Neil Marshall is truly a visionary writer and director!
Marshall first gained attention for his work on the horror film Dog Soldiers, but it was the surprise hit The Descent that earned him acclaim as a filmmaker. He went on to helm the unfairly underrated sci-fi hybrid Doomsday, as well as the sword-and-sandal movie Centurion. Not to mention his work on the popular TV shows Game of Thrones and Constantine. He’s also still working on his long rumored Camelot follow up The Sword and the Fury, and the WWII spy thriller The Eagle’s Nest. But first, the writer/director has just finished production on the anthology project Tales of Halloween, which is scheduled for release this Halloween.
Tales of Halloween tells ten stories that are woven together by their shared theme of a Halloween night in an American suburb. Ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. Marshall wrote and directed the segment of the movie entitled Bad Seed, while other portions are written and directed by such filmmakers as Axele Carolyn (Soulmate), Lucky McKee (The Woman), and Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!). The film’s cast includes an impressive list of genre actors and directors including Sam Witwer (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), Adrienne Barbeau (Escape from New York), Booboo Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Lin Shaye (The Signal), Barry Bostwick (The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power), Greg Grunberg (TV's Heroes), Pat Healy (The Innkeepers), Dana Gould (TV’s The Simpsons), and directors Adam Green (Hatchet III), Joe Dante (The Hole), and John Landis (An American Werewolf in London).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with writer/director Neil Marshall about his work on Tales of Halloween, as well as Constantine, The Sword and the Fury, and The Eagle’s Nest. The acclaimed filmmaker discussed Tales of Halloween, finishing principal photography, being part of an anthology movie, the plot and actors in his segment - Bad Seed, making his first Halloween themed film, directing the pilot of Constantine, dealing with network restrictions, and the status on his two long rumored projects.
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