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Q&A with Joshua Erkman, Director of “The Sound Of Blue, Green And Red”

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Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Horror spirit animal?
Jack Torrance.  He’s just a fella trying to write.

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?
I can’t name any bad ideas, I’m too self critical for them to get any further than a fleeting thought.  Listening to music while driving or going on a long walk around my neighborhood is usually a good remedy for finding that hook that leads me off into another world.

Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
In some regard, but not in the sense of anything formal.  Los Angeles is home to some of the best cinema revival houses and there is a big contingent that leans towards horror. I’m grateful to live in L.A. and for all of the programmers that spend god knows how many thankless hours programming for all of us creeps and weirdos in the city.

When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
Personal experiences, random people I encounter, music, and photography.

What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
I would probably just hang out with Jenny in the motel room and continue watching Teenagers from Outer Space with her.

Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
PIN, the killer from When a Stranger Calls Back, and the CD Cenobite from Hellraiser 3.  We’d have some pretty wild nights out on the town.

Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
Freddy.  HP Lovecraft. Practical.  Apocalypse Now.

And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
It’s such a boring answer, but The Shining, it’s untouchable.