With remakes and re-imaginings taking over Hollywood, the Indie scene is where the original material is hanging out. I was approached by Klayton Dean about his new horror/thriller short ‘Box Kutter Killer‘. I did an interview with Mr. Dean about his upcoming short.
‘Box Kutter Killer‘:
Written and Directed by: Klayton Dean
Produced by: Sébastien Rousselet
Studio: Terror Visions
An everyday citizen pushed to the edge of insanity finally breaks leaving behind what was once to be a quiet existence, now a media driven nightmare.
LBoH: Where did the concept from Box Kutter Killer come from?
Dean: Wanting to create a over the top goriest of slasher films. Budgetary reasons restricted my vision as well as the overflow within the independent market of gore films…I want to change things up, make something that’s a little more serious that can be viewed with a overall message.
LBoH: How long did it take to write this short?
Dean: I am constantly adding changes to the script, tweaks here and there but the actual first draft script, 20 mins.
LBoH: Can you briefly describe Box Kutter Killer?
Dean: A film about what could happen when you push someone too far. We all have breaking points and I’m sure at what point or another we have all felt isolated and alone.
LBoH: If you had to compare the gore level of Box Kutter Killer to any other film, which would it be?
Dean: I would say it’s equivalent to the slow burners of the 70’s. Not balls to the wall but when the gore comes…look out. If I had to name a film of recent, Sella Turcica comes to mind.
LBoH: When can fans expect to see this short?
Dean: Early 2014
LBoH: Where will fans be able to view Box Kutter Killer?
Dean: At festivals.. eventually we plan a limited DVD release
LBoH: Are you currently working on any other shorts?
Dean: Yes. I Can’t say what yet but I can tell you it will be featuring a “Collective” of talented artists.
LBoH: Any plans for a feature length film?
Dean: Yes. I am currently working on my first feature film entitled, “Mos Maiorum”
LBoH: Any advice for other indie writers out there?
Dean: For filmmakers…..JUST DO IT. GET OFF YOUR ASS AND DO IT. Make something that lasts.