A 1982 roundtable discussion with David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, and John Landis.
Here we have a thoroughly engaging roundtable featuring John Carpenter, John Landis, and a very young David Cronenberg from 1982. The group was gathered to talk for half an hour about their careers in the horror genre. Cronenberg, especially, is no stranger to controversy, and he talks at length about the sexual and violent themes that permeate his early films (and would continue on through much of his later work). Some highlights — and there are many — include Landis admitting he spent a full week on the An American Werewolf In London transformation scene and Cronenberg discussing the upsetting sight of a 3-year old girl attending a screening of Shivers. Also notable is that this discussion was filmed before two major achievements/masterpieces — The Thing for Carpenter and Videodrome for Cronenberg — and there is a sort of unspeakable gratification in knowing that the best is yet to come. It is a rare thing to see such major creative minds at, arguably, the very pinnacle of their output. —The Seventh Art
Here’s six of the Horror world’s leading figures dine together. Hosted by Clive Barker with guests John Carpenter, Roger Corman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Pete Atkins. Aired in 1990.
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