Horror Sleaze Trash is a zine-centric publication based in Australia that focuses on more subversive material that I have been following for a couple years now. Ben John Smith is its unhinged editor-in-chief. He is a reflective sort that may have ended up a maniac if not for his family that keeps him grounded (pure speculation). … More Interview: Ben John Smith of Horror Sleaze Trash!
When I started writing for this blog, I did not expect to be interviewing my heroes. Once again my expectations have been rocked as I was able to hold congress with Joseph Ziemba. Joseph is a wealth of schlock knowledge, and has a passion for passion projects. If there is a movie out there about … More Interview: AGFA director, Joseph A. Ziemba!
This week I had a chat with Lucy “Furr” Roxia. Lucy is a clown-loving, straight jacket-wearing, spaghetti-eating, drag performer who hails from Lincoln, Nebraska. She has a show coming up on Friday the 13th at The Alley, info below. We had ourselves a little ghoul talk about our horror crushes, and got sidetracked by my … More Killer Instinct; Interview with Lucy Roxia
It might surprise you to know that I don’t have many friends with the same interests as me. It is for this reason that i am eternally grateful for the internet. Without the internet I wouldn’t have heard of filmmaker Tim Ritter. He’s the sort of guy you discovered by loitering in video stores after … More Interview: Director Tim Ritter!
SOV is a genre all its own. Making the shortlist of best-known SOV horror directors during the home video boom of the 80’s is Donald Farmer. Mr. Farmer has directed such infamous films as Savage Vengeance, Cannibal Hookers, Demon Queen, and Vampire Cop, amongst others, and used a little savvy to find distribution and gain … More Interview: Filmmaker Donald Farmer!
Here at the Basement, we haven’t spoken much of haunts. With haunted house season upon us, I figure it’s time to rectify that! Well it just so happens that I have an “in” when it comes to the haunt scene. My paternal uncle, Mike Ross, proudly runs the Sinister Sidney Haunted Trail Attraction, an acclaimed … More Interview: Haunt Maestro, Mike Ross
It’s no secret by now that I’m a massive Troma fan, so when Zac Amico agreed to this interview, I was delighted. This is the closest to Troma I have been, so if I’m giddy cut me some slack. Zac is a fan in his own right, which says a lot about Troma. Working for … More Interview: Actor Zac Amico!
I’m really quite excited to write this intro. I recently talked about the YouTuber known as ReignBot on the blog, and she was kind enough to grant me an interview. As a quick recap, ReignBot makes videos about the creepy and mysterious side of the internet and its online anomalies. She investigates, debunks, and just … More Interview: ReignBot!
The true artists are those heroes who just do whatever they feel like doing. Fuck the status quo, and fuck what you want. They do things just to do them. What tickles your fancy is of little concern. It isn’t always pretty. In fact, in seldom is. John Miller swims in muddy, crime-filled waters. He … More Interview: John Miller!
I first heard the name Barbara Marshall when Trey reviewed the movie Viral which she wrote. You may have even heard of a little movie called Wish Upon which is in theaters now. Oh, Babs (as she shall henceforth be known) wrote that one, too. I got a chance to speak with Babs through the power of … More [Interview] Taking the Next Step with Wish Upon Writer Barbara Marshall