Interview: Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser) 

Interview by Lewis Mainwaring
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‘s horror classic Hellraiser turned 28 over the weekend!! We caught up with Nicholas Vince who played the iconic cenobite Chatterer. He also appeared in Clive Barker’s 1990 film Nightbreed among numerous other roles in-front of an behind the camera.

Nicholas also contributed stories to the Hellraiser and Nightbreed comics published by Marvel and wrote for the Marvel UK comics Warheads and Mortigan Goth: Immortalis.

I’m a notorious scaredy cat”


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GeekedFest 2015 – Report, Photos, Videos.

GeekedFest is a brand new Film & Comic convention in it’s first year which was held at the Newport Centre, South Wales on August 8th & 9th.GeekedFest

The idea came from some local comic book fans who wanted to see an event in their area and decided to make it happen; headed up by Shane Richard Jordan (owner of the nearby Sin City Comics in Cwmbran) & Chris Muscat.

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Objects of Desire: Special Edition Horror Blu-Rays – Part Two

Horror Month – June 2015

Loved by horror geeks universally; a special edition DVD or Blu-Ray release. The appeal comes equally from the packing, presentation, special features & promotional items that are included with the set. These range from well designed standard jewel cases all the way to through to full-blown promotional sets.  Here I examine a few such sets from my own collection and elsewhere.


Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria [Blu-ray] – Region A

 

 To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the films release Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in an all-new 4k digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way. Continue reading

Horror Month: Interview With Lance Guest (Halloween 2)

Horror Month – June 2015

We spoke with actor Lance Guest known for his role as Jimmy in Halloween II. He has gone on have to many other Film roles including Jaws: The Revenge, The Last Starfighter and recurring TV roles in shows such as Lou Grant, St. Elsewhere, Knot’s Landing & Life Goes On plus many other guest appearances.

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“…That guy is so great. And his job is to just rehearse all week for a half hour show and then do it on Friday.”
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Horror Month: Interview with Robert Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses)

Horror Month – June 2015

We spoke with Robert Mukes – known for playing the character of Rufus T Firefly in Rob Zombie’s 2003 directorial debut House of 1000 Corpses.

Rob Zombie is a very cool, mellow, relaxed director who is open to suggestions and ideas and is very easy to work with. I’ve asked many other directors for weapons…  I asked him for a gun and he said, “sure, you can have the sheriff’s gun” 

 

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Horror Month: Interview with Penelope Sudrow (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3)

Horror Month – June 2015

IMG_0492We recently spoke to Penelope Sudrow who is best known for her role as Freddy Krueger victim Jennifer in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3.

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IMG_0490What was your experiences like working on A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) Well, there were a lot of experiences working on nightmare. From the first thing I did was go down to the special effects warehouse and get a full body plaster from head to toe.

That was interesting & I can remember it like yesterday for some reason.

Other than that, for me, it was very much a job. I started working professionally in show business at age 6.

By the time I got Nightmare, I was actually getting a little burned out (pardon the pun, gee I just realized the irony of that comment considering what my character does to herself to stay awake…Hmmm).

Also, because it was a low budget film, there was not a lot of hanging around time as there can be on bigger budget sets. On a lower budget, you just cannot afford to waste time, so I just remember going to the set, doing my job and going home. I lived very close to where we filmed too. Most of the interior shots of the hospital were filmed at the VA hospital in Brentwood where I lived & was raised. Also, in spite of the fact that I grew up in show business, i was actually pretty shy, so i just kind of stayed to myself at that time mostly. Continue reading

Horror Month !!!!!!!!

We at Indie Mac User are gearing up for an entire month dedicated to all things Horror !!!!!!!!

We are bringing to our site horror related articles, reviews, interviews, completions and much much more.
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We will be unveiling some of our interview guests and details on our competitions/giveaway on June 1st.
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Review: Poltergeist

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Poltergeist is a 2015 American 3D supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi.

This film is the latest Hollywood reboot and is a remake of Steven Spielberg‘s and Tobe Hoopers 1982 film of the same name.

The film has been released worldwide today (22nd May 2015).


The film stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett and Kennedi Clements as the Bowen family move in to their house which unbeknownst to them is possessed by evil spirits.

The iconic house and location is imitated well by the film; the only adjustment being bringing the film into the present; incorporating more modern elements such as the use of GPS technology and a TV reality star (Jared Harris).


Ben: This looked and felt very digital and I would prefer if the film-makers had held onto more of the charm of the original. However I enjoyed the performance of Sam Rockwell as out-of-work father Eric and Jared Harris is the slightly comical paranormal investigator Carrigan Burke. 3/5

Lewis: I found the film used CGI to much making it look on times tacky. The original managed to create supernatural occurrences without this technology and still provided a vision astounding cult classic. Also I found the portrayal of ‘Madison’  this films version of ‘Carol Anne’ (portrayed by the late Heather O’Rourke) flat and on times wooden. If you want to see this film done properly watch the original !!!!!! 1/5

If you like Horror articles, reviews and more check out our Horror Month running throughout June. We have interviews with horror genre icons and much much more !!!!!!!!

The original Poltergeist is available now on Amazon.

Lewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery

The Indie Mac User Team

The story of ‘Shooting Clerks (Kevin Smith Biopic) – A Thank-You’

Written by Benjamin Gummery


We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about other people’s projects; however this post is about a personal passion project of mine.

shootingclerksI was really inspired by Scottish Indie film-makers AuldReekieMedia (namely director Christopher Downie & producer Brett Murray who started making YouTube shorts based on works, life & times of writer/director Kevin Smith. Smith is probably my favourite director of all time…I have always loved listening to his Q&As, podcasts and commentary tracks; especially the stories behind making such cult films as Clerks.  But now…these guys are bringing these stories to life in film in such an accurate and respectful way.

kevinsmith_micI even started off the blog properly with my first major article which featured Auld Reekie Media; ‘Kevin Smith, Podcasts & the power of Fandom’ so it has been part of the journey of the blog all along. I pick up their story later on with the release of the trailer for ‘Shooting Clerks’; a feature-length biopic of Kevin Smith focussing on the production of the film Clerks, a story I have always loved.

This led me to thinking how I could practically help out the project further with the resources at my disposal. I had already made contact with some of the original Clerks cast members for interviews and I knew a few other people from the project so putting together some kind of long-distance video project seemed feasible. This led to the idea of ‘Shooting Clerks (Kevin Smith Biopic) – A Thank-You’.

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Gallifrey Stands – A Doctor Who fan podcast (Guest Appearance)

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Gallifrey Stands is a fun, conversational Doctor Who fan podcast featuring interviews with stars, creators & fandom from the world of Doctor Who & beyond (past guests have included Sylvester McCoy, Daphne Ashbrook, Sophie Aldred & Simon Fisher-Becker). Hosted by the delightful Doctor Squee & his assistant Dottie Who.

Also follow them on Twitter @DoctorSquee
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The IndieMacUser team Lewis Mainwaring & Benjamin Gummery appeared as featured guests on Episode 56 as part of the ‘Wales Season’……check it out! We had great fun recording this in Cardiff.

 

 

Audio clips from our coverage of Cardiff Film & Comic Con March 2015 were also featured on  Gallifrey Stands in Episode 49. Featuring an interview with Terry Molloy by resident whovian & co-editor Lewis Mainwaring.