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 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

Here's a link to the show's Patreon page.
Please subscribe and share for EXCLUSIVE content:
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

Episode 173: Crypticon Preview w/ Jasen A Mortensen

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with Crypticon Seattle's Director of Public Relations,  Jasen A Mortensen. We, at The Bonus Material Podcast, have been busy prepping for Crypticon Seattle (being held at the Sea-Tac Doubletree Hotel, 18740 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188 from May 4 - 6, 2018) for weeks now and are pretty excited about it. We'll all be there participating in panels and doing a slew of exhibitions and interviews. Jasen's here to give us a preview of the weekend. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Crypticon's website:
https://www.crypticonseattle.com

Featured song:
Jonathan Coulton "Re: Your Brains"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4rknaGtPnHbovWkiPolBDX

Episode 172: Cheryce Clayton

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with author, Cheryce Clayton. We'll go over Cheryce's bibliography and talk a bit about the Three P's: Process, Publishing, and Promotion. After the break, Thom & Langley come back to discuss News, review some trailers, and give a few recommendations.

Featured song: Jack Elliott "NIGHT COURT Theme"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5VqOHaaaG5ZDxlixWv6a73


 

Episode 171: Jonathan London

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with writer / producer / actor / director /  and curator of Geekscape.net (which gets over 3 million combined views and listeners weekly), Jonathan London. Jonathan is an authority on a multitude of aspects of film-making: from production to promotion. Jonathan joins us to shed some light on The Business and we'll talk a bit about where we see certain trends going. After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Featured Song: Zachariah & the Lobos Riders "We're Coming to Kill Ya" (excerpt)
[from DEAD AND BREAKFAST]

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM7_eEWg9fe7eX4W_X8un7Sp

 

Episode 170: Steve Johnson Part 3: RUBBERHEAD 2

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West welcome back returning guest, makeup fx guru and author of RUBBERHEAD: SEX, DRUGS, AND SPECIAL FX, Steve Johnson. Steve is a legend in the FX community and has worked on many (and I mean MANY) of your favorite films. We'll talk about Steve's transition into writing, his illustrious past, and we reminisce about a mutual old friend (now gone), Tom Rainone. After the break, Thom And Langley return to go over some news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Featured song: Michael Boddicker "End Credits" [from THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION"

Here's a link to Steve's Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevejohnsonfx/rubberhead-volume-ii-sex-drugs-and-special-fx

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM53KQqM3u3KwTBvLGCCy-bp
 

 

Episode 169: Matthew Sylvester / The Disney Animated Film

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell is joined by returning guest, artist Matthew Sylvester, for a look at The Disney Animated Film. From STEAMBOAT WILLIE to FROZEN, they'll look at them all. Disney is such a seminal part of every film fan's growing up. We'll talk about which films work, which don't, and what makes them all so damn entertaining. After the break, Thom returns to go over some news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations.

Featured song: Tom Waits "Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho! (It's Off To Work I Go)"

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5ezLrfWT5Kl-q61p9uuFCg
 

Episode 168: William Butler

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with writer / actor / director, William Butler. William is known for his appearances in many films (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD, LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III, and Tom Savini's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and as a director (MADHOUSE, GINGERDEAD MAN 3, and the upcoming MY BABYSITTER IS A SUPER HERO). William has a background in special FX, acting, and film production and we are honored to have him on the show. After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk about news, review a few trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Paul McCollough "Passage to Normal"
(used as the end title theme of Tom Savini's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD)

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM572KDyNubKVpaOm42YOzsc

Episode 167: The Cannibal Film w/ Ed Kurtz

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West chat with author Ed Kurtz about The Cannibal Film. From Italian classics to some very mainstream films you didn't know had cannibalism in them, we'll do our best to cover them all. We also talk about about The Cannibal Films influence on genre, why some folks find these films endlessly fascinating, and we answer the age-old question, "Would YOU eat human flesh if it was offered to you?" After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk about news and make some recommendations.

Featured Song:
Roberto Donati "Theme from CANNIBAL FEROX"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6idYei4dE3HQx3V-PyDjSo  

Episode 166: The 2018 Academy Awards

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West discuss The 2018 Academy Awards. We'll go over all of the categories, talk about some of the surprises, and give our opinions on who WE think should have won. After the break, we come back to go over news, reviews some trailers, and go over What We've Been Watching.

Featured Song: "Theme from THE MUNSTERS w/ lyrics" from the 1960's album "At Home with the Munsters."

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4lPcwkUOj37caEq2tb3xym

 

Episode 165: BLACK PANTHER

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Brian Ellison, & Langley J West discuss the 2018 Marvel film, BLACK PANTHER. We'll look at the impact the film has had on the culture, the structure of its narrative, and whether the film hold up to other - non MCU - films. After the break, The Boys come back to discuss news, review a few trailers, and make some film / music / book recommendations.

Featured Song: Ludwig Goransson "The Jabari"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM7PZSp3PKf51TKH_IZY1g1p

 

Episode 164: John Lovett / Screenwriting

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with screenwriter, John Lovett. John works as a script writer and teaches scriptwriting here in the Pacific Northwest. We'll talk about John's career, how important a story is to a script, and give our thoughts on storytelling and working within Genre. After the break, Thom & Langley return to discuss news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. 

Featured song: "Hernando's Hideaway (excerpt) from THE PAJAMA GAME

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6ht27PlsnS66Ix9RRJgFpA

Here's a link to John's web site:
http://www.twoscriptguys.com/

Episode 163: Vincent Price

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West are joined by returning guest, author TJ Tranchell, for a discussion on the career and impact of the great Vincent Price. We'll go over Price's filmography, his career, and point out some general bits of trivia about the man. After the break, we'll go over news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. 

Featured Song: Vincent Price "Thriller (excerpt)"

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM66kDA3ojBmC6G_8VA8K-Yz 

Here's a link to TJ's author page:
https://www.amazon.com/T.J.-Tranchell/e/B01B75XFSA

Episode 162: Nancy Kilpatrick

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On this episode of the Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with author / editor / journalist, Nancy Kilpatrick. Nancy is best known for novels like “Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead,” the "Power of the Blood" series, "Evermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery, and the Macabre," and “The Goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined” (to name but a few). We'll talk writing, how to get your work noticed, and the influence social media has on the modern author. After the break, Thom and Langley return to go over the news of the week, review a few trailers, and let you know what we've seen that we thought was cool.

Check out Nancy's new books here:



Here's a link to Nancy's website:
http://nancykilpatrick.com

Featured song: Hollywood Vampires "Itchycoo Park" (excerpt)

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5tpWS1qgzVX3jC0POJ5uvc
 

Episode 161: Ken Meyer, Jr

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with painter, Ken Meyer, Jr. Ken is a longtime staple of genre conventions who's done work for The American Cancer Society, the RAINN organization, Marvel Comics, Wizards of the Coast (Magic the Gathering), and Bell Helmets. After the break, Thom and Langley return to discuss news, trailers, and to make a few recommendations. Sadly, there are more audio issues on this one, kids. We're working to get it all sorted out... should be fine from here on.

Featured song: Buckethead "Cab Window (Buckethead Pikes #17)"

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM65MHUHZCa-ldsGY-UVupIR