Q&A Tony Bloodworth, Director of “Hello…”
Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual/personal level?
MacReady from Carpenter’s The Thing
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 kind of think all ideas have some value, but I did have an idea once for a slasher film that I thought would be really cool. Then, after writing the script, I realized it was pretty been there, done that – as are most slasher films. As for how I get past bad ideas, I usually don’t until I write them out and read them back, much to my chagrin.
Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
Run to the nearest psychiatrist or priest or psychiatrist/priest.
Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
Michael Myers. Freddie Krueger. Nosferatu.
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.
What scares you, and does it inspire your storytelling?
Demons, ghosts or the devil himself. Also, just good, old-fashioned insanity. And, yes, they all inspire my storytelling.
And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
John Carpenter’s The Thing