Simon Abrams is a native New Yorker and freelance film critic whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, and elsewhere.
Simon started his career as an arts critic in high school, writing comics reviews for The Comics Journal. He conducted the cover interview with writer Robert Kirkman in issue #289. After writing film reviews for The New York Press and Slant Magazine, Simon wrote film reviews for the Voice, contributing feature interviews and capsule reviews for six years. He's currently working on a couple of book projects, including a history of movie gore (with his Guillermo del Toro's Devil's Backbone co-author Matt Zoller Seitz).
An interview with film critic, programmer, and journalist Elvis Mitchell.
An interview with director Penelope Spheeris on her films "Suburbia" and "The Little Rascals," each receiving new Blu-ray releases.
An interview with special effects maestro Tom Savini, encompassing his filmmaking career.
An interview with writer/director Gareth Evans about his gory pagan horror film, Apostle.
A feature on the 17th New York Asian Film Festival.
A tribute to the legendary director Tobe Hooper.