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The Flashback Interview: Pleasant Gehman

by Johnny Capson May 22, 2018
Pleasant Gehman is the definition of the phrase “renaissance woman”. Pleasant is a talent who has done a whole lot of work in multiple different fields, and done a great job with everything she’s tackled. She’s been a musician with groups like The Screamin’ Sirens and The Ringling Sisters. Under the name Princess Farhana, as […]

The Flashback Interview: Barbie Wilde

by Johnny Capson May 21, 2018
My first exposure to my next interview, Barbie Wilde, came when I saw Death Wish 3 during one of its’ many airings on syndicated television. She played the role of Fraker’s (Gavan O’Herlihy) punk girlfriend, and although her role was small, it was memorable. As my fascination with 80s culture continued to grow, I would […]

10 Movies Not Covered On VH1’s I Love The 80s

by Johnny Capson April 16, 2018
Back in my RetroJunk days, many of my articles were list articles, and many of those lists pertained to the pop culture of the 1980s. As a lot of these articles were written in the 00s, they were part of the first wave of 80s nostalgia, probably best exemplified by VH1’s I Love The 80s […]

The Flashback Interview: Dee Wallace

by Johnny Capson February 19, 2018
I was born in 1982, and the big movie of that year was E.T The Extra-Terrestrial. It made an impact on me from the first time I saw it, and it’s a movie I’ve often returned to over the years. One of the talents who stood out in that movie was Dee Wallace, who played […]

The Flashback Interview: Lisa Wilcox

by Johnny Capson February 13, 2018
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Another memorable entry in the franchise, the movie starred Lisa Wilcox as Alice Johnson, who inherits the power to pull people into her dreams from Kristen Parker (played by Tuesday Knight, taking over for Patricia Arquette who played her in […]

In Praise Of Kino Lorber Studio Classics

by Johnny Capson January 4, 2018
It’s been 18 years since I was first introduced to the concept of DVDs. The family of my girlfriend at the time had a DVD player, and I was so fascinated by the technology in 1999 that I knew I wanted one for myself. I was even buying DVDs before I got a DVD player […]

The Flashback Interview: Mickie McGowan

by Johnny Capson December 26, 2017
The name Mickie McGowan may not be familiar to you, but you’ve certainly heard her voice before, or at least those of the talents she’s gathered together when doing ADR casting for films from the 80s to the modern day. I first came to know of Mickie McGowan via seeing her posts on the Facebook […]

The Flashback Interview: Kelli Maroney

by Johnny Capson December 14, 2017
My newest interview subject, Kelli Maroney, is actually a talent I’ve interviewed before. I interviewed her via e-mail for RetroJunk, my previous writing base, in 2007. The interview may have happened only 10 years ago, but for me, it’s more like a lifetime ago. When I first interviewed Kelli Maroney, I was in a very […]

The Flashback Interview: Leah Ayres

by Johnny Capson December 6, 2017
My first exposure to my next interview subject came via the 1988 movie Bloodsport. Leah Ayres played Janice Kent, the movie’s female lead. She made an impression on me with her beauty and her talent, and as I delved further into her career, I became impressed not only by her work on-screen, but her work […]

Andrew David Barker Director of A Reckoning

Interview with Andrew David Barker, Director of A Reckoning

by Adam Popeon November 27, 2017
Andrew David Barker is a British born filmmaker turned author, who transformed his love of horror movies into a creative legacy that is blossoming as we speak. I recently reviewed his engaging indie film A Reckoning here and was inspired to take it a step further by getting inside the creative process that birthed this […]

The Flashback Interview: Lezlie Deane

by Johnny Capson November 2, 2017
I was first introduced to my next interview subject, Lezlie Deane, through my friendship with former interview subject JJ Cohen, who co-starred with her in the 1988 horror favorite 976-Evil. I sent her a friend request shortly afterward, and we got to know each other well enough to do an interview in 2015. Unfortunately, a […]

Remembering Tom Petty, A Great Singer

by Johnny Capson October 3, 2017
On Monday, October 2nd, 2017, it was officially announced that singer Tom Petty has passed away. When his passing was officially announced, I felt the same way I did about Prince’s passing. Tom Petty was another artist that got me through some of the roughest times of my life. There was something fascinating about his […]