Hey there Darlings! Happy Sinful Sunday. Today marks the last day of the 7 Days of Sin photo shoot for the Psychotik Girls. Make sure you check that out after you read this! Today I have a wonderful interview with Jimmyo Burril. He’s responsible for Chainsaw Sally, The Good Sisters, and soon The Darling Clementines. I’ve gotten the pleasure of getting to know a bit about him since Fatality Fest in June. He’s a very talented guy with an equally talented partner. Yes his wife and partner in crime is none other than the very sexy Chainsaw Sally…April Burril. ((April is also an Honorary Psychotik Girl)) Let’s see what he had to say hmm?
Jimmyo and Malice Talk Chainsaws and Murderous Women
Malice Psychotik: Let’s jump right on your next film The Darling Clementines Can you tell us a little about the film?
Jimmyo Burril: A very brutal film about family, sex, violence, religion, tradition. I’ve never seen a film like it…. I think it’s by far the most fucked up thing I’ve ever written. It stars the deadly sexy trio of Debbie Rochon, April Burril, and Nicole Rae.
Malice: Where does this film get its roots from? What inspired it?
Jimmyo: I wanted to create my own Texas Chainsaw… something that for the times was still edgy, and scary. I wanted to make people uncomfortable…. I wanted to make them squirm in their seat… and so I went to one of our last taboos and wrote an in-depth study of an isolated family, who wants to endure… no matter the cost of their victims. Also, as usual for me, it’s a role reversal. The females are the aggressors… the men are the victims.
Malice: What type of run do you expect for the film? Do you have plans for a theatrical release or are you going to just see where it takes you?
Jimmyo: I would be surprised if we got theatrical, of course I would love one, but I expect it to go the way of American Mary or Hatchet.
Malice: Are there any parts of the film you think you are going to have to reign yourself in on, or are you going to go all out no holds barred?
Jimmyo: No, I’m all done with the reigning myself in. I will tell the story as it needs to be told… no more no less.
Malice: I find it interesting that films like this normally are male driven. What pushed you to make it an all female antagonist type film?
Jimmyo: I could tell you a bunch of reasons why… or why not.. but if I take away the PC explanation, the real answer is that I dig powerful women. That’s it.
Malice: I would feel remiss in my duties of I did not ask about Chainsaw Sally. Are you still planning on doing more with Chainsaw Sally?
Jimmyo: As long as April and I are making films, there will be more Sally. We have a good bit ready… for either a movie or a show…. She will be back!
Malice: Out-of-Hat Question: Do you think a horror movie can be done well on a PG-13 rating? Would you ever try one?
Jimmyo: Sure I think they can… a scare is a scare… doesn’t need language or nudity to get that. Seems the MPAA is more concerned with boobs than blood, so yeah… I think it could be done. I would try to do one if I gave a single shit about the MPAA… but I do not take kindly to secret self-appointed censors.
Malice: Out-of-Hat Question: What is your favorite type of scare tactic in a film?
Jimmyo: Surprise!… set up… misdirection… and surprise. It’s actually the same formula for comedy…. Just a different pay off.
Malice: Out-of-Hat Question: What is it like being married to THE Chainsaw Sally?
Jimmyo: This Halloween is our 15th wedding anniversary… We’ve had ZERO arguments, and I have ZERO complaints. She is a great wife, mother, best friend, and great at all of the other benefits that come with that package.
Malice: Where can my Freaky Darlings pick up some sweet Chainsaw Sally stuff?
Jimmyo: Since we are mostly self-distributed, the best place to get our goodies… signed…etc. Is http://www.chainsawsallyshow.com
Make sure you all run out and get a hold of Chainsaw Sally stuff and anything else you can. Talented people deserve to know they are. Don’t think there is a single thing you wouldn’t want. We will keep an eye out for you on this film and anything else Jimmyo has to offer.
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,