The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,710 horror articles & features | 6,992 horror movies | 1,590 horror reviews | 1,683 giveaways hosted | 228 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The First Trailer for Occurrence at Mills Creek Unveiled Top 5 Horror Games Betsy Lynn George Returns for Don Swanson's 'Occurrence at Mills Creek' REVIEW: Thomas Crane's HALLOWEEN PARTY
CryptTV's Sunny Family Cult Season 3 Now Available The Chilling 'Whispers' Lands on DVD and VOD in the UK Eullenia – The First Ever Genre Television Series from Thailand New Horror/Comedy Feature Film 'The Tome' To Be Released 2019!

WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD
WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD
Win DOWN A DARK HALL on DVD
Win DOWN A DARK HALL on DVD
WIN The Uninvited on Blu-ray
WIN The Uninvited on Blu-ray
WIN The Dark on DVD
WIN The Dark on DVD
WIN Patient Zero on DVD
WIN Patient Zero on DVD
Win THE OUTER WILD iTunes Download
Win THE OUTER WILD iTunes Download


Category: Horror News

DIRECTOR TALKS RAW FEED HORROR

Steven Davies Posted: 4 May, 2006 at 11:10 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Juice   Visit here for original content services & social media exposure.

”24” producer Tony Krantz is about to fulfill a dream he’s had since elementary school. As if shepherding one of Fox’s hottest shows during its inception, repping David Lynch for a spell and producing that director’s hypnotic Hollywood brain-bender MULHOLLAND DR. wasn’t enough, Krantz is about to embark on his directorial debut this summer. The film is the second in the Raw Feed terror triumvirate to be released by Warner Home Video, following the John Shiban-directed REST STOP.

The movie was originally entitled SUBLIME, but Krantz and co. felt this moniker didn’t accurately convey its true nature. “We’re calling it the ‘Untitled Hospital Movie’ right now,” Krantz tells Fango with a chuckle. “SUBLIME [as a title] was interesting. I like it because it’s ironic, because the movie is anything but sublime.” With that ominous preface, Krantz delves further into the film’s plot, penned by BAND OF BROTHERS’ Erik Jendreson. Unfortunately, Fango agrees to remain mum on those specifics for the time being, but in a nutshell, the film falls on the shoulders of George Greaves, a man whose ideal life crumbles apart through a succession of wicked experiences during a hospital stay.

“Everybody has a fear of medical complexes—the fear that you’ll get lost in it, you’ll get spit out by it, you’ll get forgotten and mistreated by it,” Krantz says. “There’s a kind of malady called iatrogenic illness. It’s a term I didn’t know about until we started doing this movie, and it’s a sickness that is caused by the hospital itself, through either malpractice or malfeasance or stupidity or some combination of the above. In this country, it is the single biggest killer of anything, more than heart disease or cancer. Some 780,000 people are killed a year through iatrogenic illness, and this idea is the basis of the movie.”

A tarnished health-care system—also explored recently in the icky J-horror ooze-fest INFECTION—can be enough to give the willies to those easily disturbed by the slightest of things, such as a routine checkup. But Krantz is pushing even more emotional buttons triggered by current events by layering his films’ subtext with a political bent that‘s sure to raise eyebrows. “The main character’s name, George Greaves, is a little bit of a play on words about George Bush in that we’re grieving for him a little bit. Greaves is 40, rich, successful, living in a beautiful home, at the top of his game as an IT consultant. It sounds crazy to say this, but underneath this picture on a certain level, he represents the U.S. as we turn into the new century, where you walk down the wrong corridor and you get your head handed to you by things beyond your control that are lurking out there in the shadows.

“For Greaves, everything he fears manifests itself throughout the movie in deeper and deeper ways,” Krantz continues. “With Bush, one might argue that we are looking for things to fear in the world, we’re behaving as if those things are fearful, and as a result of that they’re manifesting themselves as fear-provoking by virtue of the meaning we associate those things as having. There’s a subtle political message underneath this film that hopefully gives it resonance.”

Krantz also promises to deliver on more overt frights, citing Lynch’s BLUE VELVET and the shooting aesthetic of Mike Nichols’ early works as inspiration. Casting is currently underway, and the $5-million project will likely employ much of the same crew Shiban utilized on REST STOP, save for the cinematographer and production designer. At the moment, the first-time helmer is trying to woo Peter J. Hampton to fill the latter position.

Krantz says he has always wanted to direct, “but I was frankly going about it through the back door of this industry by producing lots of stuff. When Raw Feed came together, I said to one of the Warner execs, ‘I’ve wanted to do this forever, would you guys approve…’ and before I could finish my question they said, ‘Tony, we’d approve you in a minute to direct this thing.’ And it’s a dream come true. I’m having the time of my life, because it’s a pure, creative expression. I don’t know if it will work, but I think it will; it’s a very weird story. Hopefully, we’ll avoid any traps of it being anything other than dreamy and really riveting…and real—that’s one of the touchstones of Raw Feed.”

Article sponsored by: Horror Juice   Visit here for original horror content services and social media exposure.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 4 May, 2006 at 11:10 AM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
Fangoria



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

Get Out Movie Review

Get Out

Cellar Dweller Movie Review

Cellar Dweller

Pyewacket Movie Review

Pyewacket

Quiet Place, A Movie Review

Quiet Place, A

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review

Ghoulies

Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Robin Hood: The Rebellion on DVD Win DOWN A DARK HALL on DVD
WIN The Uninvited on Blu-ray WIN The Dark on DVD
WIN Patient Zero on DVD Win THE OUTER WILD iTunes Download
WIN a HORROR JUICE 8GB Memory Stick WIN Secret Santa on DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com