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By James Whittington, Wednesday 15th August 2018
On August 27th Horror Channel has the UK premiere of the paranormal shocker, Nightworld. The film concerns a man (Jason London) who bites off more than he can chew when, when a malevolent force is uncovered in the bowels of the apartment he's guarding.
So, we decided to chat to Jason about the movie, what it's like to work with Robert Englund and his future cinemtic plans.
HC: You've been acting for a number of years; can you remember how you felt when you first walked onto a movie set?
JL: My first day on a movie set was magic. I was, honestly, terrified, and thrilled. The crew was fantastic, and as soon as they started unloading all of the big lights and equipment it all became real. It was a great set. Great locations. A great team. I feel lucky that I got to make a few movies with the old film cameras. I love the convenience of digital, but there was something truly special about 35mm.
HC: Are you a fan of horror movies?
JL: I am a huge fan of horror movies. Especially, movies like Nightworld, which is about storytelling and atmosphere. I love the anticipation, the slow boil into madness, and this is exactly what pulled me into the movie. I remember I was reading it and I just couldn't put it down. I called my agent in the middle of the night and told her to do whatever she could to get me this role.
HC: How did you get involved with Nightworld?
JL: A dear friend of mine, Natalie Burn, is friends with the producers and suggested me for the role. I'm forever grateful to all of them for the experience. I fell in love with the people of Bulgaria. And madly in love with Lorina, my beautiful leading lady. Everyone was great. The director, the producers, the DOP. It was three weeks of pure movie magic, and the film turned out to be just as good as I thought it would.
HC: What did you think of the script when you first read it?
JL: I loved the script. It had a throwback feeling to it. It reminded me of the earlier horror movies in pace and tone. It's an homage to films like The Exorcist, or The Shining. The story matters here, and I think we did a great job in bringing this atmosphere to the screen. And getting to work with one of the all-time masters of horror, Robert Englund, was, by far, the highlight of the shoot. He's an amazing guy, a very dedicated actor and someone very easy to work with. And now, a friend for life.
HC: The movie is getting its UK premiere on Horror Channel in August, why do our viewers need to tune in?
True horror buffs will appreciate the nostalgic tone of Nightworld. And the locations were all perfect. It was my first time in Bulgaria and I hope to go back many more times. It's an incredible place. The producers had found this very creepy mansion where most of the action takes place. And then we filmed in late autumn. The colours, the smells, everything contributed to making Nightworld a very sinister and creepy piece of film. It's the kind of movie you need to watch at home, with a cool sound system (sound and music are very important), and then sit back and follow the growing madness. Because, eventually, all hell breaks loose.
HC: So, what are you working on next?
JL: I just finished a horror movie called Campton Manor and another dark movie called Afterward. And of course, waiting for Producer Loris Curci to get me another great role somewhere in Europe.
HC: Jason London, thank you very much.
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