Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dr. Chris Radio of Horror



Dr Chris has been sharing his knowledge of Sci-Fi/Horror since October 15th, 2007 but is only now taking his show to the internet. Chris and his cohort(s) will be bringing you all the latest, greatest and most random of news. Check out his show at WCUW.org. Read his blog at http://radioofhorror.wordpress.com/

What is the current project you are working on?

Currently working on a kids Halloween book, and preparing for Rock and Shock a Horror convention that my show will be broadcasting at. In Nov I have Killer Film Fest.

How do you handle rejection? 

HUH?? What do you mean like with woman??

Did you always want to create your own radio show?

I got the idea after putting on a horror themed film fest to raise money for charity

 What inspired you to create your show?

DJ's Kevin Barbare and Mike Shu of Waaf, and Horror Hosts of the past.

 What is the best thing about having your own show?

The guests the massive amount of stuff people send you

 What is the worst thing about having one?

Trying to find guests sometimes can be very very hard

What is the estimated number of projects you have worked on?

10, too many to name upcoming ones include a live broadcast at Rock and Shock, a children's book, and Killer Film Fest.

 Who is your favorite filmmaker?

Steven Speilberg, Wes Craven, Kevin Smith, John Carpenter, George Lucas.

 How has your life changed since you started your show?

It is a every week challenge, lots of good some bad, but lots of fun. The show has given me a new sense of purpose.

 What is one piece of advice you can give to someone who also wants to start their own show?

Don't quit unless they cancel you.

What do you like to do besides doing your radio show?

Spend time with my son, collect comic books, play video games, go to poetry readings, watch Horror Movies.

Have you had any other jobs before you decided to become create your show?

too many lol

 What are some of your favorite American films? Foreign films? Television shows?

My fav TOP 5 American films are in this order

12 Angry Men

Star Wars Episode 4 A new Hope

Halloween

ET

Airplane

Foreign films

7 Samurai

Gojira (Godzilla)

Vampire Hunter D

My number one fav TV show of all time beating anything that comes before it or after it is

MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

 How would you describe your  education?

High school, a little collage I never completed

How do you choose what guests will be on your show?

Based on who I can track down at the time

 How would you describe the creative "scene" where you live?

Calming, or terrifying

 How has social media helped your show?

O god yes its a horror to think how they did it years ago before the internet

How has social media hindered your show?

None

 How does independent film differ from the mainstream?

Sometimes has more heart in it

 You could go back in time and see any film being made. Which film would it be and why?

Most likely the first Halloween, cuz it was made with such heart and soul, and its the original independent horror movie

 What's your favorite  quote and why? 

"Freedom is the right of all Sentient Beings".

Said by Optimus Prime, it's soo true it make me never want to bow to tyranny or oppression.

 What is your opinion on movie remakes and sequels?

TOO MANY FUCKING HORROR REMAKES, some are ok and warranted

What is your opinion on book to movie adoptions?

Its ok Lord of the Rings, The Girl with the Dragon tattoo, comics they have there ups and downs

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Working on 91.3 fm wcuw in Worcester MA on my show has been a blast I love it and hope to have a career made of it.

Thanks for doing the interview Chris.  It will be nice to meet you at The Killer Film Festival.  I'll be sure to spread the word about your show.