Interviews

Looking Back at Tempting Jack — HL Talks to The Shining Actress Lia Beldam

The Shining recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and considering it’s my favourite horror movie of all time, I couldn’t let this year pass without creating something to mark the occasion. Before all the Covid chaos engulfed the world, I had the absolute pleasure to briefly chat with a lady who got to experience life in

Interview with Chris, Creator of Halloween.com

I’m a super nerd. I have many big and little obsessions. I can geek out over the most minute or esoteric of details, and I’m very curious. I often really enjoy very special and niche exploration and get excited about things that almost no one else on the planet cares about. Something as obscure as

Interview with Jennifer Strange, Creator of Ghostkind

I’m a collector of cool and talented people, like the demon from “The Nightmare,” I want to steal their energy, their soul. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing for them, you’d have to ask them, but I get my satisfaction. 😈 I tracked down the original Tweet from when I first discovered

Interview with Joe Bob Briggs

Everyone loves John Bloom and especially his horror-host persona Joe Bob Briggs. It’s nothing short of delightful to listen to this man speak. Even cooler, he’s kind enough to actually personally read and respond to his fan mail, which is surely daunting. And because he was kind enough to answer my questions, let’s dive in…

The Best Filmmaker Interview and Roundtable Shows

I’m a fan first, and a creator second. And let’s be honest, anything that I actually create isn’t really all that original, it’s just a shrine, a tribute, a way to express my fandom and communicate the things that I love. My desire and curiosity for knowledge about the things I love, especially behind the

Interview with John Squires, Editor of Bloody Disgusting

If you’ve never heard John’s name before, you’ve no doubt heard of the website in which he edits and writes for, Bloody Disgusting, the biggest and most popular horror site in the world. To put things in perspective, this year, come Halloween season, HL will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. BD, on the other hand,

Interview with Game Developer Sam Prebble

I stumbled upon this article about a kid who spent the span of 15 years working on a personal project, a modern mod (called Total Chaos) for a classic game, Doom II. It hit the sweet spot for the kind of obscure, creative stuff I often like to talk about on HL, so I wanted

Interview with Game Developer Gareth Murfin

I like obscure things; I like finding obscure things and shining a spotlight on them. As a huge fan of Manhunt, I came across this oddity on Kickstarter, which was clearly heavily influenced by it: And so, I decided I needed to learn a bit more about it all to quench my curiosity. The following

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Bill Rebane and His Shooting Ranch

Gleason, Wisconsin has a population of roughly 200 people and growing up, I was one of them. It’s a town where the family farm still struggles to survive and you have to make the 15-mile trip into the “city” for groceries and school. In short, it’s not an area people generally move to. But a

Doug Bradley Speaks (Again) About Hellraiser: Judgment

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend my very first horror convention, Days of the Dead Atlanta. There were amazing panels such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 featuring Bill Moseley, Tom Savini, Caroline Williams, and Bill Johnson. It was as funny as it was informative. Stretch is Lefty’s daughter!! One panel stood out,