Tales from the Cult Film Trenches

Interviews with 36 Actors from Horror, Science Fiction and Exploitation Cinema


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About the Book

From movie villains to scream queens, here are interviews with 36 actors and actresses familiar to fans of sixties and seventies cult cinema.
Interviewees include the well-known (David Carradine, Christopher Lee), the relatively obscure (Marrie Lee), sex symbols (Valerie Leon), surfers who became movie stars (Don Stroud), and action heroes (Fred Williamson), among many others. Each interview is accompanied by a biography and filmography.

About the Author(s)

Louis Paul has contributed film reviews, interviews, biographies and articles to film-related publications including Chiller Theatre and European Trash Cinema. He published a genre film magazine in the 80s and 90s called Blood Times. Paul co-curated an exhibit at the New York Public Library celebrating 100 years of the horror film called “Screams on Screen.” He lives in New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Louis Paul
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 336
Bibliographic Info: 92 photos, filmographies, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2994-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8402-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Foreword by Tom Weaver      1

Introduction      3

Tom Atkins      7

Adrienne Barbeau      16

Michael Berryman      24

Samson Burke      32

David Carradine      40

Robert Davi      53

Brad Dourif      63

Keir Dullea      68

Sid Haig      75

Tippi Hedren      80

Gloria Hendry      90

Richard Herd      98

David Hess      110

Brion James      117

Brigitte Lahaie      128

Ed Lauter      137

Christopher Lee      144

Marrie Lee      157

Valerie Leon      164

Richard Lynch      172

Charles Napier      180

Linnea Quigley      186

Steve Railsback      192

Tura Satana      199

John Saxon      204

Madeline Smith      214

William Smith      221

Austin Stoker      234

Don Stroud      239

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa      254

Dee Wallace Stone      262

Mel Welles      269

Fred Williamson      279

William Windom      293

Lana Wood      300

Celeste Yarnall      307

Bibliography      317

Index      321

Book Reviews & Awards

“a solid compilation of some of the biggest and most beloved names in cult cinema”—Shock Cinema; “a tomb full of outstanding interviews”—City Slab.