June 4, 2022
In the first of what will be an ongoing series discussing indie film production and the practicalities of filmmaking, James chats to Kia Khalili Pir about THE OLD CIVILIAN, a short written and directed by and starring Kia, and produced by James.
Over drinks, Kia and James talk about the whole process of making the short, from planning, budgeting, casting and location hunting through to the shoot, and all the challenges that arose - plenty of useful info for all the indie filmmakers out there!
April 21, 2022
In the third part of our SHOCKING series on classic Hong Kong Category III rated cinema, James is joined by Andy Heskins of easternKicks.com fame to discuss some of the key films from a UK perspective.....is Category III a genre? Which films were released in the UK? Which films are truly beyond the pale?
Pour yourself a drink, tune in and find out!
February 23, 2022
For the first in an ongoing series discussing the zombie genre around the world, Cub and James pour a couple of drinks and chat about Korean zombie films and TV, in particular the hit Netflix series ALL OF US ARE DEAD.
Cub also talks about some of the differences between Asian and western zombies and about the zombie genre in Hong Kong - a truly chilling episode!!!
February 1, 2022
Go behind the mics as Cub and James discuss the process of making the first ever Whisky Bikini radio play, MOJO IN THE CORRIDORS OF BLOOD, armed only with a (very) low budget and a lot of enthusiasm.
As the drinks flow, we also talk about the inspirations behind and the history of the story, which started life as a film script, and about horror radio plays in the east and the west.
November 2, 2021
In a special Halloween episode, Cub and James discuss the merits of THE MEDIUM, a new found footage horror and a co-production between South Korea and Thailand. Directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun (SHUTTER) and produced by Na Hong-jin (THE WAILING), the film has been playing festivals around the world and is now streaming on Shudder....but is it any good, either as a found footage fright flick or as another Shamanism and possession horror?
August 23, 2021
The latest in an ongoing series featuring Hong Kong filmmaker Cub Chien and James Mudge discussing topics in horror and cult cinema - in this episode we ask whether 'Elevated Horror' is the real deal or just a cynical marketing schtick, covering Ari Aster's HEREDITARY and MIDSOMMAR, and throwing in ST MAUD for good luck.