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Interview with Eric Forsberg
By Dag (2005-05-31)
Q: As a filmmaker who is your inspiration?
A: Wow. So many artists. When I was 9 years old I picked a copy of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. For the next four years I read everything that Tolkien wrote, and I read them over and over again. Thus my obsession with good, evil, extra-natural power and the hero within. Tolkien is my biggest influence. Of course I read much Lovecraft and Barker also and I have enjoyed watching movies all of my life (my kid favorites were monster movies) but on my list is Altered States, Polanski's Repulsion, The Godfather, Freaks, Fantasia, Satyricon, Jacob's Ladder, Angel Heart, Goodfellas, and Schindler's List, with some of my favorite science fiction films being Alien, Gattica, Star Wars, Event Horizon, Dune (Lynch), 2001, A Boy and His Dog, EXISTENZE, and Blade Runner.
Q: Do you have any current projects you're working on?
A: I am working on another film with the Asylum titled Leben Tod. It is my take on the undead. I have a number of other projects with other companies including a science fiction called Nano-Man and a comedy called Neighbor of the Beast, about an everyday fellow who is given the horn of the Apocalypse by mistake which accidentally turns him into the antichrist.