A few years back, I had the pleasure of talking with Alex Ross Perry for my then-titled Pop Culture Club podcast. We spoke about QUEEN OF EARTH and the greatness of Elisabeth Moss. For his 6th feature film, he recruits one of our very best actresses working today once again for HER SMELL. It’s the story of a rock star addict played by Elisabeth Moss, who is on the edge of self-destruction. This time a familiar story is beautifully filtered hrough the lens of a true original who continues to write emotionally powerful films.
This is easily one of my most anticipated guests to have on the show so far. Granted we focus mainly on the fact that she's starring in the new re-imagining of Stephen King's Pet Sematary, directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, which just opened today in theaters everywhere. But for those who know me personally, a film that she starred in a few years ago, is actually my 2nd favorite of all time. Shane Carruth's Upstream Color has had a monumental impact on me in a myriad of ways so of course, towards the end, I had to inquire further. Most folks might know her as Jane Ives from Stranger Things but check out her extensive IMDB page - she's worked some of the best directors out there and has directed some of the very best TV shows as well. We also talk about Stephen King, growing up on horror, losing a parent, what Amy is working on next and so much more.
The one, the only character actor/writer/director Larry Fessenden joins me to talk about his latest film DEPRAVED, his own take on the Frankenstein myth, the many “stats” that horror fans know and love, as well as his production company Glass Eye Pix. In addition, we flashback to the past back in 2015 when I interviewed writer/director Alex Ross Perry about his film QUEEN OF EARTH, since his latest film HER SMELL is opening in the next month or two!
PART TWO: Cross-posted with Voices & Visions as well. Ladies and gentlemen, let's go back thirty years to when three film critics were first falling in love with movies. The mid-80s informed a lot of our taste, and much like previous years' retrospectives, it's always a blast to go back and see what holds up and what we each consider to be favorites and least favorites from a particular year. Joined once again by Erik Childress and Collin Souter we return for what is officially a yearly tradition that started thanks to original podcast creator Jim Laczkowski. We started with 1985 and plan to do this yearly tradition all the way up until 1999 as a bonus excursion for reflection, nostalgia, and to celebrate those 80s and 90s kids that adored film as much as we did.