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 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
 

Episode 160: Tony Timpone

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with Fangoria Editor Emeritus and Senior Vice President for The Horror Equity Fund, Tony Timpone. Tony has long been an advocate for the horror genre and we're honored to have him on to discuss the genre, publishing, and growing up as a Monster Kid. After the break, we'll go over some news, review a few trailers, and make a few recommendations.

Featured song: Marc 4 "Acid Bossa"

Trailer playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5HRQE1HtiBcvtLAKPyqyME

 

Episode 159: Brian Sipe

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with Makeup Master, Brian Sipe. Brian is an award-winning Makeup Artist who has worked on so many important films that it's mind-boggling (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, the recent X-MEN films, TERMINATOR: SALVATION, TERMINATOR: GENYSIS, CABIN IN THE WOODS, the STAR TREK reboots, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN, APOCALYPTO, VAN HELSING, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, HANNIBAL, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, and the upcoming X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX). We'll talk about working on BIG budget FX films, finding one's way as an artist, and how to get started as a Makeup Artist. After the break, Thom and Langley return to talk about News, review some trailers, and offer up a few recommendations. 

Featured song: Hans Zimmer "Oil Rig" (from MAN OF STEEL)

Trailer Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4Vg5W300gWn5g8NCYjk_YR

Here's a link to Thom's previous interview with Brian on The Act of Will Podcast:
http://thom-carnell.squarespace.com/act-of-will-podcast/2015/12/30/episode-4-brian-sipe

Episode 158: Heather Strbiak / Alfred Hitchcock

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West are joined by  Heather Strbiak for a discussion of the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Heather is the most informed person we could find on this subject, so we brought her onto the show to discuss The Master! After the break, Thom & Langley return to go over news, review some trailers, and offer up a few recommendations! 

Once again, we had a few sound issues on this episode. Rest assured that we're working on getting those fixed.
Sorry.

Featured song: Richard Band "Reanimator Prologue & Main Title"

Here is a link to this week's Trailer Playlist (please copy-n-paste into your browser):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM5KrFrhinnXcHol3qWf3Jsq

Episode 157: Jason Hawkins / THE BLAIR WITCH LEGACY

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with writer / director, Jason Hawkins (THE BLAIR WITCH LEGACY, ALL AMERICAN BULLY). We'll talk low budget film-making, distribution, and what it's like to shoot a horror film in the middle of the forest. After the break, as usual, they'll go over some news, review a few trailers, and make some recommendations. We had a little bit of an ambient room noise issue on this episode. We've tried to clean it up, but some hiss remains. Sorry about that... 


Featured song: Christopher Young "Hellbound" (from HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2)

Here is a link to the Trailer Playlist (please copy-n-paste into your browser):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM4KS17xpbhaTNx-nGFmZOXo

Episode 156: Richard Smethurst / THE CROW

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West are joined by Richard Smethurst ("From The Depths of DVD Hell," “Game Warp” at Thatmomentin.com, the Asian cinema podcast "Asian Cinema Film Club," and Cult TV podcast “TV Good Sleep Bad.”) for a discussion of Alex Proyas' 1994 film THE CROW as well as its subsequent sequels (and even the TV show, STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN). After the break, Thom & Langley return to talk about some news, review a few trailers, and offer more recommendations. 

Featured Song: Lalo Schifrin "Theme to MURDERER'S ROW" 

Here's a link to the Trailers Playlist (please copy-n-paste into your browser):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6wAbCRD6Jh-rnF-9U3Z7Ut

Episode 155: Our Favorite Holiday Films

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Brian Ellison, and Langley J West sit down with a cup of egg nog and reminisce about their favorite holiday films. It's the holidays, so we're releasing the episode early and we thought we'd take a look back at some of the holiday films that we grew up with. After the break, we'll go over the usual news, review some trailers, and make a few recommendations. Happy holidays, everybody!!! 

Featured song: Bobby "Boris" Pickett "Monster Holiday"

Here's a link to the trailer playlist:
(please cut-n-paste into your browser)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM7A0NA6t0LgCy0WlRamJTXZ

Episode 154: Adult Animation

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West fly solo to discuss the art of Adult Animation. Now, this isn't Hentai or 'animated porn,' but rather animated films that are aimed at the minds (and hearts) of adults. After the break, we'll look at news, review some trailers, and offer up a few recommendations.

Featured song: Pat Williams "Theme to Streets of San Francisco"

Here is a link to the Trailer Playlist:
(please copy-n-paste into your browswer)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM7ONSW5FJQpn023oqeT_a8g

Episode 153: Matthew Sylvester

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West talk with artist / illustrator, Matthew Sylvester. We'll talk about Matthew's art, his upbringing, and delve into a bit of Process. After the break, Thom & Langley go over some news, trailer reviews (see below), and make a few recommendations.

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

Here's a link to Matthew's web site:
http://www.matthewsylvesterart.com/

Here's a link to this week's Trailer Playlist...
(please copy-n-paste into your browser)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOWWgUhSbPM6OjBGJ8tfhzywKJENMrgcw

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