ILYSM Ep. 13: Owen Egerton on ‘Hollow’ and ‘Blood Fest,’ plus Fantastic Fest 2017

6:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 Austin360 Home
Todd V. Wolfson
Author Owen Egerton is the guest on this week’s “I Love You So Much” podcast. 

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.

And in A Toast, we recommend “Slam: The Next Jam” from Pamela Ribon and Marina Julia, Hawgfly Productions and the legendary Eastside hangout Sahara Lounge

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Jesse Royal headlines Austin Reggae Festival Benefiting Central Texas Food Bank at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas on April 15, 2017. This, it turns out, is a real festival we did not make up. 
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