The Calling Hours Horror Podcast 2.16: Women in Horror Month 2018 with Vida Ghaffari (Air Date: 3.13.18)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
“I can only hope that there will be more opportunities for women, and that they will stop being taken advantage of.” – Vida Ghaffari
As our special guests this evening, we will have Actress/Producer/Writer and journalist Vida Ghaffari! We will be discussing journalism in the genre and her various film and tv projects. We will also be discussing Harvey Weinstein, the current mood in Hollywood and Women In Horror Month.
This podcast was originally scheduled to air in February, in celebration of Women in Horror Month. However, due to technical difficulties, it was unfortunately delayed. However, it’s an exceptional episode that we’re thrilled to share with you. And Vida speaks with such passion and in such an open and transparent way on a very sensitive and critically important subject.
In our Digital Dismemberment Spotlight, we will be covering the Reel Gore Releasing Blu Ray release of The Orphan Killer, the 2011 independent horror film written and directed by Matt Farnsworth. The film follows the life of two children who become wards of the state in New Jersey after a home invasion results in the murder of their parents. Having witnessed the murder, Marcus (Matt Farnsworth) is forever changed. The siblings are sent to a Catholic orphanage where Audrey (Diane Foster) is subsequently adopted and Marcus is left behind. He suffers abuse at the hands of the caretakers and as a punishment is masked and exiled. Never forgiving his sister for abandoning him, Marcus returns to his sister’s life many years later in adulthood, still masked, wanting to teach her a lesson.
We will also be covering the Scream Factory Blu-Ray release of the cult classic Pumpkinhead, a 1988 American dark fantasy horror film. It was the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston. The first in the Pumpkinhead franchise, it was followed by a direct-to-video sequel, two TV film sequels, and a comic book series. The film focuses on Pumpkinhead, a gigantic vengeance demon, that destroys whomever it is summoned to destroy. Critics praised the design of Pumpkinhead and the effects of the original film.