Hello, dear readers! We hope you’ve been enjoying our Indie Horror Month celebration so far, and we’re only (nearly) halfway there! Last week, we launched our retro video interview series, IHM: Revisited, which featured a series of in-depth interviews with the likes of John Carpenter and Oren Peli. Today, we’ve got a brand new interview with you to enjoy featuring Full Moon Features’ founder Charles Band.

For the first part of our interview with Band, we spoke to him about how he got started in the industry prior to the launch of Full Moon in the late 1980s. During our discussion with Charles, he talked about growing up on film sets because of his father, the entrepreneurial spirit that fueled him before he started working in the world of film and how he was able to use a book-binding business to help him fund his career in filmmaking and led to movies like Mansion of the Doomed, Laserblast, and Tourist Trap. Band also discussed how he got his start in home video distribution as he launched MEDA, the time he spent working with Vestron Video on an array of classic titles that most of us grew up renting religiously as well as the importance of film artwork and how that’s evolved over time.

Check out the first part of our video interview with Charles Band below, and be sure to head back here tomorrow for the second part of our interview in honor of Indie Horror Month.

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  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

    Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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