Your new movie Cry Havoc
- in a few words, what is it about?
Itís about a beautiful reporter who is granted an interview with a
criminal whoís on the FBIís most wanted list. A man who is suspected
of using his fortune to get a serial killer out of prison. The reporter
meets the man and his masked killer called Havoc.
What were your
sources of inspiration when writing Cry
This is the 4th
so he is his own thing. He always was. My only goal is to make an 80s
style slasher. But a real one. Not the many PC or social justice movies
that call themselves 80s style horror. I serve the fans only. All of my
inspiration is for them.
Havoc isn't the first time Havoc
pops up in one of your movies - so what can you tell us about his previous
exploits, and about his creation to begin with? And who came up with his
absolutely creepy looks?
I make all of the
movies as self-contained stories. Yes you could watch them all and
youíd see how they connect, but I know that these are low budget movies
with zero advertising so people might not know that the others exist. I
make each one easy to follow for the new viewers and cram in lots of extra
details for the long time fans.
Back to Cry
Havoc - what can you tell us about your movie's approach to
I make lots of horror movies
Havoc, since heís a slasher, Iíve taken the approach to make
his as realistic as possible. He has no supernatural powers, there is no
need to make excuses for him. He doesnít get killed and then resurrected
in the next movie. Heís a slasher in the 80ís style, but without all of
the goofiness that modern audiences wouldnít accept.
Havoc isn't exactly a film that shies away from blood and guts -
so for the sake of all the gorehounds among my readers, do talk about the
film's splatter effects for a bit, and how were they achieved?
These movies are
extreme horror. Most times they cannot even get an R rating because of the
gore and the nudity too. Most of the releases have been censored. I hope
this one is not, although the distributor is very corrupt and they
arenít telling me if this one is censored or not. If it turns out to be
censored, donít watch it. Iíll have to rent it once it comes out and
see if they censored anything. As for how we filmed it, we use only
practical effects. The gore in this new movie were done by Oliver MŁller
and the flashback scenes done by Marcus Koch. They did some great
practical gore effects. I donít use any CGI gore. I donít believe in
it. Every bullet hit, every slice of an ax or cleaver is practical.
of course also have to talk about the action scenes and stuntwork in Cry
I make the lowest budget movies in the commercial world. So
that means no stunt doubles. LOL. All of my actors and actresses do their
own stunts out of necessity, and because it looks more real. Itís
seamless. Robert Bronzi and Havoc have a ruthless showdown that I wonít spoil
here. The girls also fought for their lives, jumped, ran and did it all on
their own. The girls were bass asses, Bronzi was bad ass and Havoc, well
he is the king.
What can you tell us about your overall
directorial approach to your story at hand?
I just wanted to make a slasher movie
that could have existed in the 80s or 70s. I direct each actor in
the way they need it in order to give their best and I keep the audience's
enjoyment at the forefront. With
movies, all I care about is making
the audience happy by scaring them and giving them the kind of horror
movie that no other directors have the balls to make anymore.
about Cry Havoc's
cast, and why exactly these people?
actor in this movie turned out to be awesome. Some are returning to the
series, others are new but they were all perfect fits for the role.
I was so happy with everyone.
A few words about
the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
Oh, we laugh and joke through every movie.
movies are no different. Making movies and being creative is joyous.
Itís memory making at its best. We are all friends and any of the new
actors become friends.
$64-question of course, when and where will be released onto the general
May 5th 2020 for North America.
Germany has had the movie for over a year now, not sure if they have
already released it or not.
Anything you can tell us about audience and
critical reception of Cry
All of the critics have been giving great reviews so far. Looks like this is the best of the Havoc
the movie is uncensored, then I think horror audiences will also like it.
Love it. Weíll see what audiences think after May 5th. Just a few weeks
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