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.


How to Make a Good Godzilla Movie

(According to the writer of one of the worst Godzilla movies ever made.)


The Oral History Of '28 Days Later,' Danny Boyle’s Genre-Redefining Zombie Masterpiece

Inverse speaks to Boyle, writer Alex Garland, and nine others to reveal new details about the making of a modern horror classic.


Four Days Inside the Infinite Church of Star Wars: "I found my people"

“It is in that way like religion: You’re brought into it.”

Star Wars

New Star Wars Shows Take Inspiration From 'The Matrix,' 'Stranger Things'

Inverse got a sneak peek at footage from The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew at Star Wars Celebration.

Star Wars

'Andor' Season 2 Footage Teases the Rebellion’s Darkest Moments

The second and last season of Andor will take the Rebellion straight to the first shot of Rogue One.

Star Wars

The 5 Coolest Things We Learned at Star Wars Celebration

Three new Star Wars movies are on their way, and more.

Oral History

Inside the Wild, True, Hot Mess That Was 1993’s 'Super Mario Bros.'

And the deleted ending that makes the entire movie make sense.

The Inverse Interview

“He might as well be Tom Cruise, Action Star.”

Why the Directors of ‘65' Made Adam Driver Fight a Dinosaur

The oral history of I Am Legend

“You just knew it was going to be a special movie.”

“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

How Joseph Quinn became the (dungeon) master of 'Stranger Things'

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.”


What happens after someone else makes your movie?

Ack! Ack! Ack!

The oral history of Mars Attacks, Tim Burton’s misunderstood sci-fi masterpiece

“By the end, he was burnt out. He was a wreck.”


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

The VFX company behind Inception reveals the movie's biggest secrets

“You have to be on your A-game.”