Post Mortem with Mick Garris

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Filmmaker/Author Mick Garris, best known for his Stephen King adaptations and creating the "Masters Of Horror" television series, dives deep into the devious minds of the greatest filmmakers and creators of your worst nightmares to bring their distinctive visions to life in fascinating one-on-one conversations every other week.

Episode Date
Fred Dekker

Post Mortem’s got nards! Writer / Director Fred Dekker is on the slab this week to talk everything from his beloved classics like Night of the Creeps and Monster Squad to his upcoming blockbuster, The Predator — plus so much more!

Aug 01, 2018
25th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus!

Post Mortem lights The Black Flame Candle in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Hocus Pocus! We’ve recorded special LIVE and in-studio interviews with Mick as he revisits this Halloween staple with many of the crew who helped bring his script to life — including composer John Debney, Production Designer William Sandell, Special Effects Make-Up Artist Tony Gardner and producer David Kirschner!!

Jul 18, 2018
Johannes Roberts

It’s The Fourth of July, and we’re kicking off summer with the 47 METERS DOWN sharkfest auteur, Johannes Roberts, as he takes us from his early work, like STORAGE 24 and THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, to his latest horror romp, THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT. 

Jul 04, 2018
Coralie Fargeat

After taking the festival circuit and indie world by storm, writer/director Coralie Fargeat is on the slab to discuss her stylish and raw debut feature, REVENGE.

Jun 20, 2018
Peter Medak

The brilliant Master of Horror, Peter Medak, tells tales of his life in the Cinema, with what you want to know about THE CHANGELING, THE RULING CLASS, his relationship with Peter Sellers, stories of the Universal Backlot and a whole lot more!

Jun 06, 2018
Ari Aster

After being hailed for making one of the scariest movies of the year and taking the festival world by storm since Sundance, first-time writer/director Ari Aster is on the Post Mortem slab to discuss his journey making his acclaimed debut, HEREDITARY.

May 23, 2018
Vincenzo Natali

Acclaimed writer / director Vincenzo Natali is on the slab to discuss his breakout festival darling CUBE, his ten year fight to bring SPLICE to the big screen and directing television hits like HANNIBAL, LOST IN SPACE, WESTWORLD and more!

May 09, 2018
Critters 2 - 30th Anniversary

After 30 years, Mick Garris revisits Critters 2, his very first feature film as a writer / director, for a special anniversary edition of POST MORTEM, with the help of the Critter creators, special effects gurus The Chiodo Brothers (Killer Klowns From Outer Space), and horror icon Lin Shaye (Insidious)! 

May 02, 2018
Ryuhei Kitamura

Japanese Horror Master Ryuhei Kitamura is on the Post Mortem slab to discuss his new Shudder release, Downrange, along with his cult classics Versus, Godzilla: Final Wars, Clive Barker’s Midnight Meat Train and his upcoming collaboration with Mick — Nightmare Cinema!

Apr 25, 2018
David Arquette

Actor, writer, director and producer, David Arquette is on the Post Mortem slab dissecting his life and career, from growing up in a family of performers, to working with Wes Craven on Scream, to stepping behind the camera for The Tripper, to acting in Mick's Riding the Bullet and so much MORE!!

Apr 11, 2018
Sean S. Cunningham

Horror legend Sean S. Cunningham spills his guts on Post Mortem, opening up on the origins of Last House on the Left, his relationship with Wes Craven, the creation of Friday the 13th and the legacy of Jason Voorhees!

Mar 28, 2018
Alexandre Aja

French filmmaker Alexandre Aja joins Post Mortem to discuss his family roots in the European film industry, his breakout feature High Tension, working with Wes Craven on The Hills Have Eyes and so much more!

Mar 14, 2018
Darren Lynn Bousman

Director Darren Lynn Bousman spills his guts on how he broke into the business, found instant success with the SAW sequels, the challenges of remaking Mother’s Day and what it’s like chasing his own passions with Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Tension Experience and so much more!

Feb 28, 2018
John Carpenter

POST MORTEM is back on its new home, The Blumhouse Podcast Network, with the legendary John Carpenter! Listen to Mick and John recount their decade long history, dissect John’s involvement in the upcoming Halloween sequel, his experience on the road touring, his upcoming project

Feb 14, 2018
Bill Malone and Tommy McLoughlin

Mick is joined this week by two of his closest friends in the horror film industry, directors BILL MALONE (FEAR DOT COM) and Tommy McLoughlin (FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES) to discuss their journeys creating macabre cinema. Join us for stories about the HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL remake, FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES, directing films outside the horror genre and KLAUS KINSKI~! Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Nov 22, 2017
Oren Peli

The mind and vision behind PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, director/writer Oren Peli, joins Mick this week on the podcast to discuss the dark influences behind the creation of the hit horror franchise. Learn more about Oren's DIY approach to filmmaking, his experience developing ABC's THE RIVER and why he enjoys the editing process.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Nov 08, 2017
Mike Dougherty plus Dario Argento from Beyond Fest

Writer/Director Mike Dougherty (TRICK 'R TREAT, KRAMPUS) joins Mick this week for chat about being influenced by fairy tales, working on X-Men and Superman films with Bryan Singer, the struggle to get an anthology horror film made, behind the scenes of KRAMPUS and his love for Godzilla.

Stick around for a bonus treat with Mick and his Q&A with the legendary director Dario Argento (SUSPIRIA, INFERNO) from this year's Beyond Fest (apologies for the audio quality)

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Oct 25, 2017
David Slade

Director and NIGHTMARE CINEMA contributor David Slade (30 DAYS OF NIGHT, TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE, HARD CANDY) joins Mick on the podcast this week to discuss his entry into the horror genre through his music video and commercial work, fighting with the studio for a more mature film rating on 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, directing episodes of the HANNIBAL television show and how his NIGHTMARE CINEMA offering was a personal journey.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Oct 11, 2017
Robert Shaye

The founder and former CEO of New Line Cinema, Robert Shaye, joins Mick this week to discuss his incredible journey as a prolific film producer and distributor, having overseen such iconic films as NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, LORD OF THE RINGS and many more. Join us as Mick and Robert get into Robert's affinity with fantasy and science fiction, how the Lords of the Rings films came to be, Robert's own turns as a director and some unique details surrounding Mick's film for Robert, CRITTERS 2.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Sep 27, 2017
A Tribute to Tobe Hooper with Caroline Williams and Bill Moseley

This week, Mick pays tribute to good friend and true Master of Horror, Tobe Hooper, who passed away last month. Mick is joined by actors Caroline Williams ("Stretch") and Bill Moseley ("Chop-Top"), stars of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, to remember the macabre genius that Tobe shared with the world.

Later in the show, Mick revisits his interview with Tobe for the FearNet version of POST MORTEM.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Sep 13, 2017
A Tribute to Wes Craven with Robert Englund

On this week's show, Mick sits down with Freddy Krueger himself, actor Robert Englund (NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), to remember one of the most influential horror film writer/directors of all time, Wes Craven.

Later in the show, Mick revisits his 2010 interview with Wes Craven for the FearNet version of POST MORTEM.

Join us for stories of Wes's visionary approach to the horror genre as well as his dry sense of humor as we celebrate his incredible career and body of work.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Aug 30, 2017
Jeffrey Combs

Prolific character actor Jeffrey Combs, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Herbert West in THE RE-ANIMATOR films, joins the podcast this week as Mick's first-ever non-director guest. Jeffrey discusses his approach to his bevy of memorable roles in genre film and television, his idyllic California upbringing, the unique world of voice-over acting, his passion for portraying Edgar Allen Poe and of course, his time working with director (and former guest) Stuart Gordon on THE RE-ANIMATOR!

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Aug 16, 2017
Mike Flanagan

Writer/director Mike Flanagan (OCULUS, BEFORE I WAKE) sits down with Mick this week on the podcast to discuss his obsession with Stephen King that led him to take on the much-coveted and very challenging task of adapting King's GERALD'S GAME. Also, Mike shares his cinematic influences, his path from reality show editor to horror auteur and what's in store for his version of THE HAUNTING on Netflix.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG and on Instagram at @PostMortemGram

Aug 02, 2017
Tom Holland

The multi-faceted Tom Holland (FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD'S PLAY, THINNER) sits down with Mick to discuss his journey from actor to screenwriter to feature film director. Also, Tom shares his experiences of working on Stephen King adaptations, embedding himself in the Golden Age of Hollywood and having to film a psychopathic toy doll.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG

Jul 19, 2017
Ernest Dickerson

This week, Mick welcomes director, screenwriter and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson (TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, DEXTER, SURVIVING THE GAME) to share his macabre influences in cinema as well as his unique path he's had as a filmmaker, working on films with Spike Lee and John Sayles, casting Tupac Shakur in the film JUICE and shooting music videos for Bruce Springsteen.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG

Jul 05, 2017
Neil Marshall

Director / screenwriter Neil Marshall (DOG SOLDIERS, THE DESCENT) joins Mick on the podcast this week to recall his horror influences growing up in the United Kingdom in the age of video nasties, why editing is so important to the creative process, the creepy production design of THE DESCENT, which classic Universal Studios monster he'd love to create a film for and what its like to direct some of the most iconic episodes of GAME OF THRONES.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG

Jun 21, 2017
Stuart Gordon

The revered horror auteur Stuart Gordon (THE RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND) joins Mick this week on the podcast. Stuart and Mick discuss Stuart's beginnings in theatre; working on films with such creative forces as Ray Bradbury, Anthony Perkins, and Roald Dahl; how he almost directed HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS; memories of THE TINGLER and his dream Lovecraft project.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG

Jun 07, 2017
Bryan Fuller

Mick welcomes writer/director Bryan Fuller to the show to discuss the success Bryan has had bringing horror to the small screen with HANNIBAL and now, AMERICAN GODS. Bryan shares his origins as a diligent Star Trek fan, his love for EVIL DEAD II and APRIL FOOLS DAY (1986), where HANNIBAL was headed and an update on AMAZING STORIES.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG

May 24, 2017
Roger Corman (LIVE from the Overlook Film Festival)

Legendary director/writer/producer Roger Corman joins Mick for a live edition of Post Mortem from the Overlook Film Festival in Oregon in front of a standing-room only audience. Join Mick as he chats with Roger, offering tales and wisdom from over sixty years of filmmaking including his thoughts on the remakes of his films, how he would describe a Roger Corman picture to a stranger and the lost concept of the drive-in arthouse film opening.

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG

May 10, 2017
Don Coscarelli

Director/writer Don Coscarelli, the mind behind the enduring PHANTASM horror franchise, joins Mick this episode to discuss his unique history as a teenage filmmaker, the creation process behind PHANTASM including when Don first met the Tall Man as well as some practical SFX tricks! Also, Don shares his experience working with Stephen King and gives an update on BUBBA NOSFERATU!

Follow Mick and the podcast on Twitter at @PostMortemMG

Apr 26, 2017
Eli Roth

In the midst of editing Death Wish, horror icon Eli Roth sits down with Mick to discuss his long and evolving career, from his indie horror roots with Cabin Fever and Hostel to his experience as a studio filmmaker.

Apr 12, 2017
Walter Hill

From Alien to Tales From the Crypt, few writer/directors have left an impact like the legendary Walter Hill. Mick digs into Hill's dark side and the two discuss his newest action flick The Assignment.

Mar 29, 2017
Karyn Kusama & Jovanka Vuckovic

Mick is joined by filmmakers Karyn Kusama & Jovanka Vuckovic for an in-depth discussion on women in horror and their latest movie, the female driven anthology, XX.

Mar 15, 2017
Joe Dante & John Landis

What’s most frightening to horror directors Mick Garris, Joe Dante and John Landis? The political landscape. Listen to these longtime friends and veteran filmmakers talk about the politics in horror have influenced their careers.

Mar 01, 2017
Rob Zombie

In the debut episode of Post Mortem, Mick sits down with horror director and rock legend, Rob Zombie, digging into everything from House of a Thousand Corpses, Devil’s Rejects, his remake of Halloween and MORE!

Feb 15, 2017