1000 CORPSES DETAILS
As the date looms closer, more details are arising surrounding Rob Zombies House of 1000 Corpses, and the newest issue of Rue Morgue is featuring Zombies Directorial debut, check out a clip from an interview with Bill Moseley (Otis)........
Heres a clip from the newest issue of Rue Morgue posted on Horror-Web:
?Otis is a skinny albino artist with an artist?s block,? says Bill Moseley. ?And when two young couples lose their way and wind up at the House of 1000 Corpses, that fires me up and I start feeling those old creative juices again!?
For Moseley, those creative juices have a habit of expressing themselves in a way detrimental to civilized society. No surprise that the 45-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of the maniacal Chop Top in Tobe Hooper?s 1986 sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That role inevitably was a huge reason why Moseley ended up playing a whacked-out albino artist with a penchant for hurting innocent folk in Rob Zombie?s throwback splatter extravaganza.
?You really have to humanize psychos, otherwise it?s very easy for these characters to just become kind of cartoony and then you lose any audience empathy,? says Moseley of his secret behind bringing psychopaths to life. ?What really makes the characters fun and compelling is if people can relate to them, even if they are crazy and psychotic.?
Otis is a compelling character alright, as he cuts a swath of blood-drenched gore through the film?s supporting cast. Despite the murder and ultra-violence, however, Moseley says he was genuinely surprised by the controversy that stymied the release of House of 1000 Corpses for over two years.
?For the most part we shot all the house stuff ? the interiors and the exteriors and the house itself ? on the Universal backlot, and so we were really in spitting distance of the black tower, which was the executive center of Universal,? he says. ?And they all seemed to really be loving it and they were watching the dailies, so there was an active participation on behalf of the Universal executives attached to the movie that was very supportive and encouraging.?
Although Moseley has yet to see the finished movie (as does the rest of the cast), he says that working with Zombie instilled in him complete confidence in the finished project.
?As an actor I was just in love with the guy; he is an actor?s director and was very easy to talk to and collaborate with,? he says. ?I was really surprised at how good he was. He was into it, and that?s the thing that always inspires me. Just like when I worked on Chainsaw 2 with Tobe Hooper and Night of the Living Dead with Tom Savini ? they are directors who are into it, and that always inspires me because that?s when I do my best work, when I?m into it as well. Rob really encouraged us to go for it so that?s what I did. I trusted him implicitly and I really enjoyed the experience.?
Moseley is no stranger to major delays, having also starred in William Hooper?s (Tobe?s son) stillborn Chainsaw riff All American Massacre (see RM#18). Although the film was shot well over a year ago, there are no immediate plans to release it in the near future.
?William wrote what was originally about a ten-minute scenario on digital video in his backyard just to show off his computer graphic skills,? says Moseley. ?And it wasn?t specifically a Chainsaw script but it was very similar to it and he wanted me to play a Chop Top-like character who has been in jail for ten or fifteen years, and who is now being interviewed by a Geraldo-type film crew at the mental penitentiary and having a flashback about life in the Sawyer family. It started off at about ten minutes but I think now it?s somewhere between forty-five and fifty minutes long.?
With a little luck, we won?t have to wait as long for his next psychotic episode.'
Remember to check out the newest issue of Rue Morgue for the entire feature.
Also, check out another House of 1000 Corpses contest over at Horror-Web.
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting