Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif is truly a genre legend. An Oscar nominee for his role in "One Flew Over The Cukcoo's Nest", I interviewed Brad in early 2008 to get his feelings on the 20th anniversary of "Child's Play", a film that immortalized him as the voice of killer doll "Chucky". The interview was prep for my "Child's Play" retrospective in Issue #10 of Horror Hound Magazine. My talk with Brad ultimately didn't end up in my article, so here it is in all it's unedited glory!

We're frightened by things that we can't put a face on.

So how did you land the role of Charles Lee Ray?

Eurotrash Island Vacations

The success of euro exploitation films in the late seventies and early eighties opened a few new geographical horizons to the phalanx of filmmakers staining their hands in the bloody depths of the continent’s wicked watershed. Deodato, Lenzi and Michele Massimo Tarantini all ventured into the Amazon. Sergio Martino went to Sri Lanka while a few others went in search of remote island locations. What say we look at a few European coastal jewels from these purveyors of fancy filth?

Horror Hound Magazine Issue 13!

On stands now, Issue lucky number 13 of Horror Hound Magazine! For this issue I was charged with writing a retrospective on the entire "Pumpkinhead" series, an assignment that I have to admit I wasn't so sure about at first.

Comics Creepshow 7: Stephen King

The two big Steves have new comic book work coming out this month. I am of course referring to the most popular Horror novelist of our time, Stephen King and the most popular Horror comics writer of our time, Steve Niles. Both books have a lot to offer for fans of either writer.

Horror Headlines 9/18/08

Brett Ratner is rumored to have been offered the gig directing the remake of "Conan". In related news, he's eternally grateful for those classes he took in mind control. How else would you explain the fact that studios seem to think he's a good director?

Apparently, the Kevin Costner flick "The New Daughter" is going to be an R rated monster movie. Now that's a sentence you don't read every day.

HBO has picked up "True Blood" for a second season after only 2 episodes. For my part, I'll continue to be glad I canceled the channel while reading Shelton's weekly reviews of the series.

New poster for "Repo: A Genetic Opera". The quality of the movie remains to be seen, but I'll be damned if the artwork for this campaign hasn't tickled me in all the right places.

Among a list of 4 young no-names being added to the cast of "The House on Sorority Row" remake, is one of interest; Carrie Fisher. Yup, Princess Leia has joined the cast of the remake, to play the house mother whose death and subsequent cover-up drives the events of the film (assuming at that it's faithful to the original).

The next "Amityville Horror" film will be direct to video, and have something to do with the internet. Man, there are so many things wrong with that sentence I don't even know where to start.

In Real People News: 

Taking a trip to Switzerland? Well good, then you can stop at the Winterthur resort, where you can dine on dishes made with "Mother's Milk". And yes, that's exactly what you think it is.

Try to stay with me on this one. Rat brain tissue which was grown in a lab, was then put into a robot body complete with wheels, and is now capable of driving itself around the lab. Tell me that isn't the most terrifying thing you've read all week. And while I'm at the subject, does this mean we're one step closer to creating Krang from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? If so, we might want to rethink this research. That guy was a dick.

Karl Rove says McCain ads have gone too far. Mind you, this is from the man who had people call southern voters in 2000 to tell them that McCain has an illegitimate black baby. Um... ya.

On this day in history: 

1932: 24-year-old starlet Peg Entwhistle dives head first from the letter "H" of the HOLLYWOODLAND sign in Los Angeles. She is the first person to commit suicide at the landmark.

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