Your upcoming movie Scream Machine
a.k.a. Death by VHS - in a few words, what is
is very similar to the film
came up with the idea before that movie even existed. The film Scream Machine
is about a group of friends who rent an old VCR that comes with 5
VHS movies. The person they rent the machine from is someone they find in
a local paper only because they dont have a flat screen TV, so they need to
find a VCR to rent so they canwatch movies on a friday night. They rent it
from a very evil voodoo priest who has cursed the machine.
we last talked about Scream Machine
here], you have changed the wraparound story quite a bit. To ask
quite bluntly: Why?
The original wrap around we figured was
going to cost way too much to produce & we had a lot of location
issues. We re-wrote it because VHS-oriented movies & VHS in general
have made a huge comeback - I think VHS-lovers will love this movie ...
also going to be a lot easier to shoot.
What were your
inspirations for both Scream Machine's wraparound story and the
The fact that VHS has made such a big
comeback. The short films are a lot darker than in my previous films
Nightmare Alley & Scarlet Fry's Junkfood Horrorfest, which fans were
kinda dissapointed with. This film is going to be much better in every
aspect, I've learned a lot from the critics & fellow filmmakers out
there. Scream Machine will not disappoint.
With and evil
Santa, a vampire seductress, zombies, rabbit serial killers and the like,
you seem to be pretty much all over the map regarding outrageousness - so
were there actually any ideas that you deemed too wild for your movie?
I consider myself the Herschell Gordon Lewis of the new era [Herschell
Gordon Lewis bio - click here], & there is
never anything that is too wild for a B-movie filmmaker like me. Most
important thing is to really try not to offend people & stay within
certain boundaries like political correctness.
You were never
one to shy away from a bit of blood and guts - so how far are you going in Scream Machine
concerning gore and violence? And how important
would you rate gore in your movies in general?
will definitely have a lot of gore & death, but we concentrated more
on story & less on gore to make a better movie, yet there will still
be those old Scarlet
How did you approach your
individual stories from a directorial point of view, and what can you tell
us about the film's overall style?
The film is shot by our
new Director of Photography David Sabal, he is very creative with the
camera, there will be lots of hand held stuff & very weird camera
angles to give it a surreal kind of look.
What can you tell
us about your co-director David Sabal, and what was your collaboration
David Sabal has been a pleasure to work with &
has great ideas. He is probably by far the best film partner I've ever
worked with & I'm very proud of this film.
As far as I
know, Scream Machine
is almost done, but you chose to start a
fundraiser for the film's last segment. So what can you tell us about your
So far we just need to raise a few
more Dollars to complete the last short in the anthology & the wraparound story.
Our deadline is Jan 2013. We will be entering it in the
Phoenix Comic Con-deadline Jan 31st, we were accepted last year for one of
our shorts, so we already have ribbons for the DVD sleeve. This time we
hope to win!
What can you tell
us about the shoot (or rather shoots) as such, and the overall on-set
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
The atmosphere is great everyone on the crew
works together and we never fight - which is why this will be a great film.
idea yet when and where the movie will be released onto the general
public, or is this waaaay too early to ask?
The film is set
to be distributed by World Wide Multi Media. After we finish doing
festivals they will sign it & it will be released on DVD sometime in
2013 - no set date as of yet.
Any future projects beyond Scream Machine
you'd like to share?
I have some ideas, I'd like
to do a full length feature - but I don't wanna give too much away but it will
be a cross between Black Swan & Re-Animator.
movie's website, Facebook, IndieGoGo, whatever else?
Here is the link for the indiegogo page - please support!
Anything else you are just dying to mention and I have merely
forgotten to ask?
Thanks to all that contribute this film
will be amazing & I think horror fans are gonna love it!
for the interview!