Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Don Coscarelli Talks "John Dies at the End" and the Future of "Bubba Nosferatu"

In a recent video interview with IGN, legendary director, Don Coscarelli discuses his newest film, John Dies at the End. The meat and potato portion of the discussion details the appeal of the source novel, and working with an indie budget on high concept sci fi material.

"There was so much original, inventive, clever, funny and scary concepts in the book that for somebody like me, it was right up my alley"

Other interesting tidbits of the conversation include the rundown of what happened to the anticipated sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep, Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires.

"It's funny how it came up because, the concept was originally just a bit of a joke...At one time we had funding set and it just didn't work out. Bruce Campbell decided he didn't really want to do it and he had some other things going on and so it sort of stopped there. But the one thing I do know is that Elvis is eternal... "

When asked about the problems during production of his cult classic, The Beastmaster, he still remains somewhat nostalgic.

"I was 27 when I made that movie...It wasn't so much the studios, it was just the financiers. I had a very tough relationship with them in terms of their creative interference...Directors call a lot of their films children, this would be my bastard step-child, because there are some wonderful things in The Beastmaster that I love to watch this day, but other things that cause me to groan..."

To watch the full interview, click on the link above.