Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fear Isthekey toSlash's Filmventure; Slash, 48, Shot to Fame as Lead Guitarist with Guns ''N'' Roses in the 1980s, and Now He''s Turned Horror Movie Producer. the London-Born Rock Legend Talks to ROGER CROW about His New Film, Why He''s in No Rush to See a Band Biopic, and How He Stays Grounded

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fear Isthekey toSlash's Filmventure; Slash, 48, Shot to Fame as Lead Guitarist with Guns ''N'' Roses in the 1980s, and Now He''s Turned Horror Movie Producer. the London-Born Rock Legend Talks to ROGER CROW about His New Film, Why He''s in No Rush to See a Band Biopic, and How He Stays Grounded

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Byline: ROGER CROW

What was it about the script for Nothing Left To Fear that made you want to produce it? THERE was something very simple about this particular story that I liked; I loved the fact it involved bringing this innocent family into this seemingly idyllic place where they're going to have a better life, and them having no control over the situation when they got there. It has the tried and true 'good versus evil' theme going on.

I just thought it had good characters, and I love the fact there was some sort of a monster in it!

Whether intentional or not, I like subtle nods to other films, such as the opening which is reminiscent of Texas Chainsaw Massacre IT WASN'T intentional, but I think there's a lot of subliminal influence from a lot of different movies that all crept in there.

Was it a given that you'd work on the music? YEAH, the score in any movie is a major, major part of the whole experience. To put all the components of the movie and do the score as well, that was really exciting for me.

As far as scoring goes, I knew a lot of it would be predominantly orchestral stuff, so I spoke to the director (Anthony Leonardi III) and I was writing stuff based on his storyboards and off the script, delivering him pieces of music and we settled on pieces we really liked.

He partnered me up with a really great scoring composer/sound designer and we sat together and took the melodies that I wrote on guitar and he interpreted them into an orchestral kind of format.

What's the scariest horror film scene you remember? THAT'S an easy one. When I was a little kid, my mum took me to see Night of the Living Dead, and the scariest scene was when the daughter grabs a spade and goes after her mum, and her mum can't accept that her daughter's a zombie; she's pleading with her and doesn't realise what she's dealing with - and she gets spaded to death. That was just a very unnerving scene for me, and it clearly stuck with me all this time.

What is next in the pipeline for your company, slasher films? I'M KNEE-DEEP in meetings with studios and producers, and reading everything under the sun, trying to figure out which the next project is gonna be. …

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