au·teur noun \ō-ˈtər\
1: a filmmaker who exercises creative control over his or her works and has a strong personal style.
2: A creative artist, especially a film director, seen as having a specific, recognizable artistic vision, and who is seen as the single or preeminent ‘author’ of his works.
There are a select handful of people in the world that truly personify that above definition when it comes to horror filmmaking, in particular. Of those people...there are only a few who are waiting in the wings to be that next big thing in the genre. Horror is a tricky class of film to get right. There are countless big Hollywood movies that are released all the time that fail to deliver that true scare. Drew Daywalt knows how to deliver that true scare. You see, he is a special breed of filmmaker because he gets it. He knows what scares the fuck out of you. Drew understands the importance of timing and atmosphere in horror film and he studies every goddamn facet of fear. If you've seen his short films and read his School of Fear then, you know what I'm talking about. There is no doubt in our Deviant minds that he will go on to do big things and scare audiences on a grander scale.
Mr. Daywalt's first horror feature film (technically, his first feature was an action/comedy called Stark Raving Mad) makes its debut on the Syfy Channel this Saturday night at 8/9c...just in time for St. Patrick's Day. It is a film called Leprechaun's Revenge and it's pretty badass! We caught up with Drew while on a mini vacation in Santa Barbara and asked him 5 quick questions where he revealed a few things about Leprechaun's Revenge, some new nightmares in store for us and a half bottle of Jameson's Irish Whiskey.
CHECK IT OUT...
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