Sex, Violence, and Inhumanity: Kieran Fisher Interviews Scott Schirmer About Plank Face

One of the zaniest films the Grue-Crew encountered in the past months has been the violent revenge flick called Plank  Face. For the first issue of Gruesome Magazine, writer Kieran Fisher sat down with director Scott Schirmer to discuss what went into making this bloody indie favorite. Check out GRUESOME MAGAZINE SPRING 2017 edition of the quarterly magazine to read more about Plank  Face and much, much more. The book is available in both digital ($3.99) and print ($9.99) formats. Get your copy today!

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  • Editorial by Doc Rotten
  • Night of Something StrangeJonathan Straiton’s Gooey, Grimy Gorefest by John Black
  • Isaac Ezban  Filmmaking From Another Dimension by Joseph Perry
  • Addiction, Emotion, & Brutal HonestyClint Carney on Dry Blood by Thomas Mariani
  • Sex, Violence, & InhumanityScott Schirmer on the Feral Fears of Plank Face by Kieran Fisher
  • Terror Haunts the ForestPatrick Rea and the Making of Arbor Demon by The Black Saint
  • Found Footage 3DSteven DeGennaro Forges The Rules of Enragement by Mike Imboden
  • Robert Kurtzman, FX Legend –  Supporting Indie Horror with Practical Effects by Dave Dreher
  • Of Waitresses and Werewolves –  Scream Queen Kristi Ray in White Drift by Doc Rotten
  • Marketing an Award Winning Short –  Shant Hamassian on Night of the Slasher by Christopher G. Moore
  • Motel Hell –  Farmer Vincent’s Fritters & All Kinds of Critters by Jeff Mohr
  • Mystics in Bali –  Flying Heads, Pig Men, & Indonesian Sorcery by Bill Mulligan
  • New York City Horror Film Festival –  Michael J. Hein, The Visionary Who Started It All by The Black Saint
  • Horror Film Festival CalendarWhen & Where To Catch the Future of Horror by Paul Cardullo


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.