Eps 18 – Creator Peter Simeti – The Chair

Over the past decade, films continue to mine the wealth of material originating from the comic book world, even horror. The Walking Dead, anyone? But what does it take to translate that material into a screenplay that will attract a studio and a director or find actors such as Bill Oberst Jr, Naomi Grossman, Zach Galligan and Brian Thompson to sign on and promote? This episode takes a look into one man’s adventure into adapting his own material, The Chair, into a feature film.

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

Creator, Artist, Writer Peter Simeti  joins Doc to discuss his comic company, Alterna Comics, his hit graphic novel, The Chair, and his journey in taking his property to film. He shares how producers first approached him about the comic and what it took to develop a script that would excite interested parties into joining his cause. He reveals the director and much of the cast including how he met with them to convince each to sign onto the project with a few surprises included.

You can find out more about Peter Simeti and his film, The Chair, at these links:

The Chair IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3400932/
The Chair on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechairhorror
The Chair Website: http://www.thechairhorror.com/

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. Hopefully, the show will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@docrotten.com.

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Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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