May 6, 2016
Movie Meltdown - Episode 347
This week we'll be talking with
our very special guest... writer/director Mick
Garris. He's had quite an interesting run in Hollywood,
and we get his take on how it all came together... and his thoughts
on what are some pretty fascinating experiences.
And as we realize there was no light at the end of the tunnel, we also discuss... Son of Kong, Richard Matheson, Steven Spielberg, a 460 page script shows up on your doorstep, identifying with the monster more then the hero, Tower Records, Green Room, Ray Bradbury, a good book can make for a bad movie, Fangoria, it's gotta be good drama first before it's good horror, that's the thing about writing... it costs you nothing but time, The Invitation, a voracious reader, Stephen King, you either have the fire or you don't, Critters 2, Cinémafantastique, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hollywood horror, I knew it wasn't real, but it was like fascinating, it was my introduction to something other then the mundane, fiction as a release, the line between brilliance and madness is a very fine one, it's not normal TV, good horror is good drama first, Disney wanted me to go under contract, it was our finger to the standards and practices, interviews on the Z Channel, you take it one day at a time, working with the changing technology, Universal Horror, Anthony Perkins, the Lincoln Tunnel, James Gunn, 600 extras on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, the making of Goonies, I got my first 8mm camera, envision The Thinker out of that giant boulder, being an outsider, a nightmare in a floating dream, 126 speaking parts, being involved in the dark creative arts, we carried a steadicam with us and a Hollywood desert noir murder mystery.
"...there's a lot to be said for fear in the creative process."
For more on Mick's interviews, go to: http://www.mickgarrisinterviews.com/
For more on the film fest, go to: http://www.westernkentuckyfilmfestival.com/