Jun 6, 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 310
This week we kick-off our coverage of WonderFest... and we do it with none other then one of the most sought after men in the industry - Greg Nicotero. We discuss films that fascinated and scarred him as a child and the odd coincidences that led to his amazing career in special effects and horrific make-up.
And while we yammer on about random movies, we also discuss... bloody fingertips, Harper's Island, Horrors of the Wax Museum, the Swamps of Sadness, Ben Gardner's head, The Crazies, Honeymoon, I'm gonna die next to a ukulele-shaped pool, I Still Know what you did Last Summer, Rome, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, saving kids from a fire with a sharpened machete, Top Gear, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Linda's headless body with a chainsaw, Frank Darabont, genius status, maze-like woods, C.J. Thomason, buttoning your shirt as you are almost getting killed, when they find Chrissie's remains on the beach, I actually have a pick-up line for George Romero, gelatin eyeballs, Quentin Tarantino, any opportunity to get behind the camera is a good opportunity, Crimson Peak, a road trip to a concert festival maybe, jorts have never been so hot, Jack Black, tricking my brain, Joe Alves, Monroeville, we bought hundreds of gallons of ultra-slime, Dick Smith, pee wee head, a tragic marine-time accident thumb, zip-tied into the tanning booth, the Summer of the Shark, fighting with Martin Scorsese, they sent me to Arizona, Evil Dead 2, a cabin out in the middle of nowhere, Housebound, shoe dipping, Dawn of the Dead, crossroads in my career, Bruce Campbell breaking plates over his head for three days straight, Vampire Diaries, the movie just needed to stop, Irwin Allen, one of the first VCRs, Creepshow 2, it just scared the f**king sh*t out of me.. so perfectly, sharpening machetes, Chiller Theater, getting blood poisoning, you're a make-up guy what do you know, In Fear, Richard Hammond, my childhood was timing when we got to a commercial so I could change the tapes while we were recording stuff, Tom Savini, potential aliens involved, this kid's got moxie, needle felting and honey... that is not where you put a barbecue fork... let me tell you that right now.
"...the in-between is the weirdest Rubic's Cube of Hollywood... that you'll ever imagine."
A big thanks to WonderFest! For more info, go to: http://www.wonderfest.com/