Interview with Jim Wynorski – AITH


If you’re a fan of B movies and exploitation movies, probably no one does them better than Jim Wynorski. He has been making films since the early 1980s and has over 150 films to his name. He recently joined Charles Band and Full Moon Features on Attack of the 50 foot cam girl and, as hard to believe, this is the first time they’ve worked together because Wynorski has worked with just about every exploitation producer you can think of.

Attack of the 50 foot cam girl follows Beverly Wood, one of social media’s biggest stars. She is admired by millions of fans who subscribe to her sexy cam shows and various products. Everyone seems to love her…except her husband, who is secretly plotting to bring down Beverly and take over her online empire forever. Beverly soon becomes an even greater force when her latest untested brand, “Unholy Meat-rimony,” grows her to gargantuan size and sets her up for a journey of revenge.

The movie is right in Wynorski’s lane and it’s a fun watch for fans of B movies and exploitation movies, especially movies directed by Wynorski. I had the chance to speak with the director about his new film, if he plans to retire, his thoughts on the 1986s hash mall always resonates with horror movies and more!

You can read the interview below and you can check Attack of the 50 foot cam girl in full moon features!

As a fan of many of your work, I had a blast watching Attack of the 50 Foot Cam Girl. This film allowed you to team up with Charles Band and Full Moon Features on this project and I was wondering how long this collaboration has been going on and what was it like to come together on this particular film?

We started talking about it in mid-November. The plan was to start filming in December, but Covid and Christmas snuck in and got in the way. Finally postponed to January 6. As I have worked with all the other exploitation producers before, it was an honor to finally come full circle with Charlie Band’s company after all these years in the business.

Kent Roudebush is the screenwriter of this film and I was wondering what the collaboration between you and him was like? Was he heavily involved with you in making a lot of the movie or was it like it was directed by Jim Wynorski, let me let him do his thing?

Kent wrote a fun original script, but it was too complex to do on a low budget… so I had to make a few changes to fit within Full Moon’s budget constraints.

I read that Ivy Smith made her film debut in Attack of the 50 Foot Cam Girl, playing Beverly Wood. I really thought she nailed the tone of the project. I wanted to ask you, with movies like Chopping Mall, you had to work with some pretty famous ladies of the genre like Mary Woronov, Kelli Maroney, Barbara Crampton and Karrie Emerson, how did Ivy stand up to some of those ladies, and what was it like working with her?

Ivy was enthusiastic from the start. I had to mold and shape her performance on set, because sometimes she forgot what her character should be thinking and doing. But on the plus side, she is gorgeous, wants to succeed and looks great naked.

Now that you’ve worked with Charles Band and Full Moon Features, will we see more projects from you in the future?

The plan is to make five or six more films over the next year. CAMGIRL 2 is already underway for a June debut.

I love that throughout your career you have blended horror and exploitation so well. Without doubt, you are one of the best to do so. I wanted to ask you since you started today, how has your particular genre of cinema changed? Do you think there was a golden age for this kind of cinema or do you think there are voices, like yours, that have kept B-movie horror alive in the best way possible?

Some fads have come and gone, but if you make a good movie, people will come to see it

I love that we’re still getting movies from you in 2022. Do you see yourself ever slowing down at all, or are you still just as passionate about movies today and want to keep going for as long as you can?

I have been in the business for 42 years. It will take an act of God to stop me. But in my twisted mind, I think the good Lord loves a good B-movie here and there; so he lets me persist.

I’m a big fan of Chopping Mall and was watching the documentary In Search of Darkness with a friend and when that movie came out I found out he hadn’t seen it and I immediately had to introduce it to him. Sure, your fans know the movie well, but are you surprised that it continues to be discovered today and what does that mean for you as the creative mind behind it?

I’m glad people like it and are interested in it again and again. It certainly has a life of its own. I’m glad you like it so much. Thanks for the interview.

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