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.
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.
Katee Sackhoff talks up BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, her mercenary turn in RIDDICK, her JAWS obsession — and her first nude scene.
A new book on Steven Spielberg’s CLOSE ENCOUNTERS details incredible, alternate possibilities that never made it to the screen.
My favorite classic horror film to watch in the days leading up to Halloween is actually not a horror film at all, but a comedy.
Is Rick Deckard a Replicant or not? Does BLADE RUNNER 2049 live up to expectations? Read the Flick Flack review of the long-awaited sequel.
My compelling interview with Sean Young on BLADE RUNNER, DUNE, BATMAN, and how she has been treated by Hollywood over the decades.
FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane talks to me about his new Sci-Fi series, which may owe more to M*A*S*H than STAR TREK.