Author/Filmmaker Chris Alexander on “Corman / Poe”

Explore Roger Corman’s Poe films with author & filmmaker Chris Alexander. From Nic Cage to smooth jazz, don’t miss this!

Welcome Chris:

We’re joined on the Starline by author, filmmaker, critic, composer, teacher and film fan. He loves horror films so much he co-founded a cult film convention and composed music for films  like “Parasite Lady” & Queen of Blood. His latest book examines Roger Corman’s Edgar Allen Poe Films in “Corman/Poe”. We welcome Chris Alexander.

Let’s go Beyond the Mic Chris, you created and edited the first two issues of KISS: Monster magazine, former editor in chief at Fangoria. Some would say a very dark eclectic life. Why was examining Roger Corman’s works important to you?

As you had these conversations with Roger for the book, what did you discover about the way he saw film and how did that change you?

How has your love of film grown especially while making films during the pandemic?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. First horror movie you let your three sons watch? “

2. Basil Rathbone or Vincent Price? Peter Lorre or Boris Karloff?

3. Best place in the Sheridan College campus to think?

4. Last romantic comedy you went to see?

5. Which of the Poe films is your favorite?

6. One fact about you that would surprise your horror film friends?

7. Last song you played on your jukebox?

8. Favorite Nicolas Cage movie?

One Big Question:

What is major studio horror movies missing now?

The Wrap:

He almost ate snail genitals with Nic Cage, likes smooth jazz and wants you to read his book “Corman/Poe” Chris Alexander, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with authors here.

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