Today Movie Mobsters was lucky enough to have a Q & A opportunity with the notorious Roger Corman, who has produced five hundred amazing pieces of horror inspired bliss and has directed fifty plus. He is probably one of the biggest names in the horror film world as a prolific producer, he has turned his sights to the Internet to continue to support his craft. In his early career he even tackled the magnanimous goals of taking on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, including The Masque Of The Red Death, The Pit and The Pendulum, Tales Of Terror, and The Raven and is also known for Little Shop Of Horrors!
Splatter, directed by Joe Dante and featuring Corey Feldman as Johnny Splatter, is a series of Internet webisodes produced in collaboration with renowned horror filmmaker Roger Corman. It debuted two days before Halloween on October 29 and the second episode is only hours away. Anyone in America can instantly watch the Webisodes at http://www.netflix.com/splatter. In a plot twist, Mr. Corman, making his Internet video debut at age 83, is opening up the creative direction of the series by asking the public to vote on the fate of its characters.
Splatter is unique in it’s own right. I like the idea that the element of surprise is still there as no one knows the results of their voting until the next wedisode is unveiled. There is an exciting suspense and feel about this almost “choose your own adventure concept” that separates it from other Internet films. Enjoy the Q & A with Roger Corman below, and make sure you catch Episode 2 of Splatter, it’s only eleven hours away!
Splatter is a highly original concept, letting the audience decide who lives and dies. Where do you think this will take the future of Internet movies?
Are different outcomes planned and filmed in advance? If not how do you put the script and shooting together so quickly?
What would you do with the kind of budget that James Cameron has? How would it influence the final outcome of your full length features, or even something like Splatter?
What has been the biggest challenge in executing the webisodes thus far?
Where do you think webisodes will go on the Internet and in the world of movies all together? Is it going to change the face of movies, letting the audience have that creative input?
Thank you for your time Roger!
All The Best
Letting the audience participate can become an important component to the future of internet programming. But I don’t think that webisodes will change the face of movies. They will find their own individual niche.
If I had James Cameron budget, I would take half the budget to make an epic film. I would divide the other half into portions and make a series of medium budget films.
The biggest challenge was shooting Splatter in such a way that we could edit the deaths of the various characters to match the audience response.
- Roger Corman