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Five horrific questions with 'Horror Hotel's' Kristina Michelle

Kristina Michelle’s Horror Hotel is the scariest thing since the Bates Motel. But don’t say Michelle and Norman Bates have anything in common.
"The television show is a great extra platform to be able to do that,” Michelle says. “And I just love talking about horror and movies in general, so there's that.”Michelle and Hitchcock, however? Well, now you’re talking.
The producer and actress is best known as the ghoulish host of Horror Hotel, an amalgamation of various hosted horror and movie shows featured on the online Reel TV Network. The show was created by Ray Szuch.
>>Read more about The International Horror Hotel film festival<<
Szuch and Michelle co-founded The International Horror Hotel film festival. The festival’s mission is to highlight independent horror filmmakers.

Hey, that’s exactly what we’re looking for!
Five horrific questions with Kristina Michelle
MMM: What’s makes a horror movie scary?
Kristina Michelle (KM): Everything has to be balanced right. Every …

Five horrific questions with screenwriter Doug Kaufman

As with any horror film, there’s a lot of tragedy in screenwriter Doug Kaufman’s scripts. But there’s a lot of life, too. You wouldn’t expect it any less from an artist who experienced more life than most of us in his first 14 years. “I was born and raised by my mom in Chicago,” Kaufman says. He now lives in Detroit. After his mom remarried a railroad professional, Kaufman began what became a series of moves across the country. “We bounced back and forth between Chicago and Boston at least eight times. And when we found a place to live, we moved [in the city] several times. There was a period of 11 years where we moved a total of 19 times.”

The moves made it difficult for Kaufman to establish long-term friendships. And he was always the new kid in school. As he entered his teens, Kaufman ran into alcohol and drugs.

The only constant was writing. He wrote three novels by the time he was 12 years old and discovered screenwriting as he grew older. In 2015, Kaufman entered the International …

Five Horrific Questions with Jason Tostevin, co-founder of Nightmares Film Festival

There’s nothing horrific about the Nightmares Film Festival, a new horror fest concocted by award-winning filmmaker Jason Tostevin and his business partner Chris Hamel.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Nightmares promises to deliver the scares while uniting and elevating horror around the world. The inaugural event takes place October 20 to 23, 2016. Screenings will be held at the Gateway Film Center, named one of the 20 best art houses on the continent by Sundance.
“We’re lifelong horror fans who’ve been part of hundreds of festivals,” said Tostevin. “We’re using that experience and those connections to bring the very best horror and genre films from across the globe to one easy-to- reach, welcoming festival that really celebrates horror and genre.”
Tostevin, born in New York, calls New Albany, Ohio, home these days. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Tostevin, a writer, fell in love with filmmaking after taking part in a 48 Hour Film Project competition in 2009.
“I thought, I’d l…

No plans for movie studio at former Geauga Lake property

While Aurora and Bainbridge Township would love to see a movie studio break ground on the former Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom property, there are presently no deals on the table.
“The concept of film studios is ideal,” said Jennifer Syx, president, inSITE Advisory Group. “However, plans are not currently underway for that type of use at the site.”
inSITE is working on a development plan with Cedar Fair on behalf of the city and township. Cedar Fair owns the 650-acre property,
The development plan is a combined effort between Cedar Fair, Aurora and Bainbridge. It will help Cedar Fair market the property to developers.  
Both communities had hopes a movie studio might locate there, telling the Aurora Advocate that a studio could be a “game changer.” Figures shared by Syx with the Advocate included the possibility of 1,000 jobs, more or less.
“The communities are certainly desirous of having film studios in this area, as it would serve as a very positive economic driver for the region,”…