Horror by no means appears very distant from Kevin Bacon… in a great way. The actor has over 4 a long time of expertise in movie and tv – co-starring in basic movies like Animal Home, Footloose, Apollo 13 and A Few Good Males – however he retains coming again to scary films.
Considered one of his earliest performances was within the unique slasher hit Friday the 13th, and within the years that adopted he’s turned up in horror films like Tremors, Flatliners, Hole Man and Stir of Echoes. His newest horror movie, You Ought to Have Left, now On Demand, reunites him with author/director David Koepp.
In a brand new interview with Bloody-Disgusting, the actor mused on his relationship with the style.
“I really like well-made movies in all genres, horror being considered one of them,” Kevin Bacon says. “I’m actually extra drawn to horror movies like You Ought to Have Left and movies like Midsommar or The Shining or Rosemary’s Child.”
“Don’t Look Now could be considered one of my favorites. [Films] which can be actually emotional and character-driven,” Bacon explains. “That’s the stuff that I… principally as a result of it’s nice stuff to behave, you realize?”
“However the motive that I discovered myself in these horror movies is for one factor, I’m not afraid of them,” Bacon provides, earlier than clarifying. “I’m not afraid to do them. I like them. But in addition as a result of they require loads of appearing challenges. They’re intense, you’re coping with life or dying conditions, and these are all nice appearing challenges.”
And but, though Kevin Bacon prefers the appearing challenges concerned in psychological horror, considered one of his hottest films is the subterranean monster horror-comedy Tremors. It’s additionally the one horror film franchise that the actor ever returned to, after filming a pilot for a brand new Tremors tv sequence in 2018.
“Properly, Tremors is an attention-grabbing factor as a result of as a subgenre inside horror, one other piece of the subgenre that I actually like are scary-funny, which is a really troublesome stability to make,” Bacon says. “I feel Tremors was very profitable in it, however films like Shaun of the Useless for example are in a position to meet that type of stability. Even Get Out, which added an entire different degree, which was social commentary, in addition to the humor, in addition to being scary. Which is basically arduous to do.”
“You understand, with Tremors it wasn’t a lot that I used to be like, ‘I wish to return to horror,’ because it was this looks like a personality that… it’s the one character that I performed in the middle of my profession that I actually thought of revisiting after 25 years. I believed it will be attention-grabbing to see who he had turn out to be, as a result of he was a very atypical man who had actually extraordinary circumstances thrown at him,” Bacon explains.
“It was an awesome course of, a very enjoyable course of. For my part we made a implausible pilot that I feel actually, with author Andrew Miller and an awesome director [Vincenzo Natali], I feel we actually nailed it. I nonetheless don’t have any rationalization for why they didn’t wish to transfer ahead,” Bacon says.
The pilot for the second Tremors tv sequence – following a short-lived 2003 SyFy sequence that includes sequence common Michael Gross and future Breaking Dangerous co-star Dean Norris – wasn’t picked up, but it surely was accomplished and plenty of followers would like to see it.
Sadly, Bacon doesn’t have any excellent news about the potential of screening it any time quickly.
“We tried. We tried to indicate it at, I assume it was ATX, and we weren’t allowed to,” Bacon explains. “So we put some clips collectively [instead].”
Whereas folks maintain hoping Bacon’s Tremors follow-up will get launched sometime – “Yeah, me too,” Bacon provides – there’s one other concept floating round that has many horror followers excited. Robert Englund not too long ago floated the concept that Bacon ought to finally exchange him within the function of Freddy Krueger within the Nightmare on Elm Avenue franchise.
Does that concept curiosity Kevin Bacon?
“Positive,” the actor laughs. “It might take loads of make-up…”