The Nick Taylor Horror Show
By Nick Taylor
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Exploring the techniques, strategies, and key pieces of advice for aspiring horror directors, straight from the minds of some of the greatest filmmakers and creators in horror. Host Nick Taylor engages in one-on-one conversations with directors, producers, writers, actors and artists to uncover the keys to their creative and professional success in the horror business.
||ExplicitWilliam Lustig, Director of Maniac [Episode 8]||“Filmmakers like myself, Sam Raimi, Tobe Hooper and George Romero … weren't working with a rule book. We were out there making movies and doing things that Hollywood would consider forboden. That's what gave these films a resonance to them.”||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Candyman Himself, Tony Todd [Episode 7]||“I have to find the truth first. I'm not in it just to illicit thrills and spills and shocks and titillations. If you find the truth first, it's gonna be that much more impactful.”||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoe Bob Briggs on the State of Horror Cinema [Episode 6]||“If you ask Netflix, they'll tell you … the future is one person at a time on his individual device, streaming a movie whenever he wants. Well, I don't think so, because it goes against our emotional needs … People are desperate for the shared exp||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates on Acting & Character Building [Episode 5]||“It's all out there, and seriously, don't be afraid of reading. Don't be afraid of taking classes. Don't be afraid of taking Improv, because it's all out there for the young actor. Immerse yourself in as much as you can.”||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSteve Mitchell on Directing Larry Cohen Documentary, King Cohen [Episode 4]||“Being a good documentary filmmaker means being a good journalist, being a good interviewer and listening, is very key.”||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDoyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s Horror Business [Episode 3]||One of the greatest and most inspirational figures in punk rock history, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, offers his key advice for aspiring musicians and tells us what he’s working on next.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoe Dante and the Hustle of Horror Filmmaking [Episode 2]||“To do a horror film on a low budget you have to prepare and you have to be able to make decisions quickly We learned with (Roger) Corman to hurry up and don’t congratulate yourself after the next shot, you’ve gotta be two shots ahead."||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFilmmaking Advice from HELL FEST Director, and Blumhouse Alum, Gregory Plotkin [Episode 1]||“Work really hard, and don’t say no to anything … Even if you go to film school and you think, ‘I should be directing,’ take a PA job. Take anything. I would go back to assisting if I could make it work.”||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to The Nick Taylor Horror Show!||Grab your silver bullets, wooden stakes, some holy water and a ouija board or two, and join me, Nick Taylor, on this haunted hayride across today's horror business!||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A Great New Podcast for Horror
If you make horror movies (or just love them) I cannot recommend this podcast enough. The production value is excellent and Nick gives great interviews. The first one with Gregory Plotkin is a wonderful deep dive into directing and editing horror. This one just jumped to the top of my podcast list.