When it was initially announced that Herbert West would be finding his way into the Hack/Slash come the series’ 15th issue, I thought it brilliant. Recently Newsarama sat down with Brian Yuzna, director of the last two films and the man who effectively owns the rights to the West character, and Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley to discuss why this crossover just make so much sense.
“Re-Animator and Hack/Slash have similar aesthetics, the somewhat ‘transgressive’ ironic tone,” Yuzna explained. “It’s a type of hardcore horror that is fun—for some reason this type of stuff attracts real dedication in the fans. I am a fan myself and love the horror films that I grew up with—just like the younger fans today who grew up with Re-Animator—so it’s a feeling I certainly understand.”
Seeley drops some more details about the plot of the issue as well, promising we’ll finally meet Cassie Hack’s father, Jack, a character who’s beeen teased since the first issue. Jack’s work with the Revenants, who just so happen to reanimate from time to time, will have a lot to do with where Dr. West comes into play.
Hit the link above to check out the entire interview, in which Yuzna gives a definitive update on the progress of more Re-Animator films and talks about the comic adaptation of the first film he’s working on with Barry Keating, who’s also contributing to the Hack/Slash crossover.
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