Q&A with Guy Soulsby, Director of “God’s Kingdom”
ALTER: Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Horror spirit animal?
GUY SOULSBY: There is something attractive and alluring in Christopher Walken’s angel Gabriel from the film The Prophecy. I do like a good werewolf.
A: You’ve gotta go through some bad ideas to get to the good ones. Tell us one of your bad ideas. How do you get past the bad ones to find your spark?
GS: I write down all my ideas as you never know what might come from putting them on paper. One idea could lead you in another direction and to something that changes, morphs and forms into something great. The spark comes from a strange place in your mind but influenced by things around you, books, magazines, TV and film, along with art and advertising, or maybe they just come from a weird place in your head.
A: Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
GS: Yes. My films always have a dark look and tone, playing in the space of horror.
A: When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
GS: I look for all different types of inspirations, films, books, art and sometimes things will pop into my head whilst on the bus.
A: What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
GS: Be afraid and look for a way out.
A: Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
GS: Louis Cyphre, Hannibal Lector, The Thing, Jack Torrance
A: Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
GS: Freddy. Stephen King. Both but on-set practicals would inform the CGI. Post Apocalypse.
A: And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
GS: The Witch and The Shining as they both have this amazing sense of building dread.