Jessie Lilley
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Jessie Lilley

Jessie Lilley - EditorJessie Lilley (editor-in-chief) is still here and delighted that Lynda Williams has redesigned the Mondo Cult website. Doesn't it look great?! Check her out at Baywood Design Studio. Let her know we sent you!

Your fearless editor allowed herself to look like who-shot-Lizzy on camera recently for a Tom Graeff documentary. You can view the clip below, courtesy of eRooster.TV.

Jessie is also the original publisher of Scarlet Street, the magazine of Mystery and Horror. Noting at some point that there was more to life than Sherlock Holmes and monsters, she moved on to publish the now much accredited magazine, Worldly Remains. Jessie writes Entertainment Criticism and Political Commentary. She's very happily reviewed film for Perth, Australia's Anglican Messenger. Jessie continues to write, occassionally, for LA's Valley Scene Magazine, though she has since relocated to California's Central Coast.

In 2010, Jessie was named Editor of Philip Kim's Famous Monsters of Filmland (FM 3.0). In that position she oversaw issues 250 through 256, Famous Monsters Underground, Famous Monsters Retro issue 70 and pulled together the Martin Powell Film Book and Joe Jusko Cover for Retro 71 before resigning her chair when a year had passed. There were many reasons for her leaving Famous Monsters, but the main one was to put her full energy back into Mondo Cult.

Jessie is very proud of her time spent at the helm of Forrest J Ackerman's 'baby' and notes with pride that she stands as the only female editor of that august publication. Her thanks are extended to Philip Kim for entrusting her with such a treasured opportunity.

Jessie is interviewed fairly regularly by various Classic and Current Horror Websites. You can link to them on the Mondo Cult Home Page.

Writing from her lower extremities is what she loves best. Jessie lives in Santa Cruz County, CA at the top of the hill at the end of the road, with her husband, musician David Paul Campbell, 13 cats, a carton of smokes and a bottle of Bushmills. - photo credit: Terry Wagner

From the filmmaker Elle Schneider:

The enigmatic Jessie Lilley explains why Tom Graeff and his counterparts grab viewers, even after all these years.

Excerpt from upcoming documentary "The Boy from Out of This World: The Mixed Up Story of Tom Graeff and his Cult Film Teenagers from Outer Space."



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