since I wrote a blog. I haven’t been ignoring your emails and no I’m not dead…I always find those emails the funniest. Anyhow, here’s the thing…I’ve just been completely drained. Physically, emotionally, mentally, and creatively. I’ve been in a huge funk and I’m battling through. I have begun the process of simplifying things in my life and it has helped. I will no longer be working two full time jobs after April which will do wonders for my well being not to mention freeing up time to put the finishing touches on my Sorrow Hill edit.
I have always had difficulties when it comes to scheduling my time. However, these last few months of 16 – 20 hour works days has taught me quite a bit about myself and what is truly important.
I have begun weeding out the negative influences on my life and I already see a difference in my overall demeanor.
I will be blogging a lot more going forward for I have a lot of exciting things to announce concerning, Grindhouse Pictures, Sorrow Hill, and all future projects. Later tonight I hope to post my next edition of the e-mail bag…man I have some whacked out readers. Should be interesting so be sure to check it out.
Since I am in “all zombies..all the time” mode…..I recently had the time to sit down and devour (pun intended) two books: Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead and Patient Zero, both books by Jonathan Maberry.
Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead – not so much a apocolyptic story but a textbook like read of straight forward breakdowns of police, army, and hospital procedurals in the event of a zombie attack. Each chapter is a different aspect of a zombie attack and is subdivided into categories with an expert in the field and how it would deal with zombies. Filled with interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more. This book can be looked at as the “Zombie Bible” for anyone doing research on Zombies. The ongoing debate of fast vs. slow zombies is discussed by numerous authors, directors, and other experts in the field. Tossed in there is some Zombie art as well. Good stuff in here……for the real zombie enthusiast! This book was recently nominated for a Bram Stoker Award.
Patient Zero – “When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week, then there’s either something wrong with your skills or something wrong with your world. And there’s nothing wrong with my skills.” – Joe Ledger
A fast paced, mix of horror, sci-fi, mystery, political thrillers, and spy novels . This book introduces us to Joe Ledger, a smart ass detective who is recruited into DMS (Department of Military Science) to deal with terrorists who create zombies and unleash them in the United States. Puts the Zombie CSU action to work. With characters that are well written and you believe in, this story grabs you right from the beginning and starts an incredible ride till the end. On a side note, after finishing this book, I lent it to someone who is not a big zombie fan and she still loves it…..
Look for the THE DRAGON FACTORY (no zombies in this one), a new Joe Ledger novel in 2010!
If you like all things zombies…..BoosterTK rates both these books 5 out of 5 stars….
Also, GrindHouse Radio is looking forward to having Mr. Maberry as a guest…..stay tuned…..
Another huge audience for Grindhouse Radio last night. Once again thank you to all of the incredible fans who support the show. Amanda Crew was a great guest and if you missed the interview…here it is.
Amanda Crew the star of Sex Drive and the upcoming Lionsgate release The Haunting in Connecticut will be calling in to promote the movie. She is an up and coming star and it promises to be a fun, informative interview.
Check out the trailer for The Haunting in Connecticut in theater’s March 27th.
OK, I promised this a couple of weeks ago so here is the first email answer bag. Everyone who get’s their question posted will receive a Grindhouse Pictures t-shirt.
First question: Mindy from Texas writes: How did you come up with the name Grindhouse Pictures and did you rip it off of Robert Rodriguez?
I named my company after the generic term used to describe movie theatres in the 70′s that played the type of movie that couldn’t get mainstream distribution, the ultra-violent over the top in your face type of cinema that I believe truly launched independent film making. I didn’t rip the term off and technically my company existed before they copyrighted the term.
Second question: Shirine from England writes: Ron it’s been a long time since we chatted, anything new with SCENT?
A little background first, Shirine works for the Spice Factory a production company in England. At one time they were going to launch Fear Factory, it was to be their horror branch of the company. They were very interested in SCENT and at one point SCENT was going to be the movie that launched the brand. Unfortunately that never happened. So to answer Shirine’s question…No, nothing has happened with SCENT, I still shop it occasionally but I am holding out for the perfect situation for that screenplay, it’s my baby.
Last question comes from Jeremy in New Jersey. Jeremy asks, I’ve watched your trailers, read your blogs, listened to your radio show and quite honestly I don’t get it. You aren’t doing anything ground breaking, your movie looks rather generic, and the radio show is borderline terrible at times. I should know I’ve heard every episode. So tell me why should I waste 15 dollars on your movie?
Well Jeremy, first of all thanks for listening to every episode of Grindhouse Radio even though it’s terrible. Secondly, the reason you should but my film is simple…because it kicks ass.
There you go…first email bag of many. I get hundreds of emails a week and most of them are pretty entertaining. I plan on doing one of these every week so stay tuned. If you have a question feel free to email me at:
If I pick your question you get a shirt. Thanks for reading
First off I would like to thank Kristina Klebe for calling into the show and spending an hour with us. She was a great guest and we look forward to having her on again. If you haven’t heard the interview head on over to www.grindhouse-radio.com and click on the March 6th Grindhouse Radio broadcast and listen to the interview. The first hour of the show is also available, it had to be seperated because we couldn’t upload it properly together.
The interview has been downloaded a ton of times and we had our highest listenership online to date for the live interview on Friday night. Our show continues to grow in listenership and we can’t thank all of you enough. Keep listening.
We will continue to deliver a great show and high caliber guests going forward. Thanks again for listening.
You can also listen to the interview in our podcast player below.
There was a problem with the original upload this morning. We have split the radio show into parts, Part 1 being the Rick and Ron show and part 2 being Grindhouse Radio with the interview with Kristina Klebe.
Let me warn you, there seems to be some audio glitches during the playback of the show. I’m not sure if its a server issues or web player issue so you’ll have to preserver until I solve the problem.
Enjoy the shows
I believe everything is fixed now. I even updated the audio player.
I just listened to the first part of the radio show and want to warn some of you that some of the content is not appropriate for children. I realize that this is a big boys show and not for kids and we are grow-ups here. I’m not asking anybody to censor themselves, but I’m not comfortable posting that kind of content anymore. I’m just speaking my mind like everyone else.
Be sure to tune in starting at 11PM for Rick and Ron Radio, then at midnight when Grindhouse Radio kicks in, we will be interviewing Kristina Klebe, one of the stars from Rob Zombie’s Halloween. She is a cool girl and should be an incredible interview. Also, jump in the chat room for I will be on there live from the studio. So if you have a question for Kristina be sure to jump into the chat room at www.grindhouse-radio.com beginning at 11pm.
Remember to listen beginning at 11pm at wvlt 92.1 in the delaware valley…the number one show on Friday nights just for the record. Also, you can listen live as always on www.grindhouse-radio.com.
That’s right, Kristina Klebe, Lynda from Rob Zombie’s Halloween will be calling into the show at midnight. It should be a great interview, Kristina is a lot of fun and will be able to give us an insight into working with one of the premiere horror directors of our generation. She has a new zombie film coming out Zone of the Dead and is slated to star in Escape of the Living Dead. Be sure to tune in live Friday night and catch one of the hottest horror movie stars around.