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Horror Highlights: The Terminator Board Game, Ghost Brothers, Splathouse Podcast, Inside Psycho, Zombie Book Series, Midnight Syndicate Live!, Whispers

The Terminator board game's Kickstarter is in its final hours. Space Goat Play's final Kickstarter push is going on right now. Also in today's Highlights: the return of Ghost Brothers, Splathouse podcast's discussion of Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987), Inside Psycho details, Brian Parker's Washington, Dead City book series, Midnight Syndicate's concert details, and a trailer for Whispers.

Terminator Board Game's Final Kickstarter Details: From Space Goat Play: "Hey Goat Game Heads!

We're in the last days of our Terminator Kickstarter and we wanted to make sure you don't miss out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evildead2/the-terminatortm-the-official-board-game

First off, we have a chance for you to get the deluxe Evil Dead 2 game if you missed out on it last time!

We've also unlocked a ton of stretch goals and added a bunch of stuff to the Sgp Exclusive Termination Box!

Finally, we have some really cool metal add-ons you can get,
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Delve into the world of action movies with The Good, the Tough & the Deadly

Having tackled post-apocalyptic movies with his first book World Gone Wild, author and Flickering Myth contributor david j. moore has now turned his attention to the action genre for his sophomore effort, The Good, the Tough & the Deadly: Action Movies & Stars 1960s-Present.

This mammoth, 560-page hardcover presents a comprehensive study into the action genre, and is packed with over a thousand movie reviews featuring every action action star who’s crossed over from the world of martial arts, sports, professional wrestling, and stunt work.

Included in the book are a host of interviews with some of the biggest names in the genre, including the likes of Dolph Lundgren, Carl Weathers, Scott Adkins, Wesley Snipes, Tony Jaa, Michael Jai White, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Mark Dacascos, Michael Dudikoff, Lorenzo Lamas and Roddy Piper.

The Good, the Tough & the Deadly: Action Movies & Stars 1960s-Present is published by Schiffer Publishing and
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Movie Review – The Diabolical (2015)

The Diabolical, 2015.

Directed by Alistair Legrand.

Starring Ali Larter, Max Rose, Chloe Perrin, Patrick Fischler and Arjun Gupta.

Synopsis:

Madison, a single mother, and her children, are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.

The haunted house and the terrorized family sub-genre has become one of the most lucrative – and therefore one of the most exploited – categories in modern motion pictures. It really became personified by the original The Amityville Horror (1979), with its solid build up to a chaotic meltdown that defined the central characters, and since then, the genre has gone through the roof with haunted families and terrorized houses (or is the other way around?) with everything from Poltergeist, to Insidious, and even more recently and obscurely with titles like The Pact,
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2015 San Diego Comic-Con Coverage: Justice League: Gods and Monsters Interviews

As part of our 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International coverage, david j. moore chats with Justice League: Gods and Monsters director Sam Liu, writer Alan Burnett and voice actors Paget Brewster and Tamara Taylor

The DC Universe original movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters (out on DVD and Blu Ray July 28th From Warner Bros.) flip-flops DC’s stable characters by throwing them all in an alternate universe where they are not their famous, Justice-seeking selves. Instead, the characters are given vastly different identities (Batman, for example, is a vampire), and they become involved in a conspiracy that casts them in a dark, sinister light. At 2015’s San Diego Comic Con, several key members of the cast and crew were on hand to discuss their involvement with the film. Amongst those interviewed for this article are director Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies), writer/producer Alan Burnett (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
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Interview: Director Jose Manuel Cravioto on Bound to Vengeance

david j. moore chats with Bound to Vengeance director Jose Manuel Cravioto

A hybrid action thriller/horror slasher, Jose Manuel Cravioto’s Bound to Vengeance follows young Eve (played by Tina Ivlev) as she wakes up tied and bound in a dingy basement, with her captor (played by genre veteran Richard Tyson) looming over her, but in a split second, she turns the tables and she frees herself, taking her captor with her on a night-long odyssey to free others like her. Her journey is fraught with unexpected perils and mistakes as she sometimes kills the wrong people on her quest, but as she’s “bound to vengeance,” her trek through the underbelly of the night yields results hard-earned. Here in an exclusive interview with Flickering Myth, director Cravioto discusses his involvement with the film.

david j. moore: What attracted you to the script for Bound to Vengeance?

Jose Manuel Cravioto
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Interview: Director David Gordon Green on Manglehorn

david j. moore chats with Manglehorn director David Gordon Green

One of the most interesting filmmakers working today, David Gordon Green has worked up an impressive list of films to his credit. He started with the true indie films George Washington (2000), All the Real Girls (2003), and Undertow (2004), and moved into studio-driven films like Pineapple Express (2008), Your Highness (2011), and The Sitter (2011), and he has segued back to indie fare like Prince Avalanche (2013), Joe (2013), and now with his latest, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter. Pacino stars in a challenging role as a lonely locksmith, stuck in a memory of a past love, and when he meets a lovely bank teller (played by Hunter), his life veers in a different direction. Set in and around Austin, Texas, the film is a highly unusual drama from a filmmaker at the peak of his powers. (Manglehorn is currently in theaters throughout the U.
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Love and Mercy press conference

david j. moore reports from the Love and Mercy press conference…

Love and Mercy, the new film from Lionsgate, tells the story of two separate eras of the life of Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys. One period is set during Brian’s creative strides in the 1960’s as he creates the albums Pet Sounds and Smile, and Brian (played in that era by Paul Dano) is struggling with the onsets of psychosis. Years later, Brian (played in the 1980’s by John Cusack) is under the overbearing care of Dr. Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti), who interferes with Brian’s burgeoning romantic relationship with Melinda Ledbetter (Elizabeth Banks), the only hope Brian has of breaking free of Dr. Landy’s prison-like care. Directed by Bill Pohland (a producer of 12 Years a Slave and Into the Wild), written by Oren Moverman (Rampart), and produced by Claire Rudnick Polstein (August: Osage County), Love
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Interview: Pollyanna McIntosh on Let Us Prey

david j. moore chats with Pollyanna McIntosh, star of Let Us Prey

The Scottish / Irish co-production Let Us Prey (out on DVD and Blu-ray May 26th in the U.S.) is a hardcore horror / action hybrid that pits the devil himself (played by Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones)against a handful of sinful policemen and criminals, whose day of judgment is upon them. With only a single policewoman named Rachel (played by Pollyanna McIntosh from The Woman) without a guilty conscience to stand up to him, the devil will have a hell of a night reaping souls. Part homage to John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, and part occult thriller with heaping doses of blood and gore, Let Us Prey will appeal to fans of both horror and action, and the film’s star McIntosh takes time to discuss her role in the film here.

david j. moore:
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Movie Review – Maggie (2015)

Maggie, 2015.

Directed by Henry Hobson

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin and Joely Richardson.

Synopsis:

A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.

The world is in the midst of an apocalypse the media has dubbed “The Turn,” in which much of humanity has succumbed to a “necro-ambulant” condition … a scientific way of saying that people everywhere are turning into flesh-rotting zombies. Martial law is declared, countries are on lockdown, and if you’re bitten by one of the walking dead you’re closely watched by family members over the course of about two weeks, after which time you are either terminated by a loved one or interred into a mass holding pen, a filthy quarantine zone where zombies are free to munch on each other until they completely phase out.
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Interview: Director Rob Baard talks The Ninja Immovable Heart

david j. moore chats with The Ninja Immovable Heart director and star Rob Baard

The endurance of the ninja genre is evident in 2015 with Rob Baard’s debut feature film The Ninja Immovable Heart, currently out on DVD across the Us (and out in the UK as Ninja on April 20). Baard, a 4th degree black belt in ninjutsu, has worked for years building up a ninja-based online universe. With his extensive knowledge of the art of ninjutsu serving as a foundation for his direct-to-video action superhero film, Baard is featured as a captured ninja named Reeve, struggling to unlock his dormant powers. The low budget picture features an extending cameo by top-billed Danny Glover (from the Lethal Weapon franchise), but it is Baard (who serves as writer, director, and producer) who emerges as the real star of the film.

david j. moore: Talk a little about your inspirations for making The Ninja Immovable Heart.
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Interview with Joe Lynch, director of Everly

david j. moore chats with Joe Lynch, director of Everly

Writer/director Joe Lynch has distinguished his filmmaking career by taking projects that are fairly different than one another. From the underrated Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) to Knights of Badassdom (2013), and finally to this year’s Everly, Lynch seems determined to keep himself fresh by not sticking to a single genre. Everly, which stars Salma Hayek as a woman trapped in her apartment while her Yakuza boyfriend sends a legion of killers to murder her before she can talk to the FBI, is Lynch’s latest exercise in stylish genre filmmaking.

david j. moore: You’ve dabbled in different genres. I remember when I saw Wrong Turn 2, I was pretty surprised that it was as good as it was.

Joe Lynch: It kind of snuck up on people. They were expecting it to be a straight-to-video knock off of the original film,
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Interview with Shahin Sean Solimon, writer, director and star of Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage

david j. moore chats with Shahin Sean Solimon, writer, director and star of Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage

Every once in a blue moon a film will come out of nowhere, and Shahin Sean Solimon’s independently financed adventure film Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage was released to theaters in North America for a single week. Those who were lucky enough to catch it theatrically were treated to a long-gone style of filmmaking. Filled with stop motion animated monsters, real sets, an orchestral score, and a tirelessly intrepid ambition to remind viewers of a bygone era, the film hearkened back to the glory days of special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, who had contributed indelible, hand-crafted special effects wizardry in films like The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977). Inspired by Harryhausen’s groundbreaking work, Solimon took it upon himself to write, direct,
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Interview with Jennifer Kent, director of The Babadook

david j. moore interviews The Babadook director Jennifer Kent

A heightened psychological horror drama about a distressed widow named Amelia (played by Essie Davis) and her disturbed young son Samuel (played by Noah Wiseman), The Babadook concerns a haunting specter (the title creature) that preys on Samuel, and then, gradually on his mother who learns of it through a mysterious book that tells its tale in storybook fashion. As The Babadook feeds on their fears and begins to swallow their hope and change their perspectives, the film darkens and unleashes its horrors upon the audience. Writer / director Jennifer Kent (a former actress) managed to deliver a strikingly competent genre film, while imbuing it with style, reminiscent of classic horror films from yesteryear.

david j. moore: After I watched The Babadook, I actually Googled “The Babadook,” hoping to find out more about the legend and lore of the creature itself, but as it turns out,
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Interview – Gabe Ibáñez talks Autómata

david j. moore talks to Gabe Ibáñez, director of Autómata

One of the very best films of 2014 is Gabe Ibanez’s Autómata, a science fictional tale set in a post-apocalyptic environment where just over 20 million people are left after solar flares and solar radiation have decimated the planet. Most of humanity resides in dark, crowded, and dank cities where robots have been created to help humans in the rebuilding of our world. But there’s a new problem arising: the robots are evolving and becoming self-aware. The film stars Antonio Banderas as an insurance investigator named Jacq Vaucan, who witnesses firsthand the dawn of a new era. Here, director Gabe Ibanez, talks about his film and its apocalyptic themes.

david j. moore: Can you talk a little bit about why you decided to set Autómata in a post-apocalyptic Earth where the sun had destroyed much of the planet?

Gabe Ibáñez: To be honest,
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Interview – Glenn “Kane” Jacobs talks See No Evil 2

david j. moore talks to Glenn “Kane” Jacobs about See No Evil 2 at the San Diego Comic-Con International…

A WWE superstar, Glenn “Kane” Jacobs has amassed a fan base by portraying a villain people love to hate. He made his crossover into films with the slasher picture See No Evil (2006) from WWE Studios, and his movie career stalled until he made a brief appearance in the spoof MacGruber (2010). He reprised his role as the killer Jacob Goodnight in See No Evil 2 (2014) from WWE Studios and the directing team Jen and Sylvia Soska, and his future in films is up in the air, as he is considering a career in politics (he’s a devout Libertarian supporter of Ron Paul). Whatever is in store for Glenn Jacobs, action and horror fans have more Kane to fear with See No Evil 2.

david j. moore: What can horror fans expect from See No Evil 2?
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Interview – Jen and Sylvia Soska talk See No Evil 2

david j. moore talks to Jen and Sylvia Soska about See No Evil 2 at the San Diego Comic-Con International…

Hot off the independent creative hits Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009) and American Mary (2012), Jen and Sylvia Soska – also known as the Twisted Twins – are back this year with the WWE / Lionsgate venture See No Evil 2, a long-belated sequel to See No Evil (2006), starring Glenn “Kane” Jacobs as the hulking serial killing slasher Jacob Goodnight. The sequel, which the Soskas have promised will up the gore and kill quotient exponentially, is due in theaters this October.

david j. moore: How were able to take the See No Evil franchise to the next level with See No Evil 2?

Jen: When the first one came out, we saw it a million times. We took off where the first one left off and built from there. We put it on steroids and human growth hormones.
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Interview – Noah Wyle, Will Patton, Moon Bloodgood, Maxim Knight, Drew Roy, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones and David Eick talk Falling Skies

david j. moore talks to Noah Wyle, Will Patton, Moon Bloodgood, Maxim Knight, Drew Roy, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones and David Eick about Falling Skies at the San Diego Comic-Con International…

TNT’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi program Falling Skies is currently in its fourth and penultimate season, and as it’s been renewed for a fifth and final season (a 10-episode run), cast members Noah Wyle, Will Patton, Moon Bloodgood, Maxim Knight, Drew Roy, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones, and executive producer David Eick discuss some of the central themes of the show here as well as addressing the show’s impending conclusion.

david j. moore: The post-apocalyptic genre is very much in vogue right now for shows on T.V. What is it like for you to be involved in a show like Falling Skies that has apocalyptic themes, and to portray characters in this simulated apocalyptic world?

Noah Wyle (Tom Mason
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Book Review: World Gone Wild - A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies

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The world of movies is filled with films predicting some horrible future for the human race. Post-apocalyptic films are a big hit in Hollywood, and between zombies taking over, nuclear destruction, and everything in between, cinephiles aren’t experience a shortage of these kinds of films. There’s so many, in fact, that you might not be able to keep up with them all. Fortunately there’s a new book out that can help you sort through them all, and we got the chance to check it out.

For some movies buffs, simply having a bunch of movies isn’t enough to showcase our passion for film. Instead, we like to have a wide array of materials about film in which to gorge ourselves on. If you’re a fan of a certain genre, then it’s not outside the norm to have a book dedicated to those kinds of films.
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Interview: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle and Hank Steinberg discuss The Last Ship

david j. moore chats with The Last Ship stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle and executive prdoucer Hank Steinberg at the San Diego Comic-Con…

The new hit show The Last Ship follows a line of other television shows of late that have apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic themes. A deadly virus sweeps the world by storm and the only cure for humanity lies in Dr. Rachel Scott’s (played by Rhona Mitra from Doomsday, 2008) hands. She’s aboard the last functioning U.S. Naval Destroyer, whose Captain (played by Eric Dane from Grey’s Anatomy) must protect her and the knowledge she has at all costs as outlying dangers encroach and intend to do humanity even more harm. These interviews with actors Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, and executive producer Hank Steinberg shed some light on the show’s topical apocalyptic themes, some of
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Sdcc Interview: Kevin Conroy, star of Batman: Assault on Arkham

david j. moore chats with legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy at the San Diego Comic-Con International…

Every animated character has a voice actor behind it, giving it life. Actor Kevin Conroy has been associated with the Batman character since he voiced him over the course of 86 episodes on Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995), and through many spin-off series’ and feature films that have followed like The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999, 24 episodes), Batman Beyond (1999-2001, 48 episodes), Justice League (2001-2006, 55 episodes) and the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) and Batman: Arkham City (2011). Warner Bros. has continued using Conroy as Batman’s (and Bruce Wayne’s) voice in direct-to-video feature films over the years, and in the new film Batman: Assault on Arkham, Conroy once again lends his distinctive baritone to give the Caped Crusader that familiar voice fans have comfortably accepted and embraced.

david j. moore: Is your performance
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