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CINEPUNX Episode 96: ALL THE THE LIGHT IN THE SKY and DRINKING BUDDIES with Mike Paulshock

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Cinepunx_Ep96.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWE GOT A REAL, GENUINE, NO JOKE EPISODE FOR YOU HERE FOLKS! WE TALK WACK, WE TALK ON TRACK, AND WE GET DOWN AND DIRTY WITH SOME JOE SWANBERG, ALL WITH THE CHARMING AND AFFABLE MIKE PAULSHOCK! Episode 96 is here, and for this truly blood boiling episode we welcome co-host of the Whine & Cheese podcast  and killer band sun god who you probably know, IF YOU ARE COOL! Mike had the great idea to talk about Joe Swanberg, whose films are seen as ground zero for
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In the Valley Below’s Angela Gail Invites You to Drink Champagne in THE PINK CHATEAU

Angela Gail, along with her partner, Jeffrey Jacob, forms the electronic music duo In the Valley Below. Their music is equally suited to dark nightclubs and sunlit beaches, and the press release for their latest album, The Pink Chateau, describes it perfectly as “sexy, urbane, tropical pop music.” Rather than simply release the album or put out a music video, Gail directed a film which forms a visual interpretation of In the Valley Below’s new album. When we spoke about it the other day, it was really a fascinating glimpse into how both a new filmmaker (this was her directorial
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Grady Hendrix on the PAPERBACKS FROM HELL Reissues and Christopher Pike Novels

It’s no secret we’re fans of author Grady Hendrix here at Cinepunx. We’ve done an interview, a podcast episode, another interview, and a book review over the last two years. He’s a nice guy to talk to, and the things he does — from books like Horrorstör and We Sold Our Souls, to the Hong Kong-A-Thon, to co-writing the film Mohawk with Ted Geoghegan — seem like he’s pitching ideas straight from the depths of fevered genre imaginations. Thus, when it became apparent that some of the books featured in his overview of horror paperbacks through the decades, Paperbacks from
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Blood, Sex and Falsies: Ed Wood’s Erotic Short Fiction Returns to Spread ANGORA FEVER

For many, the curious career of Edward D. Wood, Jr. begins and ends with the small selection of films that landed him the dubious title of Worst Director of All Time. Works like Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster and Plan 9 From Outer Space, all genre curiosities that made his name synonymous with noble failure and which eventually earned him a dedicated, if somewhat derisively ironic cult following. Public interest in Wood reached its peak with the acclaimed 1994 biopic starring Johnny Depp, before its subject and his work gradually faded back into the pop culture ether. For the adventurous few willing to dig
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SPECIAL EVENT: STARFISH Screening and Q&A w/ Director Al White

CINEPUNX AND YELLOW VEIL PICTURES PRESENT THE PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE OF STARFISH, THE HAUNTING FEATURE FILM DEBUT FROM A.T. WHITE Join us on March 18 for a screening at the historic Rotunda with director A.T. White in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Philadelphia, PA (March 4, 2019) – Cinepunx and Yellow Veil Pictures are proud to present the Philadelphia premiere of Fantastic Fest-selected Starfish, the ambitious, genre-defying debut from writer and director A.T. White. For this special event, Cinepunx and Yellow Veil Pictures are excited to partner with the historic Rotunda in Philadelphia. The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.) is a shared
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A Brief Primer in Black Horror Inspired by HORROR NOIRE

The recent release of the documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror has folks buzzing about black representation in horror films. The documentary, inspired by the book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present by Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, is both entertaining and educational. Viewers are offered a glimpse into the minds of some of the most influential black filmmakers on the scene. If you’re interested in learning more about the film, check it out on Shudder and read our review here. Upon seeing it, I felt inspired to revisit some of my favorite black
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Review: HORROR NOIRE Offers Fresh Perspectives on Representation in the Genre

Documentaries about movies can be a tricky subgenre. Ideally, the doc should strike a balance between entertaining anecdotes and scenes from key films and the need to dig deep into the social, industrial, and cultural importance of the films. In other words, the best horror documentaries are more than just glorified clip shows with talking heads interspersed, instead actually bringing something new to how we understand the genre. With that in mind, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (dir. Xavier Burgin, 2019) is one of the best horror documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. As author/educator Tananarive Due
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Kansas City’s Inner Altar Melds Hardcore’s Bite With Occult Rock Theatricality

This Friday, January 18, sees the release of the debut full-length from Kansas City’s Inner Altar, via the Company. Titled Vol III, the nine-track album takes the sound the band’s been honing for several years and really brings all of the disparate influences together, keeping a sense of space-rocking openness, while eschewing the rough-and-tumble looseness that dominated their previous EPs. I described it a couple of weeks back as “Danzig by way of the Cult, playing in a big, raucous warehouse,” when the video for “Lives of Fire” dropped, but the Company’s Joshua Wilkinson did an even better job of
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Talking Her Career (and That Amazing CUTTING CLASS Interview) With Jill Schoelen

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the films of actress Jill Schoelen were readily available in the horror section of any self-respecting video store: The Stepfather, Cutting Class, Popcorn, and When A Stranger Calls Back, to name the highlights. However, as VHS waned and DVD began to make its ascent, most of these flicks were issued only as bare-bones discs, if at all, and went out of print fairly soon thereafter. Happily, in the last few years, fans have seen deluxe Blu-ray editions with restored prints and tons of extras make their way to the marketplace. Synapse kicked everything
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The Printed Screen: DARKMAN (1990) (Part 2 of 3)

In The Printed Screen, I’ll be taking an irreverent look at comic book adaptations of notable films. We’re currently looking at the 1990 comic book adaptation of Sam Raimi’s Darkman. Read the first part of this article right here. When we last saw Darkman he was vengefully screaming his name into the sky, vowing to get payback against the goons who killed his buddy, blew up his lab, ruined his relationship, and turned his face into raw hamburger. He’s been having a day. In case you’re new to the Darkman mythos, here’s how the 1991 NES video game summarized the plot:
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