59: Curtains with Keenan Tamblyn
This week, we're joined by sometimes actor, most time writer, son of industry insiders, Keenan Tamblyn. Keenan's folks were in the trenches for a number of tax-shelter era pictures - including this one! - so he's got great anecdotes to go along with his engaging personality. We go into when slasher movies are better as Whodunnits, solid feminist ideas with terrible follow through, the importance of casting actresses who look different, and what the heck is up with that scary doll! Add a bonus recommendation from all of us of our favourite non-Canadian horror films and you've got a great set up for your scary movie watching needs. Get ready to wrap your koo-koo brain around one of the better-documented tax shelter era films, which is available with a great Bluray release from Synapse Films.
End credit music for this episode is Burton Cumming's You Save My Soul. He's a Canadian icon. Go give him your money.
On this week's show
Keenan Marr Tamblyn is a writer, producer and very occasional actor from Toronto, ON. His debut short Schwartzy was shown at the Toronto After Dark film festival this year and is scheduled to play at the Hamilton Film Festival this November. You can find his writing on Letterboxd and FilmTrap or in person on any given day at the movies."
Shrimpton's Suggested Short
This week's Shrimpton Suggested Short is "The Captured Bird" by Jovanka Vuckovic