Monster Island Resort host Miguel Rodriquez and Bill Oberst Jr. really hit it off in this summer 2011 gabfest. Titled "Genre Ruminations," it's less an interview than a conversation about the past and future of horror between two guys who love the genre. Recorded live in Hollywood at Bill's favorite java haunt, The Bourgeois Pig.
In mythology, Erebus is the very embodiment of primordial darkness. This U.K. site which bears his name has a stated mission of returning horror to its glorious and primal roots. I love their manifesto. So when I read this I was more than a little humbled: http://erebushorror.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/king-of-horror/
Official Trailer for Abraham Lincoln Vs Zombies, with Bill Oberst Jr. as Abraham Lincoln. Release date: May 29, 2012 from The Asylum. Synopsis: ”While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task – destroying the Confederate Undead.” Produced by David Michael Latt, David Rimawi and Paul Bales. Directed by Richard Schenkman, [...]
Assassins (watch the trailer here) October 25, 2011 review at Matchflick.com by Mike Thomas Movie Review by Mike October 25th, 2011 Assassins (2011): You Have the Gun, I Have the Power Favorite Movie Quote: ”Is that it?” “Sometimes, it’s just the words. Nathan (Bill Oberst, Jr., in an uncharacteristic three-piece suit), walks in on Walter (Vincente DiSanti), who is sitting in [...]
Assassins (watch the trailer here) October 26, 2011 review at McBastard’s Mausoleum by Ken Kastenhuber ASSASSINS (2011) Rating: 4/5 “A short film. It sounds pretty easy, right? Pumping out a compressed little story in an abbreviated form with a beginning, middle and an end that’s coherent and intriguing… wait, that actually sounds kind of excruciating now that I think [...]
Dismal (watch clips on Bill’s Horror Reel) December 2010 review at MoreHorror.com by Jason Lees Dismal: Movie Review by Jason Lees, MoreHorror DISMAL (Gary King, 2009) There are three basic types of low budget independent films. There are the small personal films that showcase the personal vision of the filmmaker. No one sees these unless they helped pay for [...]
Dismal (watch clips on Bill’s Horror Reel) December 22, 2010 review at Fangoria.com by Max Weinstein “DISMAL” (DVD REVIEW) I’d be lying if I told you I’ve never experienced a period of academic overextension at some point or another. In this regard, the predicament Dana (Lydia Chandler) faces in DISMAL (on DVD from Cinema Epoch) provided a kind [...]
"Oberst is on the cusp of greatness, having appeared in dozens of independent films, usually as the head baddie, and many television shows as well, namely True Blood and 1000 Ways to Die. At one point he was being looked at as the next Freddy Krueger for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Soon you'll find him getting that breakout role in a major horror flick, and we can say we got him first."
Just heard from a U.K. television viewer that my torso was used on the program “World’s Greatest Body Shockers” on the E4 channel. Apparently a Google search for pics of Christian Bale’s torso from The Machinist returns this one of my own creepy ribcage as the first result and a researcher at the channel snagged [...]