[Podcast] The Wailing — Sammie Cassell The Comic Book Man — Episode 002 — HNR EXTRA

Each year the Fantasia International Film Festival descends upon  Montreal, Quebec, Canada, providing genre fans with a copious amount of films, feature length and short films alike. This year Gruesome Magazine will be covering a number of the films being presented at the 2016 festival. Tonight, Paul Cardullo joins Doc Rotten to discuss one of those films, the South Korean horror masterpiece from director Na Hong-jin, THE WAILING.

Interviewed this week is up-and-coming horror actor Sammie Cassell also known as Sammie The Comic Book Man. Sammie is the topic of a documentary from director Dan Sellers about how Mr. Cassell uses his love for comics to teach school kids about the wonders of reading and imagination. Sammie is also beginning to appear in horror films shot across North Carolina and is part of the forthcoming second year of the Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival in Greensboro.

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Episode 002  — The Wailing  (2016)  —  Interview Sammie Cassell
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REVIEW:  The Wailing  (Fantasia 2016)

Hailing from South Korea, The Wailing from director Na Hong-jin is a genre blending masterpiece of suspense and horror. Doc and Paul review the film which is being shown as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival. The film stars  Kwak Do-Won, Hwang Jung-Min and Chun Woo-Hee. The film begins as a police thriller before evolving into a mix between a ghost tale, an exorcism and, for good measure, a zombie yarn. Even at 156 minutes, the film keeps its audience guessing right up to the very end.


INTERVIEW: Sammie Cassell, The Comic Book Man

Doc sits down with Sammie Cassell to discuss his adventures in the film world. They discuss how a chance extra role in a zombie film has led to further roles and a growing acting career. They discuss how his love for comic books and teaching kids about reading has lead to a documentary about his approach to education called the Comic Book Man. He also is part of the Wreak Havoc Film Buffs Podcast and is helping launch the Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival in North Carolina.



Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.