Brain Burrow: Digging Deep into Psychology and Horror

Hosted by behaviorist and horror film actor, producer, and writer Mark D Valenti. Given his background, Mark brings a unique spin on the horror genre. He digs deep with horror film guests, provides practical insight into navigating human behavior, and analyzes horror film characters. The show is guest-centered, allowing them to explore their values, fears, and motivation.

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Thursday Dec 23, 2021

Do you feel connected to the world around you?  Or do you feel...disconnected?In Part 2 of this provocative Brain Burrow Digging Deep episode, Amelia Kinkade talks about humans...and our place in the world.  In this episode, she also shares her perspective on embracing her role of Angela in Night of the Demons...and her motivation for her famous dance scene.Amelia's primary work (and focus of her life) is connecting humans to a sacred space within themselves and teaching them to activate the other hemisphere (right hemisphere).  She has been teaching humans around the world for 19 years.Amelia is passionate about teaching people to be present with love and learning to live in harmony with the other beings on this planet.  Her message reaches all religions, genders, and philosophies.  She truly “meets people where they are.”  She is an inspirational speaker who lectures in 10-15 countries a year in the US, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Portugal, Poland, Thailand, the Isle of Man, the Canary Islands, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia where she trains animal lovers from all walks of life including doctors and vets.You can find Amelia's, "Whispers from the Wild: Listening to Voices from the Animal Kingdom" on Amazon.Connect with Amelia Kinkade:https://www.ameliakinkade.com/https://www.instagram.com/amelia_kinkade/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455637Facebook Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow

Wednesday Dec 22, 2021

Do you find it hard to take care of others AND yourself?  In this uplifting Brain Burrow Digging Deep episode, comedian, model, actor, and influencer Lauren Francesca talks about her desire to heal people.She shares, "When you heal other people then you heal yourself too."Lauren also emphasizes the importance of finding your own outlets to allow recharging.  She says, "with outlets, you plug into them to get power...to get energy."She talks about some helpful tips to reduce stress.  She also shares about the thing that scares her the most.Lauren Francesca is originally from Queens, New York but currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her YouTube Channel 'iwantmylauren' and her various roles (mostly Lady Gaga) with popular YouTube channel Barely Productions.   Besides YouTube, Lauren is also an actor. She is known for her role of 'Mia' in the horror film Muck and 'Jules' in the comedy '#Lucky Number'.Connect with Lauren Francesca:https://www.instagram.com/iwantmylaurenhttps://www.instagram.com/goddessofcomedyhttps://www.youtube.com/c/iwantmylaurenhttps://www.facebook.com/lfrancescahttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm3270989https://www.twitch.tv/iwantmylaurenhttps://twitter.com/iwantmylaurenConnect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow

Tuesday Dec 21, 2021

Do you ever feel that others get all the breaks?  Do you sometimes feel that other people have it easier than you?  In this gritty Brain Burrow Digging Deep episode, director and actor Ryan Kruger talks about persistence in the face of failures.  He also says that pursuing a dream is a long road.He warns that, "It [success] never happens overnight" and that even when people seem to have it easy... it is rarely the case.  Ryan shares about knowing his goal, constantly working toward it, and not wasting time doing anything else.    He talks fondly about his childhood and getting together with friends to make films.  He also talks about his supportive parents (and their gentle guidance).He also candidly shares how the drive to create art helped him climb out of the depths of depression.Multi-award-winning Director Ryan Kruger is known for his unique conceptual shooting style bringing Narrative and visuals to his music videos spinning over the last 12 years. Working with Some of South Africa's biggest names in the music world. Picking up many awards and nominations from the likes of MTV and SAMA'S (South African Music Award) He has been regarded as one of SA's top Music video directors. But soon made his jump to feature films. Directing his first debut film "Fried Barry" in 2020, which he wrote and directed. [IMDB mini bio]Connect with Ryan Kruger:https://www.instagram.com/aryankrugerthinghttps://www.facebook.com/ryankrugerthinghttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm2278027https://twitter.com/RyanKrugerThinghttps://www.friedbarry.com/merch/Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow

Thursday Dec 16, 2021

Do you feel connected to the world around you?  Or do you feel...disconnected?In this provocative Brain Burrow Digging Deep episode, Amelia Kinkade talks about humans...and our place in the world.Amelia's primary work (and focus of her life) is connecting humans to a sacred space within themselves and teaching them to activate the other hemisphere (right hemisphere).  She has been teaching humans around the world for 19 years.Amelia helps people with problems with their dogs, cats, showhorses, and more.  She also leads safaris in Africa and many other adventures around the world.  Check out the interview to hear about the biggest honor in her life…   Amelia is passionate about teaching people to be present with love and learning to live in harmony with the other beings on this planet.  Her message reaches all religions, genders, and philosophies.  She truly “meets people where they are.”  Amelia Kinkade was inducted into the horror movie Hall of Fame in San Antonio Texas at a film festival devoted entirely to her, celebrating her cult status as the first female monster in movie history. In addition to her starring roles in the Night of the Demons trilogy, Amelia starred on The Young and the Restless in the late 80's playing villianous vixen, Vivien. She is an inspirational speaker who lectures in 10-15 countries a year in the US, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Portugal, Poland, Thailand, the Isle of Man, the Canary Islands, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia where she trains animal lovers from all walks of life including doctors and vets.Connect with Amelia Kinkade:https://www.ameliakinkade.com/https://www.instagram.com/amelia_kinkade/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455637Facebook Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

Do you stand by your work?   Do you stand by your decisions? Stormi Maya can say that she does.In this raw (and explicit) Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview,  Stormi shares her philosophy, "If I put my energy and my time into something I want it to be good.  I want to put my name on something to be proud of.”  She believes in putting 100% into everything she does and expects people in her circle to do the same.  Stormi shares about her social anxiety and her quest to continuously improve. Stormi candidly talks about the importance of keeping things real and not gaslighting. “I am full of silicone, not shit.”Stormi Maya is the Lead Vocalist/Producer of Cinnamon Babe (Alt Rock/Metal/Punk Band). She is a film director & SAG actress known for Hustlers (2019), 2050 (2020), and Spike Lee's series, She's Gotta Have It (2019)Connect with Stormi Maya:https://twitter.com/STORMIMFMAYAhttps://www.instagram.com/stormimayaYouTube: Stormi Maya MusicYouTube: Cinnamon Babehttps://www.tiktok.com/@stormimayamusichttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm8598252Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow

Tuesday Dec 14, 2021

Are you a storyteller?Robert Geronimo is.  In fact, he passionately tells stories to exorcise his own demons.In this Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview,  Robert talks about his early influences in contemporary dark fantasy, including Clive Barker and his approach to "the Fantastique." Robert also shares about his dedication to mentoring others and helping them recognize their style.  Robert is the creator of the Blood Realm comic series and the recently released Wire Head.  Check out his interview to learn more.Connect with Robert Geronimo:https://www.instagram.com/geronimodraws/https://robertgeronimo.bigcartel.com/productshttps://twitter.com/GeronimoDrawshttps://www.youtube.com/c/GeronimoDraws Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow 

Thursday Dec 09, 2021

Do you consider yourself a lifelong learner? Actor, director, and producer William Sadler does. In this Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview,  William describes himself as a “never-ending student” and is curious about...everything.  He talks about his passion for creative arts and his discovery of acting as an outlet during a time of confusing family dynamics.  "Banjo Bill Sadler from Buffalo" passionately shares his interest in constantly learning and growing.  He thoughtfully quips, “I get a kick out of learning new things.”   His advice for people who feel “stuck" and unable to move forward with a new endeavor?  Just start it.  It won’t be perfect.  Nothing is perfect on the planet.  Don’t stop yourself.  This life is hard enough without you throwing up your own roadblocks. He admires the people who think outside the box and who make us look at the world in a different way.William also talks about fully embracing the creative process and applying it to his own characters (like The Grim Reaper).William began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon's Tony Award winning play "Biloxi Blues". He is best remembered for his roles in Die Hard 2 (1990), Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995). He is also a television star, appearing in such sitcoms as Roseanne (1988) and Murphy Brown (1988) and such movies-of-the weeks as Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981). Sadler also starred as Sheriff Jim Valenti on the WB science fiction television series Roswell (1999). [IMDB by Matt Dicker]Connect with William Sadler:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006669https://www.instagram.com/thattactorguy/https://twitter.com/Wm_Sadlerhttps://www.facebook.com/callmebillsadler Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow 

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

Do you ever want to take a risk but are afraid to "try this at home?"  Actor, director, writer, and stunt person Tamara Georgievna Abrosimova reflects on her exciting life as she pursues her goals and dreams.  In this Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview,  Tamara shares about her journey to the United States and talks about a pivotal point in her development... watching an interview with Cameron Diaz and Amy Adams.  She enjoys performing stunts because they are "super fun" and says that one of the perks of acting is kissing her costars.   She constantly pushes her own  limits and attributes her actions to the “crazy Russian inside of her.”  She proclaims, “If Tom Cruise can do it, why can’t I?”Tamara indulges in self-help books which increases her self-awareness and increases her confidence in improving her social skills. She also advises that humans have a choice to change negative emotions (e.g., jealousy, anger) into positive emotions.  Tamara has appeared as a vivacious assassin in the suspenseful thriller Bone Closet (2019), the mysterious and charming escort in Laura (2019), and the vicious, but ferocious killer in the horror film, Follow the Leader (2019).She guest-starred on Killer Couples (2020) playing a sweet, young mother desperate to survive a kidnapping. [tamaraabrosimovaactor.com/biography]Connect with Tamara Georgievna Abrosimova:https://www.tamaraabrosimovaactor.com/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10993712https://www.instagram.com/lifeoftamaraabrosimova/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqvtnyg1E9UVI28TJMNwIw Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow 

Thursday Dec 02, 2021

Do you believe in luck? Actor Thom Matthews reflects on his life and his thoughts of gratitude and luck.  In this Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview, Thom shares about his approach to life: continuously change and evolve.  He talks about his relationship with his parents and his journey to better incorporate effective communication.  He shares his goal about "fixing things and making them better."We explore the questions, "Does luck occur outside of oneself? Or does one make their own luck through preparation and hard work?" He is an actor and producer, known for The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) and Bloodmatch (1991). Connect with Thom Mathews:facebook.com/ThomMathewsimdb.com/name/nm0558726 Connect with Mark D Valenti:instagram.com/valentihorror/brainburrow.com​​IMDB: Mark D ValentiBrain Burrow YouTubetwitter.com/brainburrowtiktok.com/@brainburrowinstagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Hunt a KillerHorror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow 

Tuesday Nov 30, 2021

Do you harbor regrets? Director, writer and editor Matthew I. Schmidt talks candidly about his approach to remove regrets in his life.  In this Brain Burrow Digging Deep interview, Matthew shares about the satisfaction of failing…versus never trying at all.   He recounts a pivotal moment that sparked his “no regrets” attitude: noticing alcoholic root beer in the store. Though he promotes taking risks, Matthew also cautions, “Don’t throw yourself into the unemployment line pursuing a dream.  It is much easier to build a foundation and work off that than springboard from the bottom.”    Matthew is known for his work on Happy Birthday Hannah (2018) and Tales of Found Footage (2019).  Connect with Matthew I. Schmidt:instagram.com/matthewi.schmidt/facebook.com/matthew.schmidt.545 pro.imdb.com/name/nm10177070   Connect with Mark D Valenti:instagram.com/valentihorror/brainburrow.com​​IMDB: Mark D ValentiBrain Burrow YouTubetwitter.com/brainburrowtiktok.com/@brainburrowinstagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Hunt a KillerHorror Pack: Movie Subscription Box  #brainburrow 

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