Category Archives: horror films

Robert Stark talks to Jay Dyer about Jacob’s Ladder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matt Pegan talk to author and TV presenter Jay Dyer about the psychological horror film Jacob’s Ladder (1990). Jay Dyer is the author of Esoteric Hollywood:: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film and you can watch his show on YouTube. Also check out Robert’s interview with Jay on Stark Truth TV at the Paramount Movie Ranch which was damaged in a wildfire shortly after filming.

Topics:

Jacob’s Ladder’s cult following and its director Adrian Lyne
The film’s plot, layers revealed, and symbolism
The Phoenix Program and Project MKUltra
Pseudo Christian themes in the film with references to the Bible, Christian mystic Meister Eckhart, and Dante’s Purgatorio
The concept of the soul journey in Orthodox Christianity and Gnosticism
The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary
Studies on Near Death Experiences
Comparisons to other films including Flatliners, Silent Hill: Revelation, Hellraiser: Inferno, Southbound, Insidious, The Triangle, U Turn, Enter the Void, and The Void
The British electronic band The KLF
Jay’s upcoming lecture series on the history of the mafia

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Checkout Robert Stark’s Facebook pageTwitterInstagramStark Truth TV, novel Journey to Vapor Island, and in production documentary The Gospel of Gibson.

Robert Stark interviews BLAUERGEIST! about Aesthetics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matt Pegan talk to Portland based blogger BLAUERGEIST! about architecture, interior design, art, and cinema. Check out BLAUERGEIST! on Twitter, his podcast Ellroy Boys, and new web magazine Apocalypse Confidential.

Topics:

The #BathistGang: love of 80s bathroom aesthetics
20th Century interior design genres
80s malls, Robert and Matt’s LA N O S T A L G I A  Mall series, the Breezewood meme, The Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town, and value of Interior Urbanism
Retrofuturism, trends in nostalgia, and Theme Park Urbanism
Eco Brutalism and the Interior Garden Aesthetic
Artists Patrick Nagel, Jim Buckels, and Daniel Merriam, and various sci-fi illustrators
Political symbolism in aesthetics
Aesthetics in cinema: directors Dario Argento and Peter Greenaway, and 80s films Year of the Dragon and Scarface
Horror films 3615 code Père Noël, Child’s PlayThe Serpent and the Rainbow, Jacob’s Ladder, Hellraiser: Inferno, Southbound, and Silent Hill: Revelation
The work of David Lynch and the Lynchian Aesthetic
Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Checkout Robert Stark’s Facebook pageTwitterInstagramStark Truth TV, novel Journey to Vapor Island, and in production documentary The Gospel of Gibson.

Robert Stark interviews Naama Kates about Incels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks with investigative journalist, actress, musician, and director Naama Kates about her journey deep inside the incel community. Naama Kates is the host of the podcast Incel. You can follow The Incel Project on Twitter and contact Naama at theincelproject@gmail.com.

Topics:

Naama’s background as an actress including roles on the show NCIS and the movie Stepmom
Directing the horror film Sorceress, the documentary Dutchman Revisited, and producing Chloe
Naama’s Music Videos directed by Princeton Holt from the early 2010s’ Indy Craze
Naama’s personal and political evolution
How Naam’s fascination with incel culture started with a correspondence on Twitter
Why the media narrative about incels is wrong, harmful, and casts dispersion on a group that is already marginalized
How Naama’s journey started out as an open ended question
Misconception that incels are a political movement and have a racial orientation
Incel Lexicology and narratives
Naama’s personal interactions with incels
Disarmed by the humor of the incel forums
Guests on the podcast Incel, including a Christian pastor, a forensic psychologist, a neuro-scientist, and a psychiatrist
Incels as part of a greater trend of social atomization and inequality
#pinkystream – naama kates on hikkikimori
Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages
The limitations of self improvement
Are femcels a thing?
Incel as a brand
Naama’s upcoming podcast, ESC-Hate, featuring dialogue between opposing political sides

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Robert Stark interviews filmmaker James Di Martino about his film The Faceless Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Cartrell Payne talk to Australian Filmmaker James Di Martino about his film The Faceless Man, which is his first feature film.

Topics:

James’ background in film, making shorts ranging from comedies, thrillers, and a period western
James’ directing style and cinema-photographic influences
Throwbacks to Quentin Tarantino and Get Out in The Faceless Man
Challenges of working with low budgets
Playing on the contrast of horror clichés with the unpredictable
The theme of what’s real and what’s not
Elements of crime genres and light hearted humor
Inspiration from personal trauma as a cancer survivor
Australian Cinema; the horror film The Babadook
Actors including Australian icons Roger Ward and Andy McPhee
The Special effects
Design for the monster by illustrator Austen Mengler
James’ independent production company Chapter 5 Studios
James’ upcoming dark comedy coming of age drama
The film’s premier at Monster Fest in Melbourne

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Robert Stark talks to Richard Wolstencroft about MUFF 20 & Elite Replacement Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk with director Richard Wolstencroft about the upcoming 20th Melbourne Underground Film Festival (Muff  20), current events, and his essay Elite Replacement Theory: Toward A Benevolent Nationalist International.

Topics:
Based on the 250 word essay written by Matthew Pegas a good decision was made for involved students.
Recap of last year’s festival: Robert and Matthew’s Supply, Steve Bannon’s “Trump @ War”, and Lauren Southern’s Farmlands
Dealing with cancel culture
How past controversies have simmered down and in fact led to a mass increase in film entries
Keeping the theme lite on politics to celebrate the achievements of the festival
Horror films The Faceless Man and No Such Thing As Monsters
Terry McMahon’s documentary The Prizefighter
Richard’s upcoming film The Debt Collector
Richard’s podcast on “JOKER” – A RORSCHACH TEST FOR A SICK SOCIETY?
Richard gives his spiel for Trump and also mentions his affinity for Bernie Sanders
The artists wage, Yang’s UBI, and need for a mild version of socialism
The ongoing struggle between globalism and national sovereignty
Elite Replacement Theory: anti-elite elitism

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Robert Stark talks to Richard Wolstencroft about his new film The Second Coming Volume II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to director Richard Wolstencroft about his new film The Second Coming Volume II. Volume I is free to view on Vimeo.

Topics:

Intro: Johnny Tyler – God’s Gonna Turn Us To Dust
The film’s inspiration from the poem The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats and the film’s segments based on passages from the poem
“A low budget epic”
The film’s influences including Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol, Lars Von Trier’s Dogma, Godard’s My Life To Live, and Terrence Malick
The film’s aesthetic
The film’s theme of man trying to usher in the Apocalypse
The conflict between the black magicians and the white magicians
Aleister Crowley and Occultism
“Charles Manson put a curse on Western Civilization”
Cameos by Jim Goad, Boyd Rice, and Adam Parfrey
Music by David Thrussell and old Country Western Music
Filming locales including Thailand, Australia, LA, Switzerland, Barcelona, and London

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Robert Stark interviews Synthwave Artist Damokles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark, Sam Kevorkian, and J.G Michael talk to Swedish Synthwave Artist Damokles. Check out his work on SoundCloud, Facebook, and Future 80’s Records which produces his music.

Topics:

Intro: Into the Future from the new Time Machine album
Damokles’ new 14 track album Time Machine
The Time Travel Theme; Back to the Future
Creating synth music since the 70’s
Influences including Kraftwerk
Favorite songs including Yazoo’s Don’t Go and Don’t You Want Me? by the Human League
Experimentation with synthesizers in the 80’s
Being a DJ in the 80’s and how DJ culture has evolved
Working as a piano bar entertainer
The New Retrowave genre and how it is different from original 80’s synth music
Industrial music
The future of electronic music, the mainstreaming of synthwave, and the need for an alternative to mainstream pop
The pros and cons of producing music online without large corporations
Cinematic influences; sci-fi and horror
The illustrations for the albums
80’s Retrofuturism
Visions of the future and how humans are becoming cyborgs

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Robert Stark talks to Director Jared Shumate about his film Last Night Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host J.G. Michael talk to filmmaker Jared C. Shumate about his upcoming horror comedy film Last Night Out which is set to be released on Halloween and will be  available to view online. Check out the Facebook page for Last Night Out, the Official Trailer, and the poster which is available on the Facebook page.

Topics:

Intro: Jerry Galeries’s In For A Long Night which is used for the film and trailer
The basic plot
The horror genre
Dark Comedy with some slapstick thrown in
Jared’s influences ranging from Wes Craven’s Scream to Scooby-doo to David Lynch
The 80’s theme, the New Retrowave genre, and how the music influenced the film
The filming location in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the abandoned lingerie factory, and the surreal atmosphere of forest and ghost towns in North Carolina
The special effects
The actors and characters including a group of teens and two drifters
The plan for a feature length version which might introduce a supernatural element
Jared’s short thriller, The Ramifications
Jared’s Film Noire set in 1946, The Picture Room
Jared’s screenplay, “Otto” which is based on the true story of the outlaw Otto Wood

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Robert Stark talks to Director Jonathan Holbrook about his Film Tall Men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to filmmaker Jonathan Holbrook about his film Tall Men. Check out Jonathan Holbrook’s Facebook page and the pages for Tall Men and Beloved Beast.

Topics:

How Tall Men was a remake of Jonathan’s film Customer 152
The main character Terrence who accepts a new black credit card causing mysterious “Tall Men” to appear
The narrative of the credit card companies exploiting customers and those who abuse credit
Influences from David Lynch, especially Blue Velvet; the New Twin Peaks
The theme of mystery and loose ends
Playing with ones perception of reality; what is real and what isn’t
What the Tall Men represent
The Babylonian Brotherhood and David Icke’s reptilian theory
Casting the actors
Filming locations in Everett, Washington including the house and the jail
Jonathan’s upcoming horror film Beloved Beast; TRAILER 
Jonathan’s short film Whiskers
The Amazon TV horror sci-fi series Still which Jonathan wrote

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Robert Stark interviews Actor and Musician Karim Theilgaard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and co-host Sam Kevorkian talk to actor and musician Karim Theilgaar. Check out his work on YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Topics:

Intro: Strangers on The Floor – Karim Theilgaard
Growing up as a Third culture kid living in Brazil, England and Denmark
Early musical influences including Abba, Michael Jackson, and Nirvana
Music video The Way We Used To Be – Karim Theilgaard 
Music Photography for Fashion Beat TV
Fashion Modeling and Karim’s fashion style
Starting out as an actor; writing and producing short films
The film Brother which Karim wrote, produced, and acted in and planned on sending to Casting Director Nina Gold for a Game of Thrones audition
The film Timeless about the dilemma of immortality
The horror film Scar Tissue where Karim played an obnoxious finance bro; comparisons to the film Saw
Karim’s upcoming films including Natsværmer and Sebi  which is “Twin Peaks on acid”

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