That’s right! Bill Oberst Jr. our indie King of Horror, is reaching out to horror fans worldwide to make the 13th episode of his Gothic Goodnight podcast the best one yet!
For those who don’t know, Bill has been reading gothic bedtime fiction on his podcast since March. The Gothic Goodnight, podcast has so far produced 12 captivating, spine-tingling episodes. The 13th and final episode is one he wants you all to be involved in. Following the news that the podcast is due to be packaged for Audible.com, Bill had this to say;
“I owe one last episode, the 13th, and I wish to make that last episode a collective cry to the future by having lovers of horror and the macabre leave voice messages to the yet unborn. I need voice messages for this Time Capsule from your readers!“
That’s right, you have a chance to be part of horror history! Your voice, along with horror fans worldwide, can be in a collection that will be heard for generations to come.
Here’s an audio clip from the show which poses the types of questions Bill is trying to get responses to:
The site recorder allows for messages of up to 90 seconds. Messages received will be used on the upcoming 13th episode of Gothic Goodnight, and included in the Audible edition collection of Season One.
But, you need to be quick! Bill is hoping to receive all messages by 18th October in order to add them to his final episode.
Planning on leaving a voice message for Bill Oberst Jr’s podcast? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or in the comments below and we’ll give you a shout out!
We thought long and hard about who we should name our King of Horror. There are hundreds, if not thousands of actors out there working within the horror genre who are not getting the credit they deserve. Well, we looked over as many as we could, from various sources and working in different areas. Some we decided were not working hard enough and only opted in and out of our brilliant genre on a casual basis. Others we believed to be far too well-known! The idea of the feature is to create awareness of upcoming horror talents that are working hard to bring horror to the masses.
So without further ado, bow before your king of horror!
Bill is an actor who has worked on over 70 projects in the last four years – That’s more than what some Hollywood ‘stars’ can claim in their lifetime!
He started performing back in school when he was seen as the ‘unpopular fat kid’ He found that by doing impersonations of teachers and the Principal to amuse his tormentors, he would generally avoid a beating! Since then he has gone from strength to strength starring in countless movies, television shows, commercials, theatre productions, music videos, video games, internet web series and even working as a voice over artist.
But what makes him a horror star? and more importantly – What gives him that edge which pushes him past your average horror actor?
Well we could tell you in so many words, or we could just show you.
How awesome is that! With his bizarre torso and creepy features, Bill has no problem standing out amongst other ‘ordinary’ horror actors. His image alone is starting to gain recognition, with him being branded “that guy with the creepy torso”
He could quite easily go far in the world of horror just on his image alone. But guess what – He’s a terrific actor too! Taking to the role of creepy stalker like a fish to water, Bill has starred in many horror movies and continues to make more. At this moment he is shooting back to back films – His dedication is unequalled!
Now we know you like to see proof (would we lie to you?!) And of course we are more than able to provide.
So check out these film clips of Bill in action.
I should have really told you not to watch if you have an aversion to blood/gore or if you are of a nervous disposition. But if that’s the case I think you’re in the wrong place…
Now, I bet after you’ve seen that you would run a mile if you encountered him in the street. But that is just a testament to his amazing acting. In real life – You couldn’t meet a nicer guy! To quote his IMDB Page ‘he is the polar opposite of his volatile on-screen persona and is a frequent motivational speaker in schools and churches.’ Can you believe it? I know school would have been a lot more interesting if we had Bill come in and talk to us instead of some random businessman or a flock of nuns…
It goes without saying that Bill Oberst is The Nice Guy of Horror!
As mentioned earlier Bill has worked on tons of horror films and continues to do so as you read this. One notable movie (which we can’t wait to see) is Abraham Lincoln Vs Zombies
So why did we choose Bill as The King of Horror? Well let’s see. There’s his unique horror image, the array of horror films he has starred in, the horror projects he continues to work on, and his unwavering dedication to his role as an actor. And to top it all off – He’s a great, down to earth guy. He doesn’t just expect to be where he is now, he knows he has had to work hard and continue to work hard if he is going to progress to bigger, better things.
It’s only a matter of time before he takes the lead in a major, high-budget flick that will catapult him to worldwide fame and stardom. But before then, there’s plenty of time for him to star in some pretty kick ass movies along the way! Watch out for his future projects, or why not check out the ones he’s done in the past? All info is on his IMDB page.
Here’s some links if you would like any further info
In the next few days we will be announcing our King and Queen of Horror!
The title is given to the individuals who we believe are making a substantial difference in the world of horror, whether through film-making, writing, drawing/painting, acting – just someone who stands out above the rest.
We’ll be posting two features on the 28th March – One announcing the King, the other announcing the Queen. We will then be posting an interview with each of our newly crowned monarchs in the following days.
Stay tuned – I’m sure you will be happy with our choice!