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Horror Films & Open Lines

Date: 01-31-14
Host: Richard Syrett
Guests: Chris Alexander, Open Lines

Filling in for George Noory, guest host Richard Syrett was joined in the first half by filmmaker and editor-in-chief of FANGORIA, Chris Alexander, who discussed the horror and sci-fi genres, his film magazine and the band KISS. "Horror movies and KISS... have always been my window to the world and my obsession since I was three years old," Alexander said, recalling when he was finally old enough to reach newsstands and discovered FANGORIA. The magazine, which he credited for his entry into "a forbidden world of monsters and make believe," is read by ardent horror fans ranging from 12 to 60 years old, he noted.

In his adventures as editor of the horror film publication Alexander revealed some of the interesting celebrities he has interviewed, including Gene Simmons of KISS and actor Nicolas Cage. Alexander described being summoned to Cage's private island in the Bahamas, where they drank red wine, ate bizarre food and talked about remaking the 1974 horror film Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell. Alexander spoke about Hammer Films and actors Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing who became known for their roles in the British horror production company's movies. He also talked about his love for The Twilight Zone and his upcoming book on Rod Serling's landmark television series, The Twilight Zone Legacy.

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During Open Lines, Jeff in Las Vegas described seeing some kind of unknown craft in the sky a couple of nights ago. It was triangle-shaped with lights at each point and had propellers within the center of the wings, he said. Jeff thinks the craft may have been a military project out of Area 51 and suggested "someone [extraterrestrial] is helping us that's a lot smarter than us." John from South Carolina proposed listeners try an experiment involving a snowball and a lighter. According to John, snowballs made from a recent fall do not melt when placed over fire and instead turn black. He believes chemtrails may have something to do with the non-melting snow and has informed his state's environment department. Nicholas in Texas warned about consuming products that use sea salt from the Pacific Ocean. He expressed concern that such salt could contain concentrated levels of radioactive cesium, strontium or plutonium.

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