Breck Eisner Interview. [THE CRAZIES director chats with HND about remakes, the government, self-censorship and more.]


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Regular readers should know I don’t do interviews all that often.  But when an opportunity to interview Breck Eisner came up, I knew it was something I should jump on.  I’ll admit, though, I was a little nervous about it at first.  I was afraid I’d end up hating THE CRAZIES; that it would wind up being another dismissible, un-endearing remake out of Hollywood and that meeting Eisner the morning after might be rather awkward.

Well, if you read my review of it you should know by now that was not the case.  I loved it quite a bit, which certainly talking to the man behind it hell of a lot easier to do.  Enjoy.  (And if you haven’t seen THE CRAZIES yet, there’s no real spoilers here, but you might as well go see it first before reading because, well, just go see the movie; it deserves it.)

Nice to meet you.

You too, Peter.  Thanks for the time.

No problem.  I’m actually doing this interview for a site called HorrorsNotDead.com

[Laughs] Spread the word, man. Spread the word.

That was actually sort of the crux of my review, that if horror fans don’t turn out opening weekend for something this good, they’re part of the problem.

I know, I know, let’s get them there. Horror is just inherently smaller movies. You get a Shutter Island every once and a while – whether that’s really horror or not is debatable – but we don’t get the high profile movies so much, and so when they’re not high profile you don’t get the spending budgets in advertising. We’re out spent in all the other movies a hundred times, and so we’re trying to create this grassroots, online way and hopefully people come to support it.




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