I was out at a friend’s birthday lunch and someone brought up horror movies just after the food was served. Judging from the conversation, I discovered everyone has a favourite horror movie they remember from childhood.
“I loved Carrie! The Brian De Palma film, not the remake!”
“I remember watching John Carpenter’s The Thing!”
“I liked psychological horror…like Rosemary’s Baby,” I confessed.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, Dawn of the Dead, and even Boris Karloff’s last film Targets came up in the conversation. “Have you seen Targets?” Steven Boltz asked from the other side of the table. “I have,” I replied, “I saw it as part of a double feature.” Now, I consider myself a horror movie fan but Steven’s a horror movie fanatic with 3000 films in his personal collection.
Steven Boltz is also the Creative Director of the Knack Theatre in Melbourne. They run monthly script readings…and here we were casually discussing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre over lunch as if we were sharing high-tea at the Windsor Hotel.
A month later Knack Theatre hosted a reading of my play Ghost Story. After the reading, I asked Steven if he’d like to be a guest on my podcast, Noel Anderson’s 15 Mins of Fame and chat about horror movies!
In the podcast, we discuss social, sexual and ecological horror, and chinwag about the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining. All up, 20 classic horror movies get a mention! So grab some popcorn 🍿 and push play 😉 Welcome to A Taste of Horror!
Listen to A Taste of Horror now
Do you have a script? And would you’d like to have a reading? Contact The Knack Theatre 🎭 https://www.theknacktheatre.com/
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