Interview first published (in shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks
Banshee Chapter has certainly shaken up the horror circuit with its potent cocktail of twentieth-century history and gonzo fiction, of hallucinatory excess and alien intrusions, of crazy character comedy and skin-crawling terror. We chatted with director/co-writer Blair Erickson about the secrets behind his low-budget 3D feature debut.
Grolsch FilmWorks: What idea kickstarted the screenplay for Banshee Chapter? and how did you work with your co-writer Daniel J. Healy?
Blair Erickson: The idea started with when I was just reading some books on DMT [dimethyltryptamine] research and the MKULTRA project. There were a quite a few discussions of the effects of the chemicals used and speculation by some if the compounds might be unlocking parts of your brain that communicate with alternate dimensions. It was a fascinating idea and one not easily shook.
I had actually never met Daniel Healy…
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