Interview: Barbara Crampton talks about Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls

Barbara Crampton talks to us about her newest film, how she got her Re-Animator co-star Jeffrey Combs involved and any sequels talks.

Last Updated on November 3, 2023

Barbara Crampton is an absolute legend in the world of horror. Whether it’s her classic films from the 80s like Re-Animator or From Beyond, or more recent fare like You’re Next or Jakob’s Wife, she’s had quite the career. And her newest role in Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls may not be a particularly prominent one, but it leaves an impact. Because if there’s one thing we haven’t seen enough from her in her career, it’s comedy. So I was absolutely overjoyed to be able to discuss the film with her and find out some of the film’s secrets, I loved the film and can’t wait for people to see it (in theaters for One Night Only!). So check out the video above if you want to see how she got her Re-Animator co-star Jeffrey Combs involved with the project, as well as if she’s heard any rumblings of a sequel.

Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls plot:

Amateur occultist Marcus J. Trillbury, aka Onyx TheFortuitous, is struggling. He’s misunderstood at home and work, but his dreams for a new life seem to be answered when he lands a coveted invitation to the mansion of his idol Bartok the Great for a ritual to raise the spirit of an ancient demon. He excitedly joins Bartok and his fellow eclectic group of devotees as they prepare for the ceremony, but pretty quickly it becomes apparent everything is not as it seems. As Onyx and his new friends fight to keep their souls, he must decide what he’s willing to truly sacrifice in order to meet his destiny.

Arden Myrin, Rivkah Reyes, Andrew Bowser, Terrance TC Carson, and Melanie Chandra in Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls.


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Tyler Nichols is a horror fanatic who resides in Michigan and is always on the hunt for the next great film. When not scouring the internet for movie news, he is usually off watching something dark, writing nonsensical musings, or playing in some fantastical video game world. While horror takes up most of his time, he still makes time for films of all types, with a certain affinity for the strange and unusual. He’s also an expert on all things Comic Book Cinema. In addition to reviews and interviews here on, Tyler also helps with JoBlo Horror Originals where he’s constantly trying to convince viewers to give lesser-known horror films a chance.