In the early 1980s I was lucky enough to stumble into a connection with filmmaker David Lynch, thanks to my fannish obsession with his first feature, Eraserhead. I ended up writing about him and his film for the magazine Cinefantastique, and because of that I found myself hired (with no qualifications at all!) as part of a video documentary team attached to the production of Dune in Mexico in 1983. The results of these experiences are documented in two books, published by BearManor Media and available directly from the publisher and from Amazon.

Volume one, Eraserhead, includes my analysis of the film, the history I wrote of the production for Cinefantastique, plus the complete transcripts of all the interviews I conducted in researching the article; while volume two, Dune, includes the journal I kept of my six months on the project, plus transcripts of some of the interviews which were conducted during the production of David Lynch’s sci-fi epic.



Blasts from the past

Anderson vs Anderson

Cronenberg, Body-Horror and The Brood (1979)

George A. Romero 1940-2017

Viewing notes, March-April 2015: part two