Horror News interview with Tim and April
Horror News recently interviewed April Mullen and Tim Doiron about “Dead before Dawn 3D“. Read it !
THREE SIDES….AND DIMENSIONS TO EVERY STORY: An interview with Tim Doiron and April Mullen
DAVE GAMMON: It’s with great intrigue and anticipation in welcoming my guests at this time co-creators of the film Dead Before Dawn 3D Tim Doiron and April Mullen. What are your impressions on the wildly popular zombie phenomenon? Is it here to stay or is it a passing trend in contemporary horror?
TIM DOIRON; You know what’s funny is when April and I were conceptualizing Dead Before Dawn 3D zombies weren’t like…well I mean zombies are always kind of in the subconscious happening…but zombies weren’t that big in stuff coming out. So it’s really interesting that we’ve gotten to this point to see all the zombie stuff coming out. I don’t know I’ve always felt that zombies were here to stay even more than the vampire stuff that kind of happened and then sort of faded out. Something about zombies just sort of sticks. I don’t know why or I don’t know how popular it will continue to be but I mean it may sort of hit a peak and then sort of die again but I don’t think it’s really going anywhere anytime soon.
DG: It does stick well and I quite agree. I like how you compared it to the vampire genre as well. I do feel it is here to stay definitely. Dead Before Dawn is a fresh perspective on a popular horror theme of college kids unleashing an evil curse spawning Zemons unto society. Now describe what Zemons are and what makes them such a crucial formidable component to this film.
TD: (laughs) Zemons are a zombie/demon hybrid. So when the kids unleash this curse, all the college kids, they release this hybrid onto the world. So you’ve got to think you’ve got zombies these undead creatures coming at you, they’re like this flesh that continues to come they’re a force of trauma, non-stop coming at you. With the demon aspect they have a couple different qualities they can bring to the table. Like we have….they can be a bit more manipulative, they can run. Not all zombies can run. They can use firearms or they could drive a car, you know what I mean? They have the ability to track you. They can think a bit more for themselves. And they always or have a recognition or a hint of who they were when they were a person. That can come into play as well. So it’s just sort of fun twist and untwist of the genre.
DG: So it’s kind of like zombies with a cognitive process.
TD: Yeah, yeah a little bit.
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