Interview with Author, Screenwriter, and Movie Producer Casey J. Moore
Q – What is the premise of Crowley’s Tomb?
A – Crowley’s Tomb is an action/adventure/horror movie about a teenage gang, known as the Cemetery Boys, who lead a dead-end life and have lost their faith in God. They must attempt to save their mentor while dealing with paranormal elements, their own inner demons, the armies of the night, and the ultimate evil. Let me leave you with this thought: it should be known in the Book of Enoch that “Even Heaven had Rebels”, while the Good Book states “Even the Devil was betrayed” in Hell ( better known as Crowley’s Tomb).
Q – Will the movie be based on the novel with the same name?
A – The concept remains the same, however there will be several differences. The book was intentionally written more generic than the script, so when the movie was made I could elaborate in detail – such as additional characters, in-depth storylines, more twists & turns, with a surprising ending.
Q – What inspired you to turn the book into a movie?
A – After witnessing the movies and TV shows that are popular now, and many fans of the book echoing my thoughts, there was a major consensus that Crowley’s Tomb would make a much more compelling horror/adventure movie than any in recent memory. I have learned people are tired of the same old regurgitated storylines and predictable endings in this genre. I decided it was time for a radical change.
Q – What makes this movie different than other horror films?
A – Crowley’s Tomb is a character-based, controversial and thought-provoking film, with over 150 actors and actresses. While classified as a horror film, I like to refer to it as a “fusion film”, as it is also an action/adventure tale. You will relate to the 13 rebellious Cemetery Boys as friends you grew up with, who will take you on a dark journey. During their adventures, where they encounter numerous villains, they try to sort out their feelings about religion and regain their faith. This is NOT your average horror film or “slasher movie”, for which I am proud and have no apologies.
I also incorporated the disdain most feel towards Wall Street & Corporate greed, political corruption of the New World Order (secret society), religious manipulation, and the media’s bias rhetoric that is stuffed down our throats on a daily basis.
Q – Where does the project currently stand?
A – We are currently in pre-production. We are busy casting and scouting the best locations in the Orlando, FL area . We have chosen Ricardo Protheus Rodriguez as Director; he will also be in charge of all post-production. Nathan Taupez has been chosen as the Director of Photography. Martigan Delano has multiple roles: Co-Producer, Assistant Director and Actor. We are currently working on hiring additional production staff. At this stage, we are engrossed in the business, marketing and legal aspects of producing what promises to be an independent film of the highest quality.
In closing, my goal is to produce a fast-paced, roller coaster ride that delivers on all fronts: by scaring the audience out of their seats, providing a compelling storyline, realistic action scenes, introducing disturbing characters, and allowing the viewers to solve the mystery while rooting for the Cemetery Boys. I promise that you will walk out of the theater feeling entertained, knowing you got your money’s worth and talking about “Crowley’s Tomb”.
As you await the release of the movie, be sure to check out the book’s website: http://www.crowleystomb.com. On the site, you can check out the book trailer and illustrations, as well as order the book/merchandise. There are also links if you wish to order the Kindle or Nook versions of “Crowley’s Tomb”.
Upcoming blogs will include interviews with the actors and crew, project updates and much more.