Interview with Otto; or Up with Dead People director Bruce LaBruce

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 3 - 2009

OttoingraveIf you enjoyed Otto; or Up with Dead People — or even if you were utterly repulsed by it — this recent interview with director Bruce LaBruce is well worth a read. LaBruce talks about his influences, his intentions and people’s reaction to the film (and his other work as well) with Sean Abley for Fangoria. It might not change your mind about the movie, but it shows that LaBruce is a filmmaker of rare vision and courage. You might hate what the man puts out, but you sort of have to admire his willingness to take chances and put himself out there — isn’t that what artists are supposed to do?

I’ve gone on record stating that I think Otto is a worthy film, even an important one, for zombie fans to consider (read my review here).  That being said, I acknowledge it is not a film for everyone (LaBruce says the same thing in his interview). Hell, one of my good friends, an art historian who’s been known to enjoy a good zombie movie, texted me to tell me I was “off my rocker” for recommending it to her. She couldn’t get past the gut-fucking scene…

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