ScreamCast 64: Back To The Bronx With William Lustig | One of Us

ScreamCast 64: Back To The Bronx With William Lustig

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This week we had the distinct pleasure to speak with the man, the myth, the legend himself, William Lustig (Maniac, Vigilante, Maniac Cop). We chat about the upcoming Blue Underground releases 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS, ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX, & THE NEW BARBARIANS. Also, we dive into Lustig’s career in film restoration and running Blue Underground; one of the best exploitation cinema distribution labels currently around.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Nicholas Collier

    Huh cool, love blue underground – they release some cool stuff – definitely give this a listen