Back in the late Sixties and early Seventies, Vietnam and civil unrest helped kickstart a new golden age of American horror movies; shortly after the beginning of our new century, we had one massive public atrocity and several new wars to fuel a whole new wave of movies dealing with communal anxieties via scary monsters and super-freaky maniacs. Yes, it’s always been a durable genre regardless of what’s going on in the culture, but considering what’s happened globally over the last 20 or so years, it makes sense that horror films would resonate with folks the way they have. That, and the fact that such free-floating dread would help give birth to a number of films from both the U.S. and abroad that deserve a place in the pantheon
In this special crossover episode of Baring It All with Call Me Adam, I am chatting with “Hollywood’s Bad Guy,” Jasper Cole. First I interview Jasper, for Baring It All with Call Me Adam on the Broadway Podcast Network, about his bad guy reputation, COVID-19, what Jasper is doing to help the homeless problem in LA & beyond, & then we play a game based upon Jasper’s bad guy image.
After my interview, we flip the mic and Jasper interviews me for an episode of One on One with Jasper Cole on BlogTalk Radio. We talk about my childhood, my influences, and the start of my website/podcast.
Genre movies based in the home usually take one of a few routes. They can be a haunted house tale, they can be a home invasion movie or they can be something else. Anyone Home? sits nicely in that ‘something else’ category.
In today’s film news roundup, DreamWorks Animation hires a Sony vet, indie comedy “Kombucha Cure” gets cast, “Siempre, Luis” gets sold and Women In Film names new board members.
It has been a long road to release for director Joe Arias’s feature debut CAPTURED – in fact, going by the film’s official Facebook page it appears that production took place in 2012. Well, if you were intrigued by CAPTURED back in the day we have some very good news to share now: Green Apple Entertainment has announced that they are giving the film a January 1, 2020 release.
It’s the summer of 1988 and a powerful, unknown virus from New Guinea hits the streets of Los Angeles, turning everyday citizens into flesh hungry, screaming corpses! Tough-as-nails ex-con, Buzz (Ferguson), and his former cellmate, Earl (Cole), escape the city and take refuge deep in the Angeles National Forest, along with two female captives. With the threat of impending doom upon them, it isn’t long before tensions rise and there’s a violent showdown between not only an army of the undead, but each other as well!
Hollywood’s top bad guy, Jasper Cole (Westworld, American Horror Story), stars in Captured, which is coming soon to VOD. This film is about a weekend getaway to shoot a music video turns into a nightmare for a rock’n roll band when they become the crazed obsession of an escaped convict that is purposely targeting the female lead of the band. Cole plays the role of Shelly, a local handyman who might know a thing or two of the ex-con’s past. The film also stars noted actresses Brittany Curran (Dear White People, 13 Going on 30) and Kiersten Zien (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Elektra). This film was directed by first time Argentinian director Joe Arias.
Green Apple Entertainment officially drops Captured on January 1, 2020 and stars Kirsten Prout (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Elektra) Brittany Curran (Dear White People, 13 Going on 30) and Hollywood’s top bad guy, Jasper Cole (Westworld, American Horror Story).This film is about a weekend getaway to shoot a music video turns into a nightmare for a rock’n roll band when they become the crazed obsession of an escaped convict that is purposely targeting the female lead of the band. Guitars and axes will clash as the prisoner becomes obsessed with their music. He wants to silence it forever! As the band departs home in an old decrepit van, packed in with all their instruments and dreams, friendships and lives are about to be savaged by an unsuspected betrayal. There are some people you don’t want to piss off during childhood, they might come back. But with a lot more baggage.
Patrick Cunningham’s new film Anyone Home? tells of a single mother that entertains a dangerous fantasy after she’s recruited to live in an unsold property in an empty development. Veteran character actor Jasper Cole plays the role of Walker, a desert rat living off the grid in the film.