Interview: Bumps in the Night Part 2: Greg Benevent

Today, we’re talking to Greg Benevent, also out of Los Angeles, in the second of our Bumps in the Night interviews.


IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

GB: It’s Ghost Hunters if Ghost Hunters were a show done by two people that loved the show, and one that hated it.

IFP: What was the inspiration for Bumps in the Night? Where did you get the idea for playing ghostbusters who were also pool cleaners?…

IFPInterview: Bumps in the Night Part 2: Greg Benevent

Interview: Bumps in the Night, Part 1: Emmett Furey

Today, in the first of three interviews, we’re talking with Emmett Furey out of Los Angeles, co-creator and star of the fictional ghost hunter series, Bumps in the Night.


IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it called?

EF: Bumps in the Night is a cross between The Office and Ghost Hunters, a supernatural procedural comedy following the antics of a group of paranormal investigators who call themselves the “North Hollywood Ghost Strike Team (NOGHOST)”.

You …

IFPInterview: Bumps in the Night, Part 1: Emmett Furey

Interview: Travis Gordon

Travis Gordon, the award-winning creator of several independent fantasy and sci-fi feature films and webseries, is based in Ottawa. He talked with us this week about his latest project, SPELLFURY.



IFP: Tell us about your current project.

TG: We’re currently working on a live-action fantasy adventure show called SPELLFURY, I’m writing and directing it.

IFP: What is SPELLFURY about?

TG: It’s the story of a half-elf’s journey to find the identity of her father’s murderer. She meets up …

IFPInterview: Travis Gordon

Interview: Teresa Fahs

Teresa Fahs – a makeup artist, horror filmmaker and creator of special effects resource Gorify.com – hails from Las Vegas. She sat down with us this week to talk about her latest project – zombie film Haunting Kira.
IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it about?

TF: I’m producing Haunting Kira, a feature horror film that will begin shooting in November 2009. It’s about a ghost that figures out how to reanimate a recently-dead body,

IFPInterview: Teresa Fahs

Interview: Neal Romanek

Speaking with us this week is Neal Romanek, a veteran screenwriter, novelist and teacher currently based out of London. Neal took the time to discuss his latest projects (including the novel Conestoga and web project “The Cyclopedia of Worlds“) with us, as well as his experiences and influences in SF and horror film.


IFP: Tell us about your current projects. What are they about?

NR: I’ve spent the last year feature film screenwriting, doing almost exclusively period drama …

IFPInterview: Neal Romanek

Interview: Josh Hardt

Josh Hardt is an up-and-coming filmmaker in independent horror from Chicago. He kindly agreed to sit down with us for a chat about his career and latest work.

IFP: Tell us about your current project. What is it about?

JH: The current project is called Daniel. It is a short film (approximately 15 minutes) about a guy who is dealing with a lot of problems, from his job to his girlfriend, and he finally hits his breaking point. It …

IFPInterview: Josh Hardt

Interview: José Oliver

Today, we are talking to José Oliver, the writer for the Spanish comic strip El Joven Lovecraft, now available in English translation as Young Lovecraft from KettleDrummer Books. Young Lovecraft is creepy and cute, and works a bit like a cross between Mafalda, Charlie Brown and Tim Burton

IFP: How did Young Lovecraft come to be? What inspired you to initiate this project?

JOM: Several things came together: my idea of creating a comic strip and my love, on …
IFPInterview: José Oliver

Interview: J. Kathleen Cheney

J. Kathleen Cheney’s story, “Taking a Mile”, won third place in the fourth quarter of the 2007 Writers of the Future contest. She took time out from her rising career to talk with us.

IFP: Is there a recurrent theme in your writing?

JKC: I tend to see my characters as constantly discovering who they are. We all change every day, and sometimes, we’re startled when we figure out who we’ve become. I’d say there’s also a recurring theme of …

IFPInterview: J. Kathleen Cheney

Interview: Kírk Barrett

Kírk Barrett’s “A Bedtime Story” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press. Kírk  recently moved to the coast of North Carolina.  His fiction took 3rd place in the 2008 Writer’s Digest Short-Short Story Contest, and he currently has a Southern Gothic novel submitted to several agents and publishers.  He is a chief interrogator at a kitty Gitmo prison where he specializes in the stretching-purred stress
position.  His website is awaiting a long-overdue update, so until …

IFPInterview: Kírk Barrett

Interview: Caroline Totten

Caroline Totten’s story “By the Sea, By the Sea” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

She lives in Canton, Ohio USA. She has worked as a reporter and a teacher, and currently is a freelance writer. Her fiction, humor, and poetry have been published in print and on the Internet. She is a member of Writers With Humor and the Canton Writers’ Guild. A few of her recent publications are listed in the Directory

IFPInterview: Caroline Totten

Interview: Robert Borski

Robert Borski’s “The Cthulhu Whisperer” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

He grew up in Wisconsin, not far from Sauk City, home to Arkham House and its founder, August Derleth. Though he has not written much HPL-inspired fiction, he was a contributor to the early Weird Tales fanzine, Etchings & Odysseys. These days he mostly writes poetry.

How did you become interested in writing Mythos/Lovecraftian stories?

I was a big Arkham House fan …

IFPInterview: Robert Borski

Interview: Pamela K. Kinney

Pamela K. Kinney’s story “Azathoth Is Here” appears in the Summer 2009 issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

Pamela K. Kinney is an author of published horror, science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, and the nonfiction book, Haunted Richmond, Virginia, published by Schiffer Publishing, along with Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales coming May 2009 from Schiffer Publishing, too. Using the pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan, she has published erotic and sweet paranormal/fantasy/science fiction romance, also poetry and a couple of …

IFPInterview: Pamela K. Kinney