Also excited for Fear Clinic webseries
We caught up with actress Danielle Harris at last night’s Eyegore Awards, who’s currently taking a quick break from shooting on Stake Land and we asked if she was familiar with Jim Mickle’s previous film Mulberry Street before signing on board to his vampire epic.
“Actually,” she confesses “Ryan Rotten is the reason I decided to take the project because I read his review of Mulberry Street in Fangoria saying it was one of the best movies heâd seen of that year, so I thought that was really cool since he knows what heâs talking about!”
Ryan’s seal of approval aside, we asked what else stood out about the project that made her want to be a part of it. “It was such a great script and I was so excited when Kelly McGillis came on board,” she says. “It was sort of the antithesis of every vampire movie thatâs come my way. Itâs gitty, itâs dirty, itâs real and it takes place over the course of a year. Itâs kind of like a post-apocalyptic road trip vampire movie.”
Besides McGillis, we asked how working with the rest of the cast has been thus far. “Itâs great, Nick Damici and Conner Paolo are two of the other actors in this, and they are method! Nick who is in Mulberry Street has been sleeping in tents and wearing the same cloths everyday and getting really into it. [Laughs] Iâm like “come on, guys!””
Having worked with directors on everything from small independent projects to big budget studio fare, we pressed for details on how working with director Jim Mickle differs from her previous experiences. “Heâs got a great eye visually,” she explains. “He knows exactly what he wants and heâs totally open to experimenting. He totally trusts you at the same time. And heâs really excited to be there just making his movie, which I think sends out a great message to everyone.”
“For me, I saw Mulberry Street and weâve got the same DP on Stake Land and I thought “Wow, this is going to be one of the coolest films Iâve ever done visually.” With the exception of of course Rob Zombieâs movies. For this type of movie, itâs not a $20 million dollar movie, but I think itâs going to look like one. Weâre shooting on two Red cams and it feels similar to the way Rob shot on the last Halloween. Plus, this is such a labor of love for Jim so weâre in the trenches on this one.”
Lastly, with her new webseries for FearNet Fear Clinic currently in post-production and set to debut later this month, we asked for her thoughts on her first foray in doing original web content. “Iâm so excited about Fear Clinic!” she enthuses.
“When I got the call to do a web-series, I wasnât sure if I wanted to do it. But I read the script and really liked it. I thought it was really smart. And of course, Robert Englund and Kane Hodder signed on, and getting to see Robert Hallâs work and the stuff heâs done with his visual FX company, I thought “this is going to look amazing.”
“And itâs so far exceeded my expectations… and I had high expectations! I think weâve got a shot at creating a new franchise that could be really fun. Iâm really proud of it.”
Source: Robert Galluzzo