The Hills Have Eyes star and genre regular Michael Berryman has written a memoir called It’s All Good!, and it’s now available
Cinema fans have been familiar with Michael Berryman for decades. He made his first screen appearance in the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, following that up with a role in the Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Next up was his most iconic role, that of the desert-dwelling cannibal Pluto in Wes Craven’s 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes, a role he reprised in the messy 1984 sequel The Hills Have Eyes Part II. He has gone on to rack up over one hundred more credits, including roles in films like Deadly Blessing, Invitation to Hell, Cut and Run, Weird Science, My Science Project, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, The Guyver, Beastmaster 2, Wizards of the Demon Sword, Teenage Exorcist, The Devil’s Rejects, Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield, The Haunted Casino, The Lords of Salem, and Death House. He has had a fascinating life and career – and now fans will have the chance to read all about it in the pages of his memoir It’s All Good! (pick up a copy HERE).
It’s All Good! has the following description: Michael Berryman was born into a family unlike most, with a neurosurgeon father and a nurse mother. Growing up, he had to deal with physical ailments that were rare, making it hard to fit in with his peers. They brought him up with a strong Catholic faith, and instilled in him the importance of remaining positive and optimistic in the face of adversity. Still, Michael felt a sense of loneliness and isolation in his life. He was unable to make friends and felt like an outcast whenever he was around his peers. But little did he know, his unusual physical features would one day become his ticket to fame. Something amazing happened. By chance encounter, Michael was noticed by legendary director George Pal who needed someone to play a role in the movie Doc Savage. With his physical condition, Michael was the perfect pick, thus beginning his journey to stardom.
Michael soon found himself working alongside some of the biggest names in the horror industry and his performances spoke for themselves. He quickly became one of the most iconic horror actors of his generation, cementing his place in cinematic history. But ultimately, Michael hadn’t forgotten the people and the journey that made him the man he is. Michael’s story is one of perseverance, resilience and embracing one’s physical differences. It serves as a reminder that anything is possible with a positive attitude, and that it can take just one moment for our lives to be changed forever. Michael’s memoirs talk about his life from birth to fame; from his struggles with his physical ailments to his relationship with his parents, the construction of his moral ethos through failure, rebirth and ultimate success. Michael’s struggles and success offer an inspiring story of grit and determination. Of how someone with a unique physical condition could rise to the very top, proving that anything is possible with firm belief and hard work.
Berryman said, “Decades in the making, this self-published memoir is the book I always wanted to let into the world, in my own words.“
I’ve been a fan of Michael Berryman since I was a kid, and when I’ve crossed paths with him at conventions I’ve found him to be one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. So I’m very interested in reading his memoir. Will you be picking up a copy of It’s All Good? Let us know by leaving a comment below.