Today sees the release of Among Friends, the directorial debut of Danielle Harris, the talented scream queen who genre fans know from the Halloween and Hatchet films, along with her recent co-staring role in the excellent film The Victim from Michael Biehn in his own directorial debut. Among Friends also stars Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, who herself co-starred with Harris in The Victim, which was directed by her husband. It’d a nice little circle going on here, one which is completed by the wonderful Alyssa Lobit, who wrote and stars in Among Friends alongside her friend, Jennifer.
Among Friends is the story of a group of longtime pals whose live suddenly unravel when one amongst them decides to reveal all of their lies and mis-deeds. The script is clever and raises questions about just how much we all really know about the group of people we hang around. Danielle Harris does an excellent job as director, keeping the pace moving. She also delivers a fantastic, tripped out scene in the middle of the film that should definitely make her highlight reel.
We have an interview with Harris coming soon, but today we’re happy to bring you an email interview I conducted with writer/star Alyssa Lobit. Alyssa and I were scheduled to meet this past Friday of Fan Expo Canada, but family commitments meant I had to go the email route. The Queen and I did get a chance to chat with Alyssa and her boyfriend at a party Saturday night, and I can tell you, she was immediately engaging, both with me and my wife. Getting the chance to talk with her about pop culture, the business and more was a highlight of the evening.
So, check out the trailer for Among Friends, and then jump into our interview with Alyssa Lobit after the jump!
Exclusive Interview: Biff Bam Pop Talks To Legendary Director Don Coscarelli About John Dies At The End
When it comes to horror directors, Don Coscarelli is among the leading lights of the last thirty years, having created certifiable classics with the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster and, of course, Bubba Ho-Tep. Coscarelli’s latest work is John Dies At The End, which hit DVD/Blu-Ray on April 2nd. Just a few days prior to its release, Don was in Toronto at Anchor Bay Canada’s headquarters to talk to Biff Bam Pop about the film, his creative process and much more. Check out the trailer for John Dies At The End below and then watch our exclusive interview with Don Coscarelli after the jump!
You probably haven’t heard about Girls Against Boys, an under the radar vengeance flick directed by Austin Chick and staring Danielle Panabaker and Nicole LaLiberte as two young women out to even the score against some very bad men. The film had a very limited release and is out on DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD today.
Do not miss it. Stop reading, go and order this asap and watch it. Or check out the trailer below and then read a glowing review.
When it comes to films from the 90′s, I think many would agree that Clueless is a classic. Directed by Amy Heckerling, it gave the undeniably sexy Alicia Silverstone the chance to strut her stuff, both physically and from an acting perspective. The movie was very much of the moment, full of great performances and lots of laughs.
So imagine if Heckerling and Silverstone decided to team up again in the new millennium – what would the result be?
It would be Vamps.
Making the leap from actor to director can be a tricky business. Not everybody can be Ben Affleck, right? Sometimes, you wind up William Shatner. In the case of Michael Biehn, best know for his roles in James Cameron flicks like Terminator, The Abyss and Aliens, the actor manages to make a strong first feature with The Victim.
A little different Saturday At The Movies this week. Rather than looking at one movie in particular, I thought I’d run down a couple of the films being featured at Fan Expo this weekend. If you’re going to down to the event, you can check out all the promotions on hand, and if not, you can learn more about some upcoming genre flicks either hitting theatres or that are currently out on DVD.
A Little Bit Zombie:
A zombie comedy that hit DVD this past Tuesday, the film is being featured over at the Anchor Bay booth at Fan Expo. You can say hi to the cast, check out some film props and grab a poster of the flick. If you like your zombies with a dose of humour, you’ll probably dig A Little Bit Zombie.
Find out what other flicks are being featured at Fan Expo after the jump!
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Last week the Queen and I had a chance to watch the Canadian indie comedy Moon Point, staring Nick McKinlay, Paula Brancati, Kyle Mac and Kristen Gutoskie and directed by Sean Cisterna. The film follows 23-year old Daryl and his friend Femur on a quest to find Daryl’s elementary school would-be sweetheart, Sarah Cherry, now an actress filming a horror movie in…Moon Point. Traveling via a wagon hooked up to Femur’s electric wheelchair, along the way the duo meet up with an eccentric cast of characters, including the freespirited Kristen.
I dug the trailer for the film right when I saw, and the Queen and I wound up enjoying Moon Point quite a bit. The script is funny, the acting across the board is solid, and the landscape is pretty darn gorgeous; it is Canada, after all. The movie doesn’t go where you think it will, which made it even more of an enjoyable watch.
Check out the trailer for Moon Point below, and then after the jump you can watch our exclusive interview with Sean Cisterna, Nick McKinlay and Paula Brancati from the film. Our chat was a lot of fun, as you’ll see. The three of them had a natural chemistry and I believe it shows up.