A few days back Dread Central did a story linking to an online Playboy interview with the once and future Freddy, Robert Englund (read it here). Though a lot of info was covered no mention of Killer Pad, the new film Englund directed, was made.
Dread Central have since received an e-mail from the man who did the interview, Associate Editor Robert DeSalvo, with the word that, in fact, Killer Pad was discussed; there just wasnít room for it in the blog post. DeSalvo was kind enough to throw both his question and Englundís response to them.
PLAYBOY: You directed 976-Evil years ago and now youíre directing Killer Pad. Tell us about it.
ENGLUND: Itís a teen comedy that took a year of my life from the pitch to post-production. Itís silly and for all of my fansí children who donít have their driverís licenses yet. Iíd like to see it in theaters because I think it deserves that. Thereís a great new demographic out there for stupid and silly and nasty and smart rolled into one. Maybe the new young-guy filmóitís not your fatherís comedy, but itís not Adam Sandler either. Iíve been calling it smarts and farts. Iím not sure my body clock at my age is able to adapt to directing much more, though. I want to do this movie in Italy because the Italians are much more civilizedóI love the three-hour lunch and a bottle of wine. Itís a different way of working.
None of this should really come as a surprise to anyone whoís followed the movie from its outset; Englund always said he was aiming for a PG-13 rating with Pad, and from the sounds of it he just might get it. To get an idea what youíre in for, check out an exclusive Killer Pad clip right here!