Interview: Brett Kelly

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Brett Kelly directs and acts in independent films made under the auspices of his own production company. Genre movies such as The Bonesetter, The Bonesetter Returns, The Feral Man, My Dead Girlfriend and Kingdom of the Vampires only scratch the surface of his ambition. Many more films are scheduled for production, with his remake of the 1950s B-monster “classic”, Attack of the Giant Leeches, due for release in 2009. [See the earlier Undead Backbrain article for more information.]

Kaiju Search-Robot Avery asked Kelly about the remake and about his ambitions.

I was thinking about the glut of horror remakes out there and I would always say;”Why don’t they leave the great movies alone and start remaking movies that could actually be improved on.” I guess that’s why I thought of remaking Attack of the Giant Leeches.

The remake is loyal in many regards. It’s set in modern day and many of the characters are similar, we improved on intercharacter relations, and of course, the creatures are better. It’s sexier, and has many touches that fans of the original will dig.

Read the full interview here.

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2 Responses to Interview: Brett Kelly

  1. Excellent interview. I’ve seen most of his available movies and i recommend them. My Dead Girlfriend is really funny. Looking forward to the new monster movies. Thanks.

  2. Avery says:

    THANKS Mario!! I really put a lot into it. It’s nice to hear a compliment from such a ‘big guy on campus’ such as you. That really means a lot coming from one of my peers. By the way guys Mario Giguere runs a fantastic monster movie site that I check daily called ‘CLUB DES MONSTRES’: http://www.clubdesmonstres.com/ Highly recommended!!

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