Staci Layne Wilson / Horror.com: There’s been so much anticipation for another Lost Boys movie. What have you heard from the fans? What are they expecting, and what are they going to get?
Autumn Reeser: You know, I don’t know what they’re expecting. I hope they’re expecting to have a good time because it’s a really fun movie.
Q: Is it in the same vein at the original?
Reeser: Oh, yeah. Definitely. I mean, it’s been modernized in terms of the level of violence and the scares and thrills. What made the original one great is the humor, and hopefully, we kept that.
Q: There’s just one Corey, right? We’re down 'a Corey' in this one?
Reeser: No, both the Corey’s are in this one.
Q: Oh, excellent! People are going to be so thrilled. Does it take place in the same city where the vampires have infested this small, sea-side town or what’s the set-up?
Reeser: It’s not the same name, but it’s a similar city.
Q: Who do you play in the film?
Reeser: I typically play the Jason Patrick character. My character’s name is Nicole, and she moved to this town with her brother after their parents were killed, and she’s trying to make new friends, and she falls in with a group of vampires. Her brother has to save her before she turns into a full fledged vampire.
Q: Interesting. So it’s a swap, and it’s kind of more like a remake than a sequel would you say?
Reeser: It’s kind of its own thing.
Q: So, it’s giving the fans of the original what they want with a new twist, you’d say?
Reeser: Yeah, exactly. It’s a brother-sister as opposed to two brothers, so that’s already going to make the dynamics of everything much different.
Q: Who plays your brother in the film?
Reeser: Tad. He’s a fabulous actor, and we had a lot of fun.
Q: What kind of relationship do you guys have in the movie? Is it sort of adversarial and he has to come and save you?
Reeser: We’re very close because we’re basically all the family that each other has left, so we leaned on each other after our parents were killed. He has been, up until the past year, making money doing pro surfing. He’s a pro surfer. For various reasons, he can’t maintain doing that anymore, so our money is running out, so we move to this town to live with our aunt who we think is going to put us up for free.
Q: But there’s always a cost, right?
Q: How do you get seduced by these vampires? What do they do to draw you in?
Reeser: They’re hot, you know? What are you going to do? A hot vampire comes to talk to you and he has mesmerizing eyes, you can’t help yourself. So, that’s pretty much it. I mean, she’s a teenage girl out looking for a social life, and she finds a little more than she bargains for.
Q: What are some of the more heroine scenes that you get to enjoy going through in this movie? Do you have any wire work?
Reeser: I don’t have any wire work. I think the worst for me were the scenes where I was covered in blood which was one of the most disgusting experiences I’ve ever gone through, and I don’t want to bitch about it, but it was really disgusting.
Q: Isn’t it really sticky?
Reeser: It’s really sticky. It’s like being drenched in maple syrup and then having to sit around in it for ten hours, and you’re freezing. We shot in this old mine just outside of Vancouver, and it was just consistently cold there no matter what. Of course, it was all night shoots, so that’s always interesting. You start to feel like a vampire after a while. You’re up all night, and you sleep all day.
Q: So you were building character, right?
Q: What’s one of the more fun things that you remember from making the film whether it was a scene or something that happened off-set? [What is] your favorite memory?
Reeser: In it’s in this old fishing village, and it was beautiful. It was just one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve ever had. It was so gorgeous there. We were by this river, and we watched the sun come up and the sunset over this river, and all the boats were floating by, and it was very peaceful and beautiful.
Q: Did you get to explore Vancouver at all when you were there?
Reeser: I did! I went to Stanley Park and hiked around it. I got to see a lot of [Vancouver] just because of our locations because none of it was on a studio. None of it was on a lot. It was all location at night, so I got to see a lot of Vancouver. It’s beautiful. I’d go back again in a second.
Q: So, how do you feel about the finished product? Have you seen any of it? Did you watch play-back?
Reeser: I have. It turned out really well. It’s really fun. I think it would be great for people to rent and stay in, in a group and watch it all together and scream and laugh [while] eating pizza. I think it will be a great night for people.
Q: What are the vampires like in this movie? Do they have the two fangs? Are they traditional or do they have a twist?
Reeser: Everyone is different. We all have individual prosthetics, and it’s specific to your character.
Q: Interesting. So how does that work for you?
Reeser: I had some prosthetic work: the fangs, of course. They were pretty cool because you could just pop them in, and they would stay.
Q: And it helped keep you away from craft services, I guess?
Reeser: Yeah. That, and the yellow and black contacts. You felt like you couldn’t hear or see. It was pretty funny.
Q: That’s pretty limiting. I guess you really have to rely on other senses quite a bit, huh?
Q: What is it like to see yourself as a creature on the screen? Do you just really separate from yourself and get into the movie?
Reeser: Yeah, I don’t really have a problem watching myself because I don’t really ever feel like it’s me when I’m watching it. I don’t like watching myself do interviews at all, but as far as acting work, I’ve never been put off by it. I don’t really associate it with me. I remember doing it, but it’s not really me.
Q: Interesting. So it’s really like a totally separate character. Now, you said the movie is kind of like a fun night in with friends… and maybe some alcoholic beverages. How scary is it?
Reeser: It’s really scary. I screamed a couple times at the screening.
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