By Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais, originally published in FILM PANIC Magazine, issue 1, June 2013.
In the early ‘90s when grunge was taking hold of American teens and Twin Peaks was airing on TV, Kelly Hughes was creating his own piece of lo-fi strangeness with Heart Attack Theatre, a home-made, no-holds-barred trash soap opera which aired on Public Access TV. This was a show where addiction, betrayal, death and sordid love affairs all came together in an over-the-top, over-acted, charity shop-costumed melodrama. In these episodes, anything could happen and it usually did, often with a supernatural twist. Characters became possessed by demons, addicted to drugs, driven by a desire for revenge, and even cursed. Emotions were expressed by manic screaming, shouting or laughter, if possible all three at the same time. Continue reading “INTERVIEW: KELLY HUGHES”