Do tell us about your show Rude Horror Podcast, and when did
you start it and what's the philosophy behind it?
Rude Horror Podcast all started during the summer of 2019, but I have always been fascinated
with film ever since I could remember. I remember watching comedies,
action and sci-fi films, then horror movies came along and changed my
preferred palette of movie viewings. I like all kinds of movies but horror
is my favorite genre. So years later after being in several metal bands
never getting anywhere I decided to turn the mic dial from doing metal
style vocals to talking about my favorite movie genre, horror. So after a
few months of deciding what I wanted to do for the show I released my
first episode in the middle of October of 2019 and have kept going ever
since. The philosophy behind Rude Horror Podcast is this is a podcast mainly about
anything and everything horror. I've had guests on the show ranging from
spfx artists, directors, producers, composers, writers, illustrators,
production crew members, actors, musicians and even other podcasters. I've
only been doing this a short time so far and I don't see myself stopping
current episode covers the Ozploitation genre - so for those
uninitiated, what does "Ozploitation" even mean?
Ozploitation films is a simpler way of saying Australian exploitation
films, a genre that covers low budget produced films within the horror,
comedy, action, sexploitation and even kung-fu genres that are made in
Australia. Ozploitation started in the early 70's and is very much alive
to this day!
can you tell us about your guests on the show, and what are their
contributions to Ozploitation:
Roger Ward is a
legendary veteran actor and pioneer figure for
Ozploitation films and has been in over a dozen of Ozploitation films,
Ward has been in over 1,500 TV series and over 50 feature films, he's even
written a novel called The Set, which was even turned into a motion
picture - quite impressive if you ask me.
Ron Brown is a director/producer/editor and is also the CEO of the
streaming service Ozflix that provides many Ozploitation films on its
platform. Brown has also worked on editing an Ozploitation film that is
revealed in the podcast!
David Black [David
Black interview - click here]?
David Black is a writer/producer/actor who is hitting the gas pedal
to the floor when it comes to acting and producing horror films - he's got
several projects in the works right now including Toxic Alien Zombie Babes
From Outer Space and Badass Bunyip.
all of these guys are great guys to talk to, and they are very
knowledgeable when it comes to Ozploitation films and film history in
learned about Ozploitation on your show that maybe you yourself
didn't even know?
was one story from Roger that was rather "explosive" that I was
not aware of, he mentions at one point in the podcast that during the
shooting of a scene in Turkey Shoot aka
Escape 2000 where he has to cross
a river, they had to set off explosions in the water and guys underwater
with guns to protect him from any crocodiles trying to approach him! It
was also really cool to hear Roger's thoughts on Mel Gibson during Mad
Max and how Roger was stepping on Gibson's foot with all his weight during the
staircase scene and Gibson didn't even flinch or wince.
I will say I learned things about Ron Brown on this podcast that left me
speechless about his involvement in the movie industry besides being the
owner of Ozflix, but you will have to listen to the podcast to hear about
To turn the last questions on its
head, are there maybe some Ozploitation stories that didn't make it
onto your podcast for whatever reason that you'd like to share here?
were a few more questions that I would have liked to ask regarding
Ozploitation films in the newer era, but we ran out of time and somethings
never got answered, yet!
Ozploitation flicks that might be recommended viewing before
listening to your podcast?
Max is obviously the big one, as well as Turkey Shoot aka
Escape 2000, but
some other ones that I would suggest checking out would be Lady Stay
Dead, Stone, Walkabout,
The Man From Hong Kong, and
Not Quite Hollywood: The
Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
Having talked at length about
your podcast, when and where will it be available?
newest podcast with guests Roger Ward, Ron Brown and David Black should
air the beginning of April 2021. Go to www.linktree.com/rudehorrorpodcast
to find out where the podcast can be heard and choose your favourite
future topics/interviewees on the Rude Horror Podcast?
plan on doing episodes in the near future covering Zombi 3 (1988) and
Toxic Avenger, but as far as guest appearances I will say there will be a
continuance Ozploitation discussion with director Brian Trenchard-Smith
interview - click here] and actor Andy McPhee as well as David Black joining again, that should be
coming soon after this episode with Roger Ward & Ron Brown. I'm always
getting guests on the show, so lots of surprises to come!
can you tell us about past interviewees/shows, any highlights you'd like
had tons of guests on the podcast with many great stories, but I will say
a few would be hearing about the story of spfx artist Nick Benson almost
having to have his arm amputated after working on a werewolf
transformation scene in Howling IV, director/spfx artist Joe Castro
[Joe Castro interview - click
possibly the only person on the planet with Herschell Gordon Lewis' [Herschell
Gordon Lewis bio - click here] blood
formula and some great not to miss stories of Jim Wynorski [Jim
Wynorski interview - click here] talking about
his film Not of This Earth (1987),
composer Stefano Mainetti being the
only composer to make music for both Lucio Fulci [Lucio
Fulci bio - click here] and the Pope! So many
more stories though I could go on and on...
I'm taking a very wild guess here in stating
horror is one of your favourite genres - to put it bluntly, why?
guess when it really boils down to it, Predator is to blame, haha. I would
consider Predator to be a scifi/horror/action movie, but it really drew me
in not only from the action and sci-fi aspect but there were some comedy
moments and the reveal of the antagonist being a horror looking creature
from an unknown planet hunting humans. So I guess from there I was
instantly drawn to creatures and spfx and thinking that stuff was so cool.
Then A Nightmare on Elm
Street, The Exorcist and
The Texas Chainsaw
Massacre came along, haha, and that changed the way I viewed horror as well
and realized there was more than just creatures that are fucking scary,
there was evil and man is what brings out the evil within our minds as
well. But to really sum it up, the genre horror is really filled with all
kinds of sub genres within itself, and horror has been the most explored
genre, always finding new ways to bring out that adrenaline rush we get
when we are scared, and it continues to push those boundaries. I love it.
favourite movies (not necessarily only horror)?
Dawn of the Dead (1978), Dead Alive aka Braindead, Aliens,
The Evil Dead and
Autopsy of Jane Doe to name a few... there's so many good movies out
of course, films you really deplore?
As a podcaster I really hate to
bash on movies, but ones that aren't for me or I didn't really care for
would be Alone in the Dark, The Disappointments Room, Pinocchio's
Revenge, the A Nightmare on Elm Street-remake, to name a few. I could keep going but...
I'll leave it at that, lol.
website, social media, whatever else?
can find all my links at
you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
just wanted to mention that I'm an associate producer and zombie extra for
a horror/comedy zombie film, Spring Fever (2020) - it has yet to be released
on VOD/disc but fingers crossed that happens sometime in the near future.
It's also worth mentioning that this is perhaps Robert Z'Dar's final
appearance in a movie, so Maniac Cop fans will be pleased to see him on
for the interview!