Film Courage: You were saying how most parents shouldn’t be worried about their children watching horror. What I was fascinated by was how nice the people were at Monsterpalooza [horror event]. And we’ve been to a lot of LA film events and the people there were super respectful not just the staff, but the actual horror fans. So what do you think it is about the horror genre that attracts those fans and what’s your distinction between those fans and arthouse fiction fans?
Chris von Hoffmann, Filmmaker: Well, I think why people who love horror movies are genuine people (very loyal people) are because they are consuming so much darkness, I guess they’re consuming so much extremities inside horror movies, that’s enough for them…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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About Chris von Hoffmann:
After a short stint at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and acting in several off-off-Broadway plays, Chris von Hoffmann moved to LA and turned to writing/producing/directing.
Chris von Hoffmann has made several short films including Fuel Junkie, White Trash and Vodka 7. White Trash had its World Premiere at the Chinese Theatre for the 17th Annual Dances With Films film festival and won Best Guerilla short for the 10th Annual Action on Film film festival. Vodka 7 won Best Cinematography at the WILDsound film festival in Toronto and screened at Tribeca Cinemas for the 9th Annual Big Apple film festival while Fuel Junkie had its premiere at Sony Picture Studios. In 2015 he directed his debut feature film Drifter which secured worldwide distribution and was released in 2017.
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