I have always been a huge fan of horror movies. All the old Universal Classics like Dracula, The Wolfman, The Creature From The Black Lagoon and the stars Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney and all the others. I started this website and podcast last year as a tribute to all thing horror. I am also a big fan of the horror host Marlena Midnite, Robyn Graves, Dr Gangrene and the list goes on. I love going to horror conventions and interviewing the stars for the podcast. I have talked with Priscilla Barnes, Bill Mosley, Danielle Harris, Kathleen Kinmont and many others. I hope you enjoy the interviews I have posted and please visit the website as well.
The Phantasm Cast
I love it when horror conventions feature cast reunions from my favorite films. This past fall, The Full Moon Tattoo And Horror Convention in Chattanooga, Tn did just that. Three of the stars of Phantasm, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister and The Tall Man himself, Angus Scrimm, along with director Don Coscarelli were guests at this show. I asked all four if they would be interested in doing interviews for Monsters From The Basement and they all said yes. Phantasm was a huge hit when it was released in 1979 and was followed with 3 sequels. The films have all became cult classics all over the world. Listen in as I talk with Reggie, Michael, Don and Angus as we talk about Phantasm as well as Don’s new film John Dies At The End. Hope you enjoy the Phantasm interviews!!
Marilyn Burns From The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Marilyn Burns was an actress living in Texas when she landed the role of Sally in the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre. After making that film she went on to appear in Helter Skelter, Eaten Alive and Future-Kill. In 2012, one of the Days Of The Dead Conventions featured a Texas Chainsaw Massacre Reunion. Marilyn was one of the guest at that show and she was nice enough to sit down with me so I could ask her a few questions about her career and her memories of make the cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Sit in with me as I talk with Marilyn Burns.
Ashley Laurence has done movies, television, commericals and she is a very talented artist as well. Perhaps she is best know for her role a Kirsty Cotten from the first three Hellraiser films. Ashley was a guest at this years Scarefest in Lexington Ky and I jumped at the chance to interview her. She is a very sweet lady and I totally enjoyed talking with her!!!
In 1980 a film called “Friday The 13th” was releashed. Little did anyone involved know at the time that this movie was the start of what was to become one of the most successful horror franchises ever. The lone survivor of that film, Alice was played by Adrienne King. Adrienne was a guest at the recent Blood At The Beach Horror Convention in Virginia Beach a couple of weeks ago. I had spoke with her before about doing an interview for Monsters From The Basement and Friday night after the show closed down we found a couple of chairs and sit down and talked for a while. We talked about filming of the movie, her Crystal Lake Wine and what fans her fans can look forward to seeing her in next year. I hope you all enjoy our interview with Adrienne King!!
Tucky Williams And Friends
When the fall season starts to arrive it means several things to me. It mean the days and nights get cooler, Halloween and it is time for Scarefest. Scarefest is held in Lexington, Ky each fall. One of the main reasons I love attending this show so much is because one of my favorite actresses always attends, Tucky Williams. Tucky is from Kentucky and started out as a meteorologist at a local tv station. She then appeared in several locally produced independent films and last year started he web series Girl/Girl Scene. It has become a Scarefest tradition for us to interview her for this website. For two years stright Tuckys interviews have been some of the most listened to interviews I have done. In fact they have been second only to Elvira. This year I have a special treat for fans of Girl/Girl Scene. Not only do I have a new interview with Tucky, but I also have an interview with Katie Stewart, Lauren Virginia Albert and Abisha Uhl who is also the lead singer of the band Sick Of Sarah. I really hope you all enjoy these interviews as much as I did doing them!!!
Tuesday Knight From Nightmare On Elm Street
Tuesday Knight’s first acting gig was in the soap opera “General Hospital” and her first major movie role was in the fourth installment of the “Nightmare On Elm Street” series. In that movie a song she wrote “Running From This Nightmare” was featured as the theme song. She was a part of a David Bowie tribute band playing keyboards and singing back up vocals. She has also been in several tv shows and more movies. Her new cd has just came out and you can order it online. I was lucky enough to talk to Tuesday last week on the phone. She is a very sweet lady and I enjoyed the talk very much. I hope her fans enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed it.