CLASS OF is a destination for unique retrospectives on horror movies approaching their 30th and 40th anniversaries. Each series features actors, directors, writers, and crew members who helped create the horror movies we love. CLASS OF content is meant to provide an educational and entertaining look at how our favorite movies were made. CLASS OF is presented by the FANGORIA Podcast Network.
Class of 80: Tom Savini (FRIDAY THE 13TH Series)
The Sultan of Splatter, Tom Savini, is here to share his memories from making FRIDAY THE 13TH! Tom recalls the real person who inspired young Jason’s look, why Mrs. Voorhees has such hairy knuckles, his thoughts on the other movies in the F13 franchise, and much more!
Class of 80: Adrienne King (FRIDAY THE 13TH Series)
Adrienne King is here to share her memories from Camp Crystal Lake! Adrienne talks about the audition process for Alice, her choreographed fight with Betsy Palmer, how her mom helped sell the movie to Paramount, her illustrious and unconventional career (did you know she was in GHOSTBUSTERS and TITANIC?!), and much more!
Class of 80: Sean S. Cunningham (FRIDAY THE 13TH Series)
Damn the death curse, let's go to Camp Blood! This years marks the 40th anniversary of FRIDAY THE 13TH and director Sean S. Cunningham is here to share his memories. Sean recounts his search for the perfect Camp Crystal Lake location, how he originally wanted to cast his own son as young Jason, reveals his favorite Tom Savini effect in the film, and gives us much needed updates on the future of the franchise!
Class of 80: Ari Lehman (FRIDAY THE 13TH Series)
Pack your bags, we're taking a trip back to Camp Crystal Lake! This year marks the 40th anniversary of FRIDAY THE 13TH and the Vanguard of the Vault, Natasha, has all new, exclusive interviews with the people who unleashed this movie on the unsuspecting world in May of 1980! You’ll hear from Sean Cunningham, Adrienne King, Tom Savini, and kicking this special series off is the first person to portray Jason Voorhees, Ari Lehman! As Ari says, there are bigger Jasons. There are better Jasons. But Ari will always be the first Jason. Ari shares his priceless memories of being turned into Jason by Tom Savini, Kevin Bacon interrupting his method acting on set, shooting that now famous ending, and much more!
Class of 80: Tom Atkins (THE FOG Series)
"Are you weird? Yes, I am!" The legendary Tom Atkins joins Natasha, the Vanguard of the Vault, to discuss his memories of making THE FOG. Tom remembers the first time he met John Carpenter at an early screening of HALLOWEEN, watching Hal Holbrook rehearse his one man show MARK TWAIN TONIGHT during breaks on set, offers up his theory on what happened to his character Nick Castle after THE FOG ends, and shares his favorite piece of personal trivia!
Class of 80: Adrienne Barbeau (THE FOG Series)
Class is back in session! Welcome to Season 2 of CLASS OF where we are celebrating and looking back at our favorite horror movies from 1980 and 1990. You’ll hear from the cast and crew directly about their experiences making the movies that filled the pages of the original run of FANGORIA magazine. Return to Antonio Bay with our first CLASS OF 80 series on John Carpenter’s THE FOG. Stevie Wayne herself, Adrienne Barbeau, kicks off this two-part series. Adrienne chats with FANGORIA's Vanguard of the Vault, Natasha, and recalls the beautiful filming locations, tackling the stairs at the Point Reyes lighthouse, the inspiration behind Stevie Wayne’s voice, working with the smelly fake fog, and much more! And be on the look out for Tom Atkins' interview dropping Thursday!