Ugly Party Sweater: Aaron Mento, Charles Chudabala

Hospitality: David Guglielmo, Nick Chakwin


You can listen to this, our latest podcast episode released on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 via Google Music, iTunes/Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn. You can also listen to  DecayMag Podcast Horror Entertainment News Podcast S 9 EP 2 via the YouTube video embedded above. You’ll find the timestamps accompanying each of this week’s topics. This allows you to fast-forward in the provided video version to this episode.


Welcome to this week’s episode to DecayMag Sessions, an audio broadcast for Horror aficionados who want the latest in trending updates on all facets of film, television, and video games.

DecayMag Podcast S9 Ep 5 Aaron Mento, Charles Chudabala, Ugly Sweater Party David Guglielmo, Nick Chakwin Hospitality

Our exclusive interview segment centers on the Comedy Horror release, Ugly Sweater Party. The exclusive interviews segments include a conversation with Director, Writer Aaron Mento, Actor, Producer Charles Chudabala.

Our exclusive interview segment continues with Hospitality Director(s), Writers(s) David Guglielmo, and Nick Chakwin

Ken Artuz serves as Host for DecayMag Horror Entertainment News Podcast with Stacy Cox, serving as Co-Host.


Resident Evil Reboot In Development

Timestamp: 00:05:54 Resident Evil

Resident Evil, the $1.2 billion Action, Horror franchise will be getting a reboot according to an exclusive report from Variety. Johannes Roberts will direct and write the first installment and the film may lead to another chain of chronological events surrounding throngs of cannibal corpes, thefictitious Racoon City and The Umbrella Corporation

Principal photography is reported to begin sometime in 2019 and a cast has yet to be drafted and finalized. 

Voices In Production

Timestamp 00:16:21 Voices Nathaniel Nuon, Daniel Hathcock

Nathaniel Nuon will direct the supernatural thriller, Voices. The cast includes

Valerie Jane Parker 

Ashley Bell 

Jordan Ladd 

Leslie Easterbrook

Tracy Lawrence

The film has a release date set for 2019.

“I wanted to make a film with the visually impaired in mind. The audio description is written in the script, so it would be an equally enjoyable experience for those who can see and those who can’t.”

Nathaniel Nuon

Synopsis: After visiting her father’s grave, Lilly and her mother are involved in a terrible car accident that leaves Lilly orphaned and unable to see. In her youth, she struggles with blindness and begins to hear voices, unbeknownst to her, that don’t belong to the living. Learning to cope with it all, Lilly is now an adult and happily married with a baby on the way. Soon, Lilly discovers her unborn baby has become a second chance for those souls stuck in limbo to be reborn, but she only has until the baby’s first heartbeat to decide which soul, The voices she heard in her youth return in full force and frequency. Through the voices, she befriends the spirit of a little girl tied to a cold case from years ago. Lilly finds herself having to fight against the girl’s murderers as well as the souls vying to be born again.

The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine in Development

Timestamp 00:25:32

The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of MedicineAccording to Variety Ryan Reynolds will produce the film adaptation of popular Reddit No Sleep tale; The Patient Who Nearly Drove Me Out of Medicine. 

The story centers on an idealistic young doctor who tries to solve a mystery and heal its most difficult patient.

Twentieth Century Fox, New Regency, Maximum Effort, Vertigo Entertainment are collaborating on the project. Yet, no further updates are available which includes, director, writer, cast. 

Cowgirls vs. Pterodactyls Crowdfunding

Timestamp 00:34:58 Cowgirls vs. Pterodactyls

The crowdfunding campaign for Cowgirls vs. Pterodactyls proved successful with thirty-six backers contributing three thousand six hundred eight dollars ($3,608) towards a three thousand dollar ($3,00) goal. 

This independent Horror film will incorporate stop motion animation combined with live action cinema. Joshua Kennedy will direct and features the stop-motion animation of Ryan Lengyel.

The synopsis:

The year is 1888 and an enormous prehistoric pterodactyl has been preying upon a small Texas desert town. When her husband is eventually taken by the creature, rebellious schoolteacher Rebecca Crawford decides to take matters into her own hands. She enlists the help of local brothel keeper Debbie Dukes Riley Masterson III and down-on-her-luck sharpshooter Bunny Parker to help track the monster down before it lays more of its dastardly eggs.


Aaron Mento, Charles Chudabala

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DecayMag Podcast S9 EP 5 Aaron Mento, Charles Chudabala, David Guglielmo, Nick Chakwin Exclusive Interviews

Aaron Mento is a writer, director, and producer of extreme comedy/horror genre entertainment. After getting his Master’s Degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University, Aaron Mento wrote and directed the eerie sci-fi comedy Standards of Living, the first feature film to be shot entirely on an iPad. He also shot and edited the film which received rave reviews from Rue Morgue Magazine and Ain’t It Cool News.

Next, Aaron Mento co-created and directed Choose Their Kill, a choose-your-own-adventure slasher comedy for Eli Roth and Crypt TV. His ambitious new feature film, Ugly Sweater Party, is an outrageously campy horror comedy starring Felissa Rose and Sean Whalen.

Through his production company, Ocular Migraine Productions, Aaron Mento continues to push the envelope with daringly original genre fusions. Find him on the socials @aaronmento.

DecayMag Podcast S9 EP 5 Aaron Mento, Charles Chudabala, David Guglielmo, Nick Chakwin Exclusive Interviews

Charles Chudabala was born in Los Angeles, CA and was raised in the Inland Empire (San Bernardino County). He attended California State University, Fullerton, where he obtained his Masters Degree in Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy). After a successful career in the mental health field, he decided to jump into his lifelong passion, acting. Charles’ affinity for the horror genre led him to pursue this niche only.

Since 2014, he has starred in and produced over 56 genre films which include (2 Jennifer and Escape From Ensenada) His upcoming film Ugly Sweater Party has made several top 10 list of most anticipated horror movies of 2018. Charles believes that filmmaking should be fun and wants to continue producing smaller scale projects with a major impact, while inspiring artists to pursue their dreams. In November 2018, he will direct his first horror fantasy short film Nightshade.

David Guglielmo, Nick Chakwin

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DecayMag Podcast S9 EP 5 Aaron Mento, Charles Chudabala, David Guglielmo, Nick Chakwin Exclusive Interviews

David Guglielmo and Nick Chakwinboth attended School of Visual Arts in NYC where they majored in directing and won numerous awards for their short films. Upon graduating, they moved to Los Angeles whereNickwas hired to pen pop-star Sia’s feature screenplay and soon be her directorial debut. David worked his way up the ladder as a casting professional, with over 20 film and TV credits in two years, and started his own company as a casting director.

Together, Nick and David co-wrote, produced, and directed the feature film No Way To Live, which was released by Gravitas Ventures and is now available on Hulu and Amazon Prime. Dennis Dermody of Paper magazine called it “A Southern Gothic Noir with more twists than a pretzel!” and Film Threat hailed it as “a new kind of movie experience”.

For their second feature as writer/directors, they teamed up with 2017 Academy Award-nominated producer Howard Barish (13TH) to make Hospitality, a contained thriller starring Emmanuelle Chriqui and Sam Trammell. Their coming-of-age horror screenplay The Young has received glowing praise from The Blacklist and is currently in development.


Ghost in the Graveyard

Timestamp 02:16:49 Ghost in the Graveyard

Director: Charlie Comparetto 

Writer: Charlie Comparetto

Release Date: 2019
Release Format: Cinemas
MPAA Rating: Pending
Genre: Horror
Running Time: TBA

A small town comes under the thumb of Martha, a ghost who returns to haunt the children who witnessed her death during a “game” of Ghost in the Graveyard as young children.


Timestamp 02:20:13 Ribbons

Director: Gregor Barclay and Colin Bell.

Writer: Gregor Barclay and Colin Bell

Release Date: TBA
Release Format: VOD
MPAA Rating: Pending
Genre:  Thriller
Running Time: TBA
Synopsis: None Provided

The Great Buddha Arrival

Timestamp02:22:58 The Great Buddha Arrival

Director Hiroto Yokokawa

Writer: Robert Hood
Hiroto Yokokawa
Kazuma Yoneyama
Yuki Yonezawa

Release Date: TBA
Release Format: TBA
MPAA Rating: TBA
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Running Time: TBA

Synopsis: The Great Buddha Arrival” is a remake of the 1934 Japanese film “Daibutsu Kaikoku” by Yoshiro Edamasa.

Cursed Pilot Teaser

Timestamp 02:29:03

The story follows Isaac (Kyle McCallion), who releases a curse on himself after fiddling with a Ouija Board one drunken night. Through each episode, he and his useless housemate Ned (Omar Al-Sobky) must deal with countless paranormal hauntings whilst managing their daily mundane lives.


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