We may be in the middle of a period in history straight out of a horror film but the pandemic has not stopped FrightFest which is back in 2020 in a new online form and bringing the best new horror from across the globe to stream exclusively into your homes. Our exclusive interview feature Five FrightFest Facts From… is also back quizzing the talent behind the terror and giving you an added insight. Below we hear from Logan Thomas director of There’s No Such Thing as Vampires and you can read more FrightFest Facts from 2020 and beyond by clicking HERE.
1. Tell us about your film?
There’s No Such Thing as Vampires is an action/horror/road movie. (Synopsis: Two strangers are thrown together in the middle of the night and chased by an unstoppable, supernatural force.) The film takes place over a 36 hour period, from an abandoned desert road, to a police station, and finally to the lair of our monster. The film hearkens back to the Creature Features that we grew up with, where there wasn’t just horror but a little tongue and cheek humor as well. The inspirations for the film were Fright Night, Mad Max, and the retro 80’s horror and action films like The Terminator.
2. How did you get into making horror movies?
My parents fastened me with a used Super 8mm camera, 16mm camera, and editing equipment at 12 years old ( it was important to learn how actual film work first, baby steps I guess.). So to say that my first forays into shooting leaned heavily toward horror and sci-fi would be a gross understatement. My dad wrote music and my mom was an art director. It wasn’t long before I was also scoring my own films..plus,I was the least expensive composer I could find. Years later I moved to LA to compose scores for motion pictures. But directing crashed back into my life the year that I came here and I ended up making a Sci-fi experimental short later called ANA KATA. After shopping two scripts (both horror) Aric Cushing and I began production on The Yellow Wallpaper. But we never thought of it as a horror movie, more of a gothic mind bender. The film was set in 1892, and starred Michael Moriarty (Golden Globe winner), Veronica Cartwright (Alien), and a lot of other great actors. When it came to producing Vampires, our only caveat was that no matter what the film was going to be, it had to be completely different than the films we had done before.
3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
Tom Holland’s Fright Night 1985
4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
I don’t think Frightfest has a Supporting Actor category. I always think supporting actors are incredibly valuable.
5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
NO SLEEP starring Danny DeVito!
There’s No Such Thing as Vampires screens August 28, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and you can find out more HERE