The Overlook Hour Podcast

The Overlook Theatre and Unnamed Footage Festival present The Overlook Hour Podcast! Join your hosts Clark Little (UFF Co-Founder, Ex-Standup, Brit Box Subscriber), Russell Fisher (UFF Co-Founder, The Overlook Theatre, D&D advocate), Randy Staat (Musician, Engineer, French New-Wave purist) and Oksana Osachiy (UFF Co-Founder, The Overlook Theatre, and Cat Enthusiast) for a weekly discussion and analysis of indie horror films with the occasional documentary, TV show, YouTube Video, dream, nightmare, bowel movement, etc… The Overlook Hour Podcast tricks very special guests from in and outside the industry to chat about a range of topics, so listeners get candid insight into some unique personalities that make the interesting films we so crave. The Overlook Hour Podcast is here to straddle the border of professionalism while creating discussion around interesting and important film that otherwise has none!

As if working on a master’s degree while raising a child and having an active film career doesn’t keep her busy enough, Lauren Ashley Carter joins the boys (and Madeleine) this week. Lauren tells of her first role in a film, how she got onto Lucky McKee's radar, and how she still has stage fright to this day.

In the intro, Marbles came to town, and... so did Randy! The gang participated in the Nightstream Film Festival and they go over all of the films they saw, including but not limited to “Honeydew” “Bloody Hell” and “Pelican Blood”.

 

Films: Greenland (2020), Geostorm (2017), Tragic Jungle (2020), Eyeslicer Halloween Special, Bloody Hell (2020), Pelican Blood (2019), My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020), Slow Machine (2020), Honeydew (2020), DreadOut (2019), The Queen of Black Magic (2019), Rising Stars (2010), Pod (2015), The Mind's Eye (2015), Black Site (2018), Dementer (TBA), The Woman (2011), Jug Face (2013), Imitation Girl (2017), Webcast (2018), Gags The Clown (2018), Black Sheep (1996), Captive (2015), The Babadook (2014), Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013), Come True (2020), Mandibles (2020)

 

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No guests this week as the boys talk amongst themselves. In the first segment, Russ has lined up some clips for review and reflection that include a conservative puppet pundit. Clark talks about his weekend officiating a wedding. Randy attempts to elevate the show with his review of actual found footage in the form of "Hopper/Welles". Later Clark goes into found footage of the people with his review of four found footage films before he and Russ team up on a review of "Monster Party" and their return to the theatre for "Unhinged". 

 

Films: Hopper/Welles, David Bryne's American Utopia, The Hills Have Eyes (2006), The Crazies (2010), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Long Weekend (1978), The Comedy Store (2020), The Twilight Zone (2020), Lake Mungo (2008), The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007), The Last Broadcast (1998), Gags the Clown (2018), Proof (1991), Unhinged (2020), Dicktown (2020), Hoops (2020), Monster Party (2018), South Park The Pandemic Special (2020)

 

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Taking influences from dreams rather than films, Michael Venus and Thomas Friedrich came up with the script for their film, "Sleep". The writer/director duo joins the boys this week to talk about their first feature film and the challenges of showcasing a film during a quarantine. In the intro, Randy talks Frederick Wiseman...again. Clark and Randy have differing views on Antonio Campos' new film and Russ covers "Eli Roth's History of Horror". NOTE: In the interview, there were connectivity issues with our guests. Randy did his finest and we are comfortable releasing it. Just giving you a heads up. Because I love you.

 

Sleep will have its US premiere at the Chicago Film Festival in October! Info at https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/ 

 

Films: City Hall (2020), The Rider (2017), Nomadland (2020), Cut Bank (2014), The Devil All the Time (2020), Eli Roth's History of Horror (2018), 12 Hour Shift (2020), Roman (2006), Antebellum (2020), Sleep (2020), Nekromatik (1987), The Shining (1980)

 

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It's been over three years since filmmaker Stu Jopia chatted with the boys and this week he makes his return, along with show favorite Chris "Zombieking" Fairrie, to talk about their film festival, Dead of Night. They talk about the decision to make this year's festival online, free, and available to anyone on the planet. Stu also catches us up on his latest film "Creatures". In the intro, Benji Carver calls in from captivity to tell us about his event in partnership with Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, Mr. Holehead's Warped Dimension.

Also in the intro, Randy is addicted to a library streaming service, Clark and Russ discuss "Cuties" and Russ closes it out with the alarming new Netflix doc, "The Social Dilemma".

 

Films: Alone (2020), Monrovia, Indiana (2018), Your Moms House Live ep 2, Cuties (2020), Long Weekend (1978), The Social Dilemma (2020), Fried Barry (2020), Jam(2000), Dalziel and Pascoe, Inside No. 9, Psychoville, Creatures (2020), Night of the Creeps (1986), The Monster Squad (1987), Franky and His Pals (1991), Book of Monsters (2018)

Get info for Dead of Night here: https://twoheadedsnake.co.uk/ 

Get info for Warped Dimension here: https://www.ahith.com/mrholeheadwarpeddimension 

 

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After making a career producing films, Chris De Pretis decided to write and direct a feature that took place in his hometown of Pleasanton, CA. Chris joins the boys this week to talk about his film “Death Blood 4: Revenge of the Killer Nano-Robotic Blood Virus”, working with the late Nipsey Hustle, and how he went to the same high school as Randy.

In the intro, the boys are joined by Jahsaudi Perkins yet again. He talks about “Kalifornia".. kinda. Randy watched a doc about Russian dogs in space, Clark regrets doing a twitter poll to decide what horror franchise to binge, and Russell closes it out talking about the notorious police training video, “Surviving Edged Weapons”.

 

Films: Hood 2 Hood 3 (East Oakland), Straight Edge Ninja, Angst (1983), Space Dogs (2019), Kalifornia (1993), The Exorcist (1973), The Exorcist III (1990), Phantasm (1979), Phantasm II (1988), Winterskin (2018), An English Haunting (2020), Death Ranch (TBA), Surviving Edged Weapons (1988), The Guyver (1991), Kedi (2016), Leprechaun (1993), Child's Play (1988)

 

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At 26 years old and with nearly ten features under his belt, Charlie Steeds is always waiting for his next project. The filmmaker joins the boys this week to talk about his film "The Barge People".

In the intro, Randy watched a film about soccer, but it's exactly the kind of film about soccer that Randy would watch, Clark got his dose of melancholy from Charlie Kaufman and Russ joins Clark with their concluding coverage of Fantasia with "Patrick". 

 

Films: Search Party, Infinite Football, The Lost Okoroshi, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Irresistible, Patrick, The Barge People, Evil Dead II, Long Weekend, The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

 

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In the spirit of Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon", the boys wanted to get multiple perspectives on the same film. Joining the boys this week from the film "Survival Skills" is actor Vayu O'Donnell and writer/director Quinn Armstrong. In these two separate interviews, Vayu and Quinn share their personal experiences with the film and talk about how screenings are during a global pandemic.

In the intro, Randy educates everyone on a new crust-punk film, Clark watched 10 movies in three days and Russ closes it out with Clark on some more Fantasia titles including, "The Old Man: The Movie", "Sleep", and "Feels Good Man".

Films: Gutter Bug, The Lovers on the Bridge, Annette, You Cannot Kill David Arquette, Class Action Park, Get Duked!, The Man with No Name Trilogy, Escape From New York, Too Big to Fail, Sea Fever, Dick Town, Primal, Ravage, Sleep, The Barge People, Old Man: The Movie, Feels Good Man, Dead Dicks, Surviving Edged Weapons

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As it wins audiences over at Fantasia Film Festival, director Ryan Kruger joins the boys to talk about his directorial debut, “Fried Barry”. Ryan talks about the 1980’s Sci-Fi films that inspired his tale of a drug addict being abducted by aliens and then going on a bender, and why he wanted to display the less glamorous side of Cape Town. In the intro, former guest and current friend Jahsaudi Perkins joins the boys once again to talk one of the films that he watched while working. Randy watched a Criterion Channel film starring Nick Nolte’s mustache. Clark talks about Thomas Jane, again. To wrap things up Russ and Clark share their slightly differing views on “The Oak Room”, from this year’s Fantasia Festival.

 

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In our second year of the Unnamed Footage Festival, we screened a film called Followed, and back in June FOLLOWED was #1 at the box-office. This week we reunite with the director, Antoine Le. Antoine is 6 coffees deep and ready to discuss everything from filming in haunted hotels to Paul Greengrass as an influence.

Up top we've got early access to Fantasia Fest, Randy watched an Amazon Prime micro-budget film shot in his hometown, Clark relives a past trauma via A24's new film "Boys State", and Russell explains MidVinter.

Films: Straight Edge Ninja (Randy), Retardotron 3, Your Mom's House Live, Death Blood 4, Uncle Peckerhead, Project Power, The Tax Collector, Boys State, Spree, Crazy Samurai Musashi

 

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Writer/editor/director Brendan Steere joins us to explain how an autocorrected text message inspired him to write a script. Brendan is a knowledgeable film fan who managed to effectively weave influences like Stan Brakhage into a religious dinosaur action/horror/comedy. 

Before Brendan joins us, Randy unloads "The Load", Clark talks about his first-class seat on "The Money Plane", and Russell praises a film he's owned for years but only watched recently because an app told him to. 

 

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