Jeremy Kasten talks All Souls Day !
Q: What do the zombies look like in the film? How do you make fresh-looking zombies nowadays?
Kasten: Mark and I were really influenced by the classic dead films, films like I Walked With A Zombie and Isle of the Dead, films where the zombies were cast in shadows, they were mysterious, you couldn’t see them all the time. In keeping with the Mexican mythology, our zombies have different looks. They wear masks, which is something I’ve never seen before in a zombie film, and they’re organically-fused, if that gives you a clue, very realistic-looking. They eat flesh, but they’re mysterious. Then there’s the movements. When you have extras on a zombie movie, and I had forty of them at any given time, they’re very enthusiastic, but they’ve seen zombie movies and they try to move like the zombies they’ve seen in the other films. What I did was hire a pantomime to work with the extras and develop zombie movements that haven’t been seen before.
Q: Lots of zombies?
Kasten: There’s about forty in the film. I should say I worked with forty zombies on the set in Los Angeles, forty extras, but more will be added digitally in post-production, which I’m right in the middle of right now.
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The movie plays during "Dia De Los Muertos" (the Mexican Day of the Dead), when the dead return to walk the Earth to see their loved ones once more.
Source: Creature Corner