Gordon Smith: Oliver Stone, X-Men, & Innovation

This episode the guest is Makeup legend Gordon Smith. From his work on Near Dark and Jacob’s Ladder to his works with Oliver Stone and groundbreaking work on the X-Men movies Gordon has left moviegoers in awe on numerous occasions. His work was revolutionary in the medium and changed how Continue with the brain picking…

Tom Sullivan: The Book Of The Dead and some religion at the end.

This episode starts off the Makeup effects artist series and who better to begin with than Tom Sullivan. Tom most notably did the effects for The Evil Dead along with the preceding short film Within The Woods. He also worked on Evil Dead 2, The Fly 2 and other projects Continue with the brain picking…

Chad Crawford Kinkle: The Evolution Of Jug Face

  This episode the guest is writer/director, Chad Crawford Kinkle. His film Jug Face premiered at Slamdance this year and has gotten great reviews thus far. Chad and his work was first brought to my attention when I spoke with Andrew van den Houten on a previous episode of the Continue with the brain picking…

Tom Noonan: An Artist To Learn From

This episode the guest is the multifaceted writer/director/actor Tom Noonan. Tom has left a mark in the realms of theatre and film. From his breakout role in Manhunter to his directorial efforts both stage and screen Tom has constantly inspired creativity and a passion for the arts. This episode gives Continue with the brain picking…

Bill Moseley: From Chop Top to Manson

This episode the guest is horror icon Bill Moseley. Bill is known for his roles as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw  Massacre 2 and as Otis in Rob Zombie’s films, House Of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. Having been a part of many genre classics Bill has seen it all Continue with the brain picking…

Michael Rooker: Discussing Henry, Merle, and Stink Palms

The guest this episode is a special one. Michael Rooker known by most as Merle from the hit T.V. show “The Walking Dead”.  However, most genre fans will know Michael for the iconic role of Henry from “Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer”. Michael has had a long and interesting Continue with the brain picking…

Tony Timpone: Horror’s Goodwill Ambassador

This episode the guest is Horror Icon Tony Timpone. Tony was the longtime editor of the legendary Fangoria Magazine. Tony was also instrumental in Fangoria’s Weekend Of Horrors, Fangoria Radio, and Fangoria’s film division. In 1996 Tony released one of the greatest books on makeup FX entitled “Men, Makeup & Continue with the brain picking…

Stuart Gordon: Reanimating The Genre.

This episode the guest is acclaimed director, Stuart Gordon. From Re-Animator to Edmond, Stuart has never given in to studio pressure or outside influence. Stuart has had such an influence on the genre over the past decades that it is hard not to see a nod to his works in most Continue with the brain picking…

Lance Henriksen and Joseph Maddrey: To Hell They Ride!

This episode’s guest is a special one! Lance Henriksen is a name that not only genre fans but all film fans should know, from his roles in films such as Terminator, Aliens, Near Dark, Pumpkinhead, Hard Target & Dog Day Afternoon just to name a few. Lance has lived an Continue with the brain picking…

Penn Jillette: Dolphins are Bullshit and other views!

This episode the guest is author, magician, filmmaker, patent holder and fellow podcaster Penn Jillette!   Penn is a man who does not compromise in any of his ventures and it has benefited him greatly. His new book, Every Day Is An Atheist Holiday is a must read regardless of religious views. The frankness Continue with the brain picking…