Adam Horner [Interview]

 

Hello Folks! Welcome to the 2020 edition of our Month of Horror. It’s almost humorous that we are showcasing the motion pictured displays of horror when it seems as though we simply have to look around us to see the natural horror that is enveloping our daily lives. But nevertheless, a quick escape from the surrealism of our daily lives is often appreciated. In this vein, we honor these wonderful folks who seek to only entertain us with a good scare and a break from the actual horror that is all around us. We have assembled a wonderful batch of actors, writers, directors & beyond, who have worked on so many different projects that you know and love. I am beyond excited to share them with you all throughout the month of October. Enjoy!

Today’s guest is the CEO of the wonderful Australian production company Ignite Pictures, which has been consistently putting out some of the best to be watched in the world of horror. He is also the co-star of the amazing new thriller The Last Exorcist, starring alongside the likes of Danny Trejo and our dear friend and past guest Rachel Brooke Smith. Horner has also been featured in and produced two other of my favorite horror films of 2020, Escape: Puzzle of Fear and Coven. All three of these incredible films are available now from Uncork’d Entertainment. Other works from Adam include the documentary Leftovers, which we have showcased in the past right here at Trainwreck’d Society.

We are very excited to share some words from this mastermind from the world of horror and beyond. So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful words from the great Adam Horner!

 

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What inspired you to get into the world of entertainment? Was it an early aspiration you can always remember having since your youth, or did you just find yourself in this world one day?

When I was younger my parents used to take us to the Pantomines every Christmas. I used to remember as a young kid always watching and wanting to be on the stage. Then when my younger sisters started dance lessons, every year we went to see their annual show at a theatre and asked my parents to sign me up too! The rest is history!

What was your first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any kind of lessons learned from this project that still affect your work today?

I would say my first “Paid” gig in entertainment was when I decided to start busking, in the town of Windsor in Western Sydney! I remember going out with my two band mates at the time, and singing old Rock classics! I think we made just under $100 in our first day, which we though was pretty good going at the time! I remember someone handing me a $20 note that day and offering to be my manager on the street.

In your own personal opinion, what do you believe it is that makes the horror genre special? What sets it apart from other genres you have worked in?

Horror is special because of the fans. Horror fans are special. They’re often the most dedicated fans. They’re the reason why Horror performs so well at the Independent level. Horror fans are generally, from my experience, true movie buffs!

 

 

What is your favorite scary movie?

I would say my favorite is still It Follows. A simple concept, executed amazingly well. I could watch that movie back to back! Get Out is another one that is just a fantastic piece of cinema. They’re pretty close.

I know this year may be a bit different, but I am curious to know if you have any sort of Halloween traditions? Anything you would normally do each year?

Not really to be honest!! Halloween in Australia and England isn’t really like America. It is more of a kids holiday for Trick or Treating. So I tend to decide what I’m doing on the day, and it just tends to be what ever my friends are doing!

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers? 

I’ve had a movie recently released which you can check out on all DVD and all major digital Platforms called Coven, which I star along side Emmy Nominated actress Teri Ivens [as well as] The Last Exorcist, in which I star opposite Machete himself, Danny Trejo! Very excited about the release of that title.

What was the last thing that scared the hell out of you?

The 2016 US election results…

What was the last thing that made you smile?

Some news that I recently got about a new Television show that I produced alongside the Thriller Films and Masterkey Studios team CYPHER. More about that soon….

 

 

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