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Body and Soul: A Conversation with Mick Garris

Body and Soul: A Conversation with Mick Garris

If ever there was an advocate, or, better still, an ambassador for horror cinema worldwide, it would have to be Mick Garris. As Garris quite rightly points out over the course of the following interview, the majority of his colleagues, active within the genre, have, for the most part, been motivated by a sincere appreciation for the narrative opportunities horror naturally encapsulates, but it is hard to find a director as involved as he has been, and continues to be, in the promotion of new talents, genuine themes, and potential the often belittled genre has to offer in interpreting and decoding the times in which we live. Since the seventies, the soft-spoken director of such films as Sleepwalkers (1992) and Quicksilver Highway (1997) has, through his television talk shows, interviews, and more recently his podcast, given a voice to a new way of interpreting horror, and if it is now true that

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