Reviewing “Uncanny” What happens when you can't tell the difference between human and robot?


A story about emerging consciousness wrapped as a noir psychological thriller, Uncanny toys with the notions of humanity and emotions while bringing up a handful of other uncomfortable behaviors.

Warning: there are harsh opinions and likely some spoilers involved regarding the ending of this film, so proceed accordingly.   [Read more…]

Independent Horror Features: “Condemned” & “Infinite Santa 8000″ A double interview feature on independent horror films coming to theaters and online outlets

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This week, Summer entertains a double shot of horror creatives!

First a chat with writer/director Eli Morgan Gesner, whose feature Condemned will be available in theaters and video on demand platforms on November 13.

Next, a talk with storytellers and animators Greg Ansin and Mike Neel, and the movie based on their YouTube series “Infinite Santa 8000″.

Leave a message at 602-635-6976, or send Summer an email with a comment you’ve recorded!   [Listen to the show…]

Mark Netter: The Machine, The Ghost, and “Nightmare Code” What happens when the program starts hacking the coders?

Nightmare Code

This week, Summer talks with filmmaker Mark Netter about Nightmare Code, a compelling film about the collision of technology, networks, artificial intelligence and how increasing reliance on technology affects not only people but maybe even our ideas of a normal or typical way of life.

This conversation covers a lot of ground, so sit back and enjoy!

Check out S. F. Edward’s review of Nightmare Code, and if you’ve seen the movie, comment on it and leave your rating there, as well.

Leave a message at 602-635-6976, or send Summer an email with a comment you’ve recorded!   [Listen to the show…]

8th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival Features and short films showcase this year's theme: Air

Imagine Science Film Festival: Air

The 8th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival will focus on air in all its forms and meanings: respiration, aeronautics, the elemental composition of the atmosphere, weather, climate, sublimation, gas properties, the mechanics of sound, and all of the mundane and esoteric ways in which air touches everything in and beyond our world.   [Read more…]

20th Anniversary H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Celebrating stories from the mythos of the elder gods

HP Lovecraft Film Festival

This year’s film festival features 3 nights of short film showcases, 50 short films from all over the world. They will also feature a screening of Christopher Lee’s last film, Extraordinary Tales, an anthology of animated Poe shorts, plus the 30th Anniversary screening of Re-Animator, with intro and Q&A by guest Jeffrey Combs, and the 10th Anniversary screening of The Call of Cthulhu.   [Read more…]

Movie Talk: Indie Scifi Feature Films Interviews & Talk about "Listening", "Containment" and more

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This week, Summer and Sean chat with the writer-directors of two indie features that you might want to check out. Listening is an award-winning feature from debut writer-director Khalil Sullins, and Containment is award-winning director Neil Mcenery-West’s first feature film.

Sean reviewed both Listening and Containment, so check out his thoughts on both movies, and leave your own comments and reviews.   [Listen to the show…]

Natalie Burn: Actress, Writer, Ballerina, Fighter The star of "Awaken" talks about fighting and writing

Natalie Burn

This week, Summer talks with Natalie Burn about her latest project, the horror/thriller Awaken. Natalie is a Ukrainian Prima Ballerina turned action movie hero and writer, and she talks about going from ballet to fighting, about the appeal of writing and producing films, and about several of her upcoming horror projects.

Next, Noah and Daren discuss and review Self/Less, and they are disappointed about how an interesting starting premise about the existential consequences of shifting a consciousness could switch to an unsatisfying run-of-the-mill action/chase resolution.

Have you seen Self/Less yet? What did you think?   [Listen to the show…]

11th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Open for Submissions Festival will screen in early 2016, partnered with the Seattle International Film Festival,

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From July 1 through September 30, EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative.   [Read more…]

David Hewlett: Talking “Debug” and Filmmaking Where science fiction, horror, art and business collide, it can get a little messy

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This week, actor turned writer/director David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis) chats with Summer about his latest indie scifi-thriller Debug, which stars Jason Momoa, Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, and Adrian Holmes.

David talks about how increasing a movie’s budget can often result in changes in creative control, and how the compromises start stacking up, and what happens when the film you get isn’t the film you thought you’d get.   [Listen to the show…]