In between Greg’s very busy schedule of writing scripts, making movies, finishing novels and being a husband and father, I managed to get lucky and corner the notorious Slime Guy long enough to pick his brain for a brief moment about what’s been keeping him busy of late. Some fans will know him from his award nominated Jake Helman novel series with Medallion Press, or his Frenzy Way werewolf trilogy or other stand alone novels and novellas. Some will know him from his midnight cult classic film, SLIME CITY, or any number of other films he has either made, been a part of, or helped promote. Others will know him from the horror convention circuit including the one he has founded and continues to grow each year with the Buffalo Screams Film Festival where budding horror film creators from all over the world come to compete for top spots in the award ceremonies concluding the weekend long event. No matter how you came to know of the hardest working writer and indie filmmaker in the business (or maybe this is your first exposure to him in which case you’ve get plenty to catch up on), there’s no questioning his support, passion, and contribution to the indie horror community. As always, I’m grateful for his time and its always a pleasure.
|Karen (Aprilann), Johnny Grssom (Anthony De La Torre), |
Eric (Byron Brown II), and Gary (Chris Modrzynski)
DARK BITES: I was happy to have read recently bout you making it to the final stages of your feature length film project, JOHNNY GRUESOME, staring Anthony De La Torre from the latest installment of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise. What can we fans expect from JOHNNY GRUESOME and what’s next as far as promotion and distribution planning for the film goes?
|Johnny (Anthony De La Torre) with creator Greg Lamberson|
DB: You also made mention of completing a new script over the summer that you hope to direct and film in the near future. Given the early status of this project, what can you share with us about the content, storyline, or anything else regarding this one?
|Dyin Tonight Robby|
DB: What’s the last movie you saw that genuinely disturbed you in some unexpected way, and how did the movie manage to pull it off?
|Gregory Lamberson and family|
GL: Well, youth has nothing to do with it, and I think “youthful” describes physical appearance more than attitude or energy. I have a lot of friends younger than me who have similar ambitions as me, but they also like to party and do a variety of other things for recreation. I don’t party, and I don’t do anything for recreation except watch movies and TV, except for my family. I’m a storyteller, I’m driven to tell stories, and the way I look at it is that anytime I’m not telling a story in some form, I’m working against myself. Someone once asked me, “What do you do for fun?” The answer is, I write and I make movies, and I spend time with my wife and daughter. That’s all I need.