Q&A with Dominic Haxton, Director of “Tonight It’s You”
ALTER: Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Horror spirit animal?
DH: Carrie because I was bullied in high school and fantasized about having special powers to fight back.
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?
DH: Sit with the material for a while and let it marinate before writing it. Outline it and then write the script. After you finish 1st draft, set it aside and work on something else. Then come back to it with fresh eyes to evaluate. Also, showing it to people who share similar taste to get their feedback is helpful.
A: Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
DH: Yes, I’ve always loved horror movies, especially cult horror films, and horror fiction. And I stay updated on new horror films and filmmakers to watch out for. I follow the genre pretty closely.
A: When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
DH: I look at photography, paintings, drawings, and other films that I like or that have similar themes/ tone/locations to get ideas.
A: What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
DH: I would host. Not travel. (meaning I would have the hookup at my place)
A: Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
DH: Bette Davis from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Joan Crawford from Straight Jacket
A: Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
DH: Freddy, H.P. Lovecraft, Practical, Post Apocalypse
A: And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
DH: It Follows