The screaming goes on a little long because Dominique’s character, kindly coffee shop waitress Christie, was just attack twice, first by a homeless man, then by a man she believes—correctly—to be the Picasso Killer.
She’s trying to get into a locked but lighted building. Unfortunately, the security guard on duty is played by the late David Carradine and he does everything slowly. And the agonized woman outside his door doesn’t impress him at all.
podcast excerpt: “When David Carradine got to the location, he said, ‘I really want to play this guy like Inspector Clouseau.’ Bumbling, dropping things, tripping over himself. And David is hysterical in it. And everybody responded the same way–we didn’t realize he was sooo funny.”
For those who remember Dominique Swain from her first starring role—as “Lolita” opposite Jeremy Irons—this is quite a departure. For one thing, she’s all grown up. And for another she’s really freaked out.
Joining us today, in addition to Dominique, is the director of Fall Down Dead, Jon Keeyes. He is a veteran of indie horror films including American Nightmare and Suburban Nightmare. Fall Down Dead opens in theaters on December 18.