It's day two of Jeff's journey into the world of supernatural movies, and today he pulls off a bit of a coup by securing an interview and director's masterclass with the guru of gore, Mr Eli Roth.
Eli was in the Uk to promote his forthcoming movie as Executive Producer of The Last Exorcism II - due to be released on June 7th, check out the trailer online if you dare.
Horror fans know Eli as director of Cabin Fever and The Hostel, but anyone who saw Quinten Tarantino's Inglorious B******s will have seen Eli acting on screen alongside Brad Pitt. Today he joins Jeff on set at The Met Film School, located on the world famous Ealing Studios, where the staff and students very kindly donated their green screen facilities and time - huge thanks to them all - to bring Jeff's vision to life.
Jeff's vision was to be able to levitate in the major set piece in his forthcoming Supernatural/Horror movie This Mourning to be shown on Thursday. Green screen is of course used in all the cutting edge Hollywood blockbusters but as Jeff discovers it was actually developed as long ago as 1940.
Whilst on set Eli offered some pointers and talked to Jeff about how he achieved the spectacular and creepy levitation in The Last Exorcism II, he reveals the advice that Tarantino gave him, and explains why gummy bears are a directors best friend on a horror shoot.
Jeff also talks to Hammer Historian Marcus Hearn about choosing the perfect location for his horror/supernatural movie using The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe (out now on DVD) and Psycho as his examples. This follows on from his conversation of Monday with Marcus about the re-release of the Hammer classic Dracula from 1958: www.hammerfilms.com
The producers of This Morning would also like to thank the following for their invaluable help in making this film:
- The Riverside Studios for use of their cinema: www.riversidestudios.co.uk
- We'd also like to give a huge thanks to Derek and all the staff at The Bath Store Vauxhall, for being total legends