Shawn and We Came from the Basement. But what is The Basement?
The Basement is where movies are watched, mocked, thrilled upon and yelled at. It's where Jason, Shawn, Anthony Michael Bosa, Mike S. and a host of other Basement Dwellers have gathered for years to be entertained.
It's also where We Came from the Basement began before moving onto 92.5FM CFBX Kamloops, the campus/community radio station at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., Canada. Once the Little Podcast That Could developed a following, it could no longer be contained in some partially below ground dwelling.
But the spirit of The Basement -- which revels in independent horror, action, and sci-fi -- remains with Jason and Shawn. And although the show airs live from a radio station attic, the movies are consumed down below, in The Basement.
Our show is broadcast three times a week to a listenership of about 85,000 people. The podcast version entertains 12,000 listeners a month.
Not only did we review some 56 movies during the first season on The X, but we also interviewed guests such as John Fallon of Arrow in the Head, actress Leah Cairns of 88 Minutes and Battlestar: Galactica fame, and New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten.
Our second run on The X continued the trend, with a return visit by Fallon, a 30-minute chat with legendary film composer Harry Manfredini, a one-on-one with award-winning scream queen Brooke Lewis, and a lively interview with the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska.
We've recently interviewed the cast and crew of 6 Degrees of Hell, including 1980s icon Corey Feldman, and visited the set of the Montreal-based action flick Billy Trigger starring Fallon, Fred "The Hammer" Williamson and Matthew Bennett. Jason acts opposite The Hammer and dies in the movie.
In March 2012 we hosted the inaugural Dark Fest, a mini-grindhouse festival within the Kamloops Canadian and International Film Festival, with Fallon on hand to kick the event off with his films.
As for Kamloops, the city is no stranger to movies and television. The 'Loops has hosted such productions as The X-Files, Battlestar: Galactica, Shooter, Alien Trespass, The A-Team, 2012 and Firewall.
Jason: when he's not reviewing movies this aging film geek is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Kamloops Daily News. He's also a graduate of Vancouver Film School, was cinematographer on the award winning documentary Sky Hospital and kinda sorta met David Duchovny in a movie theatre washroom in Vancouver. Duchovny probably doesn't remember.
Shawn: a master of loss prevention and unarmed combat, Shawn is involved in surveillance at an undisclosed location that is NOT Area 51. He has no film degree, but has a head full of movie facts and trivia. His favourite movies are the kind where he gets to watch stuff blow up and he really hates it when an actress doesn't show her boobies during a shower scene.