The world of horror movies is a very odd one, wouldn't you say? We actually look forward to seeing villains chase after and make innocent people their victims. I guess that says something about us, but all I know is some characters are just too memorable to forget and not like. Some are so charismatic and so memorable we can't help but love them. And the subject of the "Hell Of Fame"(or should that be "Heaven Of Fame"?) is honor of the all time greatest actors to portray a villain in horror movie history. Mr. David Hess, whom was sadly taken away from us this past Friday, October 7th 2011 at the age of 69 due to a heart attack.
Krug was one of the most disgusting, sadistic and dangerous characters in the history of not just horror, but cinema in general. The irony there is David Hess was one of the nicest men you could ever meet. I got to meet Mr. Hess at Horrorfind Weekend in 2010 where we discussed his role of Krug. I told him one of my favorite parts of the movie was when a young girl was begging to be let go and asking if her friend got away. Krug stares down at the young innocent and silently shakes his head with a look so menacing it would make anyone cry in fear. David even re-enacted it for me as I was telling him and told me "Sometimes thew best acting is not saying anything at all." A very profound point. And to top it off, he even signed my dvd "To Chad-PISS YOUR PANTS,! David Hess".
Now go on...PISS YOUR PANTS!!!