Martin Scorsese Talks Vampires and Zombies
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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