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January 12, 20181 month ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #184: M.F.A. Director Natalia Leite Subverts the Rape-Revenge Subgenre

The director of the brutally honest, and just plain brutal, new rape revenge film M.F.A. Natalia Leite joins me to discuss the process of taking on this project! Read more
November 9, 20173 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #183: Films to Watch at San Diego Asian Film Festival 2017!

Pac Arts Movement's Artistic Director Brian Hu stops by to help us decide what to watch at this year's 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival! Read more
November 3, 20173 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #182: 2 Sentence Horror Stories

Vera Miao, creator of the 2 Sentence Horror Stories Webseries talks to Horrible Imaginings Outreach Director Sterling Anno! Read more
October 25, 20174 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #181: Halloween Watchlists to Make You Shudder!

Shudder streaming service curators Colin Geddes and Sam Zimmerman join Horrible Imaginings to build awesome Halloween watchlists! Read more
October 15, 20174 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #180: Rogue Artists Ensemble Puts YOU In A Japanese Ghost Story! Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin!

Director Kim Garland joins me in an immersive theatrical experience based on haunting Japanese folklore and a discussion with the cast and crew! No spoilers! Read more
October 3, 20174 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast 179: BONUS Storytime “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Bonus Storytime Edition reading of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe Read more
September 30, 20174 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #178: Start Halloween Season Right with Kill Creek Author Scott Thomas!

Kill Creek author Scott Thomas joins Horrible Imaginings Podcast to talk about his new haunted house book--just in time for Halloween! Read more
September 25, 20175 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #177: 2017 Horrible Imaginings Reflection and Wrap Up

A reflection on the 2017 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego! Read more
June 7, 20178 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #176: Etheria Film Night 2017!

Earworm director Tara Price and Sterling join me to discuss the 4th annual Etheria Film Night in Hollywood! A night of women directors! Read more
April 24, 201710 months ago

Horrible Imaginings #175: Dark Stories from the Bahr Crawl

A special Storytime Edition! With dark and bizarre readings from Laura Lee Bahr, John Skipp, David Agranoff, Anthony Trevino, and Andrew J. Stone! Read more
April 12, 201710 months ago

Horrible Imaginings #174: Phantasm Phans Gush Over the New BluRay Box Set!

We get to nerd out about one of those horror franchises partly responsible for helping drive the passion that makes our festival possible: PHANTASM! Read more
March 20, 201711 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #173 True-Life Mystery Bonus Episode: What Happened to Elisa Lam?

Sterling joins me to talk to director Jake Anderson about his documentary all about the fascinating and terrifying mystery of What Happened to Elisa Lam! Read more
March 18, 201711 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #172: Victor Dryere Talks About his Haunting 8mm Horror Film 1974!

Beth Accomando joins me to discuss the terrifying new found footage film, shot entirely on 8mm, with its director Victor Dryere! Read more
March 15, 201711 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #171: Horror from South of the Border! A conversation with two Mexican filmmakers.

Histeria director Carlos Melendez and The Darkness director Daniel Zimbron join me to talk Latino genre cinema in anticipation of SD Latino Film Festival! Read more
March 3, 201711 months ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #170 Bonus Content: It's Morphin' Time!

I was asked if I wanted to interview some of the actors who are playing the new Lions Gate Power Rangers and I just couldn't resist. Read more
February 19, 20171 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast 169: Dreams in the Witch House, The Rock Opera

A Lovecraftian Rock Opera! Dreams in the Witch House actor Courtney Gains and producer Mike Dalager talk about their unique and insane project! Read more
February 13, 20171 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #168: Getting In Bed with Film Festivals! A Panel at San Diego Film Week.

A peek behind the film festival curtain! Film Fest programmers discuss what they are looking for in films, and what filmmakers can do to help their chances! Read more
January 30, 20171 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #167: Talking Video Shop Life with Videosyncratic Author Jon Spira

Jon Spira, director of Elstree 1976, joins me to talk about Videosyncratic--his memoir about a life in video shops! If you like VHS, grew up with home video, and are generally a film fanatic, then this episode is for you! Read more
January 30, 20171 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #166: Long Live the King, The Legacy of King Kong

This episode is all about one of cinema's most innovative and grandest achievements. None other than King Kong himself! And who better to join us in the Kong part than artist, producer, actor, and director Frank Dietz, who is the co-director of a brand new documentary all about everyone's favorite giant ape called Long Live the King! Read more
December 13, 20161 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #165: “The Kit Bag” by Algernon Blackwood

It's time for a holiday-themed version of "Storytime Edition!" Today's episode features a reading of Algernon Blackwood's haunting tale, The Kit Bag! Read more
December 5, 20161 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #164: BizarroCon, Horrible People, and the You-Shaped Hole in the Universe

John Skipp discusses Bizarro and his notions about the art of horrible people, which is also the title of his 2015 short story anthology! Read more
November 28, 20161 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #163: Dracula Vs. Hitler! A Conversation with Author Patrick Sheane Duncan!

Patrick S. Duncan joins the show to talk about his new novel Dracula Vs. Hitler, the characters, his writing process, and even how his personal experiences from Vietnam helped inform his work on this novel! Read more
October 31, 20161 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #162: Remembering Zacherley the Cool Ghoul this Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Join Will McKinley and me in remembering legend Zacherley the Cool Ghoul! Read more
October 24, 20161 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #161: The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs--Perfect for Halloween!

Storytime Edition! A reading of W. W. Jacobs's terrifying tale "The Monkey's Paw," with a discussion of some of the adaptations it has inspired. Read more
October 21, 20161 year ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast #160: Back from the Grave with A New Home, A Mission, and BONUS Juan of the Dead!

I've decided to record this brief podcast as a sort of reflection of the last couple of months, as well as an introduction for those of you who may be new to this show's format. Read more
September 16, 20161 year ago

WIN Passes to See FABIO FRIZZI live *AND* RARE Fulci Comic Books!

WIN Passes to See FABIO FRIZZI live *AND* RARE Fulci Comic Books! Read more
July 8, 20161 year ago

#159: Every Day is Halloween at ScareLA!

I talk about the Halloween convention ScareLA with organizer Emily Louise Rua! Halloween comes in August at ScareLA! Horrible Imaginings has a showcase! Read more
June 28, 20161 year ago

#158: Kasey Lansdale's Life Is A Musical (flying monkeys need not apply)

I talk to country western singer, author, and actress Kasey Lansdale about music, horror, writing, and all kinds of other great things! Read more
June 13, 20161 year ago

Brian Evenson to Headline the Literary Guests of Honor at the 2016 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival!

Noted author Brian Evenson will join other notable horror authors in an infusion of horror literature into this years Horrible Imaginings! Read more
June 13, 20161 year ago

#157: Documenting Lives--A Conversation with Elstree 1976 Director Jon Spira

Elstree 1976 Director Jon Spira joins me for a frank discussion about his Star Wars (sorta) documentary, his fascination with human lives, cinema, and more! Read more
June 6, 20161 year ago

#155: Censoring Hollywood: How the Motion Picture Production Code Changed Filmmaking

Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando and Horrible Imaginings founder Miguel Rodriguez talk about the history of The Production Code and censorship in Hollywood at The La Jolla Playhouse. Read more
May 5, 20161 year ago

#154: Exploring the Hidden Gems of the TCM Classic Film Festival with Will McKinley

Will McKinley joins me to discuss the hidden gems of the TCMFF, particularly the obscurities of Chinese Multiplex House Four. Read more
April 1, 20161 year ago

Horror Streaming Video Service SHUDDER Announces MASTERS-IN-RESIDENCE Shudder Labs and Extends Submission Deadline for Genre Filmmaker Program

Due to popular demand, filmmakers who would like to submit to the 2016 Shudder Labs programs will now have until April 15th. Read more
February 26, 20161 year ago

#153: Love, Loss, and Grief with "Nina Forever" Directors The Blaine Brothers (No Spoilers)

I talk to the Blaine Brothers about exploring grief, loss, and love with their genre bending feature Nina Forever. Read more
February 13, 20162 years ago

#152: Not Just A Black Vampire Movie--Graveyard Shift Sisters Joins Me to Talk Ganja and Hess

Graveyard Shift Sisters's Ashlee Blackwell joins me to discuss what Tim Lucas and David Walker call "one of the most literate, allegorical, and evasive of all horror films," GANJA AND HESS! Read more
February 8, 20162 years ago

#151: Director Pablo Absento and her "Shi"

Director Pablo Absento talks her horror short Shi, health insurance horror, Dennys, folklore, and more! Read more
January 23, 20162 years ago

#150: Graham Skipper Joins Me To Talk Southbound, An Anthology Horror

Actor Graham Skipper joins me to talk about the latest anthology horror film--a fantastic and otherworldly trip in SOUTHBOUND! Read more
December 29, 20152 years ago

#149: I Talk Indie Film Production with UK-Based Fume Films

The duo behind UK-Based Fume Films talk about indie film production, creative processes, collaboration, and more! Read more
October 25, 20152 years ago

#148: Tales of Halloween Q&A with John Skipp and Andrew Kasch

Directors John Skipp and Andrew Kasch's lively and hilarious Q&A session following Tales of Halloween with the shorts Yummy Meat and ClownTown! Read more
October 21, 20152 years ago

#147: Halloween Super Special with SoCal Horror Authors!

We talk about our favorite authors and stories before going into our experiences with horror in film. This is a pretty great discussion with lots of people who have had their lives changed by scary stories. Truly, a celebration of Halloween! Read more
September 21, 20152 years ago

#146: The 6th Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Wrap-Up and Reflection

A look back at the 6th Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. Read more
September 16, 20152 years ago

#145: Mexican Horror Panel at Horrible Imaginings with Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto, and Mauricio Chernovetzky

Gigi Saul Guerrero, Aaron Soto, and Mauricio Chernovetzky discuss the unique aspects of Mexican Horror. Read more
September 5, 20152 years ago

#144: TURBO KID's Trio of Directors Talk Retro Action Mayhem!

Turbo Kid's trio of directors talk about the retro post-apocalyptic action splatstic romance that is taking the world by storm! Read more
August 8, 20152 years ago

#143 Merging the Horrific with the Beautiful: A Conversation with Performance Artist Anna Yanushkevich

Anna's art mixes dark and sometimes disturbing imagery with the beautiful fluidity of classical ballet, aerial art, and other kinds of abstract or interpretive dance. Read more
July 13, 20152 years ago

#142 Rape Culture-Revenge: FELT Director and Star Discuss Their Unconventional Thriller

We talk to director Jason Banker and writer/actor Amy Everson about their unconventional feminist thriller FELT. Read more
June 24, 20152 years ago

#141: Storytime Edition's The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson

For today’s Storytime, I’ve chosen William Hope Hodgson’s “The Voice in the Night.” Read more
June 14, 20152 years ago

#140: Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of 1970s Indian Action Cinema with Todd Stadtman

A podcast recorded live in front of an audience! We talk about wild East Indian action films from the 1970s, and their place in the cinematic landscape. SUCH an amazing and lively discussion! Read more
June 6, 20152 years ago

#139 Silent Hill 2 Super Special Tribute

A look back at the legacy of the 2001 Silent Hill 2 video game, why it hasn't been replicated, and an analysis of the story. Read more
May 27, 20152 years ago

#138: Into the Darkness! Preparing for TCM's Investigating Film Noir Class!

The first of a series of discussion's about TCM and Ball State University's free online class "Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir!" Read more
May 13, 20152 years ago

#137: Dark Star: HR Giger's World

Angela and I react to the new HR Giger documentary Dark Star. It opens in select theaters starting May 15th! Read more
May 7, 20152 years ago

#136: Such Sights! A Look Back at Hellraiser

Angela Englert joins me to discuss Hellraiser on the eve of the release of the highly anticipated Clive Barker novel "The Scarlet Gospels." Read more
April 24, 20152 years ago

#135: The Importance of Horror Events with Crypticon Seattle!

What makes an event dedicated to bringing fans of horror together so important to us? That is exactly what I brought my guests together to answer. Read more
April 3, 20152 years ago

#134: Bringing Terror Back with Gehenna's Hiroshi Katagiri

I talk with SFX artist Hiroshit Katagiri about his new horror project Gehenna: Where Death Lives! Read more
April 2, 20152 years ago

#133: TCM's Noralil Fores On Bringing Classic Film Into the 21st Century

TCM's Noralil Fores On Bringing Classic Film Into the 21st Century Read more
April 1, 20152 years ago

#132: Naughty 30s with's Danny Reid at TCM Classic Film Festival

I talk about naughty early 1930s pre-code films with the owner of at the TCM Classic Film Festival! Read more
March 31, 20152 years ago

#131: TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Wrap Up!

A look at the 2015 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival in Hollywood! Read more
March 31, 20152 years ago

#130: Pre-Code Blogathon! Race Representation In Film, Historically and Today

We look at how different races have been portrayed over the years, and how much it has changed today, using the pre-code era as a starting benchmark. Read more
March 26, 20152 years ago

#129: TCM Film Fest Pre-Game: Schlockfest and 1940s Dr. Cyclops!

A discussion of the 1940 scifi horror film Dr. Cyclops! Read more
March 1, 20152 years ago

SD Latino Film Fest & Horrible Imaginings Present UN MUNDO EXTRANO!

We are joining forces with the San Diego Latino Film Festival in order to present some new genre films from El Mundo Latino, as well as to revive a rarely-seen classic! Read more
February 27, 20152 years ago

#128: Mauricio Chernovetzky ReExamines the Vampire Myth

The co-director of Styria aka Angels of Darkness joins me to talk about his film on the cusp of its release on the Showtime network on Sunday, March 1st! Read more
December 31, 20143 years ago

New Year Announcement! Delirio San Diego Film Series!

2015 will bring DELIRIO SAN DIEGO, a new film series highlighting the strangest cinematic creations from around the globe! Only at Digital Gym Cinema in North Park! Read more
December 24, 20143 years ago

#127: Storytime Edition: Guy de Maupassant's THE HORLA

It is a Storytime Edition of today's horror podcast! Guy de Maupassant's tale of madness, isolation, and invisible horror! THE HORLA! Read more
December 2, 20143 years ago

#126: Searching for a 2'9" James Bond (And It Gets Emotional)

The Search for Weng Weng Documentary is about to tour North America. Listen to the story of the director's 7-year quest to tell the story of the Filipino 2'9" James Bond! Read more
November 27, 20143 years ago

Horrible Imaginings Podcast Episode #125: Sinbad The Fifth Voyage with Director Shahin Sean Solimon

The newly rebranded Horrible Imaginings Podcast takes on the legendary character of Sinbad and discusses a new indie Sinbad movie with the director! Watch out for Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage on VOD starting December 2nd! Read more
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September 12, 20143 years ago

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Celebrates Its Fifth Year Bringing Horror to San Diego

San Diego’s most intimate look at classic and upcoming independent horror film returns to Digital Gym Cinema October 10th through October 12th Read more
July 23, 20134 years ago

Win a MANIAC Poster Signed by Elijah Wood!

A pre-order to Berberian Sound Studio gets you a signed Maniac poster! Film Geeks at the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego! Read more
November 15, 20125 years ago

To a Cinema Junkie

A special thanks to Beth Accomando of Cinema Junkie for all she's done for Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. Read more
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November 13, 20125 years ago

Horrible Imaginings Audience Choice Awards Announced!

The Audience Choice Winners are Announced! Read more
November 7, 20125 years ago

Meet This Year's Filmmakers!

Filmmaker bios for Horrible Imaginings 2012! Read more
October 20, 20125 years ago

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! 2012 Horrible Imaginings Includes In-Competition Films!

For the first time, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival will include films in competition for a trophy! Read more
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October 18, 20125 years ago

Horrible Imaginings Art Gallery Opening Reception will be October 24th!

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival will open the doors to a gallery of dark or macabre artwork from a variety of artists working in a variety of mediums! Read more
October 16, 20125 years ago

Evil Dead: The Musical Comes to San Diego!

Evil Dead: The Musical joins Horrible Imaginings Film Festival as part of TERROR ON THE 10TH! Read more
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Tags: ArtPower, ARTPWR, cinema, horror, UCSD
September 12, 20125 years ago

ArtPower! Film and Horrible Imaginings Present: Two Nights of Horror at UCSD!

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is joining forces with UCSD’s ArtPower! Film to bring an exploration of horror in art and cinema to UCSD campus. Read more
February 13, 20126 years ago

Come Say Hi to Horrible Imaginings at the Fundraiser for Star Paws Dog Rescue!

Tara Cardinal and Dark Delicacies are presenting a celebrity fundraising event for Star Paws Dog Rescue on February 18th in Burbank! Horrible Imaginings will be there! Read more
February 8, 20126 years ago

Saturday's Women in Horror Event Will be Hosted by Jessica Cameron!

The talented actress Jessica Cameron will be hosting our Saturday, February 11th Women in Horror Event! Come say hi! Read more
February 2, 20126 years ago

Women in Horror Month Short Film Program Revealed!

The INTERNATIONAL horror short films program has been announced for February's Women In Horror Month Event in San Diego! Presented by Horrible Imaginings Film Festival! Read more
January 28, 20126 years ago

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Celebrates Women in Horror Month!

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival presents a series of short horror films directed by women in celebration of Women in Horror Recognition Month! Also featured will be "Identifiable Faces," a series of live monologues by four talented women. Read more
November 21, 20116 years ago

December 18th! Horrible Imaginings Presents the Ghoul's Yule with Return of the Living Dead (1985)!

Horrible Imaginings Presents the Ghoul's Yule! Celebrate the holidays with ZOMBIEEEEEEEEEEES! The beloved 80s classic Return of the Living Dead, new indie favorite Beverly Lane, and more! Read more
November 5, 20116 years ago

SUPER NEW SECRET MIDNIGHT SCREENING! Tammi Sutton's award-winning Isle of Dogs!

A super surprise midnight screening hits Day 2 of Horrible Imaginings Film Festival! Tammi Sutton's Isle of Dogs, which won Best Thriller Feature at this years Shriekfest, will screen with an introduction by the director! This is a rare chance to get a sneak peek of an upcoming feature! Dave Reda's Horror of Our Love music video will open! Read more
October 22, 20116 years ago

Horrible Imaginings 2011 Full Program!

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival and Monster Island Resort are proud to announce the very rare and exciting screenings of these two examplars of the horror genre. In addition to Godzilla® and Eyes Without A Face, there is an exciting program of films. Check out the full program here! Read more
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October 16, 20116 years ago

The Horrible Imaginings Haunted Art Gallery Opens October 27th

While the film festival is on November 4th and 5th, the gallery of macabre art installations will be available for viewing starting on Thursday, October 27th. Featuring 15 artists and the music of A Hundred Ghosts, the Horrible Imaginings Haunted Art Gallery is offering San Diego an art show with a little more bite. Read more
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Tags: Fundraising, News
October 12, 20116 years ago

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Successfully Attains Fundraising Goal

I just want to offer my sincerest gratitude to everybody who donated to or helped to spread the word about the IndieGoGo fundraising campaign for Horrible Imaginings Film Festival! Read more
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Tags: Asian Horror, Events, Movies
October 11, 20116 years ago

San Diego Asian Film Festival Brings Asian Extreme

Hey movie lovers! This is just a reminder to make your way to Hazard Ultrastar Cinemas for San Diego Asian Film Festival’s Asian Extreme sidebars! There are two over-the-top films from Japan that will really shock and entertain you! Read more