Tales To Terrify No 17 James Cooper

May 4, 2012 by Drew S

Coming Up

Film Review: The Innkeepers by Larry Santoro 0:50

Poetry: Of Wings by Corrine de Winter 06:15

Fact: Tour of The Abattoir by Mike Allen with guest Shalon Hurlbert 10:00

Main Fiction: There’s Something Wrong with Pappy by James Cooper 35:45

Narrators: Tycelia Santoro Neal D Corbett


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  5. Aloha Terror Tribe!
    Mr. Santoro, love the podcast. Your warm story telling style is what makes this so great. I can’t say I really under what happened in the main story “Somethings Wrong With Papa.” What was the grey house? What did it have to do with their dead mother? What was in the house that could look like them? A little more explanation might have been better – this just seemed like scary random story bits thrown at me with out a thread to tie them together.

    Clive Barker. I too held him as the best horror writer of our times in the 80’s. Mind blowing stuff! I had the great luck to meet him several times as I worked in Hollywood as a storyboard artist & production illustrator, and not only was he smart, witty, and polite… but really one of the nicest people I meet in L.A.
    Clive told me he didn’t like working with movie studios, and dealing with all the crazy demands of executive producers and studio types watching over your shoulder, questioning your every move. Clive said he hated “Making his art is a fish bowl.” He said, after Lord of Illusions, he was never going to direct again, and wanted to focus on writing and painting – his two great passions.
    Too bad, I would have loved story boarding for him. At that time, I was moving out of Hollywood to pursue my fine art career, but he is one of the few writer/directors I’d go back into movie making with. I love his unique vision of horror or as he called it “Dark Fantasy”. He’s quite brilliant. Next to David Fincher, he’s the smartest movie maker I met.
    Books of Blood rawked my world! Weave World is genius. Hell Raiser changed horror films, and pop culture. His books all gave horror that fresh “Barker” twist… The Great and Secret Show, Imajica, I even got into Abarat… I think he’s best at creating an amazing secret “Alternate Reality” type of story.
    Let’s hope he can over come his physical ills (I heard he recently came out of a coma, yikes!) , and that Clive creates art and stories again. I know he can… I pray he can. Best wishes to you Mister Barker!

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