Not really news, however, any time a director the likes of Martin Scorsese starts talking about the creatures of the night who run rampant through our genre, we sit up, take notice, and listen intently.
In a recent interview with GQ, Scorsese discusses why he prefers vampires over zombies …
“The vampire thing always works for some reason. Always works,” Scorsese tells the site. “I happen to like vampires more than zombies. Well, a vampire, quite honestly, you could have a conversation with. He has a sexuality. Zombies, what are you going to do with them? Just keep chopping them up, shooting at them, shooting at them. It’s a whole other thing that apparently means a great deal to our culture and our society. There are many, many books written about it and many movies. I saw one in London when I was doing Hugo. I saw one late at night one weekend. It was called Colin, by a young filmmaker [Marc Price]. He shot it, I think, digitally by himself, edited it himself. It was savage. It had an energy that took the zombie idea to another level. Really interesting filmmaking. Disturbing.”
Please, Mr. Scorsese … bring your own brand of zombies and vampires to our genre. We beg of thee!
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