Rocco Castoro

Editor-in-Chief, VICE

Articles by Rocco Castoro

  • VICE Reports

    Snake Island - Trailer

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

  • It’s Little, But It’s Mean

    Irving Zisman is the sexually vigorous 86-year-old who serves as a role model for horndog octogenarians. He stars in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. He was kind enough to talk to me about the new movie and give me hope that as an old person I don't have to be whiny and smel…

  • The VICE Podcast - 'Escape from Tomorrow'

    This week, VICE's editor in chief, Rocco Castoro, speaks with Randy Moore, the filmmaker behind Escape from Tomorrow, a fantasy thrill ride through the darkest depths of Americana that follows one man's nightmarish family vacation to Disneyworld.

  • Danny McBride Talks About the Final Season of 'Eastbound & Down'

    A few days before last night's premiere of season four of Eastbound & Down, I spoke with Danny McBride to glean some insight into what happens to Kenny Powers in the end.

  • Jason Banker and Elijah Wood on ‘Toad Road’

    Toad Road is a new “horror-thriller” that blurs the line between documentary and traditional film. I spoke with the film's director Jason Banker and its executive producer Elijah Wood about the premise and how the definition of “horror” has changed in this increasingly ter…

  • A Chat with Janicza Bravo (and Brett Gelman) About Her New Short Starring Michael Cera in a Wheelchair

    Janicza’s new short 'Gregory Go Boom' stars Michael Cera as a wheelchair-bound dorkface and Brett Gelman as his older degenerate brother. It’s funny and slightly depressing, and you can watch the whole thing here. A couple weeks back I chatted with J&B over baba ghanoush about th…

  • VICE News

    Triple Hate - Part 1

    'Triple Hate' is a four-part documentary about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Memphis City Council, the Klan, the Crips, Ulysses S. Grant, racism, and the specter of history. It will be airing every day this week, only on VICE.com.

  • VICE News

    Triple Hate - Trailer

    'Triple Hate' is a documentary about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Memphis City Council, the Klan, the Crips, Ulysses S. Grant, racism, and the specter of history. Part one premieres Tuesday, May 21, on VICE.com.

  • The Wizard of the Saddle Rides Again

    In the middle of a park in Memphis, Tennessee, stands a statue of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history. When the Memphis City Council changed the name of Forrest Park, the KKK planned a massive pr…

  • The Boston Bomber Is Not Eric Twardzik

    Two days ago, radio show host Jay Thomas inaccurately said that “Eric Twardzik” had been arrested by Boston Police in connection with the Boston bombings. Eric, however, is the student who took the viral photo of an alleged "suspect" of the bombing that many outlets mistakenly cl…