Answers By:Victor Matellano
Q: What was it like to work with British Horror legend Caroline Munro? What films of hers are iconic to you?
A: Caroline represents fantastic cinema in all senses. She is an international icon known for Maniac, Harryhausen, Hammer, and european horror. It was an honor working with her. We shot in the same location as "The Golden Voyage of Simbad".
Q: How was it to work with the great Lone Fleming, iconic star of Tombs of the Blind Dead?
A: Lone is an iconic star of Eurohorror. We worked together in "Wax" and others and it was a pleasure and an honour. I like her a lot in Ossorio's movies.
Q: Have the presence of such legends as Munro and Fleming affected the younger actors and actresses of the film?
A: Lone and Caroline are such special and generous actresses. Both fit well with crew and cast, everyone was charmed with them. All crew and cast worked hard, like our vampires, Marta Flich and Almudena León.
Q: Were you influenced by works of masters of Spanish Horror such as José Ramón Larraz director of the original Vampyres, and Amando de Ossorio director of The Blind Dead films?
A: De Ossorio is very interesting, specially his legends. Larraz's atmosphere in his movies is both Interesting and full of perversion. Both are great inspirations.
Q: How does your vision of Vampyres differ from Larraz's original interpretation?
A: Differences were designed with and by Larraz, new actions in third part and new characters. But we preserve blood and sex.
Q: What is your thought on Spanish horror and it's influence on the horror genre, and do you think it's still strong today?
A: Spanish horror movies centered on famous figures in the past. Nowadays, thanks to REC and directors like Bayona, movies focus on characters who are alive. Spanish Horror is still universal so we have a lot to say.
Q: Also I know this is the last film of May Heatherly of course from such iconic roles as Antonio Margheriti's Cannibal Apocalypse and J.P. Simon's Pieces. what was she like on the set?
A: May was a wonderful woman. I miss her so much. She was fun. She didn't like bloody scenes, she had a bad experience in Margheriti's movie. It was a pleasure to have her in Vampyres, along with that other legend of Eurohorror, Conrado San Martín.
Q: How does sensuality in modern film differ from sensuality of films of yesterday, do you think the beauty of sensual scenes has lost its flavor with today's audience?
A: Sensuality and erotism are still important elements to offer. Nowadays, movies are not like that. Horror and sensuality always work, not just in vampire stories. Larraz said 'you should do it with elegance'.