This Halloween, eleven gifted directors are going to scare you.
And they’ve had a lot of fun doing it–with their nine-segment anthology horror film, Tales of Halloween.
At a ScareLA special panel presentation in August, the team previewed their new collaborative project Each director had created a short film for inclusion in the work, with the theme of Halloween night in a small town.
After the program, some of the filmmakers talked about their experiences bringing Tales of Halloween to life.
Axelle Carolyn (left) first came up with the concept for Tales of Halloween. Alexandra Essoe co-stars in her segment, “Grim Grinning Ghost”.
Mike Mendez had fun being “the bloodiest of the bunch” with his short film, “Friday the 31st”.
Andrew Kasch (l) and John Skipp (r) co-directed the segment “This Means War”, in which they take lawn rivalry to a new level.
In his segment, “The Bad Seed”, Neil Marshall features a pumpkin set on revenge.
Ryan Schifrin re-imagines a classic short story, in his “Tale”, “The Ransom of Rusty Rex”.
And all of the above, and their colleagues, wish you a “screamingly” fun Halloween!
In this episode of Over Coffee®, you’ll hear:
The unprecedented development that took “Tales of Halloween” from concept to project
The on-set experience Neil Marshall described as “fun but nerve-wracking”
The Halloween holiday Axelle created, during her growing-up years in Belgium
Alexandra’s and Axelle’s favorite experiences filming “Grim Grinning Ghost”
John and Andrew’s on-set “crazy fun” challenges with “This Means War”
Mike’s favorite experiences on set for “Friday the 31st”–and the fake-blood “oops” that caught a crew member unawares
Ryan’s creative lesson from working with director John Landis
A funny post-shooting experience from “The Ransom of Rusty Rex”
Each creative team member’s advice to other filmmakers–and to anyone involved in a creative project