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 193: Shawna Gore

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West are joined by Lion Forge Comics editor, Shawna Gore. A former Dark Horse Editor, Shawna Gore now works for Lion Forge Comics and is known for her archival editions and art books as well as ongoing and limited series, including the HERBIE, EERIE, and CREEPY archive editions; EMILY THE STRANGE, the HARVEY COMICS CLASSICS series; several CRIMINAL MACABRE books and Bernie Wrightson's illustrated MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN. Shawna is an old friend and one of the most knowledgeable people on freelance editing we know, so we are super excited to have her on. After the break, as usual, Thom & Langley return to look at news, review a few trailers, and make some movie, book, and music recommendations.

Featured song:
Leroy Anderson “The Typerwriter”
[from the Jerry Lewis film, “Who’s Minding the Store?”]

Trailer playlist:

Episode 192: Paul Komoda & THE THING

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West are joined by returning guest, surrealist Paul Komoda, to discuss a favorite film of ours: John Carpenter's 1982 film, THE THING. This really is a marriage of Guest and Topic as no one does surrealistic art like Paul (who worked on 2011's prequel, THE THING directed by Matthijs van Heijningen). Needless to say, we're all very excited about this episode. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Featured song: 
Phil Harris "The Thing"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 191: Elizabeth Massie

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On the new episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West sit down with multiple Stoker Award-winning author, Elizabeth Massie. Beth is known for her subtle and effective Southern Gothic prose in novels like SINEATER, DESPER HOLLOW, HELL GATE, and IT, WATCHING. We've talked about one of Beth's stories a lot on this show, particularly the Ultra-creepy story, "Abed" which first appeared in Skipp & Spector's BOOK OF THE DEAD 2: STILL DEAD. If you haven't checked that story out, you really should. We also chat about movies, books, process, "Abed," Lindsay Wagner, Sineater, D.D. Murphy, music, and more. After the break, Thom & Langley come back to discuss news, review a few trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song:
Tina Guo "Wonder Woman Theme"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 190: Sam Koji Hale

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with director, sculptor, illustrator, and designer, Sam Koji Hale. Sam is well-known in the world of puppetry and he's here to tell us all about his career and his beautiful upcoming film, YAMASONG: MARCH OF THE HOLLOWS. After the break, Thom & Langley return to discuss news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

The Yamasong website:
https://www.facebook.com/YamasongOfficial/

Handmade Puppet Dreams:
https://www.facebook.com/HandmadePuppetDreams

Yamasong: March of the Hollows Trailer:


Featured song:
Barry Gray "Theme to UFO"

Trailer playlist:

Episode 189: Gerald Brom

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West chat with master artist, Gerald Brom. Brom is known for his exemplary paintings as well as for his novels (KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD, THE CHILD THIEF, and LOST GODS). We talk about Brom's formative years, his love of monsters and Psychobilly, and what it's like to transition from renown artist to wordsmith. After the break, Thom & Langley return to discuss news, review a few trailers and make some recommendations.

Featured song: 
Jay Munly / Slim Cessna "Children of the Lord" (excerpt)

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 188: Brian Hodge

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Lorelei Shannon, & Langley J West talk with author and musician, Brian Hodge (I'LL BRING YOU THE BIRDS FROM OUT OF THE SKY, THE CONVULSION FACTORY). Brian is an old friend (he used to write for us at CARPE NOCTEM) and we're stoked to sit down with him. After the break, Thom, Lorelei, & Langley return to talk  about news, review a few trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song:
Autopsy Report of a Drowned Shrimp "GODZILLA Theme"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 187: Shogun Assassin

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West discuss one of their favorite films: Robert Houston & Kenji Misumi's SHOGUN ASSASSIN. Released in 1980, this was an important film in the Grindhouse subculture and we pay it due respect on this episode. Then, after the break, Thom & Langley return to go over some news, review a few trailers, and offer a few reviews.

Featured song:
W. Michael Lewis, Mark Lindsay, Wonderland Philharmonic "Lone Wolf Theme"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 186: The Return of Cody Goodfellow

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West welcome back past guest, author Cody Goodfellow. Cody has a number of new books coming out (FORBIDDEN FUTURES, MYSTERY MEAT, and SLEAZELAND) and we wanted to have him on to discuss them. As usual, we drift WAY off topic, but we all soon find our way back. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song:
Daniel Pemberton "The Vinciguerra Affair" (from MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.)

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4WinXCEq33DYfvL2TBofBM

Episode 185: Lyle Workman

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with film score composer and musician, Lyle Workman. Lyle is known for having written the scores to such films as SUPER BAD, 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, and OVERBOARD. He also has a few solo records: PURPLE PASSAGES, TABULA RASA, and HArMONIC CRUSADER. We talk with Lyle about writing music for films, making sure that the music written meets the overall tone of the film, and the ins-n-outs of making money doing what you love. After the break, Thom & Langley come back to go over news, reviews a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Featured song:
Lyle Workman "Theme from DINNER FOR FIVE"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 184: Garo Setian / Trailers

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West are joined by Garo Setian. Garo is a well-known film editor who works with Lionsgate and specializes in pulling together the trailer films we see before the Feature begins. After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk about news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured Song:
"We're All Wired" from FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 183: Films About Grief and Loss

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Jon Edwards, & Langley J West are joined by past-guest and good friend, Jon Edwards to talk about films that deal with grief and loss. We'll go around the table citing films we think are important to the genre... and why. We've wanted to do this show for some time and we're all happy with how well it went. After the break, we all return to discuss news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured Song:
Peter Gabriel "I Grieve"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 182: Tarsem Singh's THE FALL

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West discuss Tarsem Singh's 2006 film, THE FALL. While some critics have said the film is "style over substance," it is the podcast's contention that it is an example of "style AS substance." We'll talk about the plot of the film, note some trivia about it, and talk a bit about the impact it had on the both of us. After the break, Thom & Langley return to look at news, review a few trailers, and offer a few recommendations.

Featured song: 
Daniel Pemberton "Escape from Berlin (from MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.)"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 181: Rick Lazzarini

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with animatronic artist, Rick Lazzarini. Rick is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Character Shop, creating fantastic creatures, puppets and animatronic effects for over twenty five years. Lazzarini has built and puppeteered creations from a variety of feature films. He heads the Animatronics Institute, has taught courses at USC, UCLA and AFI, and is a guest instructor at the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, reviews some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song: 
Sek "The Living Dead Beats"

Trailer Playlist:

Episode 180: Richard Lee Byers / Fantasy

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with author, Richard Lee Byers. We discuss Richard's background, look at his process, and chat a bit about influential writers in the genre. After the break, Thom & Langley come back to look at news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Tyler Bates "You Can't Stop This Motherf*****" (from DEADPOOL 2)

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4XPXQT54YHkjsdRWfxi8pM

Episode 179: Andrew Corson / Metal & Genre

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with Andrew Corson of THE FATHOMING HEAVY PODCAST. Andrew is an old friend and one of the most knowledgeable voices on the subject of 'heavy music' and the horror genre and we're excited to have him on as a guest. After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk about news, review a few trailers, and offer some recommendations.

Here's a link to Andrew's podcast:
https://soundcloud.com/fathomingheavy

Featured song: Pat Travers "Offbeat Ride"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5hV9Bo_sd0ldIKLS6Mu-EY

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https://www.patreon.com/bonusmaterialpodcast

Episode 178: Chet Zar

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with artist, Chet Zar. Chet is known for his dark visual art, make-up effects, digital animation, and is most widely recognized for his work with the rock group, Tool. We'll talk about Chet's work in the film industry, his migration from FX to Fine Art, and discuss the challenge of promoting oneself as an artist. After the break, Thom & Langley return with news, some trailer reviews, and as make a few recommendations. 

Chet's website:
http://www.chetzar.com

Featured song: KTVU CREATURE FEATURES Theme Song

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM7SIJKy34x3JHr8n9eeGTZr

Episode 177: Matt Winston

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with Stan Winston School of Character Arts Co-Founder, Matt Winston. We'll talk a bit about Matt's career as an actor, what it's like growing up as the son of a cinematic legend, and chat about the school. After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk about the week's news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Stan Winston School of Character Arts:
https://www.stanwinstonschool.com

Featured song:
John Williams / Apollo 440 "Lost in Space Theme" (excerpt)

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM7r9lep3wO82t6pCbR4Fid7

Episode 176: Ron Balicki

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with martial arts instructor / fight choreographer, Ron Balicki. Ron is an actor and stuntman as well as a well-known martial arts practitioner, teacher and author. He has worked on a number of films including  Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Spy Game, Mars Attacks!, The Glimmer Man, Escape from L.A., Barb Wire, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, I, Frankenstein, and the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel. He holds instructorship accreditations in JKD Concepts, Maphilindo Silat, Filipino Kali, Thai Boxing, Savate, Lameco Escrima, Wing Chun, Latigo y Daga (Whip fighting), and Shoot Wrestling. We'll talk about Ron's career, how he transitioned from being a martial artist to an actor, and what it's like working with Steven Seagal. After the break, Thom and Langley come back to discuss news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. 

Featured Song:
Lalo Schifrin "The Human Fly"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5U7rTxKGIUePyCMcv70HZT

Episode 175: Paul Komoda

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with someone who is arguably one of the most important surrealist artists of our time, Paul Komoda. Paul's work is nothing short of terrifying in its beauty and it's ability to conjure images of other worlds is astounding. We'll go over his background, talk about his creativity, and discuss the myriad of things that inspire him. Needless to say, we are extremely honored to have Paul on the program. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news and make some recommendations.

Features Song:
The Five Blobs (Burt Bacharach / Mack David) "The Blob"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6syTbwTUfq33ul5vfs6R0R

Episode 174: John Amplas & The Gangster Film

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West welcome back a friend and returning guest, actor / director, John Amplas. John is best known as someone who has appeared in a variety of genre films (such as George Romero's MARTIN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, and DAY OF THE DEAD), but he's hear to talk about another of his passions... and that's the one he has for The Gangster Film. So, we'll discuss everything from Paul Muni's SCARFACE to Al Pacino's... and focus on the careers of cinema tough guys like George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, and Edward G Robinson. From THE BIG HEAT and LITTLE CAESAR to GOODFELLAS and CASINO, we'll try to talk about them all! After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. 

Featured song: Rosemary Clooney "Mambo Italiano"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6syTbwTUfq33ul5vfs6R0R