Horror for the pit of the stomach, brain and heart
Holger Schulz (b. 1973), born in Würzburg/Germany, saw his first horror movie in the living room of his parents’ friends: the final of the 1980 World Cup. The second horror movie was shown afterwards – “Frankenstein” by James Whale, 1931, with Boris Karloff. The adults were busy celebrating, young Schulz was busy being scared. His fascination with nasty flics quickly became an obsession. After seeing an original copy of Romero’s “Dawn Of The Dead” at the cinema when he was 18, his date at the time told him a mysterious punch recipe. With its help, Schulz managed to take over John Carpenter’s body for 8 years. Critics believe that Carpenter made his worst films during this time.
After graduation, Schulz worked as an actor, casting editor, teacher and assistant on a Saturday night show.
Today, he only does what he feels like doing: He is a voice actor for anime series, radio plays and radio spots, among others. He writes (“membrane”, animation short, in production and “The Millennium Flight”, novel adaptation, script preparation). And as a foreign language lecturer, he teaches his students to fear.
For the 2022 FrightNights, Schulz hopes for films that go not only to the pit of the stomach, but also to the brain and the heart.
Photo © Carsten Mohr