Justin Brooks is an award winning filmmaker known for his short form documentary films, narrative horror shorts and commercial work. Justin’s work can be seen among such brands as VICE, VOGUE, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, VANITY FAIR, VOX and many other high end channels.
Justin’s debut feature film along side co-director Emily Bennett can be seen premiering at Fantastic Fest on it 2021 festival tour.
Justin’s work can currently be seen on a three part WWII docu-series on THE HISTORY CHANNEL and other top rated shows currently on the A&E network and TLC.
Q & A
Name a Horror character you relate to on a spiritual/personal level?
Ash Williams - I always want to do the right thing bvut i tend to muck it up.
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?
Every idea I have after a breakup is a bad idea. My bleeding heart is not terribly creative.
Do you consider yourself part of a horror community?
100% from birth. My father indocrinated me young.
When you’re building the world of your film, where do you look for inspiration?
I'm a collector of oddities and strange antiques. I love surrounbding myself with things I find beautiful, they inspire me always.
What would you do if you woke up inside of your film?
Who would be on your ultimate horror villain squad?
Freddy, Pinhead, Pumpkinhead and our Lord Cthulhu
Lightning round: Freddy or Jason? Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft? Practical or CGI? Post Apocalypse or Pre Apocalypse?
Freddy - H.P. Lovecraft - Practicle ALL DAY - Pre Apocolyps (i like making movies)
How do you go about creating the props and sets for your film? How do you create objects that are relatable but unfamiliar?
I'm a collector and a hobyist in many different artforms so I love to create my worlds from the ground up. Ethsetics are a big deal for me.
What scares you, and does it inspire your storytelling?
Hights. not yet.
And finally, Ghostface would like to know ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
The most horrifying question you could ask any horror fan. I'll say AT THE MOMENT its a toss up between Hellraiser and Alien.