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The New World Pictures Podcast is dedicated to every movie released by New World Pictures. Founded by the infamous Roger Corman, New World Pictures was responsible for the greatest genre films of the 1970's and 1980's. Remember all those movies that lived proudly in the back isles of the video store? Most of them were made by New World Pictures. From Death Race 2000 to Hellraiser and Piranha to Heathers. We talk about them all. The things we loved and the things we hated along with the detai ...
 
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- discovered treasure A serendipitous find at a used book sale offered North Carolina writer Randell Jones the chance to imagine for the holidays how some family's lost treasure came to be. Randell Jones is an award-winning history writer about the pioneer and Revolutionary War eras. Since 2007, he has served as an invited member of the Road Schola…
 
Howard Pearre received an “early out” from the Army in 1969. He returned to UNC Charlotte for a degree in history and later attended Appalachian State University for a degree in rehabilitation psychology. He is retired after a career with NC Vocational Rehabilitation as a counselor and manager and with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as a couns…
 
If this was an episode of Diff'rent Strokes or Family Ties, we'd call this "a very special episode". We talk with Tony Randel (HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2, TICKS, AMYTIVYLLE 1992) and Peter Atkins (HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2, HELLRAISER 3, WISHMASTER) about the origins of New World Pictures and the origins of the HELLRAISER franchise. This is the first of…
 
Paula Teem Levi is a retired Registered Nurse living in Clover, South Carolina. She is a member of several genealogical societies. Her stories, “Broken Branch,” “You Got You Another One,” and “Bury Me with My People,” appeared in 2019, 2020, and 2021 spring anthologies of the Personal Story Publishing Project. Her goal is to preserve as many family…
 
Beth Bixby Davis was born in Northern New York and moved to the Asheville area of North Carolina in the mid-1960s where she reared her family, raised Arabian horses and had a 30-year career in nursing. Enjoying a long-time hobby of writing, she recently published a book of short stories, essays, and poetry, called Patchwork Collection. Her creative…
 
– the occasion called for a suit When voting is that important to you, nothing will stop you. Julie Davis lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. Writing has always been one of her hobbies. With the exception of a piece published in Boys’ Life magazine, this is her first published work. She continues to write a…
 
—getting the big picture A journalist visiting a soviet country gets on the wrong side of the law from behind her camera. After 24 years as News Director of public radio station WEKU in Richmond, Kentucky, Marie Mitchell switched to teaching at Eastern Kentucky University. She’s written a column for The Richmond Register since 2007, collaborates on…
 
After teaching for 34 years, Phyliss Grady Adcock, retired in Morehead City, North Carolina. Her writing has appeared in Mailbox Magazine, Teacher’s Helper, That Southern Thing and Luck and Opportunity. Her grant writing netted over $5,000 for classroom projects. For one grant proposal, she was recognized as the first Raychem Educator of the Year. …
 
Joseph Brown is a native of North Carolina, born in Yadkin County and reared in Davie County. He now resides in the Bethania area of Forsyth County and has lived all his life within 40 miles of his birthplace. In February 2020 he retired from 50 years in the construction industry. Most of his previous writing has been daily journals on his mission …
 
Sarah H. Clarke lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has privately written non-fiction since her teens. She recently joined the Charlotte Writers Club and looks forward to forging new relationships with fellow writers. Married with two children and five stepchildren, she and her husband live in an 18th century home that they all restored togethe…
 
In this episode, we talk about a holiday classic. While this movie doesn't have anything to do with the holidays, it explores all the traditions of the holidays. Traditions like getting wasted on carnival moonshine and going to a strip club complete with marionettes and, of course, letting your 1-year-old child wander the land on his own. But, most…
 
– lessons in caring and caregiving Across generations, learning to care and to give care both nurture and sustain. Bill Donohue is a disability advocate living in Winston Salem. Most of his writing (ncwaiveractionteam.com) informs and prods legislative inertia for the 15,000 with Developmental Disabilities waiting a decade or more for services whil…
 
Barbara Houston lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. A member of an informal writing group, the Scribblers, she is currently writing her memoirs. After college, Barbara taught English for four years. Later, she served as Director of Human Resources at Discovery Place Museum in Charlotte for over ten years. Now retired, Barbara enjoys her writing pro…
 
It's a very special episode of The New World Pictures Podcast. We look back and reflect on the highs and the lows of 2021. Ryan is forced to make a difficult decision. Erica struggles to say "blu-ray". Marc makes a shocking confession. And your hosts come face to face with the sad reality that they cannot make good sports analogies.…
 
– swells of anxiety and appreciation on the tides of time A childhood escape from danger resonates with lessons born of the rhythms of life and the ocean. Elaine Thomas lives in Wilmington, NC, and is a member of the Wilmington Write to Publish group. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, including The Dead Mule School …
 
Joel Nelson lives in Marietta, Georgia. As a 4th-grade schoolboy in 1946, he wrote a two-paragraph essay on the meaning of freedom; a half-dozen of those words ended up being quoted in the Boston Globe. This is his first published work since. After 20 years in the U.S. Army followed by 30 as a physician assistant working in a psychiatric hospital, …
 
Suzanne Cottrell, a member of Creative Voices, Taste Life Twice Writers, and NC Writers’ Network, lives with her husband in Granville County, NC. An outdoor enthusiast and retired teacher, she enjoys reading, writing, knitting, hiking, and Pilates. Her prose has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including the Personal Story Publishing …
 
Arlene Mandell is an artist living in Linville, North Carolina. Her colorful portraits are displayed year-round at the Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk (www.carltongallery.com/arlenemandell). A native New Yorker, she loved teaching in Manhattan’s Head Start program. Switching gears, she joined a travel magazine in Miami, Florida, where she met Captain…
 
In this bonus episode, we hope to entice more listeners of “6-minute Stories” to write a story of their own and to submit it for the current Call for Personal Stories open through Dec. 15, 2021. The theme is “Curious Stuff—mementos, treasures, white elephants, and junk.” We all have objects in our possession for one reason or another that have a me…
 
Stanley Winborne, III lives near Berea, North Carolina, on the banks of the Tar River. During the past 15 years, he lived in Mexico with his wife, Alice. He returned to North Carolina following her death in 2020. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies, and his current writing project, a novel entitled Confessions of a False Evangeli…
 
Wendy A. Miller lives in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of Taste Life Twice Writers. Her story "Mom Conquers Volcano," appeared in Luck and Opportunity (2021) from the Personal Story Publishing Project and featured in their 6-Minute Stories Podcast. Other work has been in Adelaide Literary Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, and Grown and Flown, wher…
 
1, 2, 3, 4! We invited author and Ramones of the Day co-host Phillip Mottaz to join us to discuss 1979's ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL! We dive deep into this New World classic, and take you behind the scenes for the New World scripting process, the Ramones of it all, and you'll finally learn what U.S. Penal Code 844 is all about! Plus, for the first t…
 
Karen Luke Jackson (Flat Rock, NC) draws upon oral history, contemplative practices and nature for inspiration. Her work has appeared in Nobody’s Home, moonShine review, and Emrys Journal; two poetry collections, The View Ever Changing and GRIT; and The Story Mandala: Finding Wholeness in a Divided World. A member of the North Carolina Writers’ Net…
 
– frozen with fear; not cool The foolishness of youth can be a dangerous game to play. Carlton Clayton lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is a volunteer with the North Carolina Writer’s Network Prison Outreach Program and a member of the Charlotte Writer’s Club. He got his real start in writing at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts where …
 
Special effects artist turned writer and director Gary Jones has a new exploitation movie out called ESCAPE FROM DEATH BLOCK 13 starring Charles Bronson! Well, Robert Bronzi, but close enough! We talk to him about his new movie, plus his long career which started in Michigan working alongside Sam Raimi on EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS and led t…
 
– read the room, comrades Soldiers on both sides of any divide are more alike than different in what they want. Lubrina Burton is a veteran of the United States Army. After the service, she earned a degree in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. She now lives with her husband and pug dog in Lexington, Kentucky. Her short story, “Why Do Thin…
 
JP McGillicuddy lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. A former magazine editor, he has authored numerous published articles spanning sports, health care and government. He also created and wrote “The Mecklenburgers,” an award-winning local television program. His poetry received third-place award from Charlotte Writers Club in 2019 and appeared in Mo…
 
Jessica Young from The Rants and Raves Podcast joins us to discuss 1987's Flowers in the Attic, written and directed by Jeffrey Bloom, and adapted from the V.C. Andrews' novel of the same title. None of us were prepared for the many life lessons the film would teach us. For instance, did you know that kids need food to survive? And that you shouldn…
 
Nikki Campo works as a writer and mother to three young children in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club and Charlotte Lit. Her essays and humor have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Charlotte Parent Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other publications. Her perso…
 
David Scruggs is a leadership coach, community advocate, and storyteller. After a career as a Fortune 500 organizational consultant and keynote speaker, David now works exclusively with non-profits in his community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He coaches executive directors, consultants on strategic planning, and serves as a fundraising auctio…
 
Carol Ford lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has enjoyed writing as a hobby for much of her adult life. Married for over 40 years, she has two sons and two grandsons. They inspire many of her stories. She signed up for community classes in creative writing in her middle years. There she met like-minded folks and they eventually became a w…
 
We have truly invited hell into our lives because we watched every HELLRAISER movie and now we're ranking them! Did you know there are 10 Hellraiser movies? Not all of us did! Will you agree with our rankings? Are you a bad boy? No matter what your answer, you don't want to have #badboyregrets and miss this episode!…
 
Jill Amber Chafin lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she is a member of the Durham Writers’ Critique Group. She wrote her first short story when she was five years old and has written thousands of pages since then. She is currently juggling several works-in-progress, including a young adult novel, a memoir, and an almost-completed contempo…
 
Ami Offenbacher-Ferris lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a published poet through Cameron Art Museum’s Writers Respond to Art Program. She was awarded the Certificate of Completion in 2021 the 24-Hour Poetry Marathon. Ami also writes short stories, creative nonfiction, and fiction. She has written two stage plays and is currently working …
 
We invited our first guest, Justin Grams, to celebrate our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY by talking about HELLRAISER. A lot has been said about this movie but that didn't stop us from saying a whole lot more. For example, is Frank hot or not? How hard is it to open the box? Was blood the only fluid extracted from Julia's victims? Turns out, there is still a…
 
When I researched my family’s history, I confirmed that all my grandparents were born during or soon after the Civil War. The documents I found supported stories I had heard from my parents. When I was a child, Mother and Daddy told me that when the young men who became their grandfathers volunteered in 1861 for the Confederate army, their families…
 
As an author, Tonya is moved by the effect humor and narratives have on readers. She is enthusiastic about crafting stories with beguiling characters, adding dashes of humor, and engaging dialogue that leaves her fingerprint on each page. She is published in anthologies, e-magazines, local press, and literary magazines. She is a member of Poets and…
 
Lisa Williams Kline has published a number of short stories and essays in various literary magazines, as well as a collection called Take Me (Main Street Rag). She has won the Press 53 Fiction Open Award and honorable mention in the Glimmer Train Winter Fiction Open. She’s also published eleven books for young readers. She lives in Davidson, North …
 
Janice Luckey, who lives in Davidson, North Carolina, is a member of the Write On! writing group sponsored by her local library as well as the online writing group Impromptu. Writing became a rhythm of her life when she scribbled a romance novel in a 3-ring binder in junior high school. This sparked a life-long love of all things writerly—writing, …
 
To start off the spooky season, we bring you 1988's GHOST TOWN! Directed by Richard McCarthy (well, Richard Governor as far as the DGA is concerned), this film stars Catherine Hickland as a woman who abandons her wedding and is kidnapped by old-timey ghosts and Franc Luz as a semi-law-abiding deputy who tries to save her. And trust us, you've never…
 
– at a loss for words A young American abroad not entirely attired for the occasion is nevertheless recognized—more or less. Mary Alice Dixon lives in Charlotte, NC, where she is hospice volunteer, retired professor, former attorney and happy member of Charlotte Writers Club and Charlotte Lit. Her recent work is in That Southern Thing, Belmont Stor…
 
Welcome to Season 4 of “6-minute Stories” with a new collection of engaging, entertaining, and thought-provoking stories from the fifth anthology of the Personal Story Publishing Project. “6-minute Stories” podcast host Randell Jones shares the introduction to “Trouble,” the fifth anthology from the Personal Story Publishing Project with a teasing …
 
We talk with writer Janis Hirsch about her incredible comedy writing career, starting with working for the National Lampoon, then completely rewriting Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and moving on to It's the Garry Shandling Show, Murphy Brown, Square Pegs, and more! Learn about how what a sweetheart John Belushi was, why people stranded on a desert i…
 
Mike Wells, a native of West Virginia, received his BA degree in history from the University of Virginia and his JD degree from Wake Forest Law School. He has practiced law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for 45 years. Over 15 years, he has written nearly 200 widely acclaimed essays collected as “On the Way to the Courthouse.” Several have appear…
 
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