Exclusive Interview: Joshua Winch
What’s your earliest memories of horror movies?
My Dad liked the Horror movies of the 80’s
like House, Critters, Ghoulies, Nightmare on Elm Street, so I grew up with these really campy movies.
When you set out to become an actor, did you have horror in mind?
No, I wanted to do theatre. I had a special fascination with Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Noël Coward, writers of that era. DAVID SHULTZ of Vitagraph Films convinced me to start making Horror.
Is there a moment in time when you thought to yourself, I made it?
No, I don’t know that I ever will.
It has been a great adventure, but every time I win an award or see a copy of a film I have been in seems a bit like a dream to me. The conventions are really unreal…
If you know then what you know now… what advice would you give a younger you?
Don’t ever quit. I will be harder and more rewarding than you can ever imagine.
You are headed to the Houston Horror Film Fest… What are you MOST looking forward to?
Making an many new friends as possible.
It is an unbelievable feeling to get to meet the people that enjoy your work!
How did you think horror fests will be different in this post pandemic world?
I doubt much will change. Horror fans are mostly very respectful, but I guess they will be wearing masks.
Do you have a favorite character that you’ve played and why?
Remington from the Lake Fear series was probably the most fun. Jase from Micheal Crum’s Fall of Grace was the most challenging. Honestly though I don’t think I have had a more memorable acting experience than the character of Caine in Allegiance of Powers.
Who in the industry would you love to work with?
It is a dream come true every time I get to do a new film. So…EVERYONE
Name a completely off the wall movie you would recommend to someone?
Most of my filmography has been completely off the wall. But as for others.. Hell Baby brings me so much joy
What does the future hold for Joshua Winch?
Abel Berry and Jenn Stone’s Strix and Dr Gift. Charlie Cadillac’s Third Reichenstein, Michael and Gerald Crum’s Bad Folks, Bill Zebub’s Dumb and Dahmer. Fingers crossed, a whole lot more.