by Billy Peck
With Halloween season here, The Underground podcast on a bit of a break and my old radio show miraculously reappearing, I figured it was the right time to introduce our listeners to what I used to do on the internet radio waives.
Podcasting hadn't been around too long and it was kind of considered low brow since it wasn't on traditional radio. In most cases, it was referred to as fat nerds sitting in their parents basement talking about whatever topic they so desired.
My band at the time (SIN) was invited to be on a podcast based out of New York and we quickly found out that the negative cognition may have been true. This show was pretty terrible. It made me start realizing how easy it was to do and that I could pros my do a decent job.
Here comes my show about the Horror genre. Not only did I talk Horror movies but also music. Doing what I thought was a fun blend of talk and songs.
I would have theme shows playing songs from film soundtracks such as From Dusk till Dawn or The Devil's Rejects. Or when Alice Cooper was releasing Welcome 2 My Nightmare, playing tracks off both of his 'Nightmare' albums. Hell, I even had a Christmas themed episode playing spooky versions of Christmas songs.
The fun part was interviewing guests. Not only was I fortunate enough to talk to heroes of mine but I was able to get news about the genre I love so much out to more people using their star power. In return, fans were able to listen to these people talk at length about their stories or projects in a way they weren't really able to do at that point.
Interviewing Kane Hodder about his new book was amazing. Talking to Acey Slade about his musical career and his future. Being able to talk to one of the masters of the modern Horror remake craze, Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes about Amityville Horror, Friday the 13th and at the time, new idea of bringing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to the big screen.
I was invited to Chicago by the Puppet Master himself, Charles Band to witness the world premier of Evil Bong 3D. The DVD even has an interview clip from me on it! How cool is that?!
Having the honor of talking to Bill Hinzman of Night of the Living Dead fame and Irwin Keyes from House of 1000 Corpses before they passed away is such a huge deal to me and I'm proud I was able to speak with them.
I loved doing the show and when the time is right, I could bring it back. Until then, listen to some episodes.
A few of the guests I've met
Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th)
Jesse Dayton/Captain Clegg (Halloween 2)
Charles Band (Puppet Master)