Rabthbone goes from Twlight to Dread

MTV.com posts an interview with TWLIGHT co-star Jackson Rathbone, whose new project is DREAD, based on a story by Clive Barker:

‘Dread’ is a Kinsey-esque study of fear,” the star explained of the plot, which is already being loosely compared to the “Saw” films’ exploration of the lengths people will go to for survival. “We’re setting up this fear study, and what we do is we interview people about their greatest fears and their dreads. The film starts out in this sweet college and then gets darker as people start having to live through their fears. A lot of times, it makes them stronger or it breaks them. That’s what this film is about: It’s about facing your fears and seeing what happens.”

[...] ”I’ve always loved the horror genre. As a kid, I wasn’t allowed to really watch TV, let alone horror. I come from a fairly conservative background, and so I had to sneak away to watch movies like ‘The Terminator’ when I was 10 years old, and when I was about 13, 14, a good friend of mine gave me a George A. Romero box set with ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Day of the Dead.’ I loved those movies, but I had to hide them under my bed as a kid.

“If my parents saw them, they would have grounded me for months,” he remembered. “They didn’t want certain images ingrained in my mind.”

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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