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Austin said…
how do you start your writing process? does an idea just pop into your head and you run with it? or do you think of something then go into character development and plot outline?

I just basically get an idea. I usually think about for awhile before I even write it down. It just bounces around in my head. Then finally I will start writing. I don’t outline or break it down in any way. I just start. The first 20 to 30 pages flies out then I get stuck. MOst writing books say to push through to the end and finish a rough draft no matter how rough, but I don’t. I keep working until I figure out who the characters are then it just flows. Although it does help if I have the ending so I know where I am headed.

arrillaga60 said…
Any casting news for “Lords fo Salem”?? I’m very exciting!! Is the lovely Dee Wallace involved??

Not yet, but soon. I have many new people that I am very excited to work with. Hopefully they we sign onto the picture.

The Gill-Man said…
H2, in my opinion, had a strong influence from director David Lynch. Do you have a favorite Lynch film? What other directors do you view as influences on your work?

Everything has an influence in some way or another. I love so many directors that it is hard to just name a few who have influenced me. As far as David Lynch films I think The Elephant Man might be my favorite, but I love Eraserhead, Wild At Heart, Mullholland Dr. and Blue Velvet.

Moondragon said…
When you have someone make a website for The Lords of Salem, can it have a message board, please? It was fun posting on the official Devil’s Rejects board back in the day, I remember when the board opened, you answered some of our questions, and that was awesome of you. Your fans need a message board so we can get to know each other better, I am still friends with a lot of people I met on the Rejects board, and it would be awesome to meet other Zombieheads.

Sure thing. When we have a Lords site it will have a message board.

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thekillerawoke said…
Which film of yours do you think is the most creatively and artistically successful?

The Devil’s Rejects is most satisfying for me mostly due to the fact that is the only film I have made with no studio meddling. It is exactly the film I wanted to make and I think it succeeds because of that. I work best we outside forces aren’t constantly jamming themselves into the process.

Mike Kinney said…
When you were on MTV Cribs you said you buy every horror DVD you can get your hands on. Do you still do that? Have you upgraded to blu-ray yet?

I still buy tons and tons of DVDs. I won’t bother upgrading everything to blue-ray but some films for sure. Even though everything is going digital I still like owning a hard copy of every film. It is not just horror, it is everything.

arrillaga60 said…
When will you shoot “Lords of Salem”?? Variety reports that spring time was the beginning. Is any of these poeple on board for “Salem”: Caroline Munro, Bruce Campbell, Dee Wallace, Cassandra Peterson??? Love all your flicks. THANKS.

We have begun working, but not shooting yet. This is a very practical FXs heavy film, so that department has been working for awhile building insane shit. I will start after the summer. No one is on board yet but casting will start very soon.

Jeeva said…
First… I was wondering what your thoughts are on (old school) directors Sam Peckinpah and Walter Hill. I sense a little of their style in your work.

I love both those directors especially Peckinpah. Films like The Getaway, The Ballad Of Cable Hogue, Ride The High Country, The WIld Bunch and Brin ME The Head Of Alfredo Garcia are some of my fav films. Walter Hill’s Hard Times, The Long Riders, Southern Comfort and The Warriors are some of my favorites.