I’m sorry to have just read that James Isaac, director of one of our favorites around here, JASON X, has passed away at only 51. Isaac was an effects guy who got his start working on creatures on RETURN OF THE JEDI and GREMLINS. After working on THE FLY and NAKED LUNCH for David Cronenberg he wound up running shit special effects-wise for eXistenZ, which is something to brag about. That’s how he got Cronenberg to cameo in JASON X.
Isaac also directed THE HORROR SHOW, SKINWALKERS and PIG HUNT.
May 8th, 2012 at 1:10 am
Wow, never heard of the guy before now but based on his resume I damn well should have. Naked Lunch is one of my favorites. Shit, most of those movies are ‘one of my favorites’!
Damn. That sucks. I’m gonna watch eXistenZ tonight. That movie rules.