Scare LA and 2017 Halloween Season Preview | The ScareGuys Horror Show

Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “The ScareGuys Horror Show”. Breaking down some of the best horror films and aspects of the Genre leading up to Halloween!

Welcome to the very first episode of THE SCARE GUY, where we celebrate everything
that’s scary fun… this week we preview ScareLA, California’s premier horror convention, and we preview all the cool movies and events coming up this Halloween Season.

Jim Frye @conguyjim, Derek Samms @conguyderek, Luke Cheeseman @conguyluke, Ben Kliever @Benkliewer

Special Guests: Alana Jordon @alanajordon, Lora @ScareLosAngeles, Jose Valesquez

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What is The ScareGuy Podcast?! | The ScareGuys Horror Show

Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “The ScareGuys Horror Show”. Breaking down some of the best horror films and aspects of the Genre leading up to Halloween!

A quick recap of what The ScareGuys will be!

Jim Frye @conguyjim

Derek Samms @conguyderek

Luke Cheeseman @conguyluke

Ben Kliewer @benkliewer

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Evil Dead II (1987)… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Ben Begley and Jesse McIntosh breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES!

Today we’re talking about Evil Dead II (1987)!

Evil Dead II is a 1987 American comedy horror film directed by Sam Raimi. It is a parody sequel to the 1981 horror film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel (they wrote the screenplay during the production of another collaboration Crimewave), produced by Robert Tapert, and stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams.

Filming took place in Michigan and North Carolina in 1986 and the film was released in the United States on March 13, 1987. It was a minor box office success, achieving just under $6 million. It garnered positive reviews in which critics praised Raimi’s direction and Campbell’s performance.

Like the original, Evil Dead II has accumulated a cult following. The film was followed by a third installment, Army of Darkness, in 1992 and a television series, Ash vs Evil Dead, in 2015.

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This week on GMP, Ben Begley and Jesse McIntosh break down Evil Dead II!

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The Ring Vs. The Grudge – Monster Movie Mash-up Episode 2

Join Lacretia Lyon, Sam Davidson and Renee Ariel break down famous movie monsters and how they match up! Today we’re talking about The Ring Films and The Grudge Films and which are better.

About Monster Movie Mashup: For the month of October, join our hosts as they battle it out to decide which horror movie is the best in weekly bouts!

Matthew A. Brown, Ashley C. Williams, and Ryan Cooper discusses Julia on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, hosts Kristen Snyder and Ryan Malaty interview Matthew A. Brown, Ryan Cooper, and Ashley C. Williams from Julia in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. @ThePopcornTalk

Crimson Peak Review | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV), Demetri Panos (@DMovies1701) and John Comerford discuss the 2015 movie Crimson Peak. Crimson Peak is a 2015 gothic romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins. The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver. Produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Universal Pictures, the film was released on October 16, 2015. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.  

Val Lewton Discussion | Historic Hollywood

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Val Lewton. Lewton worked as a writer for the New York City MGM publicity office, providing novelizations of popular movies for serialization in magazines, which were sometimes later collected into book form. He also wrote promotional copy. He quit this position after the success of his 1932 novel No Bed of Her Own, but when three later novels that same year failed to succeed as well, he journeyed to Hollywood for a job writing a screen treatment of Gogol‘s Taras Bulba for David O. Selznick. The connection for this job came through Lewton’s mother, Nina.[clarification needed] Though a film of Taras Bulba did not follow, Lewton was hired by MGM to work as a publicist and assistant to Selznick. His first screen credit was “revolutionary sequences arranged by” in David O. Selznick‘s 1935 version of A Tale of Two Cities. Lewton also worked as an uncredited writer for Selznick’s Gone with the Wind, including writing the scene where the camera pulls back to reveal hundreds of wounded soldiers at the Atlanta depot. Lewton also worked for Selznick as a story editor, a scout for discovering literary properties for Selznick’s studio, and as a go-between with the Hollywood censorship system. On the documentary The Making of Gone With the Wind Lewton is described by another Selznick employee as warning that Gone With the Wind was unfilmable, and Selznick would be making “the mistake of his life” trying to make a successful movie of it. In 1942, Lewton was named head of the horror unit at RKO studios, at a salary of US$250 per week. He would have to follow three rules: each film had to come in under a US$150,000 budget, each was to run under 75 minutes, and Lewton’s supervisors would supply the film titles. Lewton’s first production was Cat People, released in 1942. The film was directed by Jacques Tourneur, who subsequently also directed I Walked With a Zombie and The Leopard Man for Lewton. Made for US$134,000, the film went on to earn nearly US$4 million, and was the top moneymaker for RKO that year. This success enabled Lewton to make his next films with relatively little studio interference, allowing him to fulfill his vision, despite the sensationalistic film titles he was given, focusing on ominous suggestion and themes of existential ambivalence. Lewton always wrote the final draft of the screenplays for his films, but avoided on-screen co-writing credits except in two cases, The Body Snatcher and Bedlam, for which he used the pseudonym “Carlos Keith”, which he had previously used for the novel Where the Cobra Sings. After RKO promoted Tourneur to A films, Lewton gave first directing opportunities to Robert Wise and Mark Robson. Between 1945 and 1946, Boris Karloff appeared in three films for RKO produced by Lewton: Isle of the Dead, The Body Snatcher, and Bedlam. In a 1946 interview with Louis Berg, of the Los Angeles Times, Karloff credited Lewton with saving him from what Karloff saw as the overextended Frankenstein franchise at Universal Pictures. Berg writes, “Mr. Karloff has great love and respect for Mr. Lewton as the man who rescued him from the living dead and restored, so to speak, his soul.”

Wes Craven Profile – Special (September 1st, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Today we’re doing a special memoriam episode to remember the horror icon Wes Craven. Wesley EarlWesCraven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films. He was best known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directing the first installment and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, and co-writing A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner. Craven also directed all four films in the Scream series, and co-created the Ghostface character. Some of his other films include The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, Red Eye and My Soul to Take. Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

Insidious: Chapter 2 | Anatomy of a Movie

<iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”//” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> In this show, Phil Svitek and co-hosts Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and Demetri Panos discuss the 2013 James Wan film Insidious: Chapter 2 in which the haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. They discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc.This podcast was originally recorded as part of the AfterBuzz TV network.