ScreamCast 63: J.R. Bookwalter VS The Demons, Scarecrows and Dead Next Door | One of Us

ScreamCast 63: J.R. Bookwalter VS The Demons, Scarecrows and Dead Next Door

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As the last 9 days of J.R. Bookwalter’s Indiegogo campaign for the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray of The Dead Next Door come to a close, he joins us to talk about two of his favorite horror flicks: Demons and Scarecrows. If you want to pre-order The Dead Next Door (it’s going to be worth it, trust us!), check out the Indiegogo page and place your order!

The Flicks:

The Dead Next Door (1989)

Directors: J.R. Bookwalter
Written By: J.R. Bookwalter
Starring: Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic, Michael Grossi

THE DEAD NEXT DOOR has enjoyed a cult following in the 25 years since its initial release on VHS in 1990, reaching its largest audience to date with the Anchor Bay special edition DVD in 2005. Now this “little horror film that could” is almost ready to graduate into the world of high-definition, courtesy of an ambitious limited edition Blu-ray release scheduled for this fall that promises to be the final word on this little slice of underground cinema history — and you can help make it happen!

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Scarecrows (1988)

Directors: William Wesley
Written By: William Wesley (story), Richard Jefferies(screenplay)
Starring: Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, Richard Vidan

After a band of ex-military criminals pulls off a multi-million dollar heist, they hop aboard a plane headed for Mexico. But when one of their own betrays them, they suddenly find themselves on the ground and on the run through a field of scarecrows near an abandoned farmhouse. And as night sets in, the real nightmare begins. The men discover that there’s a reason the farmhouse is empty… and now those who thought they were the hunters are being hunted by an unimaginable and malevolent force! [Scream Factory]

Demons (1985)

Directors: Lamberto Bava
Written By: Dardano Sacchetti (original story), Dario Argento(screenplay)
Starring: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny

A young woman is invited by a mysterious masked man to a theater screening in Germany. Taking a friend, the two beautiful ladies discover they are watching a gory horror film! When a prop on display in the lobby accidentally cuts a young woman’s face, she begins to transform. People begin mutating into hideous monsters and the cinema is locked up tight! One by one, the audience members are violently attacked and transform into disgusting demons hellbent on spreading their apocalyptic plague around the world. Can they be stopped? Featuring an amazing music score by Claudio Simonetti, and heavy metal songs from Billy Idol, 
Mötley Crüe and Accept, DEMONS is a fantastically gory Italian horror film and widely considered one of the best films of its generation! [Synapse]


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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, 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.