Tag Archives: Charles Chudabala

Charles Chudabala’s ‘The Gateway’ Short Film Review: A Glimpse of Life, Death and Grief

Although death is a natural part of life, grief can cut deeper than the sharpest knife with shock, loss, and a severe sense of emptiness. The Gateway, a new short by Charles Chudabala (read our interview with him here), exemplifies exactly this in only nine minutes. Opening with a tarot …

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’40uR’ (2021) Short Film Review: Witchcraft Horror with Heart

Aside from an irresistible desire to create, true indie artists orchestrate their own opportunities to experiment with their craft. Actor Charles Chudabala (Irrational Fear 2017 – read our review here) did exactly this not long ago with his directorial debut, Nightshade (2019 – read our review here). Returning to the …

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‘Episode 3.4: Malvolia’s Halloween Party’ (2019) Review: Trick or Treat?


I’m a little behind on my Halloween festivities this year, but one of my favorite traditions is watching Malvolia devour her victims. Episode 3.4: Malvolia’s Halloween Party is her newest event and it’s possibly one of her best parties yet. Oodles of blood and delightful screams. Malvolia’s Halloween Party was …

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Interview with Jennifer Nangle: Horror Hostess Malvolia, Queen of Screams

Most of our readers will recognize Jennifer Nangle and her alter ego, Queen Malvolia, as they have haunted PopHorror indie coverage on numerous occasions. She’s even interviewed women in horror for us in her Madame of the Month series. From The Queen of Screams YouTube series to the horror hostess’ …

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Horror Pride Month Interview: Charles Chudabala

Charles Chudabala

We’re slowly wrapping up all of our interviews for Horror Pride Month and the next one on the list is with the one and only Charles Chudabala. If you don’t know who he is, you should. He’s a force to be reckoned with in the indie industry and his career …

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Nightshade (2019): A Directorial Debut of Artistic Horror Fantasy – Movie Review

Nightmares of dark fantasy through the eyes of a child can quite be terrifying. Just look at the flying monkeys from the award-winning classic The Wizard of Oz or the wheeler creatures from Walter Murch’s ’85 follow-up, Return to Oz, starring Fairuza Balk. Ugly Sweater Party’s Charles Chudabala (read our interview …

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Scratch (2018): An Infectious Creature Feature Movie Review

There is something about creature features that offers up a whole new level of creativity in horror. Not only does this subgenre serve as filmmaker’s own most terrible monster, but it also opens an imaginative world of options. From origin stories to motives (or lack thereof) to serious drama to …

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The Queen Malvolia Halloween Special: Malvolia’s Bloody Revenge

Those who are unfamiliar with the blood drinking mistress of the dark, Queen Malvolia (Jenn Nangle: Irrational Fear, Split, Lilith) have been missing a growing talent in the indie world. For about a year, this seductive demoness has been known to host her own creepy, quirky, Tales from the Crypt/Elvira-esque YouTube …

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‘Irrational Fear’ (2017) – A Fear Filled Review

In life, there are many things people fear. From heights to spiders, to enclosed spaces, and perhaps sometimes just good old-fashioned death. Or maybe it’s even among the lines of something supernatural. Some may say these fears are “Irrational” but what if they were actually what caused our demise and …

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‘Malvolia Halloween’ Episode is A Ghoulastic Good Time!

Malvolia Halloween Episode

Double Double, Toil and Trouble! Halloween is in less than a week away and what better way to spend it then with Malvolia: the Queen of Screams! I was lucky enough to get an early screening of the Malvolia Halloween episode, which features a lot of wonderful people and familiar faces from …

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