Interview Dirk Rodgers, actor Nightmare Cinema

Longtime Horror News Radio listeners are sure to remember that HNR co-host and award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore listed NIGHTMARE CINEMA on his top 10 horror films of 2018, having seen the film at the New York City Horror Film Festival in November. His admiration of the film made a strong impression the rest of the Grue-Crew making them incredibly curious about this new anthology film. Well, this week brings good news!

NIGHTMARE CINEMA is finally arriving on this Friday, June 21, 2019, and to celebrate Gruesome Magazine has declared this week Nightmare Cinema Week. With this special episode of Horror News Radio, the Grue-Crew present a special interview with the creature-actor and FX artist, Dirk Rogers.

Dirk Rogers in a scene from Mick Garris’ Dead / Nightmare Cinema

Doc Rotten joins Christopher G. Moore to speak with Dirk Rogers who portrays two of the creatures featured in NIGHTMARE CINEMA. In Mick Garris’ Dead segment, he is Mr. Stitches. In Ryûhei Kitamura’s short, he portrays the title monster, Mashit. Dirk shares his history with KNB, the effects they created for the film, and some behind the scenes secrets in creating this incredible anthology film. And, to Doc’s delight, there’s an unexpected discussion about Bruce the shark from Jaws.

Dirk Rogers in scene from Ryûhei Kitamura’s Mashit / Nightmare Cinema

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.