You run into a lot of filmmakers at Screamfest a lot easier than you can at most other festivals, which makes the atmosphere a bit more fan-friendly because they actually want to know what you think, regardless if it’s good or bad. So it was quite the nice surprise to run into “Madison County” director Eric England after a screening of his new horror flick.
A group of college kids travel to a small, mountain town called Madison County to interview the author of a tell-all book on the accounts of several grisly murders that happened there. But when the kids get to Madison County, the author is no where to be found and the towns people act like they haven’t seen him in years. They also say that the killer never existed and the murders never happened. However, when the kids start digging around to get their own answers, they find out that the stories maybe more real than the townspeople are letting on.
After one of the screenings for the well-received new movie “Madison County” I got the chance to chat with the indie director Eric England about making his mark with his feature.