Movie Meltdown: Memoirs of Tyler McIntyre
This week we welcome special guest director Tyler MacIntyre to talk to us about his latest feature Tragedy Girls. Plus we discuss his first film Patchwork, the finer points of being an editor in addition to being a director… and just what draws fans to the horror genre. And along the way, we also discuss this week’s Sofa Theater feature: Memoirs of an Invisible Man the sometimes forgotten film directed by John Carpenter.
And while we reminisce about some of our favorite old mom and pop video stores, we also discuss… tax incentives, CG effects, getting toxic waste spilled on you and getting telekinetic powers, The Howling, Sam Raimi, They Live, in the back of a hot tub place, half a building, the audience is going in with a certain set of expectations, it’s a very level playing field, serious and emotional and primal, Stripes, Martin Pensa, Dead Alive, Fletch, sophisticated horror films, a high-concept horror shell, Sam Neill, VHS hits that I watched as a kid, and then when they do something… I think successfully… they still don’t let it be a success, people really undervalue writing, Scream, shoddy science, being a noir, From Beyond, that’s a very destructive way to think about art… as well as genre, 20% original, they got crazy shots that you weren’t seeing in any movie at that time, Robert Rodríguez, the term yuppie, a taboo element, Basket Case, shooting on a VHS camera, gateway horror, Demolition Man, Willow, George Romero, why aren’t we shooting in Canada right now, prairie town, all the technical stuff, Tobe Hooper, film studies, Evil Dead 2 and wanting something you’re not supposed to have.
“…it’s an example of people trying to pigeon hole, like audiences, critics, the studio… trying to pigeon hole these people into doing a certain thing.”