Your new movie Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse - in a few words, what is it about?
Nun 2: The Curse is the second story in the Bloody Nun saga! Bigger,
better, badder than the first. It is about a priest losing his faith and
giving into the sin that turned him into the ultimate evil, and another
priest who finds strength in his faith, and a big badass killer nun! The
cool thing about
Nun 2: The Curse is that it is a supernatural slasher film and it feels like we donít see too many of those anymore.
Central question: Why set the central part of Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse in a whorehouse?
not? It is a great setting for a film. Pretty girls and bad dudes- let the
games begin! I am a big fan of Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight and
Bordello of Blood, so it was inspired by those films.
(Other) sources of inspiration when writing Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse?
Dusk Till Dawn and some of the early Troma films too. I wanted to step
this movie up in a big way from the first one and put a few scenes in it
that people will not forget.
How closely does Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse follow the events of the original Bloody
was a sperate story from the first, but the films are connected. Sandoval
the demon hunter is the twin brother Mr. Shiva, the antagonist from the
first film. Also, Hunk makes a cameo at the end. The original producer
wanted a whole new cast and left the project midway through shooting.
Do talk about Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse's approach to violence and horror for a bit!
had a bunch more practical effects that got cut out of the film because
two actress got cold feet and decided they could not make the shoot.
People are chickens in New York I guess, because of the sex scenes in the
script a lot of actresses turned down roles in the film and decided not to
show up, I guess they thought we were making a porno or something. I
wanted the Nun to pick characters off one by one until the final showdown.
Because of the two people who did not show up we had to change the script
on the fly. Genoveva Rossi [Genoveva
Rossi interview - click here] was going to play Bloody Mary and it was a
bigger role! The Nun and Bloody Mary were going to duke it out over who
gets to kill the people in the house. Due to scheduling we were not able
to work it out, but it would have been very cool.
least to me, Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse was at times also wickedly funny - do you at all
agree, and if so, a few words about your movie's brand of humour?
Nun 2: The Curse is all about dark humor and trying to take the characters and
put them in as over-the-top situations as possible. I think there
were a lot of funny lines in the film and I am proud of it.
can you tell us about your overall directorial approach to your story at
was very focused and locked in on this film. I was just coming out of the
police academy, so I still had a lot of that in me and was very machine-like and focused. I am way more relaxed on set now and way more vocal, you
must let your actors know exactly what you want from them. I was just
concerned about getting the major shots on my shot list done, I was thrown
off by the people who did not show up and we only had the beach house for
two days, so I had to work fast.
You also play a character in a clown mask in
Nun 2: The Curse - so do talk about your character, what did you
draw upon to bring him to life, and in what way has wearing a mask
influenced your performance?
was a lot of fun! I love pro wrestling, so I just created this insane pro
wrestler from Mexico in my mind and went wild. It's so easy to act with a
mask on, you feel unstoppable like you can do anything and be as silly as
possible. It was my first time wearing a mask like that and yes it was
hard to breath.
Do talk about the rest of
your cast, and why exactly these people?
the cast! The return of scream queen Tina Krause [Tina
Krause interview - click here]! She was a blast to work
with and a really nice person. Also, Kyle Rappaport [Kyle
Rappaport interview - click here] has become my buddy
now, but it was my first time working with him and I wanted to give him a
bigger role and show people how funny he can be. Also, the Nun! Christian
Di Lalla showed up not even knowing what he was going to be doing and had
the time of his life! Gary Green also was amazing to work with, and I was
excited to see him and Mark C Fullhardt act in a scene together. Everyone
was great and pleasure to work with on set.
A few words
about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
like a party on set! People were having too much fun, I had to yell "quiet"
on the set so much that I almost lost my voice. It was fun but we worked
hard. After we wrapped shooting, I went back to my apartment to sleep and
came back in the morning and there were bodies laying everywhere passed
out like we just went through war or something.
$64-question of course, where can Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse be seen?
It is on
a limited run on Vimeo but will be coming to Amazon Prime soon, and I am
working on a Blu-ray deal as we speak.
Anything you can tell
us about audience and critical reception of Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse yet?
please let me talk about this and thank you for asking this question. Within
24 hours of Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse being released online the film was ripped and
spread around all the torrent sites and even the Amazon Fire Stick! Iím
flattered that everyone stole my movie, but most of the reviews came from
people who saw the movie free online thinking that it was The Nun
from the Conjuring series, so when they see a
B movie like Bloody
Nun 2: The Curse and they are expecting a 5 million Dollar movie of course they were upset.
If you look at the actual video reviews that have been uploaded, they are
pretty decent and say the film is entertaining and fun. Also, the film was
dubbed in Russian within 48 hours of being released! I am big in Russia,
Any future projects you'd
like to share?
Huge projects, we have the amazing Camp Murder that I wrote and produced,
and Mark Polonia directed. Revenge of the Zombies which we start shooting
in February, my biggest project to date. Also, Camp Murder 2 will be shot
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Anything else you're dying to mention and
I have merely forgotten to ask?
want to thank all the people who helped with Revenge of the Zombies and
gave me the chance to direct a bigger budget movie. Also, Shawn C. Phillips
[Shawn C. Phillips interview -
click here] and I have joined forces and we have big films planned in the years to
come. Cult Cinema has come so far in two years and I am thankful that my
small film company is doing so well. I get to make films and live my
dreams, stay humble, work hard and get rid of lazy people who waste your
time. Life is short so be a positive light in a dark world. See you guys
at the movies!
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