“In the last few years, there’s been a new name in horror who has endeared himself to horror genre fans everywhere. He has been called the modern day answer to the likes of Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney. He is also an incredibly gifted and versatile actor who has delighted audiences on stage in roles ranging from humorist Lewis Grizzard to Jesus of Nazareth.
Yes, I am talking about Bill Oberst, Jr.
When I met up with Bill at his favorite cafe in Hollywood for an interview, I was thinking of some of the questions I could ask him.
Turns out it was less an interview than a genuine conversation between two people. Oberst even began to interview me. I got one of the most rewarding conversations for Monster Island Resort yet, ‘Genre Ruminations With Bill Oberst Jr.’
Despite all the trappings and superficiality that can permeate the strange microcosm called Hollywood, I could sense a real genuineness about Oberst. He wanted to talk less about his work and more about film making, the genre, and the philosophy behind what makes stories so enduring. In Bill Oberst, Jr. we have a true personality–one I’m happy to call friend.”