Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Cute Litte Buggers 2016

- Something Scary 2017

- Bunnyman Vengeance 2017

- Don't Torture a Duckling 1972

- The 13th Friday 2017

- Bye Bye Baby 2017

- A Fish Called Wanda 1988

- Crazy Right 2017

- Ode to the Night 2017

- House by the Lake 2017

- The Song of Sway Lake 2017

- The Campbell: Traders, Gangsters and Robots 2016

- The Suspicious Death of a Minor 1975

- Assholes 2017

- Cold Moon 2016

- I Feel 2017

- Children of the Corn 1984

- The Forlorned 2017

- Torture Fetish 2015

- They Still Live 2017

- Knock Knock 2017

- Red Christmas 2016

- Goodnight, Gracie 2017

- Stella Maris 2017

- Erik the Conqueror 1961

- Industrial Animals 2016

- Message in a Bottle 2017

- My Little Miracle 2017

- It Lives in the Attic 2016

- Almost Amazing 2017

- The Slayer 1982

- The Last Revenants 2017

- Revelator 2017

- Hair of the Dog 2017

- Beyond Macabre 2017

- Slimed 2010

- Blaze of Gory 2017

- Shadows of a Stranger 2017

- The Ghoul 2016

- 3 2017

- Charismata 2017

- Circus Kane 2017

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Out of My Skin 2016

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

An Interview with Lou Simon, Director of All Girls Weekend

by Mike Haberfelner

June 2016

Films directed by Lou Simon on (re)Search my Trash


Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Your new movie All Girls Weekend - in a few words, what is it about?


Itís about five childhood friends who have fallen out of touch and decide to rekindle their friendship during a weekend in the mountains. Theyíre there to do adventurous stuff like zip lining, so they decide to go hiking and get lost. Itís the middle of winter, and they donít have any food or water, but thatís nothing compared to the force that is determined to keep them from leaving.


Is any of the movie based on personal experience - in other words, did you ever get lost in the woods quite as badly (well, hopefully not quite quite as badly) as the girls in All Girls Weekend did?


I hiked down the Grand Canyon a while back. We had underestimated how much food we should bring. You burn a thousand calories per hour hiking back up from the bottom. We ran out of food, and I barely made it out. When we got to the top, my body went into shock and I woke up in the rangerís station. Good times.


Other sources of inspiration when writing All Girls Weekend?


My love for the outdoors is the main inspiration. I wanted to make a film that paid tribute to nature and emphasize our need to respect our planet. It breaks my heart what humanity is doing to our environment and what weíre leaving behind for future generations


Of the five girls in All Girls Weekend, who do you identify with the most actually, and who with the least? And why?


Iím probably most like Nancy, who talks all tough but is actually a big softie inside.


What can you tell us about your movie's approach to horror (as in suspense vs sudden shocks, atmosphere vs all-out gore and the like)?


It is definitely meant to be suspenseful, not scary. Itís not about jump scares, and itís not a man with an axe in the woods. Itís different, and people will either love it or hate it for that fact.


Do talk about your overall directorial approach to your story at hand?


I always say that I want to be more like Hitchcock than Carpenter. There are a lot of people making horror, and itís a hard genre in which to do something different. Itís more about telling a story with horrific elements that hopefully has a premise that the audience wants to see.


What can you tell us about your key cast, and why exactly these people?


It was originally written for specific actresses I knew, but for various reasons they were unavailable and the only one that did play the role meant for her was Gema Calero [Gema Calero interview - click here]. The other girls auditioned, and they were the best actress for each role.


back row: Karishma Lakhani, Sharron Calvin, Katie Carpenter, Jamie Bernadette, Gema Calero

middle: Todd Voorhees

front row: Alan Hanna, Lou, Jeff Bourdett

With All Girls Weekend being an outdoors movie, you just have to talk about your great locations, and what were the challenges filming there, especially in what looked like rather cold conditions? And would you describe yourself as an outdoorsy type of person?


You try to make a film to honor mother nature, and she repays you with the coldest weather of the season and snow. We made the snow work for the end of the film, but that meant a lot of cleaning up of the ground for the earlier scenes. Otherwise, it would have messed up the continuity of the film. I love the end product though.


What can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?


It was the smallest crew Iíve worked with, but it was the best crew. Everyone was so helpful and diligent. They also made great extras for the picture that the girls find in the cabin.


The $64-question of course, when and where will your movie be released onto the general audience?


The film will be available on VOD on July 12th. The DVD will be released in the fall.


Anything you can tell us about audience and critical reception of your movie yet?


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Lou Simon
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Lou Simon here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Lou Simon at

So far the reviews have been great. Iím glad that reviewers get what I was trying to do. I was very nervous that they would decry ďthis isnít horrorĒ and trash it. Iím sure some people will feel that way, but so far so good.


Any future projects you'd like to share?


We start principal photography on 3 in July. Itís the complete opposite of this one -- very gritty and violent. Itís a psychological thriller about a man who is kidnapped and tortured in order to force him to confess to a rape that he may, or may not, have committed.


Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?

@allgirlsweekend2015 on Instagram

@allgirlsweekend on Snapchat


Anything else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?


Iím just very thankful to everyone who was part of this film, and all the support weíve been getting from the indie community.


Thanks for the interview!


© by Mike Haberfelner

Legal note: (re)Search my Trash cannot
and shall not be held responsible for
content of sites from a third party.

Thanks for watching !!!



On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD



Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Tršume ...


Und an diesem Tag geht natŁrlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!


Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner


Jetzt kaufen bei