Are you guys excited for NOTHING TO FEAR - the upcoming horror feature directed by Anthony Leonardi III and produced by Gun N'Roses' Slash that's currently in production in Louisiana? Fuse had a chance to sit down with the GNR guitarist and chat him up about the first movie produced under his Slasher Films label. You can read a transcript of the more interesting parts of the interview and check out the film's poster below.
Here's what Slash, who also mentioned that he would be (understandably) involved in the movie's score, had to say:
"It's a very original demon-based movie. It's about this town called Stull, in Kansas, which is a real town and if you google it, it's an infamous town that's known as one of the seven gateways to hell, so that's what is represented in the movie and it's this religious family that is lured there under false pretenses and is actually sacrificed for this demon [in a] ritual that happens, I think, every eighteen years. It's pretty scary. My whole reason for doing it was basically to go back to more character-driven and story-driven horror stories that were psychologically scary and not so much reliant on entrails, blood an dismemberment as being the main entertainment value."
NOTHING TO FEAR tells the story of a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth. The movie is based on an actual town of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the seven gateways to Hell.
Tell you the truth, while it's cool to have Slash involved in a horror project, the biggest selling point for me has to be Clancy Brown in the role of a psychotic preacher, which - as shown in HBO's "Carnivale" - he's perfectly suited for. Apart from him, the cast includes Anne Heche, James Tupper, Jennifer Stone, Ethan Peck, and Rebekah Brandes (below).