Shock and Awe

Interview: Dion Conflict

Dork Shelf talks to all nigh B-movie maven and host of Shock and Awe (happening at Toronto's Revue Cinema this Friday at 11:30pm) Dion Conflict about this year’s selections, the work that goes into the festival, his love for Shock and Awe crowds, spaghetti westerns, sex flicks being on the cutting edge of technology, being duped into seeing Mac and Me a second time in theatres, programming shorts between the features, how the mystery feature stays under wraps (with a slight tease for this year), and finding the right times to run certain movies that might not have gone over as well a year or two prior.

The All Night SHOCK AND AWE Experience

We sit down for an in-depth talk with all night grindhouse movie maven Dion Conflict to talk about his sixth annual SHOCK AND AWE event (happening Saturday at The Revue in Toronto) with a history of the series, a film by film breakdown of this year's selections, and why the fans of these films are more important that ever.