Friday, May 18, 2007

Welcome to the Creature Feature show!

Please introduce yourself to our readers

- We Are CREATURE FEATURE, A Two-Fiend Band
From Lost Angeles, California.
My Name Is Curtis Rx, I Play Guitar And Sing,
This Is Erik X, He Plays The Synth And Sampler.

Creature Feature, what is it? a band, ghouls on a mission?

- Both Actually, We Are A Two Composers That Decided
To Make A Band For Those People
Who Wished Halloween Would Last 365 Days Year,
But We Are Also On A Mission To Create
Our Own Unique Little Universe
And The Music In A Ghastly Invitation Into It.

Your music has a very unique sound, a mix between
horror soundtrack and
music that is played in background
of a funeral service house, how
would you describe

- Yeah, That's Basically It, A Cross Between Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasty
Movie Film Scores, Halloween, Cartoon Chase Scenes, And
Vintage Arcade Games. A Guess A Simple Description
Would Be Halloween Horror Music For Delightfully Twisted Minds.
We Want Our Music To Pull You Into Our World And Make
You Envision A Film That Doesn't Exist, But Should.

"The Greatest Show Unearthed" is the title of your debut album,
it includes tracks such as "Aim to the head" , "Buried Alive"
and "A Corpse in my bed" Share some details about this Cd.

- This CD Is A Melting Pot Or All Of Our Childhood Memories,
It's Filled With Dancing Skeletons, Radioactive Overgrown Insects,
Evil Carnivals,Alien Body Snatchers, Netherword Monsters,
Talking Pumpkins, Mouldering Corpses, And Flesh-Eating Ghouls.
A Few Of The Songs Are Inspired By Famous Artists And Writers,
The Song "Buried Alive" Is About The Twisted Life Or
Mr. Edgar Allen Poe, The Song "The Greatest Show Unearthed"
Is Filled With Themes From Ray Bradbury's Writings.

We Also Have A Song Entitled "A Gorey Demise" Which Is A Retelling
Of Edward Gorey's "The Ghastlycrumb Tinnies"
Using Alot Of Our Friends Names And Describing The Way They Will
Most Likely Meet Their Untimely Demise.

From music to movies, you also have your own
film production company
called "Last Man On Earth Productions",
what made you form it?

- Ever Since I First Got A Camcorder,
I've Been Making Cheesy Short Horror Films,
Comedy Sketches, And Kung-Fu Movies.
Most Of My Life Has Revolved Around Movies
And "Last Man On Earth Productions" Is The
Next Phase. You've Heard Our Music And
We've Given You A Glimpse Into Our World,
Pretty Soon You'll Be Able To Watch It
On The Screen Too.

I got this statement from last man on earth productions myspace site "We Intend to give you that feeling again.",
I support this 100% but
it´s a really difficult task,
how do you plan to proceed?

- It Seems Like A Hard Task, But It All Comes Down
To Your Inner Child. We Want To Make The Kind
Of Movies We Grew Up On Because Very Few
People Are Making Them Anymore.
The Way Most People Fail, Is That They Either Give Up Too Quickly,
Allow Their Inner Child To Whither Up And Die, Or Rely More On
What's Marketable And Guaranteed To Bring In The Big Bucks.

Let´s talk about favourites, name your top3 directors and why?

1) Sam Raimi Because The Entire Evil Dead Trilogy Is Pure Genius.
Evil Dead II Is One Of The Greatest Movie Of All Time. Without Sam
Raimi And Bruce Campbell, This World Would Be A Dire Place Indeed.

2) Peter Jackson Because With A Cheap 16mm Bolex Film Camera,
Ingenuity, And Four Years Of His Life, He Created "Bad Taste" Then
Reinvented The Zombie Genre With "Dead Alive".

3) George Romero. We Can Sum Up Why In One Word "ZOMBIES".

One thing I don´t get is that today, mainstream horror movie
have huge budjects and still they are able to screw
it up and make
really bad movies, why do you think this is?
Is there hope for the
horror gengre to survive?

- It Comes Down To Alot Of Things, First Of All No More
Re-makes, Instead Of Rehashing And Desecrating Old Classics
There Needs To Be More Emphasis On Fresh Unique Ideas.
The Best Horror Films Are Made By Those Directors Who Truly
Love The Horror Genre And They Should Not Be Made Solely
For Their Box Office Weekend Totals.

We Can Always Count On The Horror Genre Surviving,
It Works In Waves. The Pond Lies Stagnant For Awhile
Until An New Unstoppable Monster Emerges From
The Surface Just Like "Night Of The Living Dead",
"Texas ChainsawMassacre", "Evil Dead", "Dead-Alive", Etc.

Returning to music, I´ve noticed that you have all kinds of
competitions to your fiends, do you think it´s important to interact
with the fans and keep them interested?

- Of Course, It Is The Most Important Aspect Of
"Creature Feature", Without Our Fans Our Music
Would Have Never Left The Garage And We
Would Be Working At A Movie Theatre Instead.
We Run Our Various Contests Because We Want
All Our Fans To Be Artistically Involved With "Creature Feature",
We Also Run Our Own Website And Myspace Page Still.
There Is No Wall Between Us And Our Fans,
We Are Always Just An E-mail Away.

What is the direction you want to take Creature Feature in the future?

- We Have Alot Of Crazy Things Planned For
"Creature Feature" This Year.
We Will Be Filming A Video For Each Of The
Songs Off The Album And Compiling
A Bunch Of Cool Content To Go On A DVD Later This Year. We
Are Booking Our US Tour For October, So We Can Take The Halloween Show
On The Road. We Also Have A Few Scripts Written And We Are Just
Trying To Secure Financing For The First "Creature Feature" Full
Length Feature Film.

One last question, about the lyrics behind "A Gorey Demise" in
alphabetical order you go through some harsh destinys,
do these base
on reality or what is the deal.

- Those Deaths Are Pulled From Alot Of Places.
Some Of The Names Are Actual Friends Of Ours
And It Was Fun Writing Their Deaths For Them,
Others Come From Some Film Ideas And Stories We Have,
A Few Come From The History Books,
"T Is For Tori Who Froze In The Snow" Was Inspired
By The Donner Party.

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Blogger Jimmy Calabrese said...

Nice interview.

10:39 AM  

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