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Q&A with Gregory Papinutto, Director of “Distortion”

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Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual level? Who is your Horror spirit animal?
For the character: Freddy Kruger
And the animal: ALIEN.

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?
To choose a good and old friend to be my first assistant. It is important to listen to our friends without ever betraying our soul.

When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
I’ve watched my favorite horror movies of the last 20 years. I’ve noted all things that I love and I’ve tried to find the way to feed myself of these things while being different, finding a talented photographer, avant gardist musician….

What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
Run!

Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
ALIEN.

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

And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE