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An Interview with Lawrence W. Nelson II, Director of Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills

by Mike Haberfelner

September 2018

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Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills is about a mom, Stacy played by the amazing Taya Parker, who wants to get away for the weekend that her abusive ex-husband is getting out of jail. So, she takes her daughter (Chalet Brannan) and her four friends, Sarah (Sarah French), Selina (Christina Schimel), Roselinde (Alex Devivo) and Charlie (Debroah Funes) to her parent’s beach house. Soon they’re in a game of survival and trying to last the night.

 

What can you tell us about your co-writer John Saunders, and what was your collaboration like?

 

John is such an awesome writer, his series of books The Last Spartan are absolutely killer!

 

So, collaborating with John is always fun. After writing the outline, one of us will then write a draft of the script, since John lives in North Carolina and I’m in Canada, then sends it to me or I send it to him, and one of us will then start to do our pass on the script and make any changes. Then this process will go on until we feel like we’re done.

 

Do talk about your Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills' approach to horror for a bit!

 

Beach Massacre is a slow burning thriller, it builds with each scene, with a lot of twist and turns, and a lot of dead bodies along the way. With an ending that I don’t think a lot of people see coming.

 

What can you tell us about your beach locations, and what was it like filming there?

 

We filmed in beautiful North Carolina, we had access to a small beach, which was a blessing but also a curse, regarding sound. There was originally supposed to be this entire scene shot down on the beach, but the day of, the weather wasn’t that great, and the waves were just going to kill the dialog and would have been a costly post production fix to do all the ADR for the scene. So I quickly had to change the scene to shooting up at the beach house, change all the blocking in the scene to make it work, and I’m happy with the result.

 

A few words about your overall directorial approach to your story at hand?

 

I approached Beach Massacre like I do any project, there’s a lot of prep in talking with the actors about who these characters are, I like doing a lot of rehearsals, a lot of table reads, so basically by the time we get to set, everyone is on the same page. Then it’s just a case of small adjustments.

 

Do talk about your key cast, and why exactly these people?

 

This was an amazing cast to work with and collaborate with, they came every day prepared and really made my job too easy. We had wanted to work together for a long time, and finally this project was the one that made that happen, it was just about timing and scheduling and it all came together like the perfect storm.

 

What can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?

 

We shot Beach Massacre in two different states, California and in North Carolina, which was a challenge. But we were lucky to keep the same crew for both shoots, so everyone came together as a little film family. The atmosphere on set was fun, relaxed, a lot of jokes, but then it came down to filming everyone had their game faces on and ready to go. Which was just a blast to watch.

 

Anything you can tell us about audience and critical reception of Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills?

 

From a critical point of view, the film was a success, Beach Massacre won numerous awards during its festival run, including being nominated for Best Picture. Then when it came out last year, Beach Massacre sold out everywhere, and was #26 horror film in the country, so I think the audience was ready for the film.

 

Any future projects you'd like to share?

 

Right now, John and I are working on our next film We Live in Darkness, a body horror film, which is going to just blow people away. I’m also working on my new collection of short stories entitled Book of Bad Dreams, which you can find on my website.

 

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Also, the latest in the series The Last Spartan, written by my co-writer John Saunders, Spartan Kryptea which is the 3rd book in the series, is currently out for everyone to read.

 

Your/your movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?

 

Beach Massacre Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BeachMassacreAtKIllDevilHillsTheMovie/

Twitter: @BeachMassacre

My website: https://lawrencenelsonii.myportfolio.com/film-work

 

Anything else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?

 

Beach Massacre is currently out on Hulu, Amazon and Redbox, so check out a copy today!

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

 

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