Creep Director Has Severance Package
?It?s DELIVERANCE with a cut at the beginning instead,? laughs director Chris Smith about the follow-up to his Euro-hit CREEP. And humour is very much the key to his blackly comic horror film SEVERANCE, about the tables shockingly turning on a group of arms dealers taking part in a team-building exercise weekend in rural Romania. Starring Laura (THE FACULTY) Harris, Toby (DIE ANOTHER DAY) Stephens, Danny (THE GREAT ECSTASY OF ROBERT CARMICHAEL) Dyer, Tim McInernney and Andy Nyman, the film begins eight weeks of shooting in Hungary at a castle-cum-spa complex and on location in the Isle of Man beginning next Monday, June 13. ?I?m going to explore the areas of CREEP that really interested me with SEVERANCE,? Smith tells Fango. ?Audiences responded most to the mischievous horror in certain CREEP scenes, like the gynecological torture, and my aim here is to prove than you can be continually playful without endless one-liners, and still provide the big scares. It?s all down to the mix of fun grimness and clich?conventions, and that?s what I?ll be experimenting with.?
Smith assures Fango that won?t mean any loss in the blood department. ?Absolutely not,? he says. ?It?s still going to be full-on, with rather a nice line in blowtorch suffering..'.
Courtesy of Fangoria