Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Method of Murder 2017

- Blind 2019

- Italian Turtles 2019

- The Killing Death 2008

- Dolls 2019

- Double Face 1969

- Terror in the Skies 2019

- Hexing 2017

- Five Minute Rush 2017

- Daisy Derkins vs. the Bloodthirsty Beast of Barren Pines 2019

- Kiss Kiss 2019

- The Chair to Everywhere 2019

- The Surreal Project 2019

- The Affliction Table 2018

- Hallowed Ground 2019

- The Big Clock 1948

- Trash Arts Killers: Volume Two 2019

- Rondo 2018

- Being Without 2018

- Shed 2019

- Clinton Road 2019

- Khrustalyov, My Car! 1998

- A Record of Sweet Murder 2014

- Firstborn 2017

- Das Wundern des jungen Ulysses 2019

- The Incessant Fear of Rape 2018

- The Dragon Unleashed 2018

- Yakuza Law 1969

- Murder Made Easy 2019

- Chasing Shadows 2018

- Jumper 2019

- Bunkheads 2018

- Chase 2019

- Emily's Hands 2018

- Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll 2018

- The Grand Duel 1972

- Silencio 2018

- Room for Rent 2019

- Extra Innings 2018

- Keoma 1976

- Blood & Oil 2019

- Eyes and Prize 2018

- On the Trail of Bigfoot 2019

- The Shipment 2018

- Nox 2019

- The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire 1971

- Astro 2018

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

An Interview with Lou Simon, Director of All Girls Weekend

by Mike Haberfelner

June 2016

Films directed by Lou Simon on (re)Search my Trash

 

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

ArsŤne Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Your new movie All Girls Weekend - in a few words, what is it about?

 

Itís about five childhood friends who have fallen out of touch and decide to rekindle their friendship during a weekend in the mountains. Theyíre there to do adventurous stuff like zip lining, so they decide to go hiking and get lost. Itís the middle of winter, and they donít have any food or water, but thatís nothing compared to the force that is determined to keep them from leaving.

 

Is any of the movie based on personal experience - in other words, did you ever get lost in the woods quite as badly (well, hopefully not quite quite as badly) as the girls in All Girls Weekend did?

 

I hiked down the Grand Canyon a while back. We had underestimated how much food we should bring. You burn a thousand calories per hour hiking back up from the bottom. We ran out of food, and I barely made it out. When we got to the top, my body went into shock and I woke up in the rangerís station. Good times.

 

Other sources of inspiration when writing All Girls Weekend?

 

My love for the outdoors is the main inspiration. I wanted to make a film that paid tribute to nature and emphasize our need to respect our planet. It breaks my heart what humanity is doing to our environment and what weíre leaving behind for future generations

 

Of the five girls in All Girls Weekend, who do you identify with the most actually, and who with the least? And why?

 

Iím probably most like Nancy, who talks all tough but is actually a big softie inside.

 

What can you tell us about your movie's approach to horror (as in suspense vs sudden shocks, atmosphere vs all-out gore and the like)?

 

It is definitely meant to be suspenseful, not scary. Itís not about jump scares, and itís not a man with an axe in the woods. Itís different, and people will either love it or hate it for that fact.

 

Do talk about your overall directorial approach to your story at hand?

 

I always say that I want to be more like Hitchcock than Carpenter. There are a lot of people making horror, and itís a hard genre in which to do something different. Itís more about telling a story with horrific elements that hopefully has a premise that the audience wants to see.

 

What can you tell us about your key cast, and why exactly these people?

 

It was originally written for specific actresses I knew, but for various reasons they were unavailable and the only one that did play the role meant for her was Gema Calero [Gema Calero interview - click here]. The other girls auditioned, and they were the best actress for each role.

 

back row: Karishma Lakhani, Sharron Calvin, Katie Carpenter, Jamie Bernadette, Gema Calero

middle: Todd Voorhees

front row: Alan Hanna, Lou, Jeff Bourdett

With All Girls Weekend being an outdoors movie, you just have to talk about your great locations, and what were the challenges filming there, especially in what looked like rather cold conditions? And would you describe yourself as an outdoorsy type of person?

 

You try to make a film to honor mother nature, and she repays you with the coldest weather of the season and snow. We made the snow work for the end of the film, but that meant a lot of cleaning up of the ground for the earlier scenes. Otherwise, it would have messed up the continuity of the film. I love the end product though.

 

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

 

It was the smallest crew Iíve worked with, but it was the best crew. Everyone was so helpful and diligent. They also made great extras for the picture that the girls find in the cabin.

 

The $64-question of course, when and where will your movie be released onto the general audience?

 

The film will be available on VOD on July 12th. The DVD will be released in the fall.

 

Anything you can tell us about audience and critical reception of your movie yet?

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Lou Simon
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Lou Simon here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Lou Simon at adultvideouniverse.com

So far the reviews have been great. Iím glad that reviewers get what I was trying to do. I was very nervous that they would decry ďthis isnít horrorĒ and trash it. Iím sure some people will feel that way, but so far so good.

 

Any future projects you'd like to share?

 

We start principal photography on 3 in July. Itís the complete opposite of this one -- very gritty and violent. Itís a psychological thriller about a man who is kidnapped and tortured in order to force him to confess to a rape that he may, or may not, have committed.

 

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

 

www.facebook.com/allgirlsweekend

www.twitter.com/allgirlsweekend

@allgirlsweekend2015 on Instagram

@allgirlsweekend on Snapchat

 

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

 

Iím just very thankful to everyone who was part of this film, and all the support weíve been getting from the indie community.

 

Thanks for the interview!

 

© by Mike Haberfelner


Legal note: (re)Search my Trash cannot
and shall not be held responsible for
content of sites from a third party.




Thanks for watching !!!



 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD