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 94: Clive Barker

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, TJ Tranchell, and Langley J West discuss the films and career of "Imaginer" Clive Barker. From his early stage work and his novels to his filmography and impact on the horror genre, Barker has done it all. We'll talk about Clive and his films and then, we'll do some news and we might even recommend a few films you may not have heard about.

...only on The Bonus Material Podcast!

Episode 93: Tom Cruise

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Brian Ellison, and Langley J West discuss the films and career of Tom Cruise. From TAPS and THE OUTSIDERS to RAIN MAN, WAR OF THE WORLDS, the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series, and the JACK REACHER films, Cruise has managed to create a fascinating filmography. As a personality, he's at the center of the Scientology controversy and is known for jumping on a couch or two... but is there more to the actor / producer than just that and him being a pretty face?
We'll talk it out... only on The Bonus Material Podcast! 

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is available in theaters on October 21, 2016.

Episode 92: Roger Ma & Fighting The Living Dead

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West (with Heather Buckley away on assignment) sit down with author Roger Ma (THE ZOMBIE COMBAT MANUAL & THE VAMPIRE COMBAT MANUAL) to talk realistically about how one might fair in a hand-to-hand fight with the Living Dead. All three of us are life-long martial artists who have trained in a variety of disciplines and we bring our collective knowledge to bear to try and crack the concept of "How might someone deal with a supernatural beast trying to eat your face?" This is the kind of discussion you can ONLY get here... on The Bonus Material Podcast!!! 

Episode 91: Dread Central's Uncle Creepy

On the next episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell and Langley J West (with Heather Buckley away on assignment) sit down with Dread Central founder, writer, and BRAINWAVES Podcast host, the one and only, Uncle Creepy!!! On this episode, we discuss the horror genre, online horror, and we get an idea of how demanding running a daily genre news site can be. We'll also get some movie recommendations and we might even cover some news. 

Episode 90: Tino Zamora / LAKE OF SHADOWS: THE LEGEND OF AVOCADO LAKE

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, we welcome Tino Zamora, producer of the upcoming feature film, LAKE OF SHADOWS: THE LEGEND OF AVOCADO LAKE.  We talk about the film and it's Kickstarter campaign (see link below), then we chat about what it's like to make films at this level (~ $5,000 - 20,000). We also make a few film recommendations and give a major announcement concerning the show.

Show note: LAKE OF SHADOWS director, Michael S Rodriguez was originally scheduled to be on the show with Tino, but regrettably, he was unable to make the recording time. We'll have both Tino and Michael back though for updates on the project as it progresses.



DONATE TO LAKE OF SHADOWS HERE!!! 

Episode 89: The Return of Steve Johnson

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Heather Buckley, and Langley J West welcome back FX Legend Steve Johnson. As you may recall, we had a computer crash and lost about an hour of audio the last time we had him on. We're grateful that Steve was able to make time to come back and talk with us on this episode. Speaking of... On the episode, we discuss Steve's Kickstarter Campaign for RUBBERHEAD: SEX, DRUGS, AND SPECIAL FX (see link below and DONATE!). We also take a look at The Creative Process, the debate between Practical FX and CG, and we round things out with a chat about a little known knife-fighting flick called LE GRANDE ARTE (see YouTube link below) and what's it's like to carve a letter into someone's face..
This one's a good one, kids! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/292967578/rubberhead-sex-drugs-and-special-fx


LE GRANDE ARTE (full movie)

Episode 88: The Super Villain

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West (with Heather Buckley away on assignment) discuss The Super Villain. From Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Dr. Doom to Lex Luther and  Dr. Evil, we cover a host of titles and take a look at why we love this malevolent archetype. We also go WILDLY off course and discuss the rumors of Jason Momoa being cast in a remake of THE CROW. We quickly get back on track, but... what episode of The Bonus Material would be complete without us taking a few side roads? So join us as we chat about The Super Villain... only on The Bonus Material Podcast. 

 

Episode 87: Steve Johnson and the Hand of God

Well, you knew this was going to happen one of these weeks...
Due to a computer malfunction, the first hour of this conversation with special FX legend, Steve Johnson is lost to the ether. What is here is the last few minutes of our conversation in which Steve talks a little about his film, EVERLOVING, then he tells us about the Kickstarter that's being run for his book, RUBBERHEAD. We've already rescheduled Steve and are really bummed about losing what we did. Anyway, here's our very first "lost episode." Hopefully, it'll be our last...

Here's a link to Steve's Kickstarter.
Go donate if you can.

bit.ly/RubberheadKS

 

Episode 86: "Retribution"

As a special midweek podcast drop, we bring you something special. For this episode, we're presenting to you a dramatic reading of one of the stories from Thom Carnell's new short story collection, MOONLIGHT SERENADES (available on Amazon and at Crossroad Press). We hope you enjoy this story and, if you like it, please consider purchasing Thom's book at the link below. 

Credits:
Words and Assemblage: Thom Carnell
Voice Talent: Scott & Emeline Pierce.

Moonlight Serenades
By Thom Carnell

Episode 85: Catching Up With The Bonus Material Crew

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Heather Buckley, and Langley J West sit down and do a little catching up. Heather's returned from a string of Film Festivals and she's back to give us a full report.  We also talk about some upcoming films, we take a look at Women in Film, and we make a few guesses at some upcoming trends in Cinema. This one's pretty informal and a lot of fun! 

Episode 83: Comfort Films

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Brian Ellison, and Langley J West discuss Comfort Films (ie, films we watch when we've had a bad day or films that just make us feel good - films we love). We also do some news and talk a bit about what we've been watching. 

Episode 82: Sandy Collora Pt. 2

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Heather Buckley & Langley J West are joined by writer/director/sculptor, Sandy Collora (BATMAN: DEAD END). We'll be talking about Sandy's new Kickstarter project for SHALLOW WATER, anthology films, and how being punk can make you a better filmmaker. As usual, we'll talk some news (specifically, HBO's upcoming WESTWORLD and the new Tarzan film) and What We've Been Watching.

Episode 81: Lucio Fulci / Shawn Lewis

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Heather Buckley, and Langley J West welcome Eibon Press / Rotten Cotton founder, Shawn Lewis for a chat about the films and legend of Lucio Fulci. Shawn's an old friend and we're particularly stoked to have him on. We'll also do some news and go over what we've been watching.

www.eibonpress.com

Episode 79: Genre Magazines / Michael Gingold

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On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Heather Buckley, and Langley J West discuss Genre Magazines and Media with former Fangoria Editor-in-Chief, Michael Gingold.

As usual, we also talk some news and What We've Been Watching.



caveat: I got the episode # incorrect on this one, kids..
I'm a dope. Sorry.
~ thom

Episode 77: Grab Box #2

On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell & Langley J West sit down and discuss a host of smaller topics - ones that don't warrant a full episode by themselves - that have been on our mind. From New Releases to Hollywood rumors, we're going thru a ton of recent new items and offering our unique perspectives on them.