Saturday, April 10, 2021

Cool Projects #38

Hope you all have been enjoying what we are doing with our podcast, The Steve & Crypto Show.  We are really proud of what the show is evolving into. Considering the fact that Caleb (aka Crypto Zoo) had no idea what were doing, we feel it's growing into a fun show. Be sure to listen to the older episodes too, as you might meet some interesting creators on The Steve & Crypto Show.

We're enjoying our attempt at entertaining you folks! With that being said...


Here are a couple recent or upcoming comics you guys might dig!


This new series I checked out from Boom Studios, has piqued my interest! Proctor Valley Road #2, follows a group of friends, wrongfully accused for some missing boys, back to a haunted stretch called Proctor Valley Road on theor mission to clear their names.

We see a lot of spooky shit in a short time in Proctor Valley Road #2, so if you're into a good supernatural adventure, you definitely gotta check this out! 

Though I need to circle back as I missed issue 1, to see how this story begins, I'm intrigued where Grant Morrison and the creative team of Alex Child (BBC’s Holby City), Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) and Tamra Bonvillain (Once & Future) bring us with this limited series via Boom Studios!


Beasts Of Burden is an Eisner Award winning series the USA Today says is ''For pet lovers and enthusiasts of supernatural mysteries, the series is an absolute must... ''


I haven't read any Beasts Of Burden, but a quick glimpse into this new run, and a synopsis describing it as a blend of humor, history and the occult is enough for me to check it out asap! Have any of you read any of this series from Dark Horse Comics?


Are there any comics, or other "Cool Projects" we should mention here or on The Steve & Crypto Show? Whether it be a new book, movie, or what be it. If we dig it, we wanna spread the word about it. 


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Saturday, March 20, 2021

 Whoa! We made it to episode 21 here on The Steve & Crypto Show!

In this episode, Steve and Crypto Zoo discuss some recent news, and share our thoughts on some movies that have released recently. Yes we mention The Snyder Cut, and Steve's disappointment in it.

We are also joined by Steve Merlo, to promote his campaign for his Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan film, The Sawyer Massacre. Go check out the Indiegogo campaign, and see the teaser, which features a voiceover from an original cast member from the Classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre!! They have some really cool perks for contributors! Get the deets here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sawyer-massacre#/


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 20: UnderRated

We already on Episode 20 of the Steve & Crypto Show! 

In this episode, Crypto Zoo hosts his first solo interview with Humboldt County Hip Hop Artist Underrated! They have a casual chat about his upcoming solo record, making music during the pandemic, the upcoming "5 Minute Fire Drill" and more. 

Though there were some technical difficulties andrough patches with the audio, Crypto Zoo and Underrated had a great chat!  

Stick around until the end of the episode and check out Underrated's song "It'll Be Better Tomorrow".  


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Friday, February 26, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 19: Women In Horror Month 2021

We celebrate Women In Horror Month on The Steve & Crypto Show, by featuring a few super talented creators and performers from the horror genre. We're joined by actress Julie Anne Prescott (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2766218/), who's growing credit list includes Amityville Harvest and 13 Slays til Xmas. Be sure to keep up on her latest films on her imdb page. 

Stephanie Malone, podcaster and EIC of www.morbidlybeautiful.com stopped by to tell us about her amazing site and new show. Swing by their for lots of great reviews and commentary on all things horror. 

We were also visited by writer/filmmaker/Horror Host extraordinaire Reyna Young aka the Horror Host Miss Misery. She is promoting a spooky yet fun children's book called The Pumpkin Man Of Hallow Falls, which you can find details on this book and her other endeavors at www.lastdoorwayproductions.com

I wanna give a special thanks to my good friend Meagan Richards for filling in for Crypto on this episode. She is a talented artist herself that specializes in horror themed paintings and her insect designs. Please visit her shop at www.etsy.com/shop/meaganrichards

Hopefully you caught our last episode, where we discussed the indie horror film Intrusion: Disconnected with the writer Craig Everett Earl, and the star of the film, Katie Stewart. She is another talented actress we should be celebrating during Women In Horror Month and beyond!

Don't you worry, Crypto Zoo will be back on the air, he had some technical issues, which about sums up the whole month for both of us, and also why this episode was so delayed! 

We hope you enjoy it and check out the work these and many other women are putting out there in the horror world. Celebrate them, not only this month, but year round! 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 18: Katie Stewart and Craig Everett Earl Discuss Intrusion: Disconnected

Women In Horror Month is a perfect time for a visit from an award winning actress named Katie Stewart. She's been in some great indie horror, action and dramatic films, but took it to another level with her performance in the film Intrusion: Disconnected. 

Katie visited us on the Steve & Crypto Show, alongside the writer of Intrusion: Disconnected, Craig Everett Earl. Katie and Craig give us the scoop on the film, which is available on Amazon (with wide distribution plans soon), including some great behind the scenes stories from set, and some insight as to how much heart and soul went into making the film. 


The movie itself is a slasher that shows the impact of a person being pushed to their mental limits, and what happens when that threshold is finally crossed. Katie Stewart's performance and flair for drama and ass kicking, along with a unique story from Craig Everett Earl make Intrusion: Disconnected a very enjoyable and sometimes startling horror flick worth checking out! 


We enjoyed it, as much as we enjoyed having Katie and Craig on the Steve & Crypto Show! 

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Monday, February 15, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 17: Addison Binek

In Episode 17 of The Steve & Crypto Show, we are joined my Addison Binek to discuss his film Psycho Ape.

Goofy, gory, and self deprecating are a few words used in reviews to describe Psycho Ape, but we at the Steve & Crypto Show find it to be more of a breath of fresh air from movies that take themselves too damn seriously. Psycho Ape does have plenty of B-movie cheesiness and slapstick to go along with fun practical effects and gore but its so much more. Its an homage to everything from 80s slasher flicks to classics like King Kong.

Addison gives us the scoop on Psycho Ape includiing how the film came together, some info on the award winning kill scenes, and casting b-movie stars Kansas Bowling (B.C. Butcher...Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and Bill Weeden (Sgt. Kabukiman...Citizen Toxie).



Enjoy the episode. Check out Psycho Ape. If you dig it, track down Addison Binek on social media and get a copy, or grab one on Ebay by searching Psycho Ape.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 16

This episode has been published and can be heard everywhere your podcast is available.

In Episode 16 of The Steve & Crypto Show, we discuss 'what's happenin' in the #PopCulture in recent days including some new movies in the works and more. We also launch our promo segment, where we will bring on a creator to pitch their idea or project to listeners (and Steve & Crypto). 


This episode we are featuring the NIGHT OF THE HORRORPHILE podcast. You can find their show wherever you listen to podcasts and at www.nightofthehorrorphile.com. If you're working on a project, or have one you are currently promoting, reach out! Whether its a movie, comic book, novel, game, or selling art, we want to hear about it and possibly share it with our listeners. Oh, and we want to come.uo woth a catchy name for this segment, so send us suggestions.



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Monday, January 25, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 15: Blacky Shepherd and Cullen Bunn


We are joined on this episode by prolific comic book writer Cullen Bunn and artist Blacky Shepherd to discuss their Indiegogo campaign for ReAnimator The Eternal Lie, their comic book sequel to the H.P. Lovecraft short story, ReAnimator.  They discuss campaign perks, influences, their history working together and more.  You guys will dig this conversation whether you're a horror fan, comic fan, or just enjoy good conversation in general. Enjoy the episode.

Check out and support the Indiegogo campaign for ReAnimator The Eternal Lie at  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cullen-bunn-s-reanimator-the-eternal-lie--2#/


Follow Cullen Bunn and Blacky Shepherd on social media too...


Cullen on Twitter 


Cullen's website https://www.cullenbunn.com/


Blacky on Twitter 


Blacky on Instagram


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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 14: The West Sound Film Festival

In this episode of the Steve & Crypto Show, we are joined by the Executive Director of the West Sound Film Festival, Amy Coull.

Amy joins us to promote the West Sound Film Fest, which is based in Bremerton, Washington...In Steve & Crypto's neck of the woods. We discuss the affect Covid has had on their festival, causing them to go all online this year.  Amy shares some of the obstacles in making the transition to a streaming festival, and very enthusiastically gives us some details on a handful of the great short films the West Sound Film Festival is screening.

There is a bit of something for everyone in their movie lineup...including a lot of really intriguing horror films! Steve & Crypto will definitely be tuning in.  Head over to all of their social media outlets and website to get all the details and the latest announcements for the West Sound Film Festival.

Find and follow the West Sound Film Festival at:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/westsoundfilmfest

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestSoundFilmFestival

www.westsoundfilmfestival.com








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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 13: Dario Eville

In this episode, we get into one of Steve's favorite topics, Horror Hosts, we The Steve & Crypto HOSTS our guest, Dario Eville! Dario Evilleis the Louisiana Voodoo Gypsy Werewolf host of the Mausoleum Of Terror! 

Inspired by the likes of Elvira and the late Morgus the Magnificent, this young performer has risen in popularity through the horror host scene, paying homage to classic monster movies good and bad. Dario Eville blends a vast knowledge and respect for horror hosting, and at such a young age. Paired with the uniqueness of being the first person of color to be a Horror Host in Louisiana, he had potential to do big things. Inhis short tenure he's caught the attention of people from his fellow Horror Hosts, to celebrities like David Dastmalchian. He was even a featured subject in our friend Bradley Beard's Horror Host portrait series!

 

Be sure follow Dario Eville on social media and subcribe to his channel!!

Dario Eville's Mausoleum Of Terror! on You Tube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpiLv-TuJaAKE2Ip366VCqA/featured

Dario Eville on Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/thereal_darioeville/

Dario Eville's Mausoleum Of Terror! on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/realdarioeville/

Thanks for listening...

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 12: Dan O' Day host of Rebel Gaming Club

In this latest episode of the Steve & Crypto Show, we're joined by the lead singer and songwriter from the popular punk/rock-n-roll band The River City Rebels,  Dan O' Day aka the Bopper!  

We chat about what Dan's been up to in the time between the Rebels hiatus, and the exciting re-union announcement The River City Rebels made recently!

Bopper shared a tune from his recent solo project called Bopstar, entitled "Just The Three Of Us", which can be heard at the end of the episode. You can hear the whole Bopstar album, Twice Chewed, at
https://rivercityrebels.bandcamp.com/album/twice-chewed. I think you guys will dig if you're into some punky pop rock.
Be sure to check out Dan O' Day's You Tube channel, Rebel Gaming Club, where he shares his nerdy wares, thrifting finds and huge video game collection! Yeah the Bopper is a mega nerd too.  He definitely fits in on this show! https://youtube.com/c/RebelGamingClub
Keep up on the River City Rebels news at https://www.facebook.com/TheRiverCityRebels/
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Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 11: It's The Holiday Season

In this episode of The Steve & Crypto Show, we discuss some of our favorite holiday movies, and Steve gets a little fired up talking about the treatment of Rudolph in the Rankin-Bass classic from many of our childhood.

We also mention the wave of big news from the Star Wars universe along with some other streaming entertainment news. We should mention, that at the time of recording this episode, HBO and Roku hadn't reached the streaming deal, which we discuss briefly.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 10: Space Kamp

We made it to Episode 10!

On this episode of The Steve & Crypto Show, talk with Philadelphia musicians Adoo & Oskee AKA Space Kamp! We discuss releasing music during the pandemic as the Kamp put out their second album "Electric Lemonade" back in the summer of this year. The guys tell us how this year has effected their tour schedule and what they have done to adapt to the times.   Finally, we chat about their 4th annual toy drive & how they're still managing to make it happen in this crazy year!  


Donations for their toy drive will be accepted until December 11th. Visit www.spacekamp420.com for more details.


We had some technical difficulties but we managed to sprinkle in a couple songs, though we announced them on the show in the wrong order.  Sorry. Great tunes nonetheless!

The proper song order and titles are:

1- 500 Miles

2- Summer Of Love  

Thanks to Adoo, Oskee & Mini Crypto for being on the show!


Be sure to head over and pre-order TJ Tranchelll's soon to be released novel, Tell No Man, at www.tjtranchell.net





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Monday, November 30, 2020

The Steve & Crypto Show Episode 9

In this episode of the Steve & Crypto Show, Steve and Crypto Zoo discuss upcoming blockbuster films going straight to streaming, and the affects of Covid-19 on the film industry, a touching story of fan's final wish to see a long awaited horror film granted, and more. 

Listen to the Steve & Crypto Show now wherever you get your podcasts, and here at www.thestevestrout.com. As always, thanks for listening!


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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Cool Projects #37

We've been so busy with the launch of the Steve & Crypto Show, and then Halloween, that we haven't dropped a Cool Projects post in a while, so let's share a few new or soon to be released comics in Cool Projects #37! Some are already available and some soon to be released...All worth checking out! 

I sure have some catching up to do on my comic reading! 

Once & Future (Boom Studios), written by Kieran Gillen, is a great series we featured a while back here about generations of defenders against apocalyptic returns of monsters from the middle ages. 

Epic battle between former allies written by one of our favorite writers, Steve Nile? Yes please! Check out Kick Ass vs. Hit Girl from Image Comics

New series from IDW and Marvel featuring anthology series or thrillers, featuring some favorite Marvel characters. Definitely intriguing enough to check out.

The title of this book from Dark Horse speaks for itself.

Cullen Bunn's take on the Shadowman saga, coming early next year. Bunn is brilliant. Valiant has really been killing it the last few years with their comics!

Another exciting series from Boom! Studios! The Dune: House Atreides comic series has already gone into reprints due to popularity. This series should hold ya over until the new movie comes out...once the world is safe again.

Have you guys ready any of these comics, or do you plan to? What have you been reading? 

Thanks as always for popping by the site...Also...Thanks for the support for the Steve & Crypto Show!

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