Thom Mathews interview


If you listen to the Thom Mathews withoutyourhead.com interview, he describes the director of this movie as being "Untalented, mean and annoying".

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I've seen the documentaries they have on both movies and he seems very ungrateful. He's been in three of my favorite movies which are Jason part 6 and return the Living Dead 1 & 2.

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posted 5 years ago by Doc110894
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If you listen to the Thom Mathews withoutyourhead.com interview, he describes the director of this movie as being "Untalented, mean and annoying".

nite_eternal 4 years ago
I've seen the documentaries they have on both movies and he seems very ungrateful. He's been in three of my favorite movies which are Jason part 6 and return the Living Dead 1


I'm not certain if the second guy is talking about Thom Mathews or Wiederhorn. Mathews is an aloof guy. I don't think he's ungrateful so much as he's kinda awkward. But that's not the first time he's blasted Ken Wiederhorn. Wiederhorn was disliked by most of the cast and crew because he had a crappy attitude during the shoot. One of the special effects guys had brought horror film expert Forest J. Ackerman on to do a zombie cameo. Not only did Wiederhorn not know he was, he was real cavalier towards the meeting. He even made Ackerman take off his trademark glasses for the cameo, which also pissed off the effects guys. But all you have to do is listen to the audio commentary he does on the DVD to understand how big of a jerk he is. I don't even understand why he agreed to do the commentary, because he just trashes the movie.

But the commentary is baffling anyway, because the only other person they could get was Thor Van Lingen, who genuinely got into the commentary. But instead of having him and the director record it together, it was done separately and mixed together. It's jarring. I can't believe the couldn't get Michael Kenworthy or James Karen or anyone else to do the commentary with Thor.

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I've heard mixed things about Ken Wiederhorn.

Dan O'Bannon was apparently really out of control.

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Was he talking about O'Bannon (writer and director of the first ROTLD) or the director of this one?

Obviously O'Bannon wasn't untalented. If you watch him in interviews, he does come across as a cantankerous guy, the sort who sounds kind of annoyed all the time, even when there's nothing to be annoyed about. I'm sure he rubbed some people like Thom the wrong way.

When someone doesn't like you on a personal level, they tend to judge you more harshly, of course.

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