A YOUNG man, Spike Parsons, was seen by talent scouts whilst appearing in a performance of Shrek at Stage Coach Marbella and was invited to Madrid for an audition.
At first his father Adrian was a little sceptical but they decided to make the journey from their home in Sotogrande and the 13-year-old found himself filming two episodes of Campfire Creepers a return to the old style horror movies such as Tales from the Crypt where a central narrative leads to different horror vignettes.
In this case, French director Alexandre Aja recruited horror legend Robert Englund (Freddie Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) to be the lead star and he appears with Spike in two episodes of what could become a 22 part series for TV and VR outlets.
This is believed to be one of the very first Virtual Reality horror properties to be produced by a major player in the field and the two stories will be previewed at the Sitges Film Festival this October where Spike will appear in person alongside Robert Englund and Alexandre Aja.
Spike is a very active boy who is captain of his local Under 14 team at Club Rugby del Estrecho in Sotogrande and enjoys boxing and gymnastics so was introduced to acting by his father in order to try to calm him down a little.
Now, the totally bilingual pupil at the Monte Rosa School in Estepona says that he wants to become a professional actor and rugby player, combining both careers and had to learn to speak with a recognisable American accent for the films.
Speaking about the filming where he plays the narrator in Midnight March and also in Skull of SamSpike told RTN “It was really cool to work with the legend of horror Freddie Krueger. What an amazing experience, the best thing I have ever done.”
This ground breaking series from the director of The Hills Have Eyes and Piranha will extend the barriers of Virtual Reality filming and will be released this Halloween (October 31) through the store managed by VR specialists Oculus Rift.
If you can’t wait until then, the two episodes will be screened at the Samsung VR Cinema at the Sitges Film Festival daily from October 7 to 15.