It was a summer weekend in the ’80s, and Mark Wachowski and Steven Spielberg’s high-concept horror flick “The Thing” was a must-see on TV and at movie theaters across the country.
Wahlburgers and Spielbergs films had a reputation for being pretty scary.
And so it was with some trepidation that I sat down with Mark and Steven at the Los Angeles International Film Festival this year to talk about their latest horror movie, “Teen Beach Movie.”
Wahlberg said that his favorite horror movies are those that “aren’t afraid of the unknown” but that “the unknown” is “the best movie of the year.”
But for “Teen,” Wahlber’s most iconic horror movie (which won a Peabody award in 2008), it was the title that really grabbed my attention.
And Wahl is a master at writing and directing, so when he saw a young woman in a bikini and a bikini-clad man on a beach, he knew he was in trouble.
“I remember, I was looking at my phone and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s Mark W. I’m really into this movie,'” Wahl said.
“I’m not trying to be negative, but it was like a million times more terrifying than anything I’ve ever seen before.”
Walshberg explained that he wanted the title to be a little bit ambiguous because he didn’t want the audience to know what was happening, but also because he wanted to make it clear that he didn, in fact, know what’s happening.
And he didn