- Omar L. Gallaga American-Statesman Staff
That typing you hear from the tiny shed in the backyard is probably Owen Egerton, one of the busiest creatives in Austin. He’s a prolific writer, comedian, film director and comedy-event host, so you’ve probably caught his work somewhere, but this week, he’s in our studio to chat with Tolly Moseley and Omar L. Gallaga about his newest book, “Hollow,” his upcoming Rooster Teeth film “Blood Fest” and the best place to buy blood if you’re a horror film maker.
Fantastic Fest and the Alamo Drafthouse ran into trouble last week when founder Tim League rehired an employee with a troubled past. Film nerds Joe Gross and Alyssa Vidales sit down with Omar to dig into the recent controversy and also to discuss this year’s fest highlights.
In the Webb Report, our what’s-buzzing-online segment, social media editor Eric Webb and Addie Broyles chat with Omar about why “It”-inspired clowns are going to be the costume of the year and why, historically, clowns have been a little on the scary or sad side.
- PROGRAMMING NOTE: We’ll be off next week, but will return with a brand-new episode on Oct. 6 and will be doing some bonus Austin City Limits Fest episodes as well!
- Check out all of Owen Egerton’s projects at owenegerton.com. Here’s our most recent story about Owen and his new book, “Hollow.”
- Owen and his equally delightful wife Jodi Egerton were guests on “Statesman Shots” last year discussing their book “This Word Now.”
- See some photos from a recent all-clown screening of “It” and find out more about the dark side of clowns over on the Smithsonian magazine website. For a look at the happiest clowns on Earth, check out the 2010 PBS series “Circus.”
- We also talked about clowns last year on “Statesman Shots” with Jessica Arjet.
- And of course, The Webb Report is on this whole clown thing.
- Read the latest Fantastic Fest news, including Ain’t It Cool’s decision not to sponsor the event.
- Toast picks: Sahara Loungue, Hawgfly Productions and “Slam! Next Jam.”
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