|Scott says, "It was really cool. It
was so much fun and it was packed. When I got there I saw Bruce Campbell. And
we were kind of shemping around so to speak. It was so funny because from my
table I could see him kind up near the front. And so whenever we'd hear whipped
music or cheesy things, he'd be looking at me and I was like 'Will you stop!'
He was just cracking me up."
Though not televised, the Saturn Awards are a prestigious
event and heavily covered by the media. Scott's impressions of the evening:
"Rod Steiger gave a really cool speech. William Friedkin won an award and
got up there, and Linda Blair was there. Michael Bay of all people, and Brian
Singer - they had a lot of really cool people. I sat like next to KISS' Gene
Simmons. Actually at my table was Gary Cole. It was really cool and just a lot
of fun. James Woods gave this kick-ass speech, and Bruce was so great. Bruce
gave some awards and was up there doing his routines and it was just so
refreshing and funny. You can tell he's done this so many times, I mean he was
just so polished. And Guillermo Del Toro, who directed MIMIC and CRONOS, a
really cool director and a guy I've actually met a few times and hung out with
- he and Lin Shaye, who's so hilarious in SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, those two gave
me my award. And I was just like 'Oh, this is so cool!' I didn't expect it to
be so fancy, plus those awards are way cool."
|Hints of this kind of future can be found
from the time Scott made his first little horror film - at the age of eleven.
"It started out with my friend Bill Ward, and he had this Kodak Brownie
Camera - it was one of the first Super-8 cameras - and my friend Matt Dewan.
And basically we loved all the monster movies, and we loved Famous Monsters
magazine - which actually still exists. And we were going to buy this Lon
Chaney movie called Phantom of the Opera
"Then we went, 'Wait, we've got a camera
let's buy like 4 rolls of film (or whatever it was) and make our own movie.' So
we made this whipped movie called 'Inspector Klutz Saves the Day.' It was very
Mad Magazine-ish. It was basically the retelling of the Frankenstein story but
he puts the wrong brain in and he's acting very Three Stoogie and picking his
nose and doing all this slapsticky stuff. I played like Igor the Assistant,
Bill played Dr. Frankenstein and Matt played the monster. We were utilizing all
my monster masks - which at that time was like, two. We were all about eleven
years old at the time."