My one-on-one interview with legendary director Ridley Scott for the 40th anniversary of ALIEN.
I first interviewed Rick Baker in 2012 for ET. He was happy to discuss his humble beginnings and love for Famous Monsters.
Back in the days before the Internet, movie lobby cards were a powerful tool used by Hollywood studios to lure audiences into the darkened theater.
Prompted by Ridley Scott’s second return to the ALIEN franchise, here are five little-known nuggets about his seminal 1979 saga.
A look back at how my exclusive James Cameron ALIENS 30th anniversary interview came to be for Famous Monsters magazine.
Why the beloved highly quotable fish-out-of-water supernatural martial arts action-comedy cult classic was big trouble at the box office.
I chat with THE BLACK HOLE stars and director on the occasion of the iconic Disney film’s 40th anniversary.
William Shatner and Douglas Trumbull recall script woes, production delays and the disaster that almost stopped the TREK franchise in its tracks.
My interview with the late, great Gahan Wilson — the ultimate whimsical creep whose macabre cartoons made so many smile.
I got to write and direct a documentary on ’80s horror movies called IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS. It was my feature-film debut and I had a blast.
Interview: HARRYHAUSEN: THE LOST MOVIES author John Walsh details the amazing unproduced ideas of the stop-motion legend and the planned follow-up to CLASH OF THE TITANS in development.
My interview with the original PET SEMATARY director on bringing the frightening Stephen King novel to life.
My interview with the INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS director on the 40th anniversary of the Sci-Fi classic.
That time Topher invited me to watch his fan edit of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
My detailed appreciation of Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion spectacular THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD on its 60th anniversary.
My interview with CHILD’S PLAY creator Don Mancini, producer David Kirschner & director Tom Holland for the 30th anniversary of the horror classic.
Shane Black returns to put his stamp on the PREDATOR franchise and the result is full of cinematic carnage.
A collection of some of my favorites of the kaiju subgenre that served as inspiration for Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM.
I’ve also been listening to the wonderful symphonic soundtrack music for classic STAR TREK. It really takes you back.
I spoke with the legendary director about the secrets behind some of his greatest cinematic masterpieces — and what frightens the man who helmed one of the scariest films ever made.
An appreciation of Ralph Bakshi’s animated THE LORD OF THE RINGS 40 years later, with vintage lobby cards and cool collectibles!
The origins of Ideal’s S*T*A*R Team and how one toy company is giving the short-lived toy line new life.
Celebrated Famous Monsters cover artist Terry Wolfinger talks about his formative years and reveals the secrets to his commercial art success.
Natalie Portman’s new Sci-Fi flick is a refreshingly cerebral thriller with intense visuals and even more intense questions.