A young Bruce Campbell talks about growing up with Sam Raimi, surrounded by monstrous heads. It's just one of the many, many delights available in The Incredibly Strange Film Show, a 1988-1989 British series about "psychotronic movies" that's on YouTube.
For anybody who's interested in weird films and horror classics, being able to watch these classic episodes is a must. The Incredibly Strange Film Show, the work of British television presenter Jonathan Ross, only ran for 12 episodes, six in 1988 and six in 1989, but in those dozen installments, Ross managed to talk to many of cult cinema's most indispensible masters.
Here's a segment about Stuart Gordon, filmed on the set of Bride Of Re-Animator and featuring an interview with Gordon at the La Brea Tar Pits, surrounded by dinosaur statues. (And Gordon talks about how much trouble he had to go to, to track down a copy of the long-out-of-print Herbert West: Reanimator, eventually getting to read it in a library that wouldn't let him take it out.)
Here's the segment on indispensible Hong Kong action movie producer Tsui Hark:
Here's the segment on Ed Wood, who was sadly already dead:
A whole episode on Ray Dennis Steckler, aka Cash Flagg, creator of The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies:
A segment on horror film pioneer Hershell Gordon Lewis, creator of the "splatter" genre:
Zombie film meister George Romero:
And Fred Olen Ray, the creator of such classics as Dinosaur Girls, Alien Dead, Evil Spawn and last year's Bikini Frankenstein: