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“I am absolutely in love with telling a story in a single image.” Lynne Hansen on film making.
Horror maniacs T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return this week to celebrate over 50,000 downloads from our many podcast services with filmmaker Lynne Hansen. Lynne is a lovely and vivacious person who was a joy to speak to on the show. She shares her wisdom and experience as a horror cinematic genius. Lynne was a young adult novelist who found a spontaneous passion for film, a passion matched by her professionalism in the medium. Lynne is the author of a charming zombie movie called He’s Not Looking so Good, which we discuss on the show. She’s part of the show’s celebration of Women In Horror, which we’ll be doing for the next few months.
You can see rent He’s Not Looking so Great on Cineflix
Lynne also talks about the award winning CHOMP, which she wrote, produced and directed. It’s a funny little tale about an old lady who sees a young guy walking home from a party dressed as a zombie and captures him, keeping him prisoner in his house. She becomes granny to a zombie. Lynne is currently working on a new film based on one of her husband’s novels–the author Jeff Strand. She’s also a talented book designer with a remarkable list of clients. If you’d like to employ her services, check out her website. She’s the one to watch.
Lynne Hansen is a storyteller who, after directing her first short film Chomp, discovered that she had been studying her entire life to become a filmmaker. She developed a love of all things creepy huddling beneath the covers watching Acri Creature Feature with her dad and big brother. She honed her knowledge of story during her six-year tenure as senior editor for a small press publishing company and as an award-winning author. She developed her eye for visual storytelling designing book covers that required condensing an entire story into a single image. She shepherded her own creative endeavors into the world, and those of others, as a marketing professional, including working with a historic non-profit art-house theater. Having struggled to find her own voice as an artist, Lynne has spoken to students at over 200 schools about how to nurture their own creative spark. In 2014, she was awarded the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival Filmmaker to Watch “Dreamer” award. Chomp has screened at over 65 film festivals in 11 countries worldwide, and has won or been nominated for 28 awards, including Best Short Horror Film of 2015 at the Fright Meter Awards. She is currently producing and directing the horror/thriller feature Cold Dead Hands, based on the forthcoming Cemetery Dance novel by Jeff Strand. Learn more at WithoutWarningMedia.com.
The official trailer for CHOMP.
Lynne shares with us two stories, a fictional tale from pioneering America and a true ghost experience that happened to her while attending an award’s ceremony on the Queen Mary. Allison Ledbetter reads this story on Episode 36: Zombie Girl. We’ve included a few pictures from the story of orbs, or what Katie Montana Jordan calls light phenomenon.
Check out the orbs audience members captured! You can learn more about the ghost stories of the Queen Mary here.
Lynne also shares a horror fiction with the show, Alone 1872, read by our British folksinger, David Walton.
She prayed into the darkness. “Where are you, Will?”
A soft scratching crept up the wooden door.
She turned. “Will, is that you?”
A slobbering muzzle of fangs beneath cold, glowing eyes clamored at the window.
—From Alone 1872 by Lynne Hansen.
We feature new music on the show, a punk band called Neurotic Wreck curtesy of Vulpanio Records. It’s a dark song with a garage beat. Neurotic Wreck is the project of Dan Shea with guests. From their album Glow Ghosts, One Skin Too Few. Fox is also back with more clown news! The clowns are coming back, thawing with the spring. Clown sightings begin again!
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(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)
By T. Fox Dunham
(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)
FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.“ READ FULL REVIEW HERE.
“Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night
“Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos
William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.
This was my death.
Life is an addiction.
Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.
Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham
One Skin Too Few by Neurotic Wreck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. Realesed through Vulpiano Records:
The Drowned Church by Natural Snow Buildings is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License
Lamentation” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“The Chamber” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License