Rue Morgue Podcast

Episode 104: MARGOT KIDDER

on February 7, 2013 | 6 Comments

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In celebration of Women In Horror Month, we’re reaching back into the archives to bring you a Q&A with one of Canada’s reigning scream queens, the lovely Ms. Margot Kidder (Black Christmas, Sisters, The Amityville Horror) recorded at the very first Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in 2005.

A brief excerpt ran on Rue Morgue Radio back in the day but here for the very first time anywhere, is the full 45 minute Q&A hosted by the legendary Sir Tomb Dragomir, host of Rue Morgue Radio.

In my view, Ms. Kidder is one of great women of horror (and one of my top celebrity crushes). She was not only drop dead gorgeous and talented but she’s ferociously intelligent, hilarious, politically active and full of attitude. And of course, she’s been through the ringer, both professionally and personally but thankfully, she’s survived to share her war stories – which she does quite candidly for our benefit in this Q&A.

I don’t believe she’s come back to the Festival of Fear since 2005 so perhaps it’s time she paid us another visit!



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Responses to Episode 104: MARGOT KIDDER

  1. Mike Tank says:

    Good stuff! Tomb was a great moderator! And Kidder’s candid honesty about the industry and her personal struggles were refreshing to hear.

    It was interesting to hear her talk about how full of it the author of the novel that THE AMITYVILLE HORROR was based on, and how the producers encouraged everyone to make up stories about strange on-set accidents and what not in order to generate interest in the film. Interesting, but not surprising. It’s long been held that pretty much every urban legend concerning that infamous house is just plain hogwash. I think I even read once where George Lutz himself admitted that he made that stuff up to try to get out of paying the exorbitant mortgage payments that he realized he couldn’t afford. But who knows?

    But, for me, the *best* part of the interview came when she was describing the way one of her characters died on the floor of a hotel lobby after having an illegal abortion. If you listen closely, you can hear Tomb mutter, “Oh, a family film.”. That cracked me up big time. I had to rewind it and hear it again. Hilarious!

    Also, I’d like to point out that this is the 2nd of the RM Podcasts to feature a guest who had some rather unflattering things to say about producer Edward R. Pressman. Maybe you should make it a trilogy and get Jesse Eisenberg and the producers of the currently-in-production eco-terrorist thriller NIGHT MOVES to come on and vent *their* distaste for Pressman, who is currently suing that production for copyright infringment.

    Anyway, great show, as usual. Tomb, we miss you!

  2. FDBK says:

    The Amityville malarkey was cleverly dealt with in an episode of the HAMMER horror TV series – The House That Bleeds.

    Too bad you didn’t officially enter the contest because your entry could’ve qualified as a win! ;)

    Who was the first to say something about Pressman?

  3. Marcie Martin says:

    I wish the world had more Margot Kidders.

    Thank you for posting this AND for your support Mr. Feedback!



  4. Nick English says:

    What a great sense of humor about a life that at times wasn’t all that humorous on the surface. She and Carrie Fisher should do some kind of two-woman show. I bet it would be insane. Pun intended.

  5. Owen Garth says:

    Great stuff! Though I wonder what was going on over at the Elijah Wood event…

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