Actor Bill Oberst Jr. summer 2014 by photographer Anne de Haas (http://annedehaas.com)

Actor Bill Oberst Jr. summer 2014 by photographer Anne de Haas (http://annedehaas.com)

Scotland’s The Fifth Dimension. A Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Blog has an early review of director BC Furtney's Werewolf Rises (WEREWOLF RISING) from criticStuart Anderson. The lupine tale releases in the UK on Sept 8 and in the USA on October 14 from Image Entertainment and Image Entertainment UK . Jesse Baget's Ruthless Pictures produced. On IMDb athttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt3361186 

FULL REVIEW: http://stuart66.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/werewolf-rising-dvd-release-interview.html

Werewolf Rising Poster

With Béla Lugosi Jr last night at Egyptian Theatre for rare screening of twoUniversal Studios Entertainment films pairing Béla Lugosi and Boris Karloff: 1934’s THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN. These 35mm prints looked beyond amazing, presented by the non-profit American Cinemateque. Mr. Lugosi is an elegant and socially generous man as was, by all accounts, his father.

With Béla Lugosi Jr last night at Egyptian Theatre for rare screening of twoUniversal Studios Entertainment films pairing Béla Lugosi and Boris Karloff: 1934’s THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN. These 35mm prints looked beyond amazing, presented by the non-profit American Cinemateque. Mr. Lugosi is an elegant and socially generous man as was, by all accounts, his father.

An official selection of the New York City Indie Film Festival, director Gregory Blair's thriller Deadly Revisions has a brand-new trailer to celebrate. I congratulate Blair and his team on both the festival selection AND on a just-over-90-second trailer. I’m a huge fan of short trailers for indies. Heck, in the time it took you to read this post, you can watch the trailer. Very nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-jIBBws0z4

Some Great Press For The Movie From The U.K.’s Horror Cult Films:http://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/2014/08/new-extended-trailer-revealed-for-deadly-revisions-to-celebrate-official-selection-at-ny-independent-film-festival/

Circus of the Dead director Billy Pon releases sneak peek scene snip for Indie Horror TV. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDvRLw5tDvQ. The make-up design for my character, by Pon & make-up artist Esau Ramirez, pleased me immensely with its subtle homage to Lon Chaney, Sr.’s silent clowns…

What is it like to stutter? This 10-minute doc by Josef Henry Rodriguez challenged me to think about how I view what is different and what needs to be “fixed.” I urge you to take a 10-minute break in your day and experience this honest and personal short film. 

P.S. - Filmmaker Joey Rodriquez himself stutters. Watch and listen…

Q: What’s your process as an actor?

A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al9t-K1ewAA&feature=youtu.be&t=6m6s

From an interview by Corpsy Rhine, founder/publisher of Girls and Corpses Magazine, in support of a project we’re both cast in; The Chair, a film adaptation of Peter Simeti's horrific graphic novel. Check out the Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersimeti/the-chair-a-horror-film-adaptation-of-the-graphic 

Brian ThompsonNaomi GrossmanEric RobertsZach GalliganNoah Hathaway,Ezra BuzzingtonTravis LoveSusan EisenbergTomas BoykinKyle Hester head a tremendous cast. Chad Ferrin is slated to direct. And I’ll bet any of them would have a better answer to the “actor’s process” question than mine.

Just watched new cut of Billy Pon's Circus of the Dead.  I now have to go outside, take a walk, look at flowers and remember that there is a God in the heavens - just to get this movie out of my head. The lead clown, Papa Corn, shook me up pretty bad. And I played him. 
This is a brutal and unrelenting film. It’s going to be loved or hated; Pon has not left much room for opinions in the middle. I’m reminded of reaction to the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” which today is spoofed but in ‘74 made people queasy.Northeastern folk can see it at the Bizarre AC Con in Atlantic City this weekend with star Chanel Ryan. Beware - it will stick in your head and once seen cannot be unseen.Going outside now.

Just watched new cut of Billy Pon's Circus of the Dead.  I now have to go outside, take a walk, look at flowers and remember that there is a God in the heavens - just to get this movie out of my head. The lead clown, Papa Corn, shook me up pretty bad. And I played him. 


This is a brutal and unrelenting film. It’s going to be loved or hated; Pon has not left much room for opinions in the middle. I’m reminded of reaction to the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” which today is spoofed but in ‘74 made people queasy.

Northeastern folk can see it at the Bizarre AC Con in Atlantic City this weekend with star Chanel Ryan. Beware - it will stick in your head and once seen cannot be unseen.

Going outside now.

Bill Oberst Jr. on red carpet at Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles 06-01-14 for Pat Boone Birthday Celebration.

Bill Oberst Jr. on red carpet at Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles 06-01-14 for Pat Boone Birthday Celebration.

Annenberg TV News's Riannon Trutanich tweeted this red carpet pic with the message: “Thanks for being the most terrifying character on CBS' Criminal Minds”Well, Breen Frazier wrote the character, Matthew Gray Gubler let me play him, Adrienne Barbeau provided the emotion and Make-Up Artists Dayne Johnson and Christopher Nelson provided his look, along with Costume Designer B.J. Rogers. The truth is, it takes a village to make a monster.

Annenberg TV News's Riannon Trutanich tweeted this red carpet pic with the message: “Thanks for being the most terrifying character on CBSCriminal Minds

Well, Breen Frazier wrote the character, Matthew Gray Gubler let me play him, Adrienne Barbeau provided the emotion and Make-Up Artists Dayne Johnson and Christopher Nelson provided his look, along with Costume Designer B.J. Rogers. 

The truth is, it takes a village to make a monster.

Fun time at the Pat Boone Celebrity Roast last night. Below with one of my boyhood idols Rich Little, who helped “roast” Boone from the podium, and the very lovely actress and singer Rebecca Holden of TV’s Knight RiderGeneral Hospital,Love Boat and bunches more (check out her tribute to Luther Vandross, “Dreams Come True,” a duet with Abraham McDonald, at http://www.rebeccaholden.com/)

A lovely evening in support of theRyan’s Reach Foundation, founded by the Boone family after Pat’s grandson Ryan suffered a traumatic brain injury. Ryan’s Reach is working to build a nationwide network of therapy & recovery facilities to serve brain injury victims and their families. See all they are doing at http://www.ryansreach.com/ It’s a remarkable and hopeful endeavor, well worth supporting.