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Blog Revamp

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For the last few years, this blog has compiled interviews, paranormal articles, and reviews. It is time for a revamp. Currently, I am removing any post that isn’t an interview I have granted, or a post about my work; but don’t fret, I have created three new blogs to sister this one!

Here are three links for my new pages:

Alex’s Horror Movie Reviews and Suggestions

Alex’s Horror Book Reviews and Suggestions 

Alex’s Haunted Blog

This change should help you find the subjects you love easier.

Among these new blogs, I will try to post at the beginning of every month. If there is a specific subject you would like for me to cover, please post about it in the comments and I will consider the suggestion.

If you want to review my books, please contact me through my newsletter form. If you would like a review for your horror movie or book, know that I don’t leave bad reviews. This means if I didn’t care for your movie or book, I won’t review it. However, if you ask for an honest review regardless, I will post one, although it may not be to your favor.

If you would care to sign up for my newsletter, just click the following link and fill out the form. Newsletters are monthly and will feature horror reviews, paranormal blogs, giveaways, and more. Use this same form to contact me.

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Interview with Actress Sylvia Brown from The Acquired Taste

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The Acquired Taste is a short film written for screen and directed by Chuck Jett, creator of Empty Coffin Studio Films.  It was tastefully adapted by the short story of the same title by author and producer Alexander S. Brown.  Fans can anticipate a free viewing of the film in 2017.  It is currently being shown at conventions throughout the Southern states.  Its next appearance will be at Contraflow Convention in New Orleans, LA.

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For the final interview from this dark comedy, I would like to welcome actress Sylvia Brown, so that she may elaborate on her part in The Acquired Taste and her life.

 

  1. What made you want to be a part of The Acquired Taste?

I wanted to help my son and see what it was like to act in a film.

  1. What was your experience like on set?

Everyone was nice and polite and had patience with me.

  1. What other projects have you been a part of?

A couple of school plays.

  1. Are there any roles that you would turn down? Or are there any roles that would make you uncomfortable?

Any that regard nudity, animal abuse, and child abuse.

  1. What role is more fun? The victim, the hero, or the villain. Why?

The villain.  I’d rather do it to someone else; rather than have it done to me.

  1. What got you into acting?

My son.  When he wrote the short story The Acquired Taste, he had me in mind as the mother.

  1. What are some of your favorite movies?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Stripes, Haunted Honeymoon, Ghost Dad, Back to the Future, E.T., Carousel, Free Willie, Snow Day, Are We there Yet, Romeo and Juliet, What Dreams May Come, Encino Man, The Goonies, The Poseidon Adventure, and many more.

  1. Who are your favorite actors/actresses? How do you draw inspiration from them?

Judy Garland, Michael J. Fox, and The Rock

  1. Who are your favorite directors?

Stephen Spielberg

  1. What future projects are you working on?

None, at the moment.

  1. Tell us about yourself.

I’m a homebody person for the most part.  My interests are family, animals, animal rights and activism, paranormal research, astrology, and music.

Connect with Sylvia Brown:

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Purchase a copy of Traumatized HERE!

Watch Chuck Jett’s first short film, PINKY SWEAR HERE!

 

The Acquired Taste Interview Featuring Kat Axtell

Posted in Alexander S. Brown, books, cult books, cult favorites, Cult horror, discussion, entertaining, entertainment, Horror, horror art, Horror Book, Horror Fans, Horror Lovers, Horror Movies, Horror Punks, Independent Horror, interviews, mississippi horror artists, Mississippi Horror Author, movie discussion, movies, new horror movies, scary, scary movies, south, southern authors, Splatterpunk, Traumatized by Alexander S. Brown, Uncategorized on August 2, 2016 by Alexander S. Brown

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The Acquired Taste is a short film written for screen and directed by Chuck Jett, creator of Empty Coffin Studio Films.  It was tastefully adapted by the short story of the same title by author and producer Alexander S. Brown.  Fans can anticipate a free viewing of the film in 2017.  It is currently being shown at conventions throughout the Southern states.  Its next appearance will be at Contraflow Convention in New Orleans, LA.

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For the second interview from this dark comedy, I would like to grant actress Kat Axtell the stage, so that she may elaborate on her part in The Acquired Taste and her life.

  1. What made you want to be a part of The Acquired Taste?

K.A.: I wanted to be a part of “The Acquired Taste” because I enjoy Alex, as a person and as a writer, and I felt honored to showcase one of his characters.  I really loved getting to make his story come to life.

  1. What was your experience like on set?

K.A.: It was a great set to work on.  No tension or nothing negative, which I love!!!! I felt like I was around some of my best friends.

  1. What other projects have you been a part of?

K.A.: I work as an actress, as well as a production designer for movies.  Acting wise, I have been in many shorts.  I was one of the leads in the short “Harvest Night”.  Soon, I will be in a sci-fi miniseries as one of the lead roles.  Also, I will be starring and directing an upcoming short called “Request”.

  1. Are there any roles that you would turn down? Or are there any roles that would make you uncomfortable?

K.A.: I would not turn down a role.  As an actress, you do what you can for that role 100%.  Also remember this person is not you, you are playing a character.  I think people tend to forget that.

  1. What role is more fun? The victim, the hero, or the villain.  Why?

K.A.: I love playing the villain.  When playing a villain, you really have to tap into the mind of this villain.  You have to create a back story for this person and do research.  You really have to immerse yourself in your dark side.  Villains are challenging to play but very rewarding.

  1. What got you into acting?

K.A.: I sang for years and I was once at a crossroads with that.  Acting was suggested to me.  Once I got that first role, I became addicted to method acting.

  1. What are some of your favorite movies?

K.A.: This is a hard one, but I will say one of my favorites is “Psycho” by Alfred Hitchcock.  “Psycho” is a very inspiring movie from a director stand point, as well.  “Route 66” would have to be another pick. If I name any more titles, it might take all day.

  1. Who are your favorite actors/actresses? How do you draw inspiration from them?

K.A.: I don’t really have any favorites, but I watch how people become those characters, how they go from calm to crazy in a matter of seconds.  I watch for the seamless feeling an actor is supposed to give a character.

  1. Who are your favorite directors?

K.A.: This would be a long list, but some I will name is: James Wan, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Spielberg.

  1. What future projects are you working on?

K.A.: Right now, a mini series called “The Unusual”, a short called “Requests”, and one other movie.

  1. Tell us about yourself.

K.A.: My name is Kat Axtell, I am an actress.  I also work behind the scenes as a production designer.  I direct, and do special effects.  I am a movie junkie, a book nerd, talkative, sensitive, and I love life.

Connect with Kat Axtell by clicking on the following social media names:

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Purchase a copy of Traumatized HERE!

Watch Chuck Jett’s first short film, PINKY SWEAR HERE!

Interview with Actor Chris Copeskey

Posted in Alexander S. Brown, Amazon, books, cult classic, cult classics, Cult horror, discussion, entertaining, entertainment, fandom, Fiction, Horror, horror art, Horror Fans, Horror Fiction, horror literature, Horror Lovers, Horror Movies, Horror Punks, Independent Horror, interviews, Mississippi, mississippi authors, mississippi horror artists, Mississippi Horror Author, movie discussion, movies, new horror movies, scary, south, Splatterpunk, Traumatized by Alexander S. Brown, Uncategorized on July 25, 2016 by Alexander S. Brown

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The Acquired Taste is a short film written for screen and directed by Chuck Jett, creator of Empty Coffin Studio Films.  It was tastefully adapted by the short story of the same title by author and producer Alexander S. Brown.  Fans can anticipate a free viewing of the film in 2017.  It is currently being shown at conventions throughout the Southern States.  Its next appearance will be at Contraflow Convention in New Orleans, LA. Click here to learn more about Contraflow.

For the first interview from this dark comedy, I would like to grant actor Chris Copeskey the stage, so that he may elaborate on his part in The Acquired Taste and his life.

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  1. What made you want to be a part of The Acquired Taste?

C.C: I thought it was a very unique story. And I wanted to help one of my closest friends, bring his work to life.

  1. What was your experience like on set?

C.C: Being on set was a lot of fun. Everyone got along really well and fed off of each other (no pun intended) which really helped the scenes flow smoothly. Chuck Jett, who was the director, was a blast to work with.

  1. What other projects have you been a part of?

C.C: I was in a short called “Harvest Night”, in which I played the character, Eric. It was directed by Joey Crocker, who in my honest opinion has an incredible gift at directing.

  1. Are there any roles that you would turn down? Or are there any roles that would make you uncomfortable?

C.C: I wouldn’t turn down any roles because at the end of the day, I’m an actor. That’s what I do.

  1. What role is more fun? The victim, the hero, or the villain.  Why?

C.C: I think the villain role is a lot more fun because you get to play the bad guy. I love when people see me on the screen and then in real life and are like “You’re not mean like the guy you played in the movie!”.

  1. What got you into acting?

C.C: I got into acting because I had to take an elective my freshman year of high school and I chose Theatre. After being on stage the first time and seeing the audience’s reaction, I was hooked.

  1. What are some of your favorite movies?

C.C: Some of my favorite movies are “A League of their Own”, “One Hour Photo”, “The Sandlot”, most Rob Zombie movies, the list goes on.

  1. Who are your favorite actors/actresses? How do you draw inspiration from them?

C.C: My favorite actor of all time is Robin Williams. It seems like every time he’s on screen, you can’t take your eyes off of him. He can be funny, serious, creepy, etc. I draw inspiration from him because I hear how much people love him and if I can get 1/10 of the love he gets, I would be happy.

  1. Who are your favorite directors?

C.C: One of my favorite directors is Rob Zombie. He pushes the envelope in his movies. He creates films that are truly unique. Wes Craven is another one of my favorite directors. He was one of the guys who paved the way for horror.

  1. What future projects are you working on?

C.C: I’m going to be doing a couple of projects in the next few months, but due to confidentiality reasons, I cannot disclose the names of the projects.

  1. Tell us about yourself.

C.C: I’m originally from Fargo, North Dakota. I have a gorgeous fiancé named Beth, who fully supports me in my path of film. I love to have a good time and make people laugh. My best friend/brother Jeremy Laird, has also helped me a lot on my path. He and Beth both motivate me all of the time.

Connect with Chris Copeskey by clicking on the following social media names:

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Purchase a copy of the book Traumatized HERE!  The Acquired Taste can be found among its 15 short stories.

Watch Chuck Jett’s first short film, PINKY SWEAR HERE!