Horror was considered a debased genre in the early 90s and people were looking for a new direction.
After the nightmare he had had on Hellraiser, where it was redubbed into American English, I decided to set the film in the US.
I picked Chicago to set it in quite randomly, simply because it was a place I’d heard of.
I asked the Illinois Film Commission where the worst public housing estate in the city was and they said without pausing, Cabrini-Green.
Tony [Todd] had such a wonderful handle on him as a tragic hero, a character with more in common with Dracula than Freddy Krueger.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest ‘I’ve done 200 movies, this is the one that stays in people’s minds’ … Todd, Madsen and the bees.
They’re planning to shoot entirely in Chicago, where Cabrini-Green has been torn down and gentrified – the new film will explore all that. »