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 199: Happy Halloween

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Hey, it’s Halloween! Sadly, we experienced some technical difficulties with the whole “Live from Bleedingham” thing, so that won’t be happening, so… On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell is joined by Catia C to go over news, review a few trailers, and make a few recommendations.

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Episode 198: John Scoleri

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with writer and Dreams and Visions Press publisher, John Scoleri. John is an old friend and we’ve wanted to get him on the podcast for quite some time. John makes some of the most beautiful and well-researched books out there and his books on the Art of Ralph McQuarrie are just a few examples of what I mean. And now, John’s turned his sights toward one of the greatest horror films of all time: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with a STUNNING celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary. After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk about news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Featured song:
Paul McCollough “Passage to Normal”

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Episode 197: Tom Mes

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell flies solo and chats with film historian, journalist, and author, Tom Mes. Tom is an authority on Japanese cinema having written several books on Takashi Miike as well as the films of Shinya Tsukamoto, Meiko Kaji, and, most recently, his treatise on The Lone Wolf & Cub series called FATHER, SON, SWORD: THE LONE WOLF AND CUB SAGA” available from Arrow Press. After the break, Thom & Langley come back and do a little news, review a few trailers, and make some film, book, and music recommendations.

Featured song:
Tomoyasu Hotei “Samurai Fiction”

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Episode 196: Webster Colcord

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with animator, producer, and director, Webster Colcord. Webster has worked on such projects as STRANGER THINGS, DEADPOOL, MALEFICENT, RED CLIFF, and THE WOLVERINE and we’re really happy to have him on the show. We’ll talk about Webster’s career, his past working for the great Will Vinton, and about how he made the transition from stop motion animation to CG animation and Pre-Vis. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Feature song:
Buckethead “Jump Man”

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Episode 195: Heather Buckley

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West are joined by one of our own: producer / genre journalist / creature actor, Heather Buckley. Heather is a multi-Rondo award-winning producer, a journalist (FANGORIA, DREAD CENTRAL, GOREZONE), and she even used to co-host this very show! Heather’s here to catch us up on what she’s been up to and to tell us about her new film, THE RANGER, which got GREAT reviews at SXSW. We’re both super stoked to have her back on the show! After the break, Thom & Langley come back to talk about some news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song:
Eddie Horst / Sonny Sharrock “Theme from SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST”


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Episode 194: The Hanzo the Razor Trilogy

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West fly solo and discuss a series of films that are some of the most twisted and non-PC movies of all time: The Hanzo the Razor Trilogy. We’ll dive DEEP into the plots of the films, the quirkiness of their internal logic, how the films stack up against other chanbara, and how the film is essentially Japanese cinema’s knee-jerk response to Blaxploitation. After the break, Thom & Langley return to discuss news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Featured song:
Kunihiko Murai “Main Theme from SWORD OF JUSTICE”

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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?”]

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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"

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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"

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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"

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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)

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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"

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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"

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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"

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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

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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"

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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.)"

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