Ralph Jones

Ralph Jones is a freelance writer, journalist, and comedy performer. He has written for places like The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Vice.

“The Shining in space"

The oral history of Event Horizon, Paul W.S. Anderson’s sci-fi cult classic

Twenty-five years later, seven key members of the production reveal how Event Horizon was born, died, and resurrected.

I Make This Look Good

The oral history of 'Men in Black'

Director Barry Sonnenfeld and 13 others involved reveal how Men in Black (just barely) came to be.

Like looking in a mirror

The oral history of Face/Off, Nicolas Cage’s inexplicable sci-fi masterpiece

“In the very first couple of days, we literally sunk a boat.”

The Inverse Interview
Mind over matter

The oral history of The Lawnmower Man

“That era, in general, was kind of like the wild, wild west of computer animation.”

Feature
Ack! Ack! Ack!
Feature

The oral history of Idiocracy, Mike Judge's time travel triumph

“At a certain point, it went from a good vibe to thinking that this movie was cursed from the beginning.”

Deep Dive

30 facts you didn’t know about Terminator 2

For example, the first scene in Terminator 2, in which the nuclear apocalypse is depicted, costs more than the entire first film.

Dream Teams

The scariest monster in Stranger Things 3 was almost too gross for Netflix

The Rodeo team behind 'Stranger Things' Season 3 explains how they created the flesh monster and why it was almost too disgusting to show the world.

Dream Teams
Ogres are like onions

The oral history of Shrek, the “ugly stepsister” that changed animation

Inverse speaks with the director, writers, and voices behind the 2001 DreamWorks masterpiece.

Dream Teams
Dream Teams
Dream Teams

How a tiny British team created the most iconic chase sequence of all time

“We would all group together and just scratch our heads and somebody would come up with a solution.”

"The future is history"

The oral history of 12 Monkeys, Terry Gilliam's time travel masterpiece

Inverse speaks with director Terry Gilliam and nine other people involved in the making of this 1996 sci-fi cult classic.

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi movie of the 2000s online ASAP

Serenity bombed at the box office, but 16 years later, Joss Whedon's space opera holds up as a great piece of science fiction.

The Superhero Issue

Will you still call me Superman: The history of 3 Doors Down's “Kryptonite”

In interviews with frontman Brad Arnold, music video director Dean Karr, and others, Inverse explores the origin story of "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down.

Entertainment

Tenet review: Not worth getting coronavirus over

Christopher Nolan's new movie is too confusing for its own good.