Q: What images come to mind when thinking of vampires in this film?
A: In terms of creating the look for the vampires in this, we've tried to do something unique. We're trying to do something specific and different than the previous Salem's Lot, and even different than how Stephen King originally conceived the characters. It's been really fun to have the creative process with the makeup and hair. Mikael created a specific look that is haunting and eerie, yet also sensual and sexy. There's also been something very erotic about them. What we've tried to achieve is the fine line between being scary but also alluring.
Q: How would you describe this film?
A: I would say it's about a writer who comes home to this town to investigate a house that haunted him when he was a young man. It's really interesting because it's not just about what seems to be on the surface. I think what Stephen King was trying to look at was the nature of evil in people and this small town where you think nothing happens. It's not just a vampire story. It's really looking at this little town as a microcosm of life.
Q: Do you believe the house plays an important character?
A: I think the Marsten house is a pivotal character. It's constantly talked about, referred to, looked at and avoided, a dark mysterious presence with a spirit.
Q: What element is necessary for a truly scary film?
A: You have to have suspense. I think scary music adds a lot of suspense.