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An Interview with Director Marko Mäkilaakso, It Came from the Desert

An Interview with Director Marko Mäkilaakso, It Came from the Desert

Marko Mäkilaakso, director and co-writer of the sci-fi comedy/horror film It Came from the Desert, was kind enough to let us ask him some questions about his movie, his background, and his thoughts about horror and filmmaking.

It Came from the Desert is inspired by the films I grew up with and love. It’s actually the most perfect film to show who I am as director. That’s why this is my most personal film.”

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An Interview with Actor Ken Foree, Dawn of the Dead, The Devil’s Rejects

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An Interview with Actor Ken Foree, Dawn of the Dead, The Devil's Rejects

The name Ken Foree needs no introduction in the horror world. A tremendous, versatile actor who’s familiar with fans of the silver and small screen, but will always be a legend to horror fans since his breakout performance in Dawn of the Dead.

“It was the seventies and racism was as prevalent as it is today.”

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An Interview with Director Uwe Boll, Postal, BloodRayne

An Interview with Director Uwe Boll, House of the Dead, Rampage, Postal

Director Uwe Boll shouldn’t need much of an introduction to film fans. Quite the controversial figure, it seems if he’s not making films that divide opinion, he’s pissing off the people that are.

“Independent movies are dead. What we have left are TV shows, $200mil studio movies and some Oscar contenders. The rest will be $100k movies shot by amateurs and wannabe filmmakers.”

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An Interview with Actress/Author Barbie Wilde, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, The Venus Complex

An Interview with Actress/Author Barbie Wilde, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, The Venus Complex

Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Morecambe and Wise, Sooty(!), Charles Bronson, Laura Dern, Johnny Rotten, Iggy Pop, Clive Barker… Apart from all being huge stars across various mediums (especially Sooty), they all share one specific thing in common… Barbie Wilde.

“At the Hellbound audition, I met Tony Randel, we had a chat, and the next day, I got the job. It’s funny, because I nearly didn’t go to the audition, as I thought that they were looking for someone to play the Chatterer character and I found that particular Cenobite far too scary in the first film.”

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An Interview with Actress Julie Carmen, Fright Night Part 2, In the Mouth of Madness

An interview with actress Julie Carmen, Fright Night Part 2

Fright Night Part 2 would only work if its main vampire – following the iconic Jerry Dandrige – was strong. Regine Dandridge, the sister of Jerry, was played wonderfully by Julie Carmen. Sultry, sexy with a huge element of danger, Carmen truly became part of the Fright Night universe with this performance.

Fright Night Part 2 would have evaporated into the ethers if it were not for some dear loyal souls who originally saw the film and who continue to talk about the effect it had on them while growing up.”

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I Kill Giants Director Anders Walter’s Top Five Influences

I Kill Giants Director Anders Walter's Top Five Influences

To celebrate the UK DVD release of I Kill Giants, Academy Award-winning director Anders Walter discusses five of his biggest movie inspirations and the power of film to transport us back to childhood.

“Every year I maybe see ten fantastic movies, but they don’t stay with me the same as when I was young. They might become classics in their own way. But people’s favourite films, I think, always have to do with when you are most open to the world in general. And obviously that is when you are young.”

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Inside the Batcave with Keith Mayo

Inside the Batcave with Keith Mayo

One of the greatest things about being a fan of a cult classic television show, is meeting people that share your interest.

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Keith Mayo, a twelve year drill sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, retired maximum security correctional officer, and all around stand up guy.

“My collection is small compared to most folks, but that’s because of its narrow focus. I only collect items tied directly to the [Batman] TV show and then only those that depict Adam West and Burt Ward.”

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An Interview with Director Liam O’Donnell, Beyond Skyline (Part II: Hydraulx VFX, Aliens vs. Predator)

Discussing Hydraulx VFX and Film/TV Influences with Director Liam O'Donnell, Beyond Skyline

Continuing from our previous interview, Attack from Planet B talked with Liam O’Donnell about his previous projects for Hydraulx VFX, and the various influences that have helped shape him as a filmmaker, and his well-received follow-up to Skyline; the aptly titled Beyond Skyline.

“You can’t really get away from Aliens when you are making a movie like this… There is a lot of the hive/powerplant sequence vibe with the eggs, the methylcellulose slime, and the latex webbing.”

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An Interview with Director Liam O’Donnell, Beyond Skyline

An Interview with Director Liam O'Donnell, Beyond Skyline

After co-writing and producing Skyline in 2010, Liam O’Donnell spent the better half a decade working on his directional debut; the well-received follow-up, Beyond Skyline. Attack from Planet B talked with Liam about his experience on both movies, and the challenges associated with making a hybrid genre film.

“In the first cut that I showed the producers, during the end fight scene – the martial art scene – they were like, this is just alien knife porn!”

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An Interview with Director Shinichi Fukazawa, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell

An Interview with Director Shinichi Fukazawa

Trapped inside an old haunted property, a body builder finds himself tormented by a relentless ghost with a 30 year grudge in Shinichi Fukazawa’s tongue-in-cheek splatter comedy; Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell. With the assistance of Terracotta Distribution, Attack from Planet B has had the opportunity to interview Shinichi Fukazawa to discuss his first feature-length film.

“When I watched Evil Dead in the theater, it inspired me a lot. Then I started to make similar short horror movies.”

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