ComingSoon.net’s horror arm ShockTillYouDrop.com talked exclusively to My Bloody Valentine 3D director Patrick Lussier. The horror remake, opening this Friday, stars Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsey Rue, Edi Gathegi, Tom Atkins, Kevin Tighe and Megan Boone. Here’s a clip:
Shock: You were with Wes Craven through the Scream years, and then some, as his editor. Do you feel that time prepared you for this film?
Lussier: Absolutely. We talked about Scream a lot, or I did, when we were in pre-production. The mechanics of Scream, not the self-reference but the mechanics of how it worked. Scream works first and foremost because of the murder mystery. That was the thing Kevin [Williamson] took from all of those old slasher films from the ’80s – from Prom Night, from My Bloody Valentine, from all of those films which have that strong component to it. That was the thing that we kept talking to the studio about: This is how the story has to work and how we have to misdirect and make every character a suspect. Randy’s speech in Scream always played in my head because it’s the perfect encapsulation of what goes into a slasher film. It was a marker of what to do. We got to tell our own slasher film knowing full well what the rules were and how they worked.
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