Inspiring Scares (Day 8): Sean Henderson (Director of MOSELEY)

Yesterday we featured Brian C. Tyler, the writer of the upcoming horror flick MOSELEY, now we are back with the director of the film, Sean Henderson, to discuss his inspirations in the horror genre. If you haven’t done it yet make sure to like the official MOSELEY facebook page for more the latest news on the film.

“It’s hard for me to single out a horror movie that made me want to become a filmmaker. I could go on talking about when I watched “Dawn of the Dead” with Brian C. Tyler for the first time in 8th grade or the time my dad showed me “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” when I was seven. However, I can tell you that one director who really sticks out to me is John Carpenter. Growing up as a kid my mom would let me stay up late to watch horror movies with her when my dad went to work the third shift at the hospital. I ended up watching “The Fog”, “The Thing”, “Halloween” and I know these are not horror movies but I also watched “Escape from New York” and “Escape From L.A.”

Watching all these horror movies, I fell in love with the stories, visual effects and the music scores. From watching all those movies, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Growing up, Brian C. Tyler and I would write outlines or scripts from ideas like “High School Sucks” (a horror-comedy about two kids who accidently kill their friend’s girlfriend), “The Inheritance” (a murder-mystery about a girl throwing a party in a house she inherited), and last but not least there’s “Moseley” (which is currently in pre-production, it’s about five young adults making a documentary about a serial killer named Ryan Moseley who brutally murdered his family). If I hadn’t seen those movies growing up I would probably end up having some dead-end 9-5 job instead of chasing my dreams to become a filmmaker.”