In a few words, what’s the film about?
A group of poorly trained cops try to escort an unstoppable serial killer to an asylum when their van brakes down in a cursed town where the dead rise once a year.
Always been a fan of the genre?
Absolutely! I grew up watching cheesy sci-fi and b-horror movies with my mom. My love for horror movies has only grown over the years.
Have you discovered any unlikely fans or segments that you didn’t count on?
I am very pleasantly surprised at how much love Juice Lad is getting. We took a roll with this character and Brian Hoesing really smashed it out of the park with his performance.
How important are reviews to you?
I don’t think I’ve ever read a movie review before getting into filmmaking. I still don’t read reviews for any movies except my own. Having said that, I like to think I have thick skin because there are always people that will tear your stuff apart. And that’s OKAY. I want people to enjoy my movies, but I know not everybody will.
Besides what it’ll do for your career, are there any standouts involved in the film that you believe will see a real career boost from being involved in it?
I’ve said this since day one but the talent of this cast was above anything I could have expected or deserve to have worked with. Their performances saved my bacon numerous times during production when we were running behind schedule and they just nailed their delivery on every take. They made my job easy. So I’m hoping each one of these talented actors gets what they deserve…. And that’s a ton more actor work!
Have doors opened for you as a result of it?
I think so… maybe? I’ve been trying to network my tail off for the past few years but Bonejangles has finally given me something to really throw around. I’m hoping it will open doors for me though. Otherwise.. I’ll just keep trying to bust them down myself.
Would you compare the storyline to anything we’ve seen in earlier films? Anything you can say is an intentional homage?
Hm… that’s really a tough question because nothing comes to mind right away. I think that’s why I really loved the script when I first read it. My mind didn’t wander to another movie that I’ve seen… it started creating something new. In terms of homages, there are a ton of them in Bonejangles…. F13, Halloween, Evil Dead, Dale & Tucker vs. Evil….
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If you loved Dale & Tucker vs. Evil you’ll love my movie!
Has it all gone according to plan for you? Anything you’ll do differently next time around?
Yes & No. We set out to make a complete horror movie and we accomplished that. We set out to make a horror movie that horror fans would enjoy… and I believe we have accomplished that as well. Next time around? I’m going to have a bigger budget! (I think that’s what every filmmaker wants…) So… if there are any money men or women out there reading this interview… contact me! Bonejangles II is dying to be made!
What’s ahead for you?
I directed a segment for each of the upcoming horror anthologies, 10/31 by Rocky Gray, and Cryptids by Zane Hershberger, Justin Seaman, and P.J. Starks. Those anthologies are going to be a ton of fun so make sure to keep your eyes out for them! Those guys have a ton of talent. In terms of feature length projects, I’m hoping to direct Tis’ the Season of the Witch sometime next year if I can secure funding. I’ve been laying the groundwork for that movie for the past few years and it has an amazing script behind it. I’d basically do anything to get that movie made! AND of course Bonejangles II... hopefully we’ll get to see a lot more Bonejangles in the future. Plenty of projects ready to be made!