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Five Horrific Questions for Bruno Tatalovic of 'Dying 2 Meet U'

A 'Dying 2 Meet U' contestant on the run!
We continue our quest to learn what frightens horror movie makers from the Midwest by trapping Branislav “Bruno” Tatalovic in the torture chamber.

Tatalovic, originally from Serbia, has spent nearly half his life in Ohio – and a fair amount of that pursuing his filmmaking passion. It’s a passion that began with photography and soon bled over into motion pictures.

He’s most proud of Dying 2 Meet U, a feature film Tatalovic co-wrote, co-produced and directed. The film tells the tortured tale of a troubled man who uses the guise of a reality show to choose a wife. Nine lovely ladies join the show. Not all survive “the elimination process.”

“This was a true ‘labor-of-luv’ indie film,” Tatalovic says. “And it’s a prime example of creating magic on minimal budget.”

Horrific Question No. 1: What’s makes a horror movie scary?  
Tatalovic: What makes a movie "scary" is director's ability to project audience’s expectations and touch their emotions, using this genre's tools and techniques, such as character interactions, great editing and sound design, and overall - good story telling 
Horrific Question No. 2: What’s the scariest movie you ever saw 
Tatalovic: I don't like to get attached to one title in particular, but I admire the works of Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, David Cronenberg. 
Horrific Question No. 3: Who is your horror inspiration? 
Tatalovic: Hitchcock raised the bar, Craven pushed the envelope, Carpenter made it mainstream, Cronenberg made it artistic. 
Horrific Question No. 4: Why do we like to be scared? 
Tatalovic: Because we need a natural "high" to enhance our boring lives. 
Horrific Question No. 5: What movie would you like to turn into a horror movie? And how would you do it? 
Tatalovic: I have some ideas, but I refuse to reveal (said with a devilish smile).

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