Horror fans know Nicholas Vince from Clive Barker’s classic, Hellraiser, where Vince played Chatterer, and from Nightbreed where he portrayed Kinski. Although he’s known for playing one of the sadistic Cenobites, Vince is also known for getting chatty in a good-natured way by taking on the interviewer’s role. His YouTube channel, Chattering with Nicholas Vince ended in 2018 after 140 episodes. This past October, he partnered with Chris Roe and Tea Time Productions to launch The Chattering Hour podcast available on YouTube and other streaming services. To date, he has delved into carreer-spanning conversations with legends like Malcolm McDowell and Traci Lords. We recently caught up with Nicholas to discuss this new project and his own memorable career.
Horror News Network: In the craziness of 2020, how have you been staying sane?
Nicholas Vince: During the first lockdown in the UK, I turned to creating some cartoons based on my husband and our dog. Basically, our lives from a dog’s point of view. I also created some art based on the Chatterer character, along with a couple of inspirational quotes, including one from my show I Am Monsters!
Horror News Network: Most horror fans know you from the Hellraiser films, so I have to ask how do you think the Cenobites would’ve handled the pandemic?
Nicholas Vince: I’m immediately reminded of the deleted scene in Hellbound: Hellraiser II where Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and the Female Cenobite (Barbie Wilde) were seen wearing surgeon’s masks. So, they were definitely ahead of the game. Generally, I think they would just enjoy watching people suffer.
Nicholas Vince is no stranger to horror. Many fans of course know him as Chatterer the cenobite with a painful toothy grin from Clive Barker’s terrifying Hellraiser series. Though a handful of recent films as well as an autobiographical one-man performance I AM MONSTERS! has kept Nicholas busy this year he is now poised to return to his other passion, chatting with genre filmmakers about the craft of making movies.
Returning to the role of interviewer Nicholas Vince will join with Chris Roe and Tea Time Productions to bring fans a new weekly Youtube series and podcast: The Chattering Hour debuting on October 8th you can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and iTunes.
Slated for the premiere episode are guests Malcolm McDowell (Bombshell, “Mozart in the Jungle”, A Clockwork Orange) and Kathleen Kinmont (Bride of Re-Animator, Halloween 4), with future guest announcements of Traci Lords (Excision, Cry-Baby), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn), and best-selling author Daniel Kraus coming up in the weeks ahead.
Nicholas offered the following thoughts on his return to podcasting “I love interviewing other artists and getting their take on the craft. The Chattering Hour podcast will give me a chance to connect with my fellow actors as well as the fans.” With a guest list like that, we can certainly see why he is excited.
“Podcasts are an excellent medium and have been in a growth mode for the past few years,” commented Chris Roe, producer of The Chattering Hour and founder of Chris Roe Management. “It is estimated that close to 50% of all U.S. homes are podcast listeners and with the horror and thriller marketplace having such devoted fans, we thought it would be an excellent way to entertain during and after this pandemic.”
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