Spookshow Sideshows – She Freak (1967)

Spookshow Sideshows: She Freak (1967) In the heyday of amusement parks, the phenomenon spread from the coasts and throughout the country. In many landlocked areas, however, the attractions they offered were experienced in an inverted form. Instead of traveling to visit a place of pleasures, the experience could come to you, through the long-standing tradition…

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Collecting Horror on the High End – Carries Statues

As collectors ourselves, Ghastly and I always like to see other people’s collections and how they display them. Carmen Lazarom’s collection is amazing not just for what she collects, but how she displays her collection. The other cool thing about her and her collection is she lives in The Netherlands. We love to see great…

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Reviving Dracula with Filmmaker Craig Scott Lamb

The Haunted Cinema (THC) – Thanks for stopping by The Haunted Cinema to talk to let us get to know you a little better, and to give you the opportunity to talk about some of the projects you are involved in. Tell us a bit about you. What are your Monster kid roots? Craig Scott…

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Attack of the Cat People – Making a Classic Horror Film Today

We love classic horror and sci-fi films here at The Haunted Cinema. Monster films from the 1950’s like The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Monster on the Campus, and I was a Teenage Frankenstein are some examples of the movies we enjoy. These films and others like them from the era were mostly, low budget,…

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Collecting Star Wars in The Collector’s Hutt

The Haunted Cinema (THC) – Thank-you for stopping by The Haunted Cinema to talk about all things Star Wars. Ghastly and I are big fans of the movies that George Lucas created (and now Disney), so the chance to talk to an amazing fan and collector such as you is a great opportunity. Before we…

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Clarissa Jacobson – Serving up Horror with a Side of Humor

The Haunted Cinema (THC) – It’s Ghastly’s and my pleasure to welcome you to The Haunted Cinema for a chat. Ghastly is hoping to see if your Lunch Ladies are available to work our concessions, however, I want to talk to you about your filmmaking, and writing. Tell us a bit about your background. Was…

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Eric Austen – The High Guru of Monster Mask Collecting

Editors note – This is a reprint of an interview that I did with Eric back in 2019. The Haunted Cinema (THC) – Eric, thanks for agreeing to spend some time in The Haunted Cinema. Before we get into the main questions, tell us a little about yourself. When did you realize that you were…

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TRAGEDY GIRLS (2017)

Starring: Brianna Hildebrand & Alexandra Shipp Directed by Tyler Macintyre Screenplay by Chris Lee Hill Tyler Macintyre This film blows me away every time I watch it. The movie is centred around two teenage crime reporters named Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp).  After capturing the maniac (Lowell Orson Lehmann) who has been slaughtering…

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Spookshow Sideshows: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)

Many films that deal with carnivals and amusement parks—which have the word “amusement” right there in the name—will eventually run into the Paradox of Hedonism, the idea that the pursuit of pleasure is ultimately counterproductive, leading to less enjoyment than is found in more selfless or productive activities, and even a sense of emptiness. This…

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