FEAR(S) OF THE DARK is an unusual French horror film we’ve talked about here a few times before. It’s an animated film of terrors with segments directed by such cartoon icons as Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti and Richard McGuire. Althought it had a limited film festival release here before, it is now touring the US, with a showing at the IFC Center here in NYC. The trailers can be viewed here.
Shock Till You Drop catches up with Burns in a fine, extensive interview. Burns talks about FEAR(S), the Black Hole movie, and even what he’s doing next:
Shock: Have you started on your next comic project? You spent a lot of time doing “Black Hole” so are you going to do another project that takes that much time or go back to doing shorter stories?
Burns: The piece I’m working on right now is almost done. It’s a much shorter piece. I’m going to be doing a color piece, and it’s kind of in not in the style, but in the format of the French “Tintin” books, the Belgian “Tintin” books, so it’s kind of a hardbound book.
Shock: Have you started writing it?
Burns: Yes I have, and as far as I know right now, there’s going to be two books, two parts of the story that will come out in two volumes, and I’m just about done with the first.