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.
The Importance of Being Vincent Price
An appreciation of the late horror legend and jack-of-all-trades performer.
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.
‘Escape From New York’: My Interview with John Carpenter
A chat with the mastermind behind the ultimate dystopian fever dream, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.
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.
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?
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.
A Few Bites with Terry Wolfinger, Mad Monster Artist
Celebrated Famous Monsters cover artist Terry Wolfinger talks about his formative years and reveals the secrets to his commercial art success.
Famous Monsters & Aliens: A Chat with Rick Baker, Monster Maker
I first interviewed Rick Baker in 2012 for ET. He was happy to discuss his humble beginnings and love for Famous Monsters.
Time to Revisit ‘The Exorcist’
When the autumn winds kick up, THE EXORCIST sits atop a demonic pedestal as my staple requirement in film, TV and print.
Basil Gogos: The Passing of a Monster Art Legend
Legendary Famous Monsters artist Basil Gogos may be gone, but his legacy lives on.
For the Love of Fantasy and Ray Harryhausen
Before STAR WARS, Ray Harryhausen's THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD was the big-screen experience that rocked my world.
Junket Fatigue: The Mind-Numbing Repetition of Movie Promotion
A look at what actors must endure to promote their latest product. Junkets can be psychological torture, a dark tunnel of repetition with no end in sight.
My ‘Star Wars’ Story and Mark Hamill Musings on the Blockbuster’s 40th Anniversary
STAR WARS first arrived in theaters 40 years ago today. Like so many of my generation, the movie rocked my world and changed the trajectory of my future aspirations. This is my story, along with excerpts of my first interview with Mark Hamill.
Henson and Oz Defend ‘The Dark Crystal’
With the announcement of a new prequel series to THE DARK CRYSTAL on Netflix, I revisit a vintage interview with original creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz.
The Phantom Monster Show!
In 1953, two wonderful Universal Studios horror classics were re-released as a double bill titled THE PHANTOM MONSTER SHOW!
LISTEN NOW: Podcasts Featuring IT CAME FROM… Creator David Weiner
I love to talk, and so naturally I love the podcast format, which provides a casual, fun, and freeform way to share all the things I love about genre pop culture.
‘Star Wars’ and the End of Famous Monsters
I've assembled a bunch of fun STAR WARS-themed covers of Famous Monsters, classic and contemporary, for your viewing pleasure.
My ‘Twin Peaks’ (Alternate) Reality
A few fresh tales of TWIN PEAKS, from my love of the show to working with and interviewing some of its stars. “That gum you like is going to come back in style..."
The Art of Famous Monsters of Filmland
Inspired by our Rondo Award win, I shine a spotlight on the current roster of artists painting for Famous Monsters and the brand-new art that came about during the time that I was editor of the magazine.
James Cameron: ‘Aliens Still Holds Up Pretty Damn Well’
A look back at how my exclusive James Cameron ALIENS 30th anniversary interview came to be for Famous Monsters magazine.
Joel Hodgson on the Zeitgeist Spark of MST3K
With MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE RETURN now on Netflix, I thought I'd resurrect a fun interview I had with Joel Hodgson for Entertainment Tonight back in 2013 in honor of the show's 25th anniversary.
Medusa Reads Famous Monsters!
Medusa from CLASH OF THE TITANS reads Famous Monsters. I know this to be true from the photographic evidence.
Famous Monsters Fan-toshop Service
Fans of your mag can manipulate images on a whim with Photoshop and share them for amusement.