Announcing the Watermark Project

I’ve been privy to the details behind a massive storytelling archive built by the clean water champions at Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, and I’m delighted to see that the archive has now launched online.  It’s called the Watermark Project, and the concept is to collect stories of people’s connections to water-bodies …

The Disc That Wouldn’t Die!

I’m very proud to be part of Chris Alexander’s revitalization of the shocktillyoudrop.com website. Along with the occasional news item, I’ll be contributing a continuation of Fangoria’s “Dump Bin Diaries” column, called “The Disc That Wouldn’t Die!”. It’ll be further explorations into what cheap-o discs and package deal box sets …

Another Horror Rama in the books…

Still recovering from the second annual Horror Rama festivities over the weekend, but happy to report I have video footage of my onstage interviews with gentleman of horror Mick Garris and the goddess of grue Linnea Quigley. I’ll be editing and posting the clips shortly!  

David Hewlett on DEBUG

The first part of my Fangoria interview with the exceedingly awesome David Hewlett, concerning his new directorial effort DEBUG, is now available right here. Mr. Hewlett is beloved for his role as Rodney McKay on the long-running series STARGATE:ATLANTIS, but I managed to get some reminiscences on his lesser-known lead …

Fangoria #337

Fangoria issue #337 is now on stands, and it’s a doozy. The professor, Wes Craven, graces the cover, and inside is Brice McVicar’s brilliant series of interviews with key NIGHTMARE ON ELM street personnel– including Craven and stars Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp. I felt like the comprehensive 2010 documentary …

An interview with Joe R. Lansdale

Hot off the (digital) press is my new interview with author Joe R. Lansdale on Fangoria.com. For years now, I’ve been a fan of Grandmaster Lansdale and his writing both humorous and fearless, and I love any opportunity to spread around his proprietary East Texas olio of provocative violence, juicy …

Del Toro and THE DEVILS

Even years later, Guillermo Del Toro remains my favorite interview subject. A jet-fuelled quote engine with a hilarious and self-effacing sense of humour, you’ll not lack for material when putting together a piece on whatever subject Del Toro expounds upon. Since Del Toro is pretty much a full-time Toronto resident …

Scream Factory goodies!

The Scream Factory DVD label is known and praised for rescuing neglected genre classics and releasing them with flawless hi-def transfers and impeccably curated extras. Yet the label always seems subject to a level of simmering online discontent and grumbling. Why, the layperson may be asking? A section of broke …

Rocking mountains with Barry Blanchard

There are still sports out there, ones tagged dismissively as “extreme”, that aren’t driven by overpaid athletes or dripping in gaudy sponsorship (though Red Bull is trying it’s best to change that). Alpinism, or climbing, is one of those sports—though perhaps ‘pursuit’ is more accurate. Though healthy competition most definitely …