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Andrew E interviews Jack Caron and Jay Martins (Killer Clown Meets The Candyman)


Andrew E sat down with two actors Jack Caron and Jay Martin from the new psychological horror thriller ‘Killer Clown Meets The Candyman”.

Check out our conversation below:

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Meet Jack:

Meet Jay:

Andrew E: Can you tell me about “KILLER CLOWN MEETS THE CANDYMAN” and your character within it?

Jack Caron: The Killer Clown Meets The Candyman is a dark comedic horror film that I had the pleasure in being a part of. In the film, I played the character of “Bobby”, who was one of the victims of Dean Corll.

Jay Martins: “Killer Clown Meets The Candyman” was my first taste of being an actor in a film. It was perfect for me because of my fascination with serial killers. Pete our director provided me with the opportunity to make my character whatever I wanted. I thought long and hard about how I would truly react if I were a victim and did my best to portray that on screen.

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Andrew E: It looked like a fun shoot, what was the hardest bit about filming – I can imagine there were lots of hard moments?

Jay Martins: For me personally, I found the most difficult part of filming to be keeping my composure during the scene where Jeremy had me tied up in the chair because as he would touch me, I could not stop laughing. After several takes, I was able to stay composed and continue on.

Jack Caron: The hardest for me was filming my rape scene. It was super intense and physically/emotionally taxing.
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Andrew E: You had had to perform in the movie in your underwear? Was that intimidating or were you nervous? I can imagine it was ripe for anatomy to slip out of your costume.

Jay Martins: It wasn’t too intimidating for me as I used to be a wrestler in Highschool so I was used to weighing in, in my underwear. In addition to this, I wore two pairs of underwear so that slip-ups could not occur.

Jack Caron: I’m very comfortable with my physical appearance. So the thought of being in my underwear didn’t faze me all that much. However, it was kind of cold at times (laughs).
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Andrew E: Can you tell us any behind the scenes moments from ‘KILLER CLOWN MEETS THE CANDYMAN’ that were fun?

Jay Martins: About halfway, through the day of filming we ordered some sandwiches. It was really cool to be able to go from complete focus to laughter and fun the next. During our lunch break, we talked about other serial killers in addition to John Wayne Gacy and Dean Corll such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer.

Jack Caron: When we filmed my entrance scene I had to smoke a “joint”. The joint was filled with herbs and I remember almost throwing up with how gross it tasted (laughs).

Andrew E: I thought you both were very strong actors in the movie, you both really shined – How do you prepare for a role?

Jay Martins: For a role like this, I really had to look into how the body reacts when being choked and what terror looks like when physicalized. I wanted the audience to truly believe that I was dying. I spent a lot of time watching horror movies so that I could mimic some of what the actors did that made their deaths extremely convincing.

Jack Caron: It depends. For this role, I primarily focused a lot of research on the serial killers and their victims. However, for my more intense scenes in the film I tried to watch interviews of people that have survived assaults and how that had affected them, it helped a lot.

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Andrew E:  You both looked incredible on screen, do you have a strict diet and exercise regime to look like that on film?

Jay Martins: I workout 6 days a week with my powerlifting team. I don’t really follow a strict diet considering I have always been very thin.

Jack Caron: I honestly don’t have a diet at all. But I do try to run when I can and that helps me keep my form.
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Andrew E: This is (according to IMDB) your first horror – would you pursue more work in a horror film?

Jay Martins: Absolutely! The genre is so unique and it’s incredible to watch when it’s done well.

Jack Caron: Of course! I love horror films!
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Andrew E: The torture scenes both your characters endure are violent, did that initially put you off or attract you like a challenge?

Jay Martins: This attracted me to the challenge as an actor because It was something so different and out of the ordinary.

Jack Caron: Definitely attracted me to the challenge. I have had the opportunity to work with Pete (the director) before and it’s always a blast.

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Andrew E: What is next for you, where can we see you next?

Jay Martins: I am currently performing plays at my school at Fairfield University. In addition to this, I will also be looking to make my way into the film industry as an actor.

Jack Caron: I’m working on a ton of new projects/series at the moment. I’m also currently pursuing a BFA in Performing Arts at SCAD in Savannah GA.

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Quickfire one word answer questions:

Andrew E: What is your favorite scary movie?

Jack Caron: It Follows
Jay Martins: The Silence of the Lambs
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Andrew E: Most terrifying; Aliens or Masked Murderer?

Jack Caron: Masked Murderer

Jay Martins: Masked Murderer

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Andrew E: What is your biggest fear?

Jack Caron: Spiders

Jay Martins: Drowning

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Andrew E: What is your social media links so fans can follow?

Jay Martins: Instagram
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