Thom Carnell

Author, Journalist, Genre Specialist

Action-horror author Thom Carnell brings you such thrillers as No Flesh Shall Be Spared and Carpe Noctem.

Episode 149: John Ikuma

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with director, producer, FX artist, animator, publisher of STOP MOTION MAGAZINE, and martial artist, John Ikuma.  We'll go over John's career, chat about how being creative in The Arts and being involved in martial arts can very much be the same thing. We'll also talk about stop motion animation. After the break, Thom & Langley will come back to talk about News, review some Trailers, and, as usual, give out a bunch of film, book, and music recommendations. 

Here is a link to STOP MOTION MAGAZINE:
http://stopmotionmagazine.net

Featured song: Theme from THE AVENGERS by The Laurie Johnson Orchestra

Here is a playlist of discussed Trailers
(please copy and paste this link into your browser)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM7MXfwhDsKlUf6dtaUmcfjm
 

Episode 148: Brandon & Jarrod Shiflett

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with sculptors, Brandon & Jarrod Shiflett. The Shiflett Brothers are renown sculptors of some of the coolest statuary we've ever seen (below are just a few examples). We'll talk about the brothers' background, their career, and talk a bit about their creative process. After the break, Thom & Langley go over news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Here's a link to The Shiflett's site:
http://shiflettbrothers.com

Featured song: "Theme from Darkwing Duck" (written by Philip Griffin & performed by Jeff Pescetto) 

Episode 147: Giovanni Lombardo Radice aka John Morghen

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On this special Halloween episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with actor / writer / director Giovanni Lombardo Radice. Giovanni is best known for his roles in classic genre films like THE CHURCH, STAGEFRIGHT, CANNIBAL FEROX aka MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY, HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, Lucio Fulci's CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE, Scorsese's GANGS OF NEW YORK, and John Moore's THE OMEN reboot. We are honored to have Giovanni on the show and appreciate him taking the time to talk. After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk a bit about Halloween and review some classic trailers. 

Featured song: Vic Mizzy "Theme from THE GHOST AND MR CHICKEN"

Here's the playlist for this episode:
(please cut-n-paste into your browser)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6MLwxWE4u2wpkwhpNJ-HVj

Episode 146: Cody Goodfellow

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with writer Cody Goodfellow. Cody is a legendary genre writer, actor, director of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival-San Pedro, and co-founder of Perilous Press. We'll talk about Cody's work and chat a bit about HP Lovecraft. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review some trailers, and give a few recommendations. 

Featured song: John Williams "Theme from LAND OF THE GIANTS"

Here's the playlist for trailers:
(please cut-n-paste into your browser)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6Wmf0nX1uvDjPfyEujQCnX

Episode 145: Django Bohren / Comic Books

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk Comic Books with Django Bohren. Django runs two comic book shops here in Bellingham WA and is an old friend. He's also one of the most knowledgeable people we know on this topic. After the break, Thom & Langley return and go over News, review some Trailers, and give a few recommendations. 

Featured song: Rick Springfield "Comic Book Hero"

Here's a link to the Trailer playlist (please cut-n-paste into your browser): 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4vJSVRqhnBAheGw65ho0Ia

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Episode 144: Leon Marcelo / Genre Collecting

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell flies solo and talks with writer, collector, and curator of The Charnel House, Leon Marcelo. Thom and Leon talk about collecting, garage sales / con hunting, the great Chas Balun, and how one gets started surrounding themselves with the things that they love. After the break, Thom returns with Cat Carnell to go over News and make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Daniel Licht "Ending" (from DEXTER)

Here's where you can find Leon's work:
EVILSPEAK Magazine:
http://evilspeakmagazine.bigcartel.com

Eibon Press
http://www.eibonpress.com

Deathwound
https://deathwound.com

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/doc_holocausto
 

Episode 143: Craig Spector

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with writer, musician, and cornerstone of the Splatterpunk movement, Craig Spector. We'll go over Craig's bibliography, his experiences in Hollywood, and his upcoming fiction anthology, FREEDOM OF SCREECH. After the break, Thom And Langley return to go over some news and such. Both Thom and Langley greatly enjoyed this conversation with Craig and, as usual, that's reflected in the episode's run-time. This one was a lot of fun to do. 

Trailer playlist (please cut-n-paste into your browser):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5iYvV0dmLYyK7UvYJu59KO

Featured Song: Biosphere "Black Mesa (excerpt)"

Episode 142: Barbara Magnolfi

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with model, ballerina, musician, and actress, Barbara Magnolfi. Barbara is best known for her role as the catty Olga in Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA, but she's worked on dozens of terrific films such as Sergio Martino's THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR, THE SISTER OF URZULA, Ruggero Deodato's CUT AND RUN, and Luigi Cozzi's BLOOD ON MELIES' MOON. We talk about her growing up, being cast by Argento in SUSPIRIA, and we'll go over some important other films in her filmography. After the break, Thom & Langley go over some News, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Go here to buy your copy of the 4k DVD anniversary edition of SUSPIRIA!
http://www.barbaramagnolfi.com/fanclub.html

Featured song: Luciano Michelini "Theme from THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A MINOR"

Episode 141: Bill Watterson / DAVE MADE A MAZE

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with filmmaker, Bill Watterson. Bill's new film, DAVE MADE A MAZE, is a wildly creative comedy that uses a variety of storytelling mediums (stop motion animation, puppets, live action, etc) to tell its unique story. We talk about Bill's background, the film (which is currently available via Amazon, iTunes, and a variety of streaming services), and the trials and tribulations of being a low budget filmmaker. In the second hour, as usual, Thom & Langley go over some news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. 

Trailer Playlist
(please cut-n-paste into your browser):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM65eMnZwUa91fJ-mVborOzL

Audio during the break: FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

Dave Made A Maze
$6.99
Starring Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Stephanie Allynne, Kirsten Vangsness

Episode 140: Kevin McTurk

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with Special FX Artist and Filmmaker, Kevin McTurk. Kevin is a legendary FX artist who's worked on literally everything from JURASSIC PARK to KING KONG to PACIFIC RIM and STRANGER THINGS. He's also made several 'puppet films' called THE NARRATIVE OF VICTOR KARLOCH and THE MILL AT CALDER'S END that are absolutely beautiful. Kevin is now doing a Kickstarter for his next innovative and visually sumptuous film, THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN. Then, Thom and Langley go over News, Trailers, and make some recommendations.

Here's a link to Kevin's Kickstarter campaign for THE HAUNTED SWORDSMAN:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-haunted-swordsman-a-ghost-story-puppet-film

Featured Song: Tomoyasu Hotei "Samurai Fiction"
(from the film, SAMURAI FICTION)

Trailer playlist (please cut & paste into your browser):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4vktwrpqFLLkCj64m6DEe9

Episode 139: William Faith / Music for Film and Television

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On this episode of the Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with musician, producer, permaculturalist, and martial artist, William Faith. On this show, we discuss William's career in music, geek out over our mutual love of martial arts, and then, move on to talk about music and its impact on Film and Television. Then, Thom & Langley talk about news, reviews, and we make some recommendations. We had fun on this one and, as a result, the run time is evidence of that. 

Featured song: Vic Mizzy "Gomez"
from The Addams Family (TV Series 1964–1966)

Trailer Playlist (please copy and paste into browser):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM47g1gZdGvcgmk96FxjImNk


You can find William's music here:
www.thebellweathersyndicate.com
www.mercyground.com/

Episode 138: Phil Mucci

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with filmmaker, Phil Mucci. Phil is probably best known for his having made the "Spit Out the Bone" video for Metallica, but his work goes much, much deeper than that. From his first film, THE LISTENING DEAD, through a series of music videos for bands like Opeth, Huntress, Disturbed, Monster Magnet, and Korn, we look at Phil's career and his philosophies on filmmaking. Of course, we also go over some news and make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Hajime Kaburagi / Shintaro Katsu "Zatoichi's Lullaby"
(from the film ZATOICHI AND THE FUGITIVES)

Episode 137: The Cinematic Biography

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Brian Ellison, and Langley J West discuss the cinematic Biography. From 1915's BIRTH OF A NATION and YANKEE DOODLE DANDY starring James Cagney to the Dorothy Stratten biography STAR 80, Patty Jenkins' MONSTER, and the upcoming PT Barnum bio THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, we try to cover them all. This is a deceptively deep sub-genre and a lot of titles get thrown around. Hopefully, it won't be too confusing. Of course, we also cover some News, review this week's trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Basil Poledouris "The Orgy" 
(from the film CONAN THE BARBARIAN)

Episode 136: CK Burch / Indiana Jones

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with author CK Burch (see link below) about his writing and his books. Then, we move on to discuss the Indiana Jones films and their associated properties. Of course, we'll also talk about News, review a few trailers, and finish up by making a few recommendations.

Featured song: Lalo Schifrin "Sampans"
(from the film ENTER THE DRAGON)

 

Episode 135: Clayton Moore / Cinematography

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with cinematographer, Clayton Moore, who worked on the new film, IT STAINS THE SAND RED. We go over Clayton's work as well as try to define what cinematography is and what names to look for. After the break, Thom & Langley come back and go over News, RIPs, Trailers, and we make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Tyler Bates "C*cks*cker" (from the soundtrack to ATOMIC BLONDE)

It Stains the Sands Red
Starring Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger

Episode 134: David Niall Wilson / On Writing

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with David Niall Wilson. David is a writer who's been writing and publishing horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction since the mid-eighties.  Once President of the Horror Writer’s Association and multiple recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, his novels include Maelstrom, The Mote in Andrea’s Eye, Deep Blue, the Grails Covenant Trilogy, Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis, Except You Go Through Shadow, This is My Blood, Ancient Eyes, On the Third Day, The Orffyreus Wheel, and Vintage Soul – Book One of the DeChance Chronicles. The Stargate Atlantis novel “Brimstone,” written with Patricia Lee Macomber is his most recent. He has over 150 short stories published in anthologies, magazines, and five collections, the most recent of which were “Defining Moments” published in 2007 by WFC Award winning Sarob Press, and the currently available “Ennui & Other States of Madness,” from Dark Regions Press.   His work has appeared in and is due out in various anthologies and magazines. David is also the CEO and founder of Crossroad Press, a cutting edge digital publishing company specializing in electronic novels, collections, and non-fiction, as well as unabridged audiobooks.  Find more about Crossroad Press either at the Crossroad Press BlogThe Crossroad Press online store, or the Digital Drive-in, a blog filled with reviews, interviews, podcasts, video clips and more.

Episode 133: Laura Shrewsbury / Costuming

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with costumer, stylist, on-set tailor, and visual artist, Laura Shrewsbury. Laura has over twenty-five years experience working for Broadway shows like LES MISERABLES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and MARY POPPINS. She's also worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Danish Ballet, The New York City Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet, The Australian Ballet, and the soap opera, THE GUIDING LIGHT. Laura is the most knowledgeable person we know on this subject and it is an honor to have here on the show. After the break, Thom and Langley go over some of the news coming out of San Diego ComiCon and, of course, make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Pearl Harbor and the Explosions "You Got it (Release it)"

Episode 132: John Amplas

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with a man who is an actor, a director, and the Associate Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse Repertory Company who teaches acting as a Professor with the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, John Amplas. John is best known for his roles in the George Romero films MARTIN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, KNIGHTRIDERS. DAY OF THE DEAD, and CREEPSHOW and is a terrific guy. Later, Thom & Langley go over some news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. Stick around after the show... Langley and Thom come back and talk for a minute about the recent deaths of George Romero and Martin Landau.


Featured song: Rush ""Didacts and Narpets" 

Episode 131: David Del Valle

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with David Del Valle, journalist, columnist, film historian, radio & television commentator and one of the leading authorities on the horror/science-fiction/cult & fantasy film genres. David is an old friend and an absolute joy to talk with and we're overjoyed to bring him to you. Later, Thom and Langley talk news, review some trailers, and make some recommendations. 

Episode 130: Chad Savage / Haunted Attractions

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell and Langley J West talk with artist, designer, and haunter, Chad Savage about The Haunted Attraction. From the Orton and Spooner Ghost House which opened in 1915 in Liphook, England to Disney's Haunted Mansion and your local carnival thrill rides, we discuss them all. Heck, we even go into things like corn mazes, haunted hayrides, Hell houses, and Midnight Spook shows. Of course, we also go around the table and make a few film and book recommendations. This was a super fun show to do... and it shows in its run-time (a little over two hours). Please enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it. 

Featured song: Kenji Kawai "Making of Cyborg"

Chad's site: www.sinistervisions.com