Your upcoming movie Dr. Acid Face - in a few words, what's it
going to be about?
Dr. Acid Face is about Russian scientist, Dr. Vladnov, who creates
biological and chemical weapons for the Russian government. When he comes
to the US and attempts to hand his work over the the Americans, the
Russians attempt to stop him. In doing so Dr. Vladnov is exposed to his
weapon agents and is transformed into Dr. Acid Face. Now horribly
disfigured and raving mad, Dr. Vladnov goes on a killing spree requiring
the US and Russian governments to capture Dr. Vladnov before he continues
Why a monster movie? And what were
your inspirations for dreaming up Dr. Acid Face?
always loved monster movies. Whether they were the Hammer horror movies,
Toho Godzilla movies, even
Attack of the Killer
Tomatoes, monster movies
have always been fun for me to watch over and over again. My inspiration
for Dr Acid Face was that I really wanted to do something in the dry spell
I've had since my last movie Cryptid. A friend of mine, Ward Benoit, has a
photo on his Facebook of some makeup he did on himself with half his face
melted. I wanted to work with Ward again (he had a part in Cryptid
druggie who gets his brain eaten), so I thought of something we could do
together with him in a Lon Chaney Sr-esque kind of role.
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)?
scariest movies I've seen were Jaws and The
Grudge. They relied on
suspense as opposed to jump scares. I liked that. They truly scared me. Dr
Acid Face will have more suspense versus sudden shocks. It will however
have mucho gore. Not gross gore like you see in the Hostel and
which turns me off, but more like over the top fun gore in Sam Raimi's
original Evil Dead trilogy or Peter Jackson had in
Ward Benoit in makeup
of course also have to talk about your "monster" for a bit, and
how will it be achieved?
Everything will be practical
makeup effects. No CGI. Ward Benoit, who will play Dr. Vladnov/Dr Acid
Face will be doing his own makeup which will primarily be gelatin
appliances on his face and hand. As the movie progresses the biological
agents Dr. Vladnov was exposed to consumes his body. The makeup will be a
progression throughout the film of different stages of Dr. Vladnov’s
transformation into a hideous beast of melted flesh. The beast at the
climax of the movie, however, will need to be done by a special effects
team. So if any of your readers know of or are interested in doing a
life-size melted flesh beast suit for a low budget movie they can contact
me through my website:
Anything you can tell us about
your cast yet, and why exactly these people?
I don't have a
full cast yet but I am taking requests of those interested in acting in Dr
Acid Face. Ward has been cast as Dr. Vladnov / Dr Acid Face because I like
that he can do his own SFX makeup plus he has the body type of Tor Johnson
[Tor Johnson bio - click here]
which is what I wanted for that character. Depending on the budget, the
cast should be selected by the end of February 2015.
As far as I
know, Dr. Acid Face is still in its fundraising stages - so
what can you tell us about your fundraising efforts?
now (late November) the fundraising is OK. I would like to get a few
thousand for this picture in order to pay the majority of the cast and
crew and give this the look of a larger budgeted movie than what my last
pictures looked like. I'm using IndieGoGo as a crowdfunding site and will
continue to take donations on the Dr Acid Face website after it ends on
IndieGoGo. I constantly post updates of the movie all around Facebook,
Twitter and my website. Any help with donations towards the budget is very
much appreciated. The perks I have are the best I've seen, so get yours!
your funds are raised, what's the schedule, and even though it's probably
waaaayyyyy too early to ask, any idea when the film might be released onto
the general public yet?
I would like to start shooting in
March and release it sometime in September or October 2015. It will stream
on my website and then be released on DVD soon after.
Any future projects beyond Dr.
Acid Face you'd like to share?
I'd like to shoot
another monster movie with an ice creature I've been creating. I also have
a project in mind with small evil clowns as well as a slasher-in-the-woods
idea I think your gorehounds would like.
website, Facebook, IndieGoGo, whatever else?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
IndieGoGo : http://igg.me/at/dr-acid-face/x/339559
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
hope all your readers consider donating to the Dr. Acid Face crowdfunder.
Having a larger budget for this movie will give it a higher quality than
my previous projects. Follow Dr. Acid Face on my website or LIKE the
Archangel Productions fan page on Facebook.
Thanks for the interview. I really appreciate the exposure and am glad
someone is taking an interest in my projects!
for the interview!