Actor Jason London doesn't limit himself to one genre or type of role. The star is mainly known for his role in Richard Linklater's coming-of-age cult classic "Dazed and Confused." However, London has also starred in big Hollywood films like "The Man in the Moon" and hit television shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "NCIS," and others.
London also enjoys taking on roles in horror and sci-fi films like "The Rage: Carrie 2," "The Devil's Tomb," and "Jason and the Argonauts." His most recent film is "The Terror Experiment," in which he plays Cale, a man who's trapped inside a federal building with ravenous zombies. London took some time to talk with me about the movie and his career.
How was it working with such an eclectic bunch of actors? You had C. Thomas Howell, Judd Nelson, Robert Carradine, and others.
It was neat for me. There are a lot of times where people are like, "Man, I love that I'm working with the guy from 'Dazed and Confused.'" I think it's really neat. I love that.
It was so amazing to work with Ponyboy from "The Outsiders" [Howell] and Bender from "The Breakfast Club" [Nelson]. I grew up on Judd Nelson and C. Thomas Howell. It was exciting to get to work with them. They're all such cool and great guys.
And Carradine … I love "Revenge of the Nerds." I so wanted to ask him to do the laugh, but I was afraid to. [Laughing]
Describe the zombies in "The Terror Experiment." What sets the movie apart from other zombie movies?
The zombies aren't completely soulless. It's more like an infection. We could get all philosophical about it. It's trying to do the same thing the other movies do. We want it to be an intense and terrifying joyride. Other than that, I don't know.
Is the film trying to do anything unique within the genre?
I don't think it was really trying to set itself apart from anything else. I think we're lucky to be in the zombie genre. People that love those movies love this type of thing. My hope is that we provided for them all the little things that come with these movies they enjoy. As long as those elements are there, I'm happy.
These are the kinds of projects that are just a lot of fun to make. To find a way to break into an old genre these days is pretty hard to do. All you can do is hope the people that enjoy these kinds of movies enjoy yours as well.
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