As previously mentioned in my last piece on Night Walker Cinema, here is a short interview that they were so awesome to participate in. I can say that I am looking forward to working on a few more pieces with these guys in the future.
What movie initially got you interested in horror?
“Wow…good question. I’d have to say that really early on I loved Michael Myers, Halloween and Halloween II”
A lot of people today have been spoiled by CGI. What keeps NWC wanting to stay true to classic horror and not use CGI?
“I know a lot work goes into CGI and those artists are talented but it’s just not real. You can’t interact with it, feel it, wear it or be scared in real time with it. Practical FX are the only way to go in our opinion. It’s not a crime to use CGI to slightly enhance something but it should always be unnoticed.”
What is the hardest part of staying true to classic horror?
“I’m not sure. We write what we want to see. I think sometimes you have studio people who don’t understand or even watch our genre telling people how to make films. That’s a bad recipe.”
From a producer’s stand point, which producers (horror or not) have been the most influential?
“Well we are only producers because we pay for all of our films (except TDG which we are crowd funding).”
What kind of advice do you have for other indie producers?
“Well we like to focus on the writing and the directing. If we worked with another producer we would want them to trust that we know what we are doing. Too many producers want to see things their way but they don’t write so they nitpick other people’s art…no bueno.”
What can we expect to see from Night Walker Cinema in the future?
“Hopefully we can get The Dinner Guest into as many festivals as possible and hopefully get distribution! After that, we have many films in the pipeline from more shorts to features!”