Bloody-Disgusting has posted an interview with John Saxon, who played Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller in the 1974 horror classic Black Christmas . In the interview, he reflects on making the film and the challenges involved. Saxon also talks about some of his other roles in horror films. Here is a snippet:
BD: It's common knowledge that you were a last minute addition to the cast, filming scenes only a couple of hours after signing on to the film and often shooting without the other actors on set. Did you enjoy this challenge or was it just a pain in the ass?
JS: What happened was after I read the script and liked it very much, I was cast to play "Fuller"... some short time afterward my agent Michael Livingston called to tell me that the production had made a mistake: someone else had previously cast another actor to play Fuller. I was disappointed, but oh well.. Then unexpectedly, maybe a week later, my agent called again asking if I could get on a plane, I think the same day, and fly to Toronto to play the role in Black Christmas. I arrived in Toronto at about Midnight... was taken to a Hotel and then was driven out to a suburban location to prepare to do the scene in the woods speaking over a Bullhorn, which was finished at about 3 AM.
Challenges like this I had no problem handling 33 years ago...
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Dimesnion films is releasing a remake of the movie Black Christmas to be released on Christmas day.