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 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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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