Most of us fell in love with actress Barbara Crampton after her portrayal of Megan Halsey in Stuart Gordon’s cult classic Lovecraftian horror comedy Re-Animator in 1985.
In the film she gets mixed up in the bizarre experiments of Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs), who can reanimate the dead, and must suffer through one of the most insane moments involving a severed head in cinema ever.
From there Crampton continued to win us over with her countless other performances in independent genre films like From Beyond and Castle Freak (reuniting her with both Gordon and Combs) as well as with her roles in other B-movie delights like Chopping Mall, Puppet Master, Trancers II and Robot Wars.
After taking some time off to raise her family, Crampton has now made it back on the indie horror scene with roles in Adam Wingard’s You’re Next and in Rob Zombie’s upcoming The Lords of Salem, which are both due out later this year.
In honor of her contributions to independent entertainment over the years, Dread Central was pleased to have the opportunity to sit down and talk exclusively with Crampton just a few weeks ago as part of our Indie Horror Month celebration.
In our first interview segment we hear from the indie horror scream queen about her experiences working on films like Re-Animator, From Beyond and Castle Freak alongside both Gordon and Combs. Check out our exclusive chat with Crampton below, and make sure to tune in tomorrow for Part Two of our video interview as well.
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