It's not every day that you walk into work, only to find yourself sitting in a pro film makeup-effects chair to become a hideous movie witch!
Margot Robbie Redefines the Femme Fatale in the Neon-Noir ‘Terminal’
I went down the rabbit hole with Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and director Vaughn Stein, talking up their 2018 neon-noir crime-thriller, TERMINAL.
Slo-Mo Nostalgia: Lee Majors Remembers ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’
My fun chat with Lee Majors, who looks back fondly on the phenomenal ’70 series that made him a star — and inspired a generation of bionic believers!
‘The Godfather’: An ‘Offer’ You Shouldn’t Refuse
My thoughts on THE OFFER, about the making of THE GODFATHER, and my interview with the author of The Godfather: The Official Motion Picture Archives.
This is the ‘Way’: James Cameron’s Been Making Multiple ‘Avatar’ Sequels At the Same Time
What James Cameron told me about his approach to filming the AVATAR sequels: "Probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever done."
Mohawk Maniac: Vernon Wells Reminisces ‘Road Warrior’
Vernon Wells discusses the origins of his savage ROAD WARRIOR villain and shares behind-the-scenes secrets from one of the most influential post-apocalyptic films ever made.
Guillermo del Toro on His Mad Monster-Fueled Formative Years
Guillermo del Toro explains how monster movies and magazines motivated him to learn English in his early years to become the ultimate Monster Kid.
Reflecting on a Fiberglass Romance: Mark Hamill Talks ‘Corvette Summer’
If you want to see a sparkle in Mark Hamill’s eyes, ask him about CORVETTE SUMMER.
Joe Dante: Famous Monster Kid
Filmmaker and historian Joe Dante reflects on the impact Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine had on him -- and the world.
Days of Future Passed: Richard Benjamin Remembers ‘Westworld’
I chat with Richard Benjamin about the thrill of getting to play cowboy in Michael Crichton's ahead-of-its-time 1973 Sci-Fi classic.
Gamera vs. MST3K: How a Kaiju Franchise Became a Comedy Shell Game
I chatted with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, who happily reminisced about how Gamera boosted his fledgling cable show with the power of rubber monster comedy.
Paint It ‘Black’: When Dennis Christopher Detoured Into Slasher Territory
That time I lunched with BREAKING AWAY star Dennis Christopher, who detailed his unlikely detour into a slasher cult classic.
Interview: Tom Savini on Life After ‘Dead’
Tom Savini recounts his struggles remaking 1990's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD -- and coming to terms with it.
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Q&A with Star Trek’s Legendary Nichelle Nichols
My interview with the late, great STAR TREK icon Nichelle Nichols, and the special, surreal moment we shared.
The Great ‘American Werewolf’ Reunion
That time I reunited John Landis, Rick Baker, David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne to reminisce about AMERICAN WEREWOLF for the pages of Famous Monsters magazine.
‘Top Gun’ Star Kelly McGillis Revisits Her Need for Speed
TOP GUN star Kelly McGillis details working with Tom Cruise, the influence of late director Tony Scott, and more about the '80s classic.
That Time I Got Serenaded by Susanna Hoffs
My unexpected encounter with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles was years in the making...
A Renewed Look at ‘Logan’s Run’
Renew! Michael York and Jenny Agutter reunite (for me!) to deliver a fresh look at their 1976 dystopian Sci-Fi classic.
Patrick Duffy Resurfaces ‘Man From Atlantis’
MAN FROM ATLANTIS star Patrick Duffy shares fond memories of his short-lived '70s Sci-Fi TV series.
Come Play With Us: Meet ‘The Shining’ Twins
Lisa & Louise Burns, aka The Shining Twins, detail their experience working on Stanley Kubrick's timeless horror classic.
‘Escape From New York’: My Interview with John Carpenter
A chat with the mastermind behind the ultimate dystopian fever dream, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.
Harry Hamlin Interview: The Clash Behind ‘Titans’
Harry Hamlin reveals the struggles and triumphs of making the last great Ray Harryhausen movie.
‘Hill Street Blues’ Cast Reminisce on Impact & Bedlam of Classic ’80s Series
Stars from the groundbreaking '80s cop series explain how they changed the face of dramatic television.
John Landis Remembers ‘Three Amigos!’
Director John Landis talks THREE AMIGOS! and his experience wrangling '80s comedy titans Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short for his western satire.
The Perennial Holiday Horror of ‘Krampus’
KRAMPUS director Michael Dougherty talks up his candy-coated creature feature and fills our stockings with set secrets.
He’ll Save Every One of Us: Looking back at ‘FLASH GORDON’ with Sam J. Jones
The star of FLASH GORDON gets candid with set stories and some 20/20 hindsight about the 1980 fan favorite.
Monster Vitamins for A Generation of Monster Kids
In the early ’70s, horror legend Vincent Price was the perfect pitchman for Monster Vitamins.
Terry Gilliam Turns Back ‘Time Bandits’
Director Terry Gilliam shares tales of working with Connery, a Beatle, an untried kid, and the most entertaining band of dwarves ever captured on film.
It’s All in the Reflexes: How the Hero-as-Sidekick Conceit Elevated — and Sank — ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Why the beloved highly quotable fish-out-of-water supernatural martial arts action-comedy cult classic was big trouble at the box office.
Fairuza Defends ‘Return to Oz’: A Dark, Twisted Yellow Brick Road
A time-capsule visit to a very candid 11-year-old Fairuza Balk on the set of RETURN TO OZ.
The Everlasting Impact of ‘Miracle Mile’
In the summer of 1989, MIRACLE MILE delivered a cinematic sucker punch I'll never forget.
A Return to Disney’s ‘The Black Hole’
I chat with THE BLACK HOLE stars and director on the occasion of the iconic Disney film's 40th anniversary.
Shatner & Trumbull Detail How ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ Almost Crashed and Burned
William Shatner and Douglas Trumbull recall script woes, production delays and the disaster that almost stopped the TREK franchise in its tracks.
Goodbye Gahan Wilson, Whimsical Creep
My interview with the late, great Gahan Wilson -- the ultimate whimsical creep whose macabre cartoons made so many smile.
My Journey ‘In Search of Darkness’
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.
Lost & Found: The Unmade Films of Ray Harryhausen and His New Epic Fantasy
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.
Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman IV’ Optimism
How Christopher Reeve called the shots with the best of intentions for SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE.
That Time the Incredible, Unhinged Mel Brooks Turned the Tables on Me
That time I got to have an extended, insightful chat with comedy legend Mel Brooks.
The Unexpected Path to ‘Alien’: My Interview with Ridley Scott
My one-on-one interview with legendary director Ridley Scott for the 40th anniversary of ALIEN.
Digging Up the Dirt on ‘Pet Sematary’ with Director Mary Lambert
My interview with the original PET SEMATARY director on bringing the frightening Stephen King novel to life.