David Hedison, who plays a tiny human-headed insect menaced by a spider in the SF classic The Fly (1958), says the moviemakers spoiled the scene by giving him a squeaky voice. ""Imagine if, as the camera moved in closer, you actually heard me screeeeaming for my life,"" the actor rhapsodizes. ""THAT is horror."" In Tom Weaver's eighth interview book, Hedison--and 22 other moviemakers--discuss their horror and science fiction movie experiences as part of such films and TV series as The Blob, It Came from Outer Space, Star Trek, The Wild Wild West, Somewhere in Time, and Forbidden Planet. Among those interviewed are Dan O'Herlihy, Kate Phillips, John Alvin, Anthony Cardoza, Tod Griffin, Alex and Richard Gordon, Suzanne Kaaren, and Warren Stevens. Full credits are provided for the actors, actresses, and producers.
Writer Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times has called him one of the leading scholars in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images calls him ""the best interviewer we have today."" He is a frequent contributor to numerous film magazines including Starlog, Fangoria, Monsters from the Vault and Video Watchdog, and one of his recent articles was featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing 2001. He is also the author of It Came from Horrorwood (2004), Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks (2004), It Came from Horrorwood (2004), Double Feature Creature Attack (2003), Science Fiction Confidential (2002), I Was A Monster Movie Maker (2001), Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes (2000), John Carradine (1999) and Poverty Row HORRORS! (1999).