Josh Nite (Host)
Josh is a 35-year-old comedy writer who currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. He first got into the horror genre as a teenager, looking for movies at the video store that might have boobs in them. He’s probably seen fewer horror movies than either Matt or Adam.
He’s a fan of the Nightmare on Elm Street series (though he thinks Freddy’s Dead is pretty wack) and the first three Hellraisers. He’s not a fan of torture porn, and is most likely to be genuinely creeped out by supernatural horror like the Ring, the Grudge, and Woman in Black.
Charlie Buttermann (Host)
Charlie is a full time single dad to a ten-year-old son and currently resides in Austin, Texas. He grew up the son of candlemakers in the wilds of Arizona and was raised with a huge appreciation for music, film and the arts. His love of the horror genre grew out of watching old Twilight Zone and Outer Limits episodes with his mom as a child and creature features with his crazy awesome aunt. Growing up, he had a total obsession with monsters and ghosts and all other bump-in-the-night things – an obsession that carries on to this day.
He works a square type of day job but this work is a means to video rentals, festival attending, Fangoria buying, horror VHS scrounging, screenplay writing and all other goings on which are much much cooler. He is also a board member of the Austin Horror Society which hosts screenings and horror events in Austin. He has covered Fantastic Fest, Housecore Horror Festival, Texas Frightmare Weekend, Austin Film Festival and South By Southwest.
As time and coordination with the other AHS members allow, he will have various video clips from the AHS TV show and interview segments to share here with everyone from big timers like Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik) and Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust) to indie types like Paul Davis (‘The Body’ short) and Madellaine Paxson (Blood Punch). His favorite old classic is either White Zombie or Frankenstein, mid-classic is Creature from the Black Lagoon, quasi more modern is The Fog, super indies but super awesome The Revenant or Absentia. Charlie also dearly loves genre movies in general, anything with the -sploitation on the end of it is fair game.
Matt Allex (host)
Matt is a comedian, writer and performer in Minneapolis, MN with a love of horror and extreme films. Matt was too chicken to watch scary movies until his early teens, but has been doing his best to make up for lost time.
Matt’s favorite horror films include The Exorcist, The Evil Dead trilogy, REC, Dawn of the Dead, and pretty much anything by John Carpenter. He’s a sucker for a good monster movie and still isn’t sick of zombies. Matt also goes out of his way to see films that are considered controversial or too extreme such as Salo or Cannibal Holocaust which means his dinner party conversation sucks.
Chip Limeburner (Community Manager/In-house Artist)
Chip is a cognitive scientist by education, who forsook the path of academia to pursue horror art and design. Growing up, he was shielded from horror films until he was deemed old enough to watch them, at which point his mother took him to Blockbusters and introduced him to the classics. (That’s right, his mom was cool enough to introduce him to horror) In a perhaps odd pairing, Chip’s preferences are for gothic horror, and for stuff from the 80s. His favourite films include The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for early horror, and Trick-r-Treat, Scream, and Planet Terror for more contemporary work. He’s also quite partial to the dark fantasy work of Tim Burton, and Guillermo Del Toro. His favourite Friday the 13th movie is one that exists in his mind with Jason from the sixth in the plot of the second and the first Universal Mummy movie was lame.
Adam Dunn (former host)
Adam is a Filmmaker / VFX artist from MPLS, MN. Adam had a hard time watching horror movies growing up being deathly afraid of Child’s Play, Troll, and The Leprechaun (this seems more like a fear of little people…) but as he got older he fell in love with the genre and hasn’t stopped watching since.
Adams favorite horror movie (actually movie period) is Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Not a big fan of torture porn, or Eastern horror, but will watch pretty much anything.