Cabin Fever: Patient Zero's FX guru Vincent Guastini on Dread Central LIVE

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Episode 102 - February 10

In this episode of Dread Central Live, special effects guru Vincent Guastini joined hosts, Staci Layne Wilson and Vanessa Gomez as well as social media moderator "Jill Kill" to discuss his extremely gooey approach to Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. Vin also brought along some truly ghastly props that sure to both sicken and delight the show's audience.

In "Jill Kill"'s "Disasterpieces" segment, Troll 2, Best Worst Movie and Ratman were discussed

Vanessa "Gore Whore" Gomez reported on horror movie news such as the new "Where the Devil Hides" poster and that Isabelle Fuhrman ("Orphan", "The Hunger Games") joined the cast of Stephen King's Cell movie adaptation. Vanessa also reminded the audience that the new Godzilla trailer will be released just in time for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, there won't be a new Resident Evil movie starring Milla Jovovich, this year. Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton videoed in via Skype to discuss this development with the hosts, Vanessa, Staci and Jill.

Before this week's guest, special effects artist Vincent Guastini, was introduced, a clip reel of Vincent's special effects works were shown.

Staci Layne Wilson welcomed special effects artist Vincent Guastini to Dread Central Live. Vincent had worked on movies such as Child's Play 3, The Langoliers and Dogma. Vincent credited John Carpenter "The Thing" as the movie that changed his life and inspired him to start his own special effects company at the age of 22. Staci led the conversation about what specifically in that 1982 movie that so influenced Vincent. Other questions asked include a discussion of Vincent's works in "Coldwater" (by Dave Parker) and "The Devil's Carnival" (by Darren Bousman). The hosts also were interested in Vincent's process of working with other colleagues who had their own strong visions, such as Patrick Tatopoulos of "I, Frakenstein".

Hosts Staci and Vanessa continued the conversation about Vincent's special effects and makeup work on "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero" which is coming out soon. They discuss whether CGI effects enhanced or hinder practical makeups. Vincent also got to talk about "The Taking", a Bryan Singer film, as well as "V/H/S 3". At the end, Staci and Vanessa learned a little more about Vincent's directorial debut.

Dread Central Live airs every Monday @ 4PM PST / 7PM EST. Be sure to tune in.

Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre. Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres. as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, moderated by “Jill Kill” and asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton will also make appearances occasionally, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!

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By somberrunt831wge November
Really love the two episodes so far. Excited to see what comes next.
By Philip Suson last year