Taking the very risky job of the lead role in the sequel to one of the most famous horror movies ever made, Caroline Williams put 110% into her role as Stretch, the radio DJ who has a run in with the Sawyer family. Williams is one of the sweetest and nicest people you could talk to. She goes way out of her way to make her fans know her appreciation for what she has been giving. While at the Flashback Weekend in June of 2008, we sat down with Caroline to talk about chainsaws, Leprechauns, and those wacky creators that helped bring this sequel to life.
Kitley’s Krypt: How did you become involved with Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2?
The Dead That Walk
By Leslie Halliwell
Published by Continuum Publishing Company, 1986. 262 Pages.
Welcome to Monday! At least this time, I remembered what day it was. Then again, after the weekend I had, I’m actually surprised. Anyway, our shot from last week was from a favorite of mine, Man Made Monster (1941), starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Lionel Atwill. My first issue of Famous Monsters that I bought as a kid had an article on this and I’ve always remembered the film because of it. Funny how the mind works, isn’t it? But kudos goest out to the following for sending in the correct answer: Hoby Abernathy, Doug Lamoreux, Mike Shields, and Troy Howarth. Well done.
For our latest photo, we’re going to stay in the black and white era, but it is slightly different. But I’ll warn you…it’s going to be a tough one. So take a look and see what you can…dig up? Sorry…too early, I know.
Please remember not to post your answers here, but send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While I will admit that this movie is really only viewing during a Turkey Day marathon, I still have a certain fondness for it. Directed by Luigi Cozzi and c0-written (and starring in) Daria Nicolodi, this movie definitely freezes that point in time with cheesy rock music videos. A band is shootting a muisc video with the ghost of composer Paganini shows up to kill them with a bladed violin. Yeah…gotta love it.
Fleming was one of those faces that might not have made a lot of horror films, but she was one that was always recognizable. Of course, since she appeared in one of my favorite films, Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971), she will always be remembered for her performance in there. She also appeared in de Ossorio’s follow up, Return of the Evil Dead, though as a different character. She also appearred in Eugenio Martin’s 19773 film It Happened at Nightmare Inn (aka A Candle for the Devil). I’m sure the fact that she was married to the director had nothing to do with her casting. Even if it was she still gives a great performance here. She also appeared in another de Ossorio film, THE POSSESSED, as well as working with Paul Naschy vigilante film, El Ultimo Kamikaze (1984). And while it was a small part, she worked with Juan Piquer Simón’s take on the Jules Vern epic The Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth (aka Where Time Began). She recently had a cameo in Victor Matellano’s film Wax, which starred another favorite Spanish actor of ours, Jack Taylor.
No matter what she was in, it is always a treat to see her names in the credit.
Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema
By Ozzy Inguanzo
Published by Rizzoli International Publications, 2014. 228 pages
It is one thing to be a director that makes a film, even a good one. But it takes a very different kind of director to make a film that brings out such a diverse and strong reaction. Like Polish director Andrzej Zulawski. While he only made a few films in his 40+ year career, all one needs to do is look at his 1981 film Possession to see what I’m talking about. Sure, you might not understand what is going on, but it is a powerful one none the less. Made during a bitter divorce, director Zulawski brought those intense emotions to life on the screen with this bizarre tale.
Zulawski passed away two days ago at the age of 75, after a long battle with cancer.