, and most recently, Devil's Workshop. In Devil’s Workshop, Clayton a struggling actor is desperate for a role as a demonologist. But he has hostile competition with his long-time rival, Donald. Determined to get the role at all costs, he contacts Eliza, an expert in demon lore, to help him prepare. Spending the weekend at her home, Eliza forces Clayton to confront his troubling past through...

Duration:01:01:55

DEVIL’S WORKSHOP Writer/Director Chris von Hoffman [Episode 94]

9/29/2022
Chris von Hoffmann is the writer/director behind multiple features including Drifter, Monster Party, and most recently, Devil's Workshop. In Devil’s Workshop, Clayton a struggling actor is desperate for a role as a demonologist. But he has hostile competition with his long-time rival, Donald. Determined to get the role at all costs, he contacts Eliza, an expert in demon lore, to help him prepare. Spending the weekend at her home, Eliza forces Clayton to confront his troubling past through...

Duration:01:35:06

WHEN THE SCREAMING STARTS Writer/Director Duo, Ed Hartland & Conor Boru [Episode 93]

9/23/2022
Conor Boru & Ed Hartland are the writer/director duo behind When the Screaming Starts, a serial killer mockumentary that's somewhere between What We Do in the Shadows and Man Bites Dog. Aidan aspires to be an infamous serial killer, and when Norman, a struggling journalist, is invited to follow him on his journey to create a Manson-esque murder cult that embarks on a blood-soaked rampage, Norman’s dream of becoming a renowned filmmaker may have just turned into a nightmare. With laughs and...

Duration:00:35:55

PUSSYCAKE Director, Pablo Parés [Episode 92]

9/15/2022
Pablo Parés is an Argentinian filmmaker who's worked on over 15 movies as director or producer. His films include I am Toxic, Plaga Zombie, and Damonium: Soldier of the Underworld. His latest feature Pussycake is a rollicking good time. It's been called Josie and the Pussycats meets Evil Dead, and it delivers on that promise. The movie mixes equal parts Peter Jackson zombie insanity with creature effects and tons of blood, guts, and vomit along the way. The movie is very stimulating...

Duration:00:51:25

BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL’s Alex Brightman [Bonus]

9/15/2022
Beetlejuice will forever hold a very special place in my heart. Every Saturday morning, Beetlejuice was my go-to cartoon, and my VHS of the movie practically melted from being watched so much. I had the action figures, the soundtrack, and the Halloween costume (as a child and as an adult). It wasn’t only my quintessential gateway horror movie, but it also shaped a lifelong unapologetic appreciation for all things weird and macabre. The movie had a “lightning in a bottle” combination of a...

Duration:00:33:06

The Adams Family; Makers of HELLBENDER and THE DEEPER YOU DIG [Episode 91]

9/8/2022
John Adams, Lulu Adams, Zelda Adams, and Toby Poser are a family who write, produce, star in, and edit all of their films themselves. Together they've produced multiple features, including KNUCKLE JACK, RUMBLESTRIPS, THE HATRED, THE DEEPER YOU DIG, and most recently HELLBENDER which you can watch right now on Shudder on The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. With HELLBENDER, the family shot the movie around the country during the pandemic using gear they bought themselves. The Adams Family...

Duration:00:35:23

YELLOW VEIL on Producing Boundary-Breaking Indie Horror [Episode 90]

9/1/2022
Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms, and Joe Yanick are the trio behind Yellow Veil, a NY/LA-based worldwide film sales and distribution company with a focus on horror and boundary-pushing genre cinema. Their slate includes Luz, I Trapped the Devil, Blood Quantum, The Cleansing Hour, Hellbender, Depraved, Sator, and most recently, Gaspar Noe's Lvx Æterna. In this conversation, Hugues, Justin, and Joe get into how they came together as a company, keys to successfully producing boundary-pushing...

Duration:00:40:56

Season 3 Return

8/30/2022
Hello dear listeners, Nick Taylor here - I apologize for my unannounced recent absence. Many of you have been extremely sweet online, talking about how much you miss the show and wondering when new episodes will be dropping, and I am very, very humbled and appreciative of every one of you. Here to announce that the show will be returning on September first! We got some great guests coming up, so please stay tuned, and thank you as always for listening. ----- Produced by Simpler Media

Duration:00:05:26

Prolific Producer, DJ Dodd [Episode 89]

3/31/2022
DJ Dodd is a Philadelphia-based producer of over 20 feature films and has also produced and developed television content for many major cable networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Food Network, Travel Channel, Nat Geo, History Channel, and Bloomberg, among others. In this wide-ranging conversation, we get into DJ's backstory, his mentorship relationship with David Foster, his approach to casting major celebrities, and insights on how he's able to manage such an enormous...

Duration:00:39:59

SEE FOR ME Director, Randall Okita [Episode 88]

3/17/2022
Randall Okita is a Japanese Canadian director and artist. His latest movie is the new IFC Midnight thriller, See for Me. See for Me is about a young blind woman, house-sitting at a secluded mansion, who finds herself under invasion by thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defense is a new app called “See For Me” that connects her to a volunteer across the country who helps her survive by seeing on her behalf through her phone. See for Me is now available on-demand and super...

Duration:00:30:30

WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW Writer, Director & Actor, Jim Cummings [Episode 87]

3/3/2022
Jim Cummings is an American actor and filmmaker. He started his career in 2016 with the short film Thunder Road, which he extended into a 2018 feature film of the same name. You probably know him best for The Wolf of Snow Hollow, which he wrote, directed, and starred in. Wolf of Snow Hollow was one of my favorite films of 2020 and was the last performance of the dearly departed Robert Forster. Jim's latest movie is The Beta Test, a dark comedy thriller about a hapless young man who...

Duration:00:23:37

FRIED BARRY Director, Ryan Kruger [Episode 86]

2/24/2022
Ryan Kruger is a South African writer and director who burst on the scene last year with his feature debut Fried Barry. Fried Barry is completely bonkers in the most wonderful way. It's about a drug-addled man in Johannesburg who gets abducted by aliens. The aliens take full control of his body and we watch the title character Barry go through one insane drug-fueled and blood-soaked adventure after another under their control. It's a blast and was featured on The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob...

Duration:00:49:26

1922 and RATTLESNAKE Director, Zak Hilditch [Episode 85]

2/17/2022
Zak Hilditch is an Australian writer and director primarily known for the Netflix hits, Rattlesnake, and 1922, based on the Stephen King novella. Zak's earlier films include Transmission and These Final Hours. Zak is a very exciting director and has a very inspiring origin story, along with some great advice for pitching producers. I took a lot of notes from this conversation and hope you enjoy it. Here are some key takeaways from this conversation with Zak Hilditch. Make your feature 8...

Duration:00:54:08