||31 January 2009
||Philip Cook wrote and directed "Invader," along with "Despiser" and "Outerworld." They might have modest budgets, but the results are expansive efforts that are far more entertaining than many films that cost ten times as much to make.
||24 May 2008
||Buddy Cooper wrote, directed, and produced "The Mutilator," and it is his only film credit on the Internet Movie Database. Skaboi (a forum regular) tasked me with reviewing "The Mutilator," and put me in contact with Mr. Cooper. It was a great opportunity to find out the story behind the film.
||31 Jan 1999
||Kevin Danzey worked in the effects shop for "The Brain" and offers this view of low budget monster movies.
||7 Jan 2002
||Mr. Friedman's work in cinema began decades ago and he has helped produce films such as "2000 Maniacs" and "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS." Trash to some, classics to others (I'm with the latter group), the world of cult movies would be less impressive without his influence. His latest project is the sequel to "Blood Feast."
||9 Nov 2000
||Richard Haines is probably best known for directing "Class of Nuke 'Em High," but he has an impressive resume in budget film making and has earned praise for his book on the Technicolor film process.
||19 May 2007
||George Hardy played the part of Michael Waits, the father in "Troll 2." He is a cheery gentleman who is still impressed that such a bad movie could be so much fun.
||31 May 2002
||Rarely, and it is becoming more so as time goes by, I pick up a VHS or DVD on a whim and find myself happily surprised by the movie. "There's Nothing Out There" was one of those hidden gems. When luck brought me into contact with the writer and director, Rolfe Kanefsky, I immediately asked about an interview.
||7 Jun 2000
||Chris Kruize partnered with Michael Jones to write the script for "Mutant." Their original idea sounds much better than the end result and the interview popped up some interesting facts.
||2 Dec 2000
||Peter O'Herne was a member of the group that made "Bad Taste" a reality. You will easily recognize him as Barry, but the native of New Zealand also played a number of aliens and was part of the film crew. He took time out to answer some questions about what is probably the most amazing independent film ever made.
|Fred Olen Ray
||12 Oct 2007
||Fred Olen Ray is a name known to many cult movie fans, though the gentleman has also made films under a number of other monikers. I have always associated him with "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers" and "Bikini Drive-In," but his favorite type of movies are not gore fests filled with naked women.
||29 Sep 2002
||Mr. Sklarey played Orville, the abused corpse and later zombie, in the movie "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things." He is quite memorable, especially when the antiprotagonist (Alan) finds himself trapped in a room with Orville.
||2 Feb 2008
||Rick Sloane is known best for his film "Hobgoblins," after it appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000. He also wrote, directed, and produced the "Vice Academy" series and several other films. Still, "Hobgoblins," with its furry little monsters, is Mr. Sloane's most famous work.
||17 Feb 2007
||Ian Stuart wrote the script that would become "The Pit." Though memorable for the psychological problems exhibited by the main character, it was intended to be a serious look at an even younger boy with mental problems.
||26 Feb 1999
||My very first interview was with Lev Spiro, director of the Roger Corman production "Welcome to Planet Earth."
|Two Cast Members of "What Waits Below"
||13 Jan 2007
||Dale played a cave dwelling Lemurian, while Bruce's part as a South American Soldier was cut from the final version of the movie. Both of them had interesting stories to tell about the experience.