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.
Revisiting Fright Favorites
I've been enjoying a nice palate cleanser of classic horror movies and an ideal companion book to go with the nostalgia.
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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.
Pandemic Panic: The Influence of Richard Matheson’s ‘I Am Legend’
Contemporary undead, post-apocalyptic and pandemic tales owe a ton of gratitude to Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND.
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.
A Look Back in Context: The Fantastic Amazement of ‘This Island Earth’
Is THIS ISLAND EARTH a serious Sci-Fi classic, or an MST3K punchline?
Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman IV’ Optimism
How Christopher Reeve called the shots with the best of intentions for SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE.
Crush These ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Lobby Cards and Have Them Driven Before You
Cool lobby cards and insights about CONAN THE BARBARIAN, one of my all-time favorite films.
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.
Barry Bostwick, American Badass!
From ROCKY HORROR to MEGAFORCE to FDR: AMERICAN BADASS! Barry Bostwick is a man who knows his way around a cult movie.
Horror Photo-Op Wonderland: Inside ‘I Like Scary Movies’
The ultimate photo-op zone for fans to be immersed in their favorite dark fantasy worlds.
Terry Gilliam and Sarah Polley Remember ‘Baron Munchausen’ Very Differently
The production woes of this epic 1989 fantasy have become the stuff of legend. I speak with Gilliam and Polley to try to settle the dust.
Matinee Spotlight: ‘Mysterious Island’
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND made a serious impact on my kiddie imagination thanks to Ray Harryhausen's fun stop-motion-animated creatures.
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A Most Excellent Interview: Keanu & Alex on ‘Bill & Ted’ Past & Future
From courting Van Halen to wild deleted scenes, I chat with Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and director Stephen Herek about creating their comedy classic BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE.
Crazy Casting Near-Misses: Sting Vs. ‘The Terminator’?
It's fun to ponder the wild "what if?" casting possibilities of James Cameron's 1984 Sci-Fi-thriller classic.
Political Pod People: Philip Kaufman Revisits ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’
My interview with the INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS director on the 40th anniversary of the Sci-Fi classic.
Topher Grace’s ‘Close Encounters’ Remix
That time Topher invited me to watch his fan edit of Steven Spielberg's 1977 masterpiece, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
An Ode To ‘Quark’: Richard Benjamin Remembers His Brief but Beloved Sci-Fi Sitcom
His short-lived '70s Sci-Fi show may have slipped into a black hole, but Richard Benjamin has a special fondness for it.
The Wonder and Dynamation of Ray Harryhausen’s ‘The 7th Voyage of Sinbad’
My detailed appreciation of Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion spectacular THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD on its 60th anniversary.
The Evolution Will Not be Televised: Superhero Flicks Embrace Inclusion
Spidey-sense tingling! Charting the current growth-spurt of inclusion in the superhero genre.
‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Director Henry Selick Details Meticulous Nature of Tim Burton Collaboration
My chat with THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS director for the 25th anniversary of the Disney double-holiday classic.
Interview: Ralph Bakshi’s Epic Battle Over ‘The Lord of the Rings’
I had the privilege of chatting with the incredibly candid Ralph Bakshi for the 40th anniversary of his animated masterpiece.
How ‘Child’s Play’ Overcame Internal Strife to Become a Horror Classic
My interview with CHILD'S PLAY creator Don Mancini, producer David Kirschner & director Tom Holland for the 30th anniversary of the horror classic.
‘Halloween’: The Flick Flack Movie Review
40 years after John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN scared the crap out of moviegoers, Michael Myers is back to terrorize Jamie Lee Curtis -- who's more than ready this time to take him on.
‘The Predator’: The Flick Flack Movie Review
Shane Black returns to put his stamp on the PREDATOR franchise and the result is full of cinematic carnage.
Thick As A Brick: Ian Anderson Talks Jethro Tull, Salmon, and a Sequel 40 Years in the Making
My chat with the Jethro Tull frontman on creating the legendary THICK AS A BRICK and its follow-up, the sorry state of the music biz today -- and why he walked away from salmon farming.
Giant Robot Monster Mash: A Subgenre Appreciation
A collection of some of my favorites of the kaiju subgenre that served as inspiration for Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM.
Outer Space Belongs to 007: ‘Moonraker’ Lobby Cards
MOONRAKER has a bad reputation among many die-hard Bond fans. That being said, I simply love it.