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 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

Episode 129: Lorelei Shannon / The Southern Gothic

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell and Langley J West are joined by author / game designer, Lorelei Shannon (as well as her daughter, Neon Minerva!) for a discussion of The Southern Gothic. Wikipedia defines "Southern Gothic" as "a sub-genre of Gothic fiction / film that takes place in the American South. Common themes in Southern Gothic literature include deeply flawed, disturbing or eccentric characters who may or may not dabble in hoodoo, ambivalent gender roles, decayed or derelict settings, grotesque situations, and other sinister events relating to or stemming from poverty, alienation, crime, or violence."  We'll also talk a bit of News, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations. So, grab yourself a mint julep or some sweet tea and join us for Southern Gothic, y'all. 

Featured song: Frank Zappa "Dance Me This"

Buy Lorelei's terrific southern gothic novel, POSSUM KINGDOM by clicking below:

Possum Kingdom
By Lorelei Shannon

 

 

 

Episode 128: The Road Picture

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West go solo for a discussion of The Road Picture (a transformative adventure which occurs while traveling). From the Hope & Crosby pictures and CANNONBALL RUN to PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES and the FAST AND THE FURIOUS films, we'll cover them all (you'll be surprised by some of the titles we bring up). So grab your coat and your hat and come along, we're hittin' the road... on this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast! 


Featured song: The Creepshow "Zombies Ate Her Brain"

Episode 127: Thomas Deja / The Horror Anthology

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell and Langley J West are joined by author and Fangoria alum, Thomas Deja, for a discussion on The Horror Anthology. From the 1945 classic DEAD OF NIGHT through the Amicus years (TALES FROM THE CRYPT, VAULT OF HORROR, DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS) and up to present day (TRICK 'R TREAT, THE ABCS OF DEATH, and XX), we'll take a look at them all. Of course, we'll also look at News, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. 

Featured Song: Chingon (featuring Robert Rodriguez) "Cuka Rocka"

Episode 126: Ian & Tori Bracken / Extreme Cinema

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell and Langley J West sit down with Ian and Tori Bracken for a discussion on their horror film production company, Bracken Basement Production. We'll also talk a bit about the making (and appreciation) of extreme cinema. A word of warning... A lot of the films we discuss on this episode should be approached with a bit of caution. We're talking extreme genre film here, kids: A SERBIAN FILM, CALVAIRE, MARTYRS, INSIDE, IRREVERSIBLE, NEKROMANTIK, The GUINEA PIG films, and Nacho Cerda's AFTERMATH, to name but a few. Afterward, we'll go over a bit of news and make some recommendations.

Featured Song: Los Xochimilcas "She Loves You"