AMC’s horror-centric streaming service Shudder has ordered a 10-episode first season of the new talk-show The Core. As reported by Variety, the weekly series will be hosted by director Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, Psychopaths) that debuted with a Halloween Special that is already available to stream. A talk show that deconstructs talk shows, The Core brings fans an in-depth look that both the inspiration and construction of their favorite moments in horror. Joined each week by fellow genre filmmakers, host Mickey Keating will show fans not only the genesis of their iconic moments in film, but also the psychology that explains why genre film effects us so deeply.
A wide array of guests are currently scheduled to appear on The Core, including DJ and music producer Flying Lotus (AKA Steven Ellison) whose first feature Kuso is currently streaming on Shudder. Also expected to appear are actor and producer Elijah Wood (The Greasy Strangler, Maniac), Canuk directors The Soska Sisters (American Mary, Hellevator) and filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237). Our fingers are crossed that Rodney Ascher’s appearance in The Core means new episodes of his documentary series, Primal Screen, are right around the corner.
The Core is a dissection of the brilliant minds from which genre films spring. Whether it’s a demo no head explosions, or a primer on avoiding predictable jump scares, The Core busts open the traditional talk sow and plays with it’s guts. Host Mickey Keating and his guests examine the onscreen techniques and real-life psychologies that strike fear into our very core. We’ll turn you in to what’s thrilling in filmmaking today, without subjecting you to a chat with that dude Greg from film school.
Indie filmmaker Mickey Keating is quickly becoming a strong presence in the horror community. A lifelong genre, Keating has made a name for himself with several low-budget projects that have been met with strong critical reception. Beginning with his first film Ultra Violence (2011), Keating has released six films in just as many years. We caught attended a screening of his most recent film of his most recent film, Psychopaths, at the Overlook Film Festival earlier this year. Starring Ashley Bell (Last Exorcism) follows several killers as they wreak havoc over the course of one violent night.
The Core begins it’s residence on Shudder, November 16th. Watch the trailer for the new series below: