Shawn C.Phillips, Doug Waugh
Hot on the heels of Treasure
Chest of Horrors, you have produced Treasure Chest of Horrors
II. In a few words, what is the movie about?
"Mona Screamalot, along with her crazy family, prepares you for
six short horror films from deep within her trashy treasure chest. This
anthology features party killers, giant killer babies, an angry murderous
child, a bacterial infection like no other, a murderous cross dresser,a
killer in the woods, and Satan. Oh yeah, don't forget the buckets of
shorts by Doug Waugh [Doug Waugh
interview - click here] and Shawn C.Phillips [Shawn C.Phillips
interview - click here] & M. Kelley, who
were also responsible for the first Treasure
Chest of Horrors, Treasure Chest of Horrors II also
features a film by Alex Powers. What can you tell us about him, and why
did you choose his movie to be in the collection?
Alex Powers, Doug Waugh
Alex had an awesome shot-on-video VHS feel to his film that I
really liked, plus a lot of violence. He was a good friend of Doug's, so we
decided to put his short in the anthology.
He also recently directed/wrote a feature film that I starred in among a
few other familiar faces called Sadistic Eroticism, here is a
link to the IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2217802/
Official synopsis for it states "A steamy, raunchy, horror/comedy, in
the style of a classic, campy, straight-to-video 1980's horror movie. The
film tells the story of a threehundred year old, Hungarian
vampire/succubus disguised as a female high school teacher. The teacher
seduces all of her small-minded popular students, and then possesses them
to kidnap all the school sluts with the intention of draining and drinking
their blood, in order to retain her erotic beauty. The only people that
can stop her reign of terror are three social outcast, and a psychotic
janitor. Sadistic Eroticism is full of hilarious, politically
incorrect and edgy humor, as well as steamy sex and slapstick
Veronica Ricci, James Cullen Bressack
What can you tell us about Treasure Chest of Horrors II's
I'm in the cast! hahaha so is Nick Clark from Hate
Crime, and so is
penthouse pet Veronica Ricci. We also have Miles Dougal and Joseph Frantz from CKY.
For a full cast list please visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2118760/
In Treasure Chest of Horrors II you also
appear in the host segments as an actor. What can you tell us about James
Cullen Bressack, the actor, and about being directed by Doug Waugh instead
of calling the shots yourself?
James Cullen Bressack the
actor is not a serious person, haha. I think acting is fun, but I'm not
really good at it, unless I'm doing improv. I did however win a drama dept
award in 7th grade, if that counts for anything haha. It was a lot of fun
having Doug direct me. It's always interesting to see how someone directs,
everyone has their own unique style. It's difficult for me not to be
calling the shots tho, a lot of the time I have to bite my tongue,
literally, so I don't tell people what to do when I'm not the director.
I'm just so used to being the director haha.
In the Treasure Chest of Horrors II-host
segments, you act opposite porn star Veronica Ricci. A few words about her
and working with her?
It was awesome acting with Veronica.
She is a good friend of mine and the camera absolutely loves her. She is a
very nice and funny person and great to work with. A dream to have on set
for sure. Plus, she didn't get mad when I was doing a lot of improv.
As far as I know, while
Treasure Chest of Horrors II
is not even released yet,
Treasure Chest of Horrors III is already in production. So
what is planned for that one?
Treasure Chest of Horrors III
is actually almost finished! just the host segments remain. This one is a
little different tho, instead of an official host, it has more of a wrap
around to tie everything together. It will also be the last Treasure Chest of Horrors
film for a while, if not forever! Dun dun dun, hahaha! But yeah, Part III has already been picked up by
Wild Eye Releasing and features
segments from Doug Waugh, Shawn C. Phillips, Tara Emerson, The Cousin
Bros, James J. Coker, and Shane Ryan [Shane
Ryan interview - click here]. So as you can see a lot more
directors as well.
The other, even bigger
James Cullen Bressack-news though is that you are going to shoot a horror
film in Thailand. Now how did that come about? And why Thailand to begin
The script that I wrote is very unique to Thailand
and unique to Thai folklore. The only place it can be made is Thailand!
Also I will say here officially, the first time I say the title
of the film, it's called Pernicious.
There is some info on the new website www.perniciousthemovie.com
as well as some posters. You can also check out the official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pernicious/430263560346476
There you can see some posters and such.
Lastly we have a Twitter:
You can check all that out :)
I will also leave you with this:
“Internal visions three for three.
Why is it you do not ask about what you see.
7 souls in holy trinity”
That's a quote from the film ;)
far you have been an indie-director - with all the trials and tribulations
but also advantages that brings - but your Thai-movie will be fully
financed. Does this at all change your approach to filmmaking?
I will have a larger crew and a much larger budget to play with, I am a
very freeform hard working director, and that won't change. I will put my
heart and soul into every project I direct, big or small, it's the same job
and I'm gonna work my ass off!
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
you can give away concerning cast yet?
Not yet. Sorry :(
Even beyond the
Pernicious, any future projects you'd like to share?
also wrote a script with JD Fairman [JD
Fairman interview - click here] called Auteur that is being produced.
Cameron Romero is slated to direct. As well as Dancing with Rip, which I
movies' website, Facebook, whatever else?
">Pernicious website: www.perniciousthemovie.com
Psykik Junky Pictures website: www.psykikjunkypictures.com
My Pure Joy website:
with Rip website: www.dancingwithripmovie.com
My Twitter: @Jamescullenb
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I think we covered everything.
for the interview!
Thank you as well!