New Terminal Hotel director BC Furtney‘s latest genre offering, Do Not Disturb, will be available on DVD August 6. Starring Stephen Geoffreys (Friday Night), Tiffany Shepis (Cyrus), Ezra Buzzington (Fight Club) and Corey Haim (The Lost Boys), “Holed up in a seedy hotel, Hollywood screenwriter Don Malek (Geoffreys) is scripting a diabolical plan for revenge. But instead of writing about a bloodthirsty serial killer, Don is doing the dirty work with his own hands. Tiffany Shepis and Corey Haim also star in this gritty, jolting thriller where no one is safe…and checkout time is sooner than you think.”
Bloody Disgusting caught up with Furtney to chat about horror, and got him to share his 5 favorite horror films. Check out his list and see why he’s a huge fan of everything from Jaws to The Strangers!
“Da dum…da dum… Undeniably one of the greatest films ever made and easily worthy of a Top 3 spot in any horror rundown, I put this great white gem on the top of the heap, for being the first film to scare the living shit out of me, at the tender age of 3. And all this from a guy who never made another horror film again. Go figure. Anyway, Jaws, everybody. If you have to ask, you’ll never know.”
“Any film with its own spot in the Museum of Modern Art has to be a heavyweight, eh? This masterpiece is probably the first movie that made us feel like taking a long shower afterward, and for good reason. We can practically feel that Texas summer sun beating down on us in the theater and smell the stench of death in that set-design-from-hell farmhouse. And don’t forget about that epic Daisy Dukes tracking shot. Hot damn.”
“This one really needs no quantifying, as everyone reading this will likely attest. John Carpenter took some things Black Christmas did so well a few years earlier and made them even better, giving us his unique spin on the faceless killer motif – and ironically creating one of the most famous faces in all of modern horror.”
“Arguably the precursor to the popular slasher formula and undeniably a benchmark in killer-on-the-loose horror, this one uses masterful atmosphere and ambiance to ratchet inescapable chills, before releasing the brakes for a creeptastic joyride of an ending. Also, Olivia Hussey & Margot Kidder in their primes could recite the phone book and make it worth watching.”
“Punching holes in the theory that they don’t make ’em like they used to, this one’s a masterpiece of atmosphere, a brooding and slinking nightmare of brilliant restraint that manages to make our hearts pound like runaway trains, with a perfectly crafted recipe of three-parts stillness/one-part chaos – and Liv Tyler carves out a solid argument to be regarded in the pantheon of notable scream queens.”
Do Not Disturb arrives on home video August 6.
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