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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
Bill talks to writer and film historian Tim Lucas about some of his many contributions to film culture, from early mimeographed fanzines and articles like “The Shape Of Rage” and "The Butchering of Dario Argento" to award-winning efforts like Video Watchdog magazine and the book MARIO BAVA: ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK. Other topics covered include David Cronenberg and the filming of VIDEODROME, audio commentaries, Kim Newman, George A. Romero, Craig Ledbetter, Quentin Tarantino, penning profane subtitles for RABID DOGS, The Jefferson Airplane, Video WatchBlog, the “post-horror” label and how reviewing Ken Russell’s THE DEVILS for your high school newspaper doesn’t seem so strange when you’re a teenager.
 
Read Video WatchBlog here:
http://videowatchdog.blogspot.com/

Visit the official Video Watchdog site:
http://www.videowatchdog.com/home/home.html

Hear Tim Lucas on Nashycast:
http://naschycast.blogspot.com/2016/06/

Hear Tim Lucas discuss Mario Bava on Movie Geeks United:
MGU: The Films of Mario Bava
Jul 10, 2017
Bill speaks with Joseph A. Ziemba, creator of the website Bleeding Skull, director of genre programming and promotions at Alamo Drafthouse, and a lead archivist for American Genre Film Archive (AGFA). They discuss the origins of his various projects, as well as formative cinematic experiences, the aesthetic of BOARDINGHOUSE, work/life balance, the evolution of AGFA, and why preserving films like BAT PUSSY won’t necessarily get you disinvited from future family get-togethers these days.
 
Visit the site Bleeding Skull:
 
Visit the official site for American Genre Film Archive:
 
Visit the official site for Bleeding Skull Video:
 
Catch a Terror Tuesday screening at Alamo Drafthouse in Austin:
 
Hear Joseph A. Ziemba’s band Taken By Savages:
https://takenbysavages.bandcamp.com/
 
Watch The 40oz Dreamz Halloween Special:
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