To start things off, can you introduce yourself to the readers?
Hello, my name is Drew Marvick and I am an actor and the writer/director of the film Pool Party Massacre.
I act in a lot of indie horror projects, of various budgets and sub-genres. But for some reason people keep casting me as a killer.
What is the best thing about working in horror?
I am a huge horror fan, ad have been a part of the horror community for a long time, so I would say the best part about working in horror is the that I get to hang out with my friends for a living.
I feel at home when I am at a horror convention to fit festival.
Can you say anything about your movie you have been in?
Pool Party Massacre is an ultra low budget indie slasher film, made as a love letter to my favorite 80s slashers.
The film follows a small group of wealthy socialites having an intimate pool party that turns deadly when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one.
What inspired you to be an actor?
I have always loved entertaining people, and have never been afraid to be in front of a camera. So acting just kind of came naturally.
I have been working in film production for almost 20 years now, mostly producing commercials, and I was always the crew member that would volunteer to be on camera when someone was needed.
After a while, I had volunteered to be in so starting casting me in larger roles.
How did you prepare for the role?
As an actor my process is pretty simple really, I do some research, and plenty of rehearsals. But most importantly I try to make the character my own.
As for directing, there is a lot more work that goes into that. I like to be fully prepared before I step on set every day. Even though I know everything will probably change.
Can you tell us about the greatest moment in your film career?
I would have to say the greatest moment in my film career so far would be when Pool Party Massacre won “Best Feature” at Cinema Fantastique in Cananda, and Lloyd Kaufman from TROMA presented me with my award and a TROMA Diploma.
It doesn’t get much better than that. But hopefully something will top it.
What are some of your upcoming projects?
I am in the pre-production process for Pool Party Massacre 2 right now. We have had a slight delay due to the current global pandemic, but when everything is back to normal we will get back to work.
I also have a Christmas Horror anthology film that I am producing called “The 12 Deaths of Christmas”. That should be done and released this Christmas, 2020. Other than those, I have a handful of indie horror
projects that I am acting in, including Kill Dolly Kill, Slashlorette Party and a few others I can’t talk about yet.
What was the project you learned the most from?
I definitely learned the most from Pool Party Massacre. I made sure I was involved in every aspect of that movie, from the page to the screen.
I even self distributed the movie on physical media and streaming, so I could learn exactly how everything worked. It was a ton of work, but totally worth it.
What is the last horror film you saw? What did you think of it?
The most recent horror film I watched was “A Quiet Place”. I am really late to that party, for some reason I am just now getting around to watching it for the first time.
But I really liked it. I was very impressed by the fact that a film with almost no dialogue could keep my attention for so long. It was a beautifully shot, well acted, original piece of horror cinema. I enjoyed it.
What is your favorite horror movie and why?
I always have a hard time answering this question, because have so many favorites, but I think my most common answer is “Return of the Living Dead”. I just never get sick of that movie.
I have been watching it regularly since I was probably 13 years old. It has a perfect mix of humor, gore, and scares.
If you could work with any actors or actresses who would they be and why?
I think I would have to pick Pamela Springsteen from Sleep Away Camp 2 and 3.
I love those movies, and have always been bummed that she quit acting shortly after them. So I would love to get to work with her on something, anything.
Where can we find out more about you and your work?
Well you can find everything you need to know about Pool Party Massacre at www.poolpartymassacre.com and I am pretty active on facebook and instagram. Just search Drew Marvick and you’ll find me.
What is your personal definition of horror?
I find that horror films come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and I like them all. But I suppose the common thread would be shock value.
Wether you are jumping out of your seat in fright, falling out of your seat in laughter, or turning around in disgust, they got you!
Favorite country or place?
Well my favorite place to be is home, but I love to travel too. That makes coming home even better. I don’t thin I have found my favorite place yet though. I need to see a lot more of the world.
Did you know anything about Sweden?
I have actually been to Sweden a couple times in my life, both before I was an adult though. I have family in Stockholm and I am way overdue for another visit. The last time I was in Stockholm I was about 10 years old, and a seagull stole my hotdog right out of my hand at Grona Lund.
Anything else you want to mention?
I just want to say thank you to everyone out there that has watched Pool Party Massacre and given it a chance. Thank you so much.