he played in Wishmaster and Silent Night Deadly Night 4, but we all
know and love him for his portrayal of horn dog, badass Reggie in the
series. Reggie took some time off from running after balls to talk to
The Arrow, here it goes…
1- What's your favorite
The one that scared me earliest in my youth still sticks on me. That
would be "the Mummy's Tomb," third installment of the
original Mummy movie (Boris Karloff) wherein the Mummy (Lon Chaney
Jr.) winds up in a swamp carrying the beautiful Elyse Knox in his
arms, she grows incredibly ancient in his moldy grasp as they both
sink into the quick sand and eternity. Wow! Elyse Knox...what a babe!
What's your favorite Phantasm entry?
The first one for the incredible originality. The second for the
incredible special FX. The third for
incorporating all the good stuff from the first two with a great
ensemble cast and IV 'cause it's so inside and moves so sweetly to
some other conclusion.
3- You're the Vice President of
Production Magic Inc. What's the
My partner (Gigi Porter)
and I can fill any hole in any production whether it's a live event,
TV or film. Need a crew, DP. casting, location, special FX?...name it!
We can provide it. All we need to know is your budget (you gotta' have
one) and what you need. That's it.
What's the weirdest thing that ever happened on any Phantasm set?
We were filming in a Mausoleum in Compton California during the making
of Phantasm III. It was the first night we (the original cast members,
Angus, Michael, Bill and myself) had worked together since the
original film in '79. In the scene, I was to approach the crypt that I
had just seen Michael talking to the Tallman from and place my
hands on the wall trying to figure out why it was transparent but was
now a solid, dense piece of marble. It was somewhere between midnight
and 1 o'clock in the morning. The shot was MOS (without sound)
unfortunately, so you can't here the unbelievably loud crash of
thunder that occurred just as I put my hands to the very real crypt
marble. The ensuing storm pounded us for two hours with buckets of
rain and hail. I thought that was a trip!
Any new projects in the works? When will we see you again?
There's a film I did last year that they're threatening to release.
There's a lot of films being shot through
the end of the year so I may get involved in two or three before we
sing "Auld Langsine" (sp).
Have u ever thought of writing or directing a flick?
Wrote a script with my friend Todd Mecklem called "Horror
Hood." It's about life and death in Washington D.C. and no,
Paula, Monica and Bill didn't make the story. I've had a taste of
directing with our cable show "Nightmarz Cafe" but yeah, I'd
like to direct a film with the right people in place.
What kind of music do you dig?
I like a lot of different styles but I'd have to say that classic rock
is the best most creative, stuffed with talent and ability music on
the the planet.
Have you ever seen a horror flick that gave you nightmares?
No, but I've had some relationships that did.
there be another Phantasm flick?
We're trying our best to get the next one financed right now.
10- The eternal question: Captain Kirk or
Captain Picard...who rules?
for showing up on Arrow Reg, you’ve made me and lots of fans happy.
Come back anytime. Keep kicking that ass baby….