In the Grindhouse with MJ

Welcome to the first post for my little slice of EMZT Radio, In the Grindouse. Every Tuesday, I hope you join me as a wax poetical about my favorite B-Movies, Grindhouse Movies, and classic horror.

This week: Countess Dracula (1971)

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I found this movie funny. The premise was great, an aging countess needs virgin blood to maintain her beauty. So, of course she uses her older lover to get the virgins for her. You know, got to look young for your younger lover, right? There’s enough in this movie to keep you going for a while. Of course, watching it now, unlike the 1970’s and Dobi jokes galore. It’s a classic horror movie, to say the least.

what does Bane do?

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MJ and I, we share in duties of the podcast..  and i’m gonna explain what i do for our podcast..

we recently agreed that i would help in the editing and putting together of our podcast recordings, since he has a bit more going on in his life with work & school.. which is good for me to get me to work on my editing skills.. 

what i do is..  i contact unsigned and independent bands to give us permission to play their music on our podcast and i download the musics that they supply..  since this is a horror talk podcast, i have been contacting goth type bands on vampirefreaks.com (http://vampirefreaks.com/)..  i look for the unsigned bands first, because they mostly just want their music to be heard and to get to more people, and so far almost everyone has been kind to let us play their music and we have been getting them more people to listen to their music sites..

to play music on a podcast, you need a music license so that royalties can be paid to the bands who are signed with record labels..  we do believe that musicians should be paid, but we don’t have a music license, and it is expensive to get one, but we will get one eventually, and so the loophole around that license is to get permission from unsigned bands or independent (self produced) labels..  and our podcast went from sounding bland, just the 2 of us talking to each other, to sounding so much better, now with some music to break up our chat segments and i also created an opening and closing theme and most recently i asked the people we have interviewed for our podcast to make liners (you are listening to EMZT Radio)..  it now sounds even better and a bit more professional..

we have also added an interview segment, mostly we’ve been interviewing the bands we play as a further introduction of their music and to their websites, and we also interviewed a independent horror movie director and a horror author..  it’s been great fun doing that and those people send out the link to our podcast to their friends and the networking is reaching more and more people for us..

the main thing i’m working on at the moment is getting our logo done..  nobody i know is much of an artist, so i’m trying to contact the local community college art classes to see if someone would be willing to help me make our chosen podcast logo, it was designed by my 7 yr old nephew, who has such a strong imagination for the horror, and his design just needs a touch more done to it to make it more defined and fleshed out..  and then from there, we can get our merch page finalized of items with OUR LOGO put on them..  it will be glorious!  (as my night time boss likes to say)..

and i’ve also added a new segment that i do with my sister, who is not a horror fan, but she does sometimes watch horror movies with me, if she can stomach it..  THE SINISTER SISTERS..  her opinions are great for someone who is not a horror fan but can logically talk about horror movies..  it does give our podcast a little more variety than just me and MJ..  i’m working on theme musics for that too, since we are on break from podcast, MJ is working on school stuff and he just moved into a new place, so he needs time to settle and get his new podcast room set up..

and the other thing that amazes me about our podcast, is that it sounds like we are both sitting in the same room talking, but we’re not..  i’m in Arizona and MJ is in South Carolina..  the wonders of SKYPE make it seem like we are in the same place..  

Bane Hellborne

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Hello, I’m Bane Hellborne, one of the hosts of EMZT Radio Horror Podcast..  http://emztradio.podbean.com/

why am i into horror?  it started when i was really young, maybe about 10 years old and i saw Bela Lugosi’s DRACULA.  i was fascinated, and mainly because the black and white films seemed to instantly attract me.  Black & white films give an altered version of reality already and so the movies seem to be more dream like and kind of terrifying and then i worked my way up to Frank Langella’s DRACULA and i remember asking my mom for a cross for me to sleep with that night and then my mom got angry with me because i scared myself and she ordered that i never watch another horror movie again, but parents back then don’t realize child psychology, that just made me want to watch more..  bad mistake Mom..  LOL!

of course during my childhood i mostly had to sneak behind my parents’ backs to watch horror movies until i finally was 18 and able to be on my own, then i always went to see the latest horror movies and my parents couldn’t stop me!  as i grew older i seemed to keep my love of black and white horror films but then was more fascinated by the modern horror movies where the blood gushed in bucket loads and the sounds of limbs being hacked off and the screaming, i seem to really enjoy hearing the screaming!  as i grew older i realized all the different categories of horror, from serial killers to monsters and ghosts and even SCI-FI!  now that’s a fun topic too, Sci-Fi horror, which include mad scientists and even outer space..  and thanks to Netflix, i can watch these 24/7!  

i also have quite a collection of movies that span almost 30 years and would make any horror section of a video store look weak, my long time horror collections also include a wide variety of movie posters mostly collected from movie theaters and video stores..  my parents hated my horror interest and always thought that i will grow out of it one day, well folks i’m not sorry to disappoint you again, but now i’m in my 40s, i don’t think my horror interest will ever end, and i’m sure that they have given up at this point too, at least i don’t get harassed by them anymore about it, but all my dad does is shake his head whenever i talk about something i’ve collected..  LOL!!  

and with the new minis podcast featuring my 7 year old nephew, who’s very interested in horror, thanks to my influence, i am now mentoring the next generation of horror fiends..  

my love of horror is a way for me to deal with the bad things in my life..  abusive parents when i was young, backstabbing former friends, the drama of boyfriends who cheat on you and now dealing with a mom who has dementia..  horror gives me an inner strength to not be weak or a target because some people do learn never to pick on the “weird people”..  LOL!

we are still a fledgling podcast and we are working hard to make this podcast into something more..  soon a merch page and hopefully some sponsorships in the future and then we can travel to conventions(Phoenix Comicon, San Diego Comicon!) and i would be so happy if i could have my own Pop Vinyl bobblehead!  

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