As a lover of 80s cult cinema, I greatly enjoyed the work of Marcia Karr, my newest interview subject, in movies like Chained Heat, Savage Streets and Killer Workout. I befriended Marcia on Facebook a while back, and was amazed to see her work in charitable endeavors, working with nonprofits like the Make-A-Wish Foundation and ChildFund. With the many directions Marcia’s work has taken, I knew she would make for a fascinating interview subject. We talked earlier this month, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know this beautiful and big-hearted talent.
Back when I wrote for RetroJunk, I had sent my next interview subject, Laurene Landon, a request for an interview, and even though she had initially declined it, I befriended her and her manager on Facebook. Her manager, Joe Williamson (who had also set up my interview last year with Mel Novak), and I discussed the possibility of an interview for Pop Geeks, and after several weeks of preparation, I spoke to Laurene on May 30th. Who is Laurene Landon, you ask? She’s a veteran actress who has appeared in cult film favorites like Roller Boogie, …All The Marbles and Maniac Cop, as well as more recent supporting roles in modern-day throwbacks to the exploitation era, movies like Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance and Hunter. I asked her about these projects and more, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know her as I Flashback again.