Eric Williford and Jeffrey Tompkins from Xennial Productions give us the 411 on their favorite horror films and their upcoming movie, Chop n’Grind!
-PH: Okay gents, favorite horror movies. Go!
-Eric/Jeffrey: (In no particular order)
Shaun of the Dead
-PH: And what about recently? Seen anything good?
-Eric/Jeffrey: Bad Hair and #Alive are my favourites that I’ve seen this year. I highly recommend both of these flicks!!
-PH: You’re now making your own horror films – are any of them inspired or motivated by the films that shaped you, like those above?
-Eric/Jeffrey: I absolutely love horror films from the 80’s. It just seems like everyone was really pushing the medium into really interesting places. But I love 80’s horror films that have a hint of camp to them. Horror comedies like Evil Dead 2, Re-animator, From Beyond, and other flicks like that.
-PH: The next cab off the rank is “Chop N’Grind” – – how would you surmise it?
-Eric/Jeffrey: A butcher and her sister struggle to keep the family deli open until a crime of passion turns a dead mobster into a wildly popular salami. Think “Fried Green Tomatoes” mixed with “Sweeney Todd”.
-PH: And will it be a bloody affair or more of a creepy, supernatural offering?
-Eric/Jeffrey: A bloody affair that will have you smiling and laughing.
-PH: Are their horror labels you’d like to emulate? Or maybe some them really inspire you?
-Eric/Jeffrey: If I was going to compare Xennial Productions to anything or anyone, it would have to be Roger Corman. Especially 70’s era Corman.
-PH: Where can folks find about more about the company?
-Eric/Jeffrey: Thanks for asking!! Check us out at the following spots and follow us for constant updates.