Geek To Me Radio #263: Halloween Fest in St. Charles-Horror Film ‘The Old Ways’

Oct 14, 2021

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Ryan Cooper, Special Events Producer for The City of St. Charles, gives the backstory on the huge Halloween festival in St. Charles called Legends and Lanterns (http://legendsandlanterns.com/) and shares what is new for this year.

Writer Marcos Gabriel (https://twitter.com/MarcosAGabriel) talks about his new horror film called ‘The Old Ways’ (https://theoldwaysmovie.com/). Find out how he used his latin heritage to put a new spin on the exorcism genre.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Ryan Cooper, Special Events Producer for The City of St. Charles, gives the backstory on how Legends and Lanterns came about, researching real Main Street St. Charles haunted history, additions to this year’s festivities, sensory friendly experiences, and new characters that have been added.

14:55 SEGMENT 2: Ryan Cooper talks about the New Orleans inspired masquerade ball called The Bayou Bash happening as part of Legends and Lanterns on October 29th at the St. Charles Foundry. Ryan also shares how the planning for Legends and Lanterns is a year round project, where you can buy this year’s t-shirt, how he only has 4 weeks between Legends and Lanterns and Christmas Traditions, and whether being fully immersed in Halloween and Christmas all year round affects his love for the holidays. Finally Ryan lists his top 5 favorite Halloween movies.

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25:35 SEGMENT 3: Writer Marcos Gabriel talks about his horror film called ‘The Old Ways’ (https://twitter.com/theoldwaysmovie), using his latin heritage to tell a new kind of exorcism story, wrapping production 2 days before the covid lockdowns, inventing new post production processes during the lockdown, and using what he learned from working on ‘Muppets Now’.

38:14 SEGMENT 4: James reviews ‘No Time to Die’ and ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ while Ryan Cooper gives his thoughts on the franchises. Finally James and Ryan discuss more of their favorite Halloween movies and TV shows.

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