Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 26 (Interview with Diane Franklin)

On this episode of Cinephellas Podcast, we interviewed the talented Diane Franklin (Better Off Dead/Bill &Ted ) about her role in the new horror film, The Amityville Murders. This is her second time in the The Amityville Horror franchise and she shares her experience getting cast in the film, the real Amityville House, and her upcoming projects.

THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS hits theaters, On Demand, and Digital today!

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 25 (Interview with Trench 11 Director Leo Scherman)

by Logan Myerz

Halloween is around the corner and the horror genre is making a giant comeback with many independent films being released to larger theaters across the world. From the general consensus, horror is here to stay with many films and TV Shows using nostalgic elements to draw the audience in and never let them go. What makes these types of films compelling is the thought process, direction, practical effects, and originality. As a huge fan of this genre, I also really appreciate newer concepts and incorporating factual events into a film that will set itself apart from other movies that play it safe.

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Summer of ’84 – Review & Interview with Graham Verchere

‘Summer of ’84’ Is a Splash of Brilliant B-Movie Nostalgia

by Nile Fortner

Even though I wasn’t born yet, I know that 1984 was a fantastic year that gave us classics that would later go on to become classic nostalgia. The year 1984 gave us a Schwarzenegger as a futuristic killing-machine cyborg hunting down anyone named Sarah Connor in The Terminator. The year 1984 also taught us that Gremlins can’t get wet, Molly Ringwald was the O.G. red-head babe before Jessica Chastain (sorry Jessica), and that counting after “five and six you better grab your crucifix” before a red-and-green striped sweater wearing serial killer haunts your dreams.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 23 (Interview with Rachel Belofsky)

Screamfest 2017: An Interview with Rachel Belofsy

by Logan Myerz

What does it take to be an artist? Is it the passion you put into your craft or is it the countless hours perfecting your craft? These are questions I ask myself everyday by researching, writing, reviewing, and creating videos on the Cinephellas website. Being a film-maker isn’t as easy as it looks and getting the film showcased in the industry isn’t an overnight process. The horror film genre is one that is easily overlooked for its creativity, chilling story-line, and jump scares. The Academy has not taken too kindly to the horror genre and it seems many great films are snubbed come Oscar Season. But does it really matter? With many film festivals today, there are movies awarded for the Best Feature, Directing, Cinematography, as they should be for the distinguished film-making skills. What I appreciate about this genre of film making is the blood, sweat, and tears put into every shot of the movie. More importantly, it’s not about making money or the fame, rather it’s about the art-form and making a piece that is memorable.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 21 (Interview with Brian O’ Malley)

The Freedom of Escape: A Conversation with Brian O’ Malley

by Christopher M. Rzigalinski

On this edition of the Cinephellas Podcast I chat with director Brian O’Malley about The Lodgers, which premiers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 8th, 2017 at 7:15PM. The film is a gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) who share a crumbling manor in 1920’s rural Ireland. But a sinister secret threatens their residence. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 20 (Interview with Angelic Zambrana)

Life Imitating Art : A Conversation with Angelic Zambrana

by Christopher M. Rzigalinski

On today’s episode of the Cinephellas Podcast I’m chatting with Angelic Zambrana about her role in the film Bushwick (2017), which hits theaters and VOD on this Friday, August 25th. Bushwick is the horrifying story about a present-day civil war in which several southern states decide to secede from the United States. A group of mercenaries from Texas invade the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York and martial law is declared. Stupe (Dave Bautista) and Lucy (Brittany Snow) have to retrieve Lucy’s sister Belinda (played by Angelic) and escape this war zone with their lives.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 19 (Interview with Coach Stuart Krohn)

The Meaning of a Mentor: A Conversation with Coach Stuart Krohn

by Christopher M. Rzigalinski

If we’re lucky, we get at least one mentor that changes the direction of our lives. That person could be a teacher, a coach, or a family member. The student athletes of the Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Rugby program are lucky enough to have all three in Coach Stuart Krohn. After an All-American college rugby career and a professional playing career in France, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and South Africa, Krohn settled in Southern California to coach the Santa Monica Rugby Club in 1999. During that time he started teaching English and designing a plan to bring rugby to the economic disadvantaged communities of South Los Angeles.

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