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The WorldFilmGeek Podcast

By Albert Valentin

Discussions on all things films, from genres to world cinema to eras of films. Every Friday, check out "Movies That Need More Love", in which I break down, give trivia, and talk about underrated films that need more attention that they get.
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Movies That Need More Love: Nightmare Beach (1988)

The WorldFilmGeek PodcastJan 21, 2022

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Detective Knight: Independence - An Exclusive Interview with Edward Drake

Detective Knight: Independence - An Exclusive Interview with Edward Drake

Edward Drake returns to cap off the "Detective Knight" trilogy, in which Bruce Willis stars as the titular character, a character who had gone rogue on Halloween and sought redemption on Christmas. Now, immersed with finding himself once again, he finds a new threat on the 4th of July when an unhinged EMT decides to rob a bank to get his name known. The film will be released in theaters, On Demand, and Digital on January 20th from Lionsgate.

Special Thanks to Edward Drake and Katrina Wan PR for this interview. 

Jan 18, 202316:37
"Guns of Eden" Part 2 with Lead Star Alexandra Faye Sadeghian

"Guns of Eden" Part 2 with Lead Star Alexandra Faye Sadeghian

In the second episode of Season 3, and in our continuation of "Guns of Eden", I speak with lead star Alexandra Faye Sadeghian about the film. She plays ex-cop Megan, who while struck with PTSD goes on a camping trip with her ex-partner and friends. She soon finds herself on a road to serious redemption after she witnesses the killing of a man by the town's corrupt police, who have joined forces with a team of mercenaries. The film is coming out on DVD and Digital on December 6 from Uncork'd Entertainment. Special Thanks to October Coast PR for setting up this exclusive interview. 

Dec 02, 202216:32
"Guns of Eden" Part 1 with Writer/Director Gregory Lamberson and Cinematographer Chris Cosgrave
Dec 02, 202221:07
Matthew Gentile Talks "American Murderer"

Matthew Gentile Talks "American Murderer"

In this exclusive audio interview, I speak with Matthew Gentile, who as a kid dreamed of becoming an FBI agent until he was bit by the filmmaking bug. Mehsing his passions of true crime and filmmaking, Gentile makes his feature film directorial debut on "American Murderer", the story of Jason Derek Brown, a con artist who made his way into the FBI's Most Wanted List at the end of 2004. The film, starring Tom Pelphrey ("Ozark", "Iron Fist") as Brown, is now released in select theaters, On Demand, and Digital from Saban Films and Lionsgate. 

Nov 02, 202243:19
The Horror Archive: Jason and Heather DeVan Talk "Along Came the Devil II"
Oct 24, 202213:40
Kurtis Spieler Talks "The Dead Girl in Apartment 03"

Kurtis Spieler Talks "The Dead Girl in Apartment 03"

Vinegar Syndrome's Kurtis Spieler did something ingenious. While having his love for making atmospheric horror films, Spieler had found reels of an incomplete 1984 John Liu film, "New York Ninja". Spieler took the reels and recut the footage, hired some of the big names in B-movies to redub the voices, and the film was released in late 2021.   

Spieler follows it up with his return to the horror genre, "The Dead Girl in Apartment 03", starring the original "Friday the 13th" final girl, Adrienne King.  The film will be released on Digital on August 9 from Wild Eye Releasing.   

Special Thanks to October Coast PR and Kurtis Spieler for making this interview possible.

Aug 08, 202215:55
Dave Wascavage Talks "Suburban Sasquatch"

Dave Wascavage Talks "Suburban Sasquatch"

In 2004, after making his debut film "Fungicide", Dave Wascavage decided to unleash a film he had wanted to make for years, his take on Bigfoot. That film, the shot-on-video (SOV) horror film "Suburban Sasquatch" pits a Native American warrior, a journalist, and park rangers against the legendary monster and it invades suburbia and goes on a killing spree.  

The film is being re-released on Special Edition Blu-Ray on August 9 from Visual Vengeance, Wild Eye Releasing's new label that specializes in SOV cinema.   

Special Thanks to October Coast PR and Dave Wascavage for making this interview possible.

Aug 06, 202223:59
Jackie Moore and Jared Cohn Talk "Dawn"

Jackie Moore and Jared Cohn Talk "Dawn"

Having worked together on the recent action film "Vendetta", actor Jackie Moore and writer/director Jared Cohn are back together only this time, they are both in front of the camera with Moore giving a performance set to scare the hell out of you and may make you think twice about taking a rideshare in the film "Dawn".  

The film will be released on Digital on August 2 from Uncork'd Entertainment.  

Special Thanks to October Coast PR, Jackie Moore, and Jared Cohn for making this interview possible.  

Aug 01, 202224:38
Addison Heimann Talks "Hypochondriac"

Addison Heimann Talks "Hypochondriac"

For LGBTQ filmmaker Addison Heimann, he makes his feature film directorial debut on "Hypochondriac", a psychological horror film about a young gay man who after receiving old voicemails from his estranged mother finds himself traversing down a spiral of chaos and madness. Based on pieces of Heimann's life, the film will be released on Demand and Digital on July 29 from XYZ Films.  

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and Addison Heimann for making this interview possible.

Jul 26, 202210:10
Drew Godderis Talks "L.A. Aids Jabber"

Drew Godderis Talks "L.A. Aids Jabber"

Beginning his career as an actor in 80's cult horror films such as "Evil Spawn" (directed by Fred Olen Ray) and "Blood Diner" (directed by Jackie Kong), Drew Godderis made the transition from actor to director with the 1994 shot-on-video thriller "Jabber", which has been renamed "L.A. Aids Jabber", the story of an unhinged 19-year old's revenge on society when he is diagnosed with AIDS (starring the amazingly named Jason Majik).   

The film will be released on Special Edition Blu-Ray on August 9 from new label Visual Vengeance, Wild Eye Releasing's sister label that's focused on SOV films.  

Special Thanks to October Coast PR and Drew Godderis for making this interview possible.   s

Jul 26, 202233:31
Andrew Traucki Talks "The Reef: Stalked"

Andrew Traucki Talks "The Reef: Stalked"

Australian filmmaker Andrew Traucki invited fans to "The Reef" in 2010, where a group of friends are forced into open water against a great white shark. 12 years later, Traucki returns with the thematic sequel "The Reef: Stalked", which involves a PTSD-stricken lead forced to overcome her fear when she, her sister, and friends find themselves at the mercy of a great white. 

The film will debut in theaters, On Demand, Digital, and stream exclusively on Shudder on July 29 from RLJE Films.

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and Andrew Traucki for making this interview possible. 

Jul 25, 202210:43
Hala Finley Talks "Paradise Highway"

Hala Finley Talks "Paradise Highway"

13-year old actress Hala Finley will be best known for her role as Matt LeBlanc's daugher Emme on the series "Man with a Plan" (2016-2020). Transferring to film, she pulls off a powerhouse performance as Leila, a young girl who is forced to be "cargo" for a truck driver in Anna Gutto's "Paraside Highway", starring Juliette Binoche, Morgan Freeman, and Frank Grillo.

The film will be released in select theaters, On Demand, and Digital on July 29 from Lionsgate.

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and Hala Finley for making this interview possible. 


Jul 25, 202209:37
Anna Gutto Talks "Paradise Highway"

Anna Gutto Talks "Paradise Highway"

Since she was a child, Norwegian filmmaker Anna Gutto has always had a passion for the arts. She would be an actress and short film director over the past decade. She makes her feature film directorial debut on "Paradise Highway", a thriller about a truck driver who finds herself unwittingly involved in a human trafficking case and her eventual bond with the young victim. 

The film stars Juliette Binoche, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, and Hala Finley. The film will be released in select theaters, On Demand, and Digital on July 29 from Lionsgate.

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and Anna Gutto for making this interview possible. 

Jul 25, 202214:18
J. Allen Williams Talks "MEAD"

J. Allen Williams Talks "MEAD"

Inspired by his love of comics and sci-fi, filmmaker and animator J. Allen Williams had a passion project in mind. At the age of 12, he bought a comic book called "Fever Dreams" and one particular story would lead him on a decades-long journey. The end result is MEAD, a new sci-fi action film starring Patton Oswalt as the voice of the titular character, sci-fi legend Robert Picardo, and Patrick Warburton in a cameo as the voice of Timmy the Wunderbot.   

The film will be released on Digital on August 9 from Vision Films.  

Special Thanks to J. Allen Williams and Andrea McKinnon PR for making this interview possible.

Jul 24, 202220:28
Jennifer Linch Talks "Kung Fu Ghost"

Jennifer Linch Talks "Kung Fu Ghost"

Jennifer Linch is a multi-talented filmmaker and also a martial artist who has dabbled in various forms including Kung Fu, Kajukenbo, and Tae Kwon Do to name a few. Announced and shot in 2020, Linch's long awaited film "Kung Fu Ghost" is finally seeing the light of day when it comes out on Digital on August 2 from Vision Films. 

Special Thanks to Andrea McKinnon PR and Jennifer Linch for making this interview possible. 

Jul 15, 202230:43
The Hallivis Brothers Talk "American Carnage"

The Hallivis Brothers Talk "American Carnage"

For Diego and Julio Hallivis, they have been lifelong fans of horror. Diego loves horror-comedies while Julio loves sci-fi horror. The two combine their love of their genres, add a bit of social commentary about immigration, and unleash a new film called "American Carnage", starring Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Jenna Ortega.  

The film will be released in theaters, On Demand, and Digital on July 15 from Saban Films.

Jul 13, 202209:15
Dana Abraham Talks "Neon Lights"

Dana Abraham Talks "Neon Lights"

Canadian actor Dana Abraham has been destined to pursue a career in the arts. The son of a prominent artist, Abraham would begin with short films and TV roles before writing and starring in his first major feature film, "Neon Lights", which is about a stressed out tech company wizard who decides on a family reunion which may end up very bad in this new thriller.

The film is now available On Demand, and Digital from Momentum Pictures.

Jul 13, 202209:41
Daniel Benedict Talks "The Bloody Man"

Daniel Benedict Talks "The Bloody Man"

Actor and director Daniel Benedict grew up an 80s child. His love of all things from the decade come into play in a new film based on a childhood character he created, "The Bloody Man". It tells the story of a child who after being bullied for so long discovers his favorite horror comic book character comes to life and will wreak havoc. The film is a dream project for Benedict as it stars two actors of his favorite film in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, The Dream Master's Tuesday Knight and Lisa Wilcox. The film will be coming to digital on July 12. 

Jul 11, 202218:37
Todd Sheets Talks "Final Caller"

Todd Sheets Talks "Final Caller"

The founder of production company Extreme Entertainment, Todd Sheets is considered a legend in indie horror films, spanning a career of nearly three decades. He has a low-to-no budget no holds barred approach to his films, which has gained him quite a following. Aside from his work as a filmmaker, Sheets is also a podcast host and he uses that experience for his latest masterpiece, "Final Caller", which will be released on July 5 on DVD and Digital from Wild Eye Releasing. Sheets talks the film and his love for the genre in this exclusive interview.

Jul 01, 202223:43
Meet Yulia Klass

Meet Yulia Klass

An actor and singer, Yulia Klass is slowly becoming a force to reckon with. Having worked with directors like James Cullen Bressack and Richard Gray, Yulia has worked alongside some A-class talent from Bruce Willis and Jason Momoa to Steven Seagal and legendary rock star turned director Glenn Danzig. She made a tour de force performance in "Captors", directed by Bressack and shows no signs of slowing down. It's time the world gets to know Yulia Klass in this exclusive interview. 

Jul 01, 202220:39
James Cullen Bressack Talks "Hot Seat"

James Cullen Bressack Talks "Hot Seat"

Last year, I had the pleasure to talk to director James Cullen Bressack about his Bruce Willis-led "Survive the Game" and "Fortress". This Friday, July 1, Bressack returns and brings Mel Gibson, Kevin Dillon, Shannen Doherty, and Sam Asghari along for the ride in "Hot Seat", in which Dillon's former hacker is forced to go back to his dangerous past or risk exploding in his bomb-filled chair. The film will be released in theaters, On Demand, and Digital from Lionsgate.

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and James Cullen Bressack for making this interview possible.

Jun 28, 202212:11
Kelsey Egan and Anja Taljaard Talk "Glasshouse"

Kelsey Egan and Anja Taljaard Talk "Glasshouse"

On July 12, the new isolation thriller "Glasshouse", about a family staying for years in the titular structure due to a memory-erasing toxin and their lives soon being shaken up from the presence of a mysterious stranger, will be released on Digital from Voyage Media.  

To celebrate the film's upcoming release, I speak with director Kelsey Egan and co-star Anja Taljaard about the film, which may think is based on one thing but brings something completely different to the table.   

Special Thanks to October Coast PR, Kelsey Egan, and Anja Taljaard for making this interview possible.

Jun 23, 202229:43
Richard Gray Talks "Murder at Yellowstone City"

Richard Gray Talks "Murder at Yellowstone City"

Australian-born Richard Gray has had a love for Westerns and when the opportunity came for Gray to do a Western, he was intrigued after reading a script from his "Robert the Bruce" writer that meshed the Western with not only a murder mystery, but have a sense of inclusivity and diversity. With an all-star ensemble including legends Gabriel Byrne and Richard Dreyfuss along with Thomas Jane, Nat Wolff, Isaiah Mustafa, and Aimee Garcia, the film, "Murder at Yellowstone City", will be released on June 24 in select theaters, VOD, and Digital from RJLE Films.

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and Richard Gray for making this interview possible. 

Jun 20, 202213:45
Jim Mahoney Talks "Gatlopp"

Jim Mahoney Talks "Gatlopp"

Actor and writer Jim Mahoney got his start as a bartender and it was during one special night where he was inspired to come up with a comedy about four friends who reunite and play a drinking game that can send them to Hell...in a literal manner! The film, "Gatlopp", is being released on VOD and Digital on June 23 from XYZ Films. 

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and Jim Mahoney for making this interview possible.

Jun 20, 202211:25
Alberto Belli Talks "Gatlopp"

Alberto Belli Talks "Gatlopp"

Alberto Belli is a music video and short film director whose work has been recognized by the EMMYs. Looking for the right project to make his feature film directorial debut, he met with a good friend, Jim Mahoney, who gave him the perfect film: Gatlopp, an insane story of four old friends whose reunion is turned upside down when they play a drinking game that can take them to Hell...literally! The film will debut on VOD and Digital on June 23 from XYZ Films.

Special Thanks to Katrina Wan PR and Alberto Belli for making this interview possible. 

Jun 20, 202208:45
A Celebration of Pride: ""Brotherly Lies" Cast
Jun 16, 202225:26
A Celebration of Pride: Wes Hurley

A Celebration of Pride: Wes Hurley

As part of the "Celebration of Pride" interview series, we talk to Wes Hurley, a filmmaker who tells his life story of being born and raised in Russia during the waning days of the Soviet Union and his adjustment to life in America as well as finding his identity as a openly gay man. He brings his story to life in the new film "Potato Dreams of America", starring Tyler Bocock and Hersh Powers as the young Hurley with Marya Sea Kaminski and Sera Barbieri as the younger version of his mother, Lena. The film co-stars Dan Lauria, Lea DeLaria, and Jonathan Bennett. The film is now available on DVD and Digital with a special edition Blu-Ray set for a June 21 release by Dark Star Pictures and Vinegar Syndrome. 

Jun 15, 202217:57
A Celebration of Pride: Pano Tsaklas
Jun 15, 202214:21
KateLynn E. Newberry Talks "Isolated"

KateLynn E. Newberry Talks "Isolated"

KateLynn E. Newberry is known for her work as a supporting actor in many indie films. However, she has propelled into a lead role as a woman trapped in a room in the new film "Isolated", which is now available on DVD and Digital from Uncork'd Entertainment. This could be the steppingstone for more lead roles for Newberry. Enjoy the interview. 

Jun 15, 202214:20
A Celebration of Pride: Roger Conners
Jun 08, 202201:14:40
A Celebration of Pride: Mark Schwab

A Celebration of Pride: Mark Schwab

We're kicking off this month's "Celebration of Pride" interview series with Mark Schwab, co-founder of Diamond in the Rough Films, as we talk about his latest film "Brotherly Lies", which will premiere on June 17 on the fearless Network and some news about his previous film "Crisis Hotline", currently on DVD from High Octane Pictures.   

Get your 14-day free trail to fearless, the all-inclusive streaming network featuring LGBTQ+ movies and shows. https://fearless.li/ 

Follow Diamond in the Rough Films at:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DITRFilms
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ditrfilms/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DITRFilms/
https://www.ditrfilms.com/

Jun 06, 202231:43
Paul Dale Talks "Sewer Gators"

Paul Dale Talks "Sewer Gators"

Paul Dale has loved movies all of his life and loved making them with his friends for the sheer fun of entertainment. His latest film is a fun and wild homage to B-movie creature features, titled "Sewer Gators", which will be premiering on June 3 on his exclusive YouTube Channel at the following times: 5:30 PM PST/6:30 PM MST/7:30 PM CST/8:30 PM EST. Paul and I had an exciting chat not only about the movie, but our mutual love of B-movie madness!!! 

Thanks to the team at October Coast and Paul Dale for making this interview possible! 

May 27, 202227:01
Christine Chen Talks "Erzulie"

Christine Chen Talks "Erzulie"

Known for her work primarily as an assistant director on many films, Christine Chen takes her lifelong passion of mermaids, research a Haitian voodoo goddess, and pays homages to great Hollywood filmmakers via visuals and lines in her new horror film "Erzulie". The story of four friends who during a reunion meet the titular water goddess, who decides to help the girls in exchange for her protection. The film will be getting a one-week engagement at the Laemmle Theater in Glendale, California beginning on May 27. 

Special Thanks to October Coast and Christine Chen for making this interview possible. 

May 26, 202225:07
Rick Dugdale Talks "Zero Contact"

Rick Dugdale Talks "Zero Contact"

Canadian-born filmmaker Rick Dugdale has achieved something amazing. During the pandemic with a script by Cam Cannon, he took an ensemble cast, shot in 17 countries including principal shooting via Zoom and post-production and came up with the cyber thriller "Zero Contact". The film stars the legendary Anthony Hopkins along with Chris Brochu, Aleks Paunovic, and Veronica Ferres. The film will be released this Friday in select theaters, VOD, and Digital from Lionsgate. 

May 25, 202210:00
Keoni Waxman Talks "The Ravine"

Keoni Waxman Talks "The Ravine"

When it comes to DTV action films from the mid-2000s to just the past few years, Keoni Waxman is a name that will pop up thanks in part to his collaborations with Steven Seagal and Michael Jai White to name a few. He goes a different route with his latest film "The Ravine", based on the novel by Robert Pascuzzi, which Waxman adapted the screenplay. The murder-suicide mystery stars Eric Dane and Teri Polo as a couple determined to discover the truth about their family friend, who killed his family before committing suicide. The film will be released on May 6 in select theaters, On Demand, and Digital from Cinedigm. 

May 02, 202212:34
Movies That Need More Love: Kathryn Upside Down (2019)

Movies That Need More Love: Kathryn Upside Down (2019)

On the final "Movies That Need More Love" episode of April, I decided to go into a more recent film. The film is the 2019 comedy "Kathryn Upside Down", written, produced, edited, directed by, and starring Allie Loukas. The story of a young woman who meets her biological father in the strangest of situations is a fun comedy that draws inspiration from Loukas' idol, the late John Hughes. I break the film down, give some trivia, and explain why those who love Hughes' work especially will see that "Kathryn Upside Down" is a film that needs more love. 

Apr 29, 202214:55
Movies That Need More Love: Bloodmoon (1997)

Movies That Need More Love: Bloodmoon (1997)

Concluding my coverage of Seasonal Films' 1990s U.S. films, I talk about the martial arts thriller "Bloodmoon", starring Gary Daniels, Chuck Jeffreys, and the late Darren Shahlavi. An excellent meshing of serial killer flick and martial arts action, this is a precursor to the Donnie Yen-starrer "Kung Fu Jungle/Killer". I break down the film, give some trivia, and tell you why this is a Movie That Needs More Love.

*This episode is dedicated to the memory of Darren Shahlavi (1972-2015)

Apr 22, 202217:41
Movies That Need More Love: Superfights (1995)

Movies That Need More Love: Superfights (1995)

Continuing my coverage of Seasonal Films' U.S. films in the 1990s, I talk about Tony Leung Siu-Hung's "Superfights". The film stars Brandon Gaines (in his only major film appearance) as Jack Cody, a martial artist who after stopping a robbery at an ATM, gets the chance to live his lifelong dream to join the Superfights. However, as his fame rises, he learns that the organization and people behind it may not appear as they seem to be. Excellent fight scenes and an ensemble supporting cast including Keith Vitali ("No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers"), Chuck Jeffreys ("Honor and Glory"), Feihong Yu ("Beijing Rocks"), and the late Patrick Lung Kong ("Black Mask") make this one a "Movie That Needs More Love". 

Apr 15, 202216:20
Movies That Need More Love: American Shaolin (1991)

Movies That Need More Love: American Shaolin (1991)

Continuing my coverage of Seasonal Films' crossover films from the 80's and 90's, I talk about "American Shaolin", the story of an embarrassed karate fighter who is determined to become the first American-born Shaolin monk, learning some valuable lessons along the way. The film stars Reese Madigan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Trent Bushey. I break the film down, give some trivia, and tell you why this is a Movie That Needs More Love. 

Apr 08, 202213:20
Movies That Need More Love: King of the Kickboxers (1990)
Apr 01, 202223:13
Movies That Need More Love: Spider-Man (1977)

Movies That Need More Love: Spider-Man (1977)

No, we're not talking about the Sam Raimi hit film of the 2000s. In the latest edition of "Movies That Need More Love", we talk about the 1977 made-for-TV movie that served as the pilot for the short-lived series starring Nicholas Hammond ("The Sound of Music") as Peter Parker. The series lasted 14 episodes from 1977 to 1979 on CBS. I break the film down, give some trivia, and say why this is a film that needs more love. 

Mar 25, 202213:52
Movies That Need More Love: Karate Warrior (1987)

Movies That Need More Love: Karate Warrior (1987)

In this latest installment of "Movies That Need More Love", I talk about the 1987 Italian martial arts film "Karate Warrior", also known as "The Boy with the Golden Kimono", starring Kim Rossi Stuart, Ken Watanabe (not THAT Ken Watanabe of "Batman Begins" fame), Jared Martin, Janet Agren, and Enrico Torralba. Thye film is a Karate Kid ripoff with an Iron Fist style finishing move. I also talk a bit about the five, count em', five sequels with Stuart only returning for Part 2 with Ron Williams completing the rest of the franchise. The franchise was directed by Fabrizio de Angelis, who used the pseudonum "Larry Ludman". 

Mar 18, 202213:31
Ladies of Horror: Jamie Bernadette

Ladies of Horror: Jamie Bernadette

If you're looking for a strong survival style final girl in the horror genre, look no further than Jamie Bernadette. A lifelong horror fan, she is living the dream as one of the top stars of indie horror films today. Having a dance background, Jamie performs most if not all of her own stunts and that, combined with her intensity, makes her a force to reckon with in the genre. Some of her best known roles include Kelly in "Bunnyman 2", Jess in "4/20 Massacre", and Christy in "I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu" opposite Maria Olsen and the iconic Camille Keaton. We talk about her love of the genre, some of her best experiences and her ability to do her own stunts. 

Mar 15, 202233:03
Movies That Need More Love: Five Element Ninjas (1982)

Movies That Need More Love: Five Element Ninjas (1982)

In the latest episode of "Movies That Need More Love", I talk about Chang Cheh's 1982 martial arts epic "Five Element Ninjas" (aka Super Ninjas or Chinese Super Ninjas). The story of the sole survivor of a martial arts clan who becomes an expert in Ninjitsu seeks revenge with the help of three sworn brothers to face off against the titular Five Element Ninjas. I break the film down and give a few trivia tidbits and say why this is a movie that needs more love. 

DISCLAIMER: This episode's trivia features a brief insight of Chan Pui-Sai, who played kunoichi Junko, who passed away in 1987. If you or anyone you know has suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Ms. Chan pulled off a great performance in this film and seemed to have a long career ahead of her, so upon hearing this news was indeed shocking but had to be addressed. 

Mar 11, 202222:25
Ladies of Horror: Maria Olsen

Ladies of Horror: Maria Olsen

In the second of our Women's History Month special where we celebrate the "Ladies of Horror", I speak with Maria Olsen, one of the busiest actors and producers of the genre. Originally from a small area in South Africa and her beginnings on the stage, Maria moved to Los Angeles to start a career in film and television and since then she has racked up over 200 credits. Her best known roles include Mrs. Dodds in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief", the villainous Becky Stillman in "I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu", and the founder of her own production company, MOnsterworks66. A lifelong horror fan, Maria is now one of indie horror's greatest talents and she was happy to talk about how the journey began, recommended some titles to me and vice versa, and I even get to learn how to properly speak Afrikaans from her! 


Mar 08, 202252:52
Movies That Need More Love: Slaughter High (1986)

Movies That Need More Love: Slaughter High (1986)

O-n the latest installment of "Movies That Need More Love", I talk about the 1986 horror film "Slaughter High", in which a disfigured bullied teen sets up a reunion of his bullies a decade ago with one thing in mind: revenge. Per usual, I break the film down, offers a little trivia, and tell you why "Slaughter High" is a Movie that Need More Love.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of co-star Simon Scuddamore (1956-1984).

Mar 04, 202212:55
Ladies of Horror: Reine Swart

Ladies of Horror: Reine Swart

In the first installment of the "Ladies of Horror" special celebrating Women's History Month, I talk with WorldFilmGeek Hall of Famer Reine Swart. Hailed as one of the top local actors from South Africa, Reine is now based in Texas, where she continues her prolific career. Her breakout horror film is "The Lullaby" in the role of Chloe Van Heerden, a new mother whose post partum depression leads her to a world of chaos. Since then, Swart has appeared on the TV series "Z Nation" as well as the horror-comedy "Triggered". In 2020, her writing and directorial debut came with the film "The Hex". We talk about her horror films, horror films in general, and a bit about some of the highlights of her career. 

"The Lullaby" is available to stream on TubiTV.
"Triggered" is available to stream on Hulu.
"Z Nation" is available to stream on Netflix.
"The Hex" is available to rent on various streaming platforms (Amazon Prime, Vudu, etc.)

Mar 01, 202259:51
Movies That Need More Love: College Kickboxers (1991)

Movies That Need More Love: College Kickboxers (1991)

Do you like American films with Hong Kong style action choreography? Before "The Matrix" (1999) and after "No Retreat, No Surrender" (1986) and its two sequels, Hong Kong producers William Yuen and Sally Aw ("Iron Angels") attemped an American film with HK-style action. The end result is "College Kickboxers", which stars Ken Rendell Johnson (aka Ken McLeod) and Hong Kong actor/stuntman Tang Tak-Wing. Cocky boy learns kung fu, becomes better man, and fights racism via a tournament. Need I say more? I break the film down, give some trivia, and explain why this film is one that needs more love. 

Feb 25, 202219:24
Movies That Need More Love: Spring Break (1983)

Movies That Need More Love: Spring Break (1983)

You think "I Love You Man" is the best example of the "bromance" subgenre of comedy? Then you're missing out on one of the early examples. I talk about "Spring Break", Sean S. Cunningham's 1983 film about two Midwesterners who form a "bromance" with two Brooklyn guys after a mix-up in their hotel force them to room together as they enjoy the fun and madness of Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I break the film down, give some trivial tidbits, and tell you why this movie is one that definitely needs more love. 

Feb 18, 202219:05
Movies That Need More Love: No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

Movies That Need More Love: No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)

In the latest episode of "Movies That Need More Love", I talk about Corey Yuen's Karate Kid-inspired "No Retreat, No Surrender" (1986). The film stars Kurt McKinney as Jason Stillwell, an avid Bruce Lee fan who gets lessons from his idol's ghost and finds himself standing up a crime syndicate's number one fighter, a Russian named Ivan, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme in his first major role. I break the film down, give little trivia tidbits, briefly talk about the two sequels, and more. 

Feb 11, 202222:40
Movies That Need More Love: Rad (1986)

Movies That Need More Love: Rad (1986)

In the latest installment of Movies That Need More Love, I talk about the 1986 film "Rad", starring Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Bart Conner, Chad and Carey Hayes (the creators of "The Conjuring") and veterans Talia Shire, Ray Walston, and Jack Weston. Directed by the great Hal Needham, this is the ultimate BMX movies of 1980s and only part of 1986, a banner year for underrated and B-movies galore. 

Feb 06, 202216:16
Movies That Need More Love: Primal Rage (1988)

Movies That Need More Love: Primal Rage (1988)

A baboon with a "rage virus" biting a college student, triggering a mini-outbreak of violence? Say it isn't so! But it is, in Vittorio Rambaldi's 1988 underrated horror film starring Patrick Lowe ("Slumber Party Massacre II"), Cheryl Arutt ("The Perfect Bride"), and Sarah Buxton ("Nightmare Beach"). I break the film down and explain why this is a Movie That Needs More Love.

Theme Music: Vanishing Horizon by Jason Shaw (Audionautix)
Intro Music: "Primal Rage" by Claudio Simonetti

Jan 28, 202208:42
Movies That Need More Love: Nightmare Beach (1988)

Movies That Need More Love: Nightmare Beach (1988)

On this latest installment of "Movies That Need More Love", which is also my birthday, I talk about the horror film "Nightmare Beach". The story of a motorcycle rider wreaking havoc on Spring Break is one that has the following: an excellent score by Claudio Simonetti, wild FX by Alex Rambaldi, and a cast including Nicolas de Toth, Sarah Buxton, John Saxon, and Michael Parks. I break the film down, give some tidbits, and tell you why this is a movie that needs more love. 

Jan 21, 202212:03
Movies That Need More Love - The Wraith (1986)

Movies That Need More Love - The Wraith (1986)

On the latest edition of "Movies That Need More Love", I talk about the 1986 sci-fi thriller "The Wraith", starring Charlie Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn, and Nick Cassavetes. I break the film down and talk about why the film needs more love, including the coolest car since the DeLorean. 

Jan 14, 202210:10
Movies That Need More Love - French Postcards (1979)

Movies That Need More Love - French Postcards (1979)

On the first edition of "Movies That Need More Love" of 2022, I talk about the 1979 dramedy "French Postcards", starring Miles Chapin, Blanche Baker, and David Marshall Grant. I break the film and talk about why the film is one that needs more love.

Opening tunes: "Vanishing Horizon" by Jason Shaw of Audionautix and "Toni and Joel's Love Theme" by Lee Holdridge. 

Jan 07, 202210:59
Season 2 Premiere: Unleashing "The Commando" - A Conversation with Asif Akbar
Jan 03, 202212:52
Season 1 Finale - Movies That Need More Love - Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

Season 1 Finale - Movies That Need More Love - Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

In the season 1 finale of the WorldFilmGeek Podcast, I talk about the 1986 Troma cult classic "Class of Nuke 'Em High". The story of Tromaville High School and its student affected by the fact that it's located only a quarter of a mile from the nuclear power plant is a film that can be considered a follow-up to "The Toxic Avenger" with its connections between the two in the forms of Tromaville, nuclear waste and its effects, as well as cast members from the 1984 hit appearing in this film. I break the film down, give some trivia, and give my reasons why this is a Movie That Needs More Love! Have a safe and Happy 2022!!!

Dec 31, 202120:13
Episode 10: Movies That Need More Love - American Kickboxer 1 (1991)

Episode 10: Movies That Need More Love - American Kickboxer 1 (1991)

Merry Christmas everyone!!! In the latest installment of "Movies That Need More Love", I talk about American Kickboxer 1 (1991)...yes that is the actual title. The film stars John Barrett as BJ Quinn, a former champion on the road to redemption after serving a year sentence the accidental death of a man and finds himself as a crossroads with an old rival. I break the film down, give some trivia tidbits along the way, and then tell you why this movie needs more love. 

Dec 24, 202115:16
Episode 9: Movies That Need More Love - Hotshot (1986)

Episode 9: Movies That Need More Love - Hotshot (1986)

In the second installment of "Movies That Need More Love", I talk about the soccer drama "Hotshot" starring Jim Youngs ("Footloose") and the soccer icon Pele. The story of an arrogant soccer player who goes to Brazil to meet his idol is a story about a change in attitude for the young "star" and his mentor, a chance to re-live his glory days as one of the greatest to ever play the sport. Directed by Rick King ("Kickboxer III: The Art of War"), I break the film down and tell why this is a movie that needs more love. 

Dec 17, 202112:22
Episode 8: Forced Into 'Escalation' - with special guest Christian Bachini

Episode 8: Forced Into 'Escalation' - with special guest Christian Bachini

On this episode of the WorldFilmGeek podcast, I talk with Italian filmmaker Christian Bachini about his short film "Escalation", which is playing in film festivals throughout the United States. Having seen the film at Spooky Empire in October, this is a horror film fan's dream short. It has it all: isolation, body horror, stuntwork galore, and gory fun! Bachini used his love of horror as well as his experience as a martial arts stuntman in China to bring the terror and physicality to the film. Bachini also talks about plans to turn his short into a feature film and we discuss that as well.

Special Thanks to Christian Bachini for this exclusive interview and podcast episode. 

Dec 14, 202115:46
Episode 7: Movies That Need More Love - 18 Again (1988)

Episode 7: Movies That Need More Love - 18 Again (1988)

In the first of what will be a weekly thing, I will be discussing films that need more love. On this episode, I talk about 18 Again (1988), one of the last film appearances by the legendary comic George Burns. In this film, it becomes a new Freaky Friday shtick with an 81-year old businessman trading bodies with his 18-year old grandson. I explain why the film needs to be seen while breaking down the film. There are some minor spoilers, but you get the bit. 

Dec 11, 202114:15
Episode 6: "Finding" Syd Stone with Special Guest Denis Theriault

Episode 6: "Finding" Syd Stone with Special Guest Denis Theriault

In the penultimate episode of the first season of the WorldFilmGeek Podcast, I speak to former Canadian LGBTQ actor turned filmmaker Denis Theriault. After a fifteen-year career as an actor, Theriault started his work behind the cameras and broke ground with the 2014 short film "I am Syd Stone", which turned into a 2020 six-episode web series about an actor whose comeback and personal life is in jeopardy when he struggles with his identity while having an affair with another man. The series has been condensed into a 90-minute film, which debuts on December 6 from Dark Star Pictures. 

Dec 01, 202114:57
Episode 5: The Divorce Diaries with Special Guest Michele Traina

Episode 5: The Divorce Diaries with Special Guest Michele Traina

On the latest episode of the WorldFilmGeek Podcast, I chat with actress, stand up comic, and teacher Michele Traina, who talks about the pilot for her new series, "The Divorce Diaries". Based on Traina's life as a divorced mother of a child with special needs, the one-woman show turned upcoming series revolves around Traina's attempt to juggle her love of stand up, parenthood, and dating. As she says it best, it's about "raising a child with special needs and dating men with special needs". We get quite a few laughs with this episode!

Nov 23, 202127:57
Episode 4: Slumber Party Massacre (2021) Guests: Michael Lawrence Potter & Rob Van Vuuren

Episode 4: Slumber Party Massacre (2021) Guests: Michael Lawrence Potter & Rob Van Vuuren

On the latest episode of the WorldFilmGeek Podcast, I talk with "Slumber Party Massacre" co-stars Michael Lawrence Potter ("John") and Rob Van Vuuren ("Russ Thorn", the Driller Killer) about making the film, working with the cast, director Danishka Esterhazy and her dedication to the film and its paying homage to the original, and even delved a bit about the original franchise and the South African film industry. 

Nov 12, 202101:24:05
Episode 3: Enter the Beast - A Conversation with Cameron Scott

Episode 3: Enter the Beast - A Conversation with Cameron Scott

On this third episode of the podcast, I talk with Cameron Scott, a South African actor and filmmaker best known for his role in 2020's "Triggered". His latest project, "Ring of Beasts", made its debut on July 4 at the LA Shorts International Film Festival. We talk about Ring of Beasts, Triggered, his upcoming role in Netflix's "The Kissing Booth 3", why we both love movies, and even give each other some film recommendations along the way. This is a very fun episode to check out! (Warning: There is just a few small S-bombs in it)

Jul 08, 202101:19:44
Episode 2: The Definitive Character Actor - A Conversation with Courtney Gains

Episode 2: The Definitive Character Actor - A Conversation with Courtney Gains

Having an illustrious career in both film and music for over 3 and a half decades, Courtney Gains is the definition of the term "character actor". Since his debut as the villainous Malachi in 1984's "Children of the Corn", Gains has shown an amazing versatility of film roles. He's played bullies ("Back to the Future"), nerds ("Can't Buy Me Love"), and gangbangers ("Colors"). In addition to his film career, he is also a successful musician with his band, Ripple Street. In this second episode of the podcast, I talk to Courtney about the highlights of his career, his latest works, what's next, and he gives some insightful advice of what to do if you want to pursue an acting career. 

NOTE: This is a reupload as it was realized that my audio was left out of the original. 

Jun 29, 202136:12
Episode 1: South African Cinema with Special Guest Christopher Jaftha

Episode 1: South African Cinema with Special Guest Christopher Jaftha

South African Cinema is a piece of world cinema that deserves more appreciation today. With actors and filmmakers making their mark in South Africa as well as crossing over to Hollywood, the locales and history of the country are depicted in various films and television works on both a local and international level. For this debut episode, WorldFilmGeek speaks with local actor/producer Christopher Jaftha ("The Hex/Heks") about the importance of South African cinema. I start the podcast with a greeting in Afrikaans, but don't worry, the podcast is in English :)

A special Thank You to Christopher Jaftha and everyone involved in the South African Film Industry, past, present and future. 

Intro and Outro: "Tropical Contact" by Jason Shaw (Audionautix.com)

DISCLAIMER: There were some technical difficulties in pieces of the recording. We do apologize for the inconvenience. 

May 10, 202138:43