Your new movie Human
Hibachi 2 - in a few words, what is it about?
Hibachi 2 is a story about a family living in the woods who are obsessed
with the first Human Hibachi movie. They are copy cats and are out to find
the only two remaining from the first one and provide them with the most
elaborate feast imaginable.
inspired you to shoot a sequel to your original Human
Hibachi, and did you always have a sequel to your first movie in
mind, or did that come as an afterthought?
There was much success with the first one. It
obtained a cult following and it made me want to do a sequel! The films
are somewhat easy to do in terms of the production side so it was a no-brainer. I truly enjoy making them. When writing the sequel I wanted to
keep some of the original attributes of the first one. The gore, the style
and the overall feel.
When it comes to blood and guts, you
don't exactly hold back in Human
Hibachi 2 - so do talk about the gore effects in your movie a bit,
and was there ever any line you refused to cross?
I think I would never do anything with a baby or
child. I just can’t get into that, there’s no shot.
can you tell us about Human
Hibachi 2's approach to horror?
Hibachi 2’s approach to horror was to make it feel just like the old school
horror films. Especially the ones that were set in the woods. Give it a
redneck Texas Chainsaw
Massacre feel. And of course I had to follow the
horror feel of the first one and have the gore and gross effects.
You've shot Human
Hibachi 2 found footage style - so what appealed to you about this
the found footage style. I love the affordability as an independent
filmmaker. I can control the camera and I can do it affordably. Also, it
totally adds to the storyline of these films and really makes you feel
like you’re there.
few words about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
The shoot was great, we used a great location and the
people involved were awesome. A shoot goes very smooth when everyone
involved is on the same page.
$64-question, where can Human
Hibachi 2 be seen?
Hibachi 2 was just selected to screen at
New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival in Atlantic City on the weekend of
September 16th-18th, so it can be seen there immediately. After that we
will have to let you know by following Human Hibachi pages on Instagram
and Facebook to where you can view it.
Anything you can tell us
about audience and critical reception of Human
The film Is getting great reception
so far. People love the continuation of the storyline from the first one.
Will there ever be a Human Hibachi
3? And/or any other future projects you'd like to share?
Human Hibachi 3 has been an idea I have been throwing around. There is
good possibility of that happening! I am also currently in pre production
with a screenplay I wrote called The House in the Pines.
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for the interview!
Thanks so much!