Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Daily Dead Interview - Kim Newman

"The Bloody Red Baron takes place during World War 1, and you have this vampire war inside of the bigger war. Was there any influence from Romero’s zombie films and using the vampires to illuminate something bigger in society?

Kim Newman: I’m a great admirer of George Romero, and Nightmare Movies is essentially about his influence on horror cinema. I didn’t specifically think of those films in the context of The Bloody Red Baron – though there’s an Italian zombie sub-plot in Dracula Cha Cha Cha. The major nod to Romero in the series is the inclusion of Martin Cuda, from Martin, as a member of the Carpathian Guard in Anno Dracula."

3.5 out of 5