13 Horrifically Silly Days of Halloween, Day 13, HALLOWEEN and local Horror Director and B-movie Reviewer, Adam Thorn
PART A of the 13th Day of my 13 Days of Halloween...which is Halloween Day and Eve itself! Today, I offer you a short interview with Torontonian B-movie horror filmmaker Adam Thorn, who also reviews B-movies through Riot at the Movies. He has a couple review books on B and Bad movies, too: Riot at the Movies and The Big Bad Book of Bad Movies...(and don't forget to check out my Facebook Live promo for this post HERE)
Let's see the first bit of the interview on video, now, shall we?
I later interrogated Adam by the torture of email:
Regan: So first off, please tell me more about Personal Space Invader (1 & 2 — especially since you’re coming out with a Bluray with both films in one after Halloween). Also tell me more about your Puppet Master spoof movie, too, Moopet Pastor...
Adam: Both Personal Space Invader movies and Moopet Pastor were made off of a pun or silly joke made to friends who responded with "You should make a movie of that," and so I did. Not because the movie should be made just solely because I could.
Mistakes would happen and most of the script would be thrown out due to having a zero dollar budget or the skill level but often that helped create the comedy. Most of my humor writes itself. I won't ever claim it's all me. It is amazing what can be born right in front of your eyes when you have creative and funny friends to act and create with.
Aliens, Ghosts and little monsters are the things that I have always enjoyed watching and there for I need them in my movie, even when most of the movie is the human making low brow puns.
Regan: Where can people buy or see your films? I know Eyesore Cinema is one place!
Adam: So far all my movies are now available on YouTube under the Riot at the Movies page. For sometime I did have them available to download for a dollar charge and I do sell DVDs for those who want to hear my nonsense commentary tracks, but eventually I figured I'd just put them out there for free for everyone to enjoy. People who are crazy enough to want an official DVD would have to contact me directly at this point or catch me at a random horror movie convention.
Regan: Tell me a little bit about what screenings are like at Eyesore Cinema, and maybe compare with other places you’ve screened your films.
Adam: I have been screening bad movies at theatres and bars for years now, which is why I have come across so many different kinds of fans. The curious fan that has no idea what they are getting into to the extreme bad movies fan that's seen it all and lives for a surprise. This is why when I review things on riotatthemovies.tumblr.com (probably moving soon) I try to only express my experience from watching a movie and give less of an opinion on quality. Sometimes you can't help it though sometimes a bad movie is JUST BAD. But in most cases bad movies can go in so many different places for different people. Which is why I don't want to be the reason you choose to see a movie or not. Hopefully I can highlight the plot points and oddities and see if it catches your curiosity or not.
Screening these movies at Eyesore has been great -- it may not be as comfortable as a full theater but it's more private than a bar. As long as we promote the show to a ruckus crowd that will act out during the movie, no one seems to complain like they may at a real theater (and bad movies fans do like to party). As fun as it was to do these screenings at some bars, some of the movies I play do cross some taste boundaries and you don't want just anyone walking in on some of the things I play. Most of my favorite movies are fine for the whole family, but once in a while I do enjoy shocking the audience with something a little wild.
Regan: What are some of your fav B-movies and horror-comedy movies? Are there any films you’ve reviewed and written about in Riot at the Movies, as well as The Big Bad Book of Bad Movies that you wouldn’t mind chatting about?
Adam: Some of my go to movies to screen and write about on multiple occasions are Uninvited (the movies about an evil cat inside a good cat), Neon Maniacs (about Halloween costume wearing zombies that live under the San Francisco bridge) and Trick or Treat (the 80s movie about the ghost of a heavy metal singer that returns on Halloween). So as you can guess Halloween is one of my fav times of year.
And now, some set photos from Adam's Personal Space Invader:
...and Moopet Pastor...
...and some photos from the latest film (coming soon!), Assault on the Snakemen...
AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS HORRIFICALLY SILLY DAY OF HALLOWEEN, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY. YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO TUNE IN A LITTLE LATER TODAY, HINT-HINT...
And now, trailers for Personal Space Invader 1 & 2:
If you'd like your own copy of my very own feature film B-movie parody (including my short film parody, The Scary Bitch Project, in the special features) you can buy the DVD of my feature film, Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem!
You can also buy or rent it through iTunes.