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5 Horrific Questions with 'Fetish of Flesh's' Freddie Meade

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Newark, Ohio’s, own Freddie Meade was 11 years old when he became a horror movie fan and we all have Andrew Copp to thank for it. Copp was an ultra-low-budget indie filmmaker from Dayton, Ohio, known for The Mutilation Man and Church of the Eyes. Copp died in 2013.

“I met Andrew Copp and Tom 'Woodstock' Lee [Copp’s colleague], and I thought it was incredible that I actually got to meet someone who did that,” Meade says. That chance encounter set him on his filmmaking path.

Meade's latest project, A Fetish of Flesh, is a spine-tingling endeavor that blurs the line between reality and fiction. Drawing inspiration from their own experiences, Meade and his friends ventured into the woods to create their first movie. However, what transpires in A Fetish of Flesh is a chilling tale of a group of students embarking on a thesis project, stumbling upon a modern-day Manson family reminiscent of the sinister Scottish Sawney Bean legend.

Meade's vision for the film is a return to classic horror, eschewing CGI for practical effects and embracing the visceral thrills of the genre's golden era.

While horror remains Meade's genre of choice, he is not confined to a single style. Next up? A dark comedy that explores the unsettling notion of an imaginary friend seeking revenge after 30 years. Meade's unique blend of dark humor and horror promises an intriguing cinematic experience.

'Willy Wonka' as a horror movie? That tracks.

5 Horrific Questions with Freddie Meade

What makes a movie scary?
Atmosphere and a good story.

What movie frightens you the most?
The original Exorcist.

Who is your horror inspiration?
Andrew Copp.

Why do we like to be scared?
Because it's the emotion we have the least control over. Sometimes it's fun to lose complete control and scream.

What movie or book would you want to turn into a horror movie? And how would you do it?
I would love to turn Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory into a horror movie. The Oompa Loompas could be goblins, amps, homunculi, or even golems. And the reason the children have free rein in the factory is to feed the creatures.

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