Q&A

Video interviews with filmmakers and actors from your favorite horror, fantasy, and science fiction films – both new and classic

Peter Walker Interview

English producer-director Pete Walker answers questions from David Del Valle at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on September 9, 2015. Walker was attending the American Cinematheque’s double bill of two of his horror films, HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS and SCHIZO.

Terry Gilliam compares Stanley Kubrick and Steve Spielberg

In an interview from Turner Classic movies, filmmaker Terry Gilliam provides his perspective on the differences between Stanely Kubrick and Steven Spielberg. Essentially, it comes down to this: Spielberg provides comforting answers for his audience; Kubrick (as in 2001: A SPACY ODYSSEY) raises challenging questions that provoke the audience to think.
To underline his point, Gilliam [...]

Ray Harryhausen explains stop-motion

Ray Harryhausen explains stop-motion

In this 1974 television interview (including film clips from ONE MILLION, B.C. and JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS), Ray Harryhausen demonstrates of the basics of the stop-motion special effects technique and explains how the special effects sequences were dreamed up for his movies.

Ray Harryhausen on animating Medusa for Clash of the Titans

Ray Harryhausen on animating Medusa for Clash of the Titans

Courtesy of Warner Brothers Online, check out this video interview with Ray Harryhausen, who discusses the changes he made to Medusa in order to make her work as a stop-motion character in CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981).

Video Q&A: Ray Harryhausen on Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Video Q&A: Ray Harryhausen on Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

On April 23, 2006, Ray Harryhausen attended a screening of THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. The screening, courtesy of the American Cinematheque, was billed as “The Two Rays,” because Harryhausen’s friend Ray Bradbury was scheduled to attend. Harryhausen, of course, provided the stop-motion special effects that brought [...]

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – Video Interviews & Clips

Check out video clips, interviews, and trailers from HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, the R-rated action-oriented updating of the Grimm Fairy tale, which Paramount Pictures opens on January 25, 2013. Writer-director Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW) explains the genesis and production of the film, which he conceived years ago.  Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner discuss playing [...]

Paranormal Activity comes to life in Blumhouse of Horrors

Paranormal Activity comes to life in Blumhouse of Horrors

“Sinister” producer Jason Blum discusses the difficulties of transferring cinematic horror to a live Halloween event.
Halloween haunted house attractions are no longer much concerned with childhood memories of dilapidated old mansions rumored to be inhabited by ghoulies and ghosties. Today, Halloween haunts are increasingly influenced by movies; this year, for example, Knott’s Berry Farm’s annual [...]

Walking Dead will invade Universal Studios for Halloween 2012

Walking Dead will invade Universal Studios for Halloween 2012

Back in the 1930s, during the early days of sound film-making, Universal Studios was responsible for the first great wave of classic monster movies. So it is only appropriate that Universal presents an annual Halloween event that brings movie monsters to life: Halloween Horror Nights, to be exact. Last week, Universal provided a preview of [...]

Hotel Transylvania Comic Con Q&A

Producer Michelle Murdocca and director Genndy Tartakovsky answer questions about their animated fantasy-horror-comedy, from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, with the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Jon Lovitz, and Molly Shannon.

TOTAL RECALL: Kate Beckinsale Video Interview

Actress Kate Beckinsale (wife of TOTAL RECALL-director Len Wiseman) talks about her first time playing the villain and about the film’s “reality versus illusion” theme.
TOTAL RECALL is a remake of the 1990 film starring Arnold Schwazenegger, about a man who pays to have an action-adventure memory-vacation placed in his brain, only to find out that [...]