The Movie Crypt: Ep 193: Chuck Russell

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Filmmaker Chuck Russell (THE MASK, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: Dream Warriors, ERASER, THE SCORPION KING, THE BLOB ‘88) shares his unique career journey, provides candid insight to his artistic process, and is unabashedly worshipped by two of his biggest fans in the known universe (Adam and Joe) in this absolutely phenomenal episode. From his early beginnings in live theater… to writing with Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont… to how he approaches the casting process… to what it was like working with huge stars like Jim Carrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, and (a then unknown) Cameron Diaz… to how he pulled off his groundbreaking remake of THE BLOB (the film that Joe has always proclaimed to be “the reason why he became a director”)… this super-sized and unforgettable conversation is a true joy to listen to as the three filmmakers openly talk shop and relate to each other’s cinematic philosophies.

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  • Derezzed Digital

    to keep a listener engaged for about 3 hours is not a easy thing to do but you guys do it every week thank you.

  • One-Eye

    Chuck Russell is a class act. He and Frank Darabont wrote an awesome script for a CAPTAIN BLOOD movie that I’m so bummed never got made.

  • Amanda Oaks

    I hate to say but I have really fallen behind on my Movie Crypt listening. Life has been an absolute rollercoaster, but am back listening and catching up on all the episodes. Adam & Joe you guys have been killing it with your guests lately. This was the first episode I listened to in awhile (once again sorry :() but I had to because one of the biggest things I’ve had in common with you guys is my love for ‘The Blob’ remake. I still have my original copy on VHS & still watch it from time to time & honestly that’s hard because I do own the special edition Blu ray that came out recently and that is gorgeous. Loved the episode, loved hearing about ‘The Blob’ & of course ‘Dream Warriors’ but really just enjoyed listening to the passion that Chuck Russell has when he talks about making movies. It’s really inspiring. Oh & Joe, I love that you said you remember seeing the trailer for Wes Craven’s New Nightmare attached to the movie ‘The Mask; because that’s the exact memory I had of seeing that trailer for the first time, when my dad took me to see ‘The Mask’ in the theaters. Once again, killer episode, sorry I rambled on, but really loved this episode. Keep up the great work Adam & Joe!

  • Mike Brown

    I am totally new to this podcast, and I was sent this link by a random subscriber of my you tube channel. Because he said that Chuck Russell mentioned a tribute to The Blob I edited on this podcast. And lo and behold…He did. And it really made my day. I am that mystery video editor guy. I edited that tribute a long time ago, and that link is actually the second time I posted the tribute. The song is Flesh Harvest(Not meat harvest…but it’s cool.) and it’s by Psychlon Nine.

    Here’s the link to the video in case anyone who listens to this podcast again might be curious about checking it out. And I also did a tribute to Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors featuring Childhood’s End by Iron Maiden as well if anyone is interested in checking out a remix with NOES 3.