For their special Halloween podcast, MTV2's HeadbangersBlog.com conducted a macabre and revealing interview with Darren Lynn Bousman. This spotlight blog-cast is a tell-all piece featuring never before told stories about his new film "REPO! The Genetic Opera."
The director unearths set secrets for the first time: why he gave up on directing "Saw 5" (after directing Saw 2 - 4") in order to devote his attention to "Repo;" how cast members Sarah Brightman, Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre and Paris Hilton were able to work together without killing each other; and the creation of the movie soundtrack, which includes musicianship by members of Korn, Slipknot, Filter and others.
Listen and find out: why a SWAT team raided one of his parties, why tears were shed on the set of "Repo: The Genetic Opera," how he feels about the term "torture porn", and how the sight of real blood makes him nauseous.
Bousman also discussed why Halloween is his favorite holiday, how he got into horror, and how a script he wrote earned him a gig directing "Saw II." Darren tells HBB fans the importance of plot, how far is too far when it comes to graphic violence, and gives his opinions on true crime splatter movies like the "Faces of Death" and "Traces of Death" atrocities and the influence of directors like Takashi Miike, Ruggero Deodato and Dario Argento.
For More information on Darren Lynn Bousman’s upcoming film REPO! The Genetic Opera visit www.repo-opera.com.
In the no-so-distant future, a worldwide epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GENECO, a biotech company that offers organ transplants...for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by THE REPO MAN. By fusing ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and BLADE RUNNER, this futuristic tale of horror modernizes the “rock opera” genre with original music and rich, dark production design. This rock opera boasts an entirely original soundtrack that blends equal parts goth and punk rock to form an eerie and powerful musical narrative.
The soundtrack available for download NOW at
features vocal performances by an amazing cast; Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Sarah Brightman, Anthony Stewart Head, Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Ohgr and more with music provided by an all-star lineup that features performances from Joan Jett, Richard Patrick (Filter), Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Clown (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Army of Anyone), Brian Young (David Lee Roth's band), Sonny Moore (From First to Last), Richard Fortus (Guns & Roses), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Tommy Clefetus (Rob Zombie's band), Melora Creager (Rasputina). Also lending her voice to the soundtrack is the edgy pop star Poe.
The CD will be made available in mid-October at events, signings and through the film's official website, with a projected wide release in January 20th, 2009.