|Publisher and Horror/Monster Movie Fan: Richard Gladman!|
GirlForce was an idea for a movie that just sprang into my head whilst having lunch with Dani (Thompson). It occurred to me that superhero movies were becoming more and more dull, boring and pretentious – taking themselves way too seriously so I thought I’d bring the fun back into superhero films. The pitch is basically “Charlie’s Angels meets the Spice Girls meets Power Rangers”!
Caroline and I first met purely by accident in a shop on Oxford Street in London more years ago than either of us would care to remember! The next couple of times were lucky coincidences also (again in London) but we didn’t become friends until we worked together at some horror and film events and had a chance to really talk. Caroline is seriously one of the nicest people I’ve ever met; very warm, kind, intelligent and funny but I think anyone who has met her will tell you that. We kind of bonded over my silver nail varnish and our mutual love of silver jewelry!
I met Dani initially online when I was asked to do some promo for the British slasher movie Serial Kaller. I did an interview with Dani via email which went up on the Rue Morgue website then we hooked up on Facebook, chatted a little, met very briefly at a British Horror Film Festival after party and then decided to have lunch to discuss potential projects. I was so impressed with Dani’s strong image, her striking beauty and her strong work ethic and we clicked pretty quickly. It was obvious to me right from the start that she would become a big star.
I absolutely love Godzilla – but I think my favourite giant monster is Mothra, I mean, she’s the Earth’s guardian you know? I’m also obsessed by the B-movie monster The Incredible Melting Man. The movie’s not so great but the concept is so cool and yukky – and the make-up effects by Rik Baker rocked!