Science Fiction Confidential: Interviews with 23 Monster Stars and Filmmakers

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McFarland & Company, Jan 1, 2002 - Performing Arts - 312 pages
David Hedison, who plays a tiny human-headed insect menaced by a spider at the climax of the SF classic The Fly (1958), says the moviemakers spoiled the scene by giving him a squeaky voice. "Imagine if, as the camera moved in closer, you actually heard me screeeeaming for my life," the actor rhapsodizes. "That is horror. THAT is horror." In Tom Weaver's eighth interview book, Hedison-and 22 other moviemakers-talk about their horror and science fiction movie experiences as part of such films and TV series as The Blob, It Came from Outer Space, Tarzan the Ape Man, Star Trek, The Wild Wild West, Somewhere in Time, The Devil Bat and Forbidden Planet. Among those interviewed are Dan O'Herlihy, Eve Brent, Kate Phillips, John Alvin, Anthony Cardoza, Tod Griffin, Alex and Richard Gordon, Denny Miller, Andrey Dalton, Suzanne Kaaren, and Warren Stevens. Full credits are provided for the actors, actresses, and producers.

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The title pretty much spills it. Weaver, who has written numerous interview books with B stars of yesteryear, focuses on the actors and directors behind some of the worst stinkers ever on celluloid ... Read full review


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Weaver has been interviewing actors and directors since the 1980s.

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