“Chaney, Karloff, Lugosi, Englund & Oberst”
Fearmakers Blogspot by Christopher Cook/Bo Buckley
The Making of an Icon
“If you haven’t heard of Bill Oberst, Jr., first it means you’re not quite yet a fan of Fearmakers and have not seen Dismal and secondly, what the hell have you been watching, mainstream Hollywood horror flicks? Boooorrrriiinnnggg. Oberst has quickly made a name for himself in the horror genre. With his distinct look, scary presence, and most importantly, his love for the genre, he’s someone who will one day be spoken about in the same breath as Chaney, Karloff, Lugosi, Englund and other great cinema legends of horror.
Oberst is on the cusp of greatness, having appeared in dozens of independent films, usually as the head baddie, and many television shows as well. At one point he was being looked at as the next Freddy Krueger for the Nightmare on Elm Street remake.
When he gets that breakout role in a major horror flick, we can say we got him first. Sincerely, if you are a horror fan you MUST look up Oberst’s work and check out as many movies as you can. Can’t say all the movies will be great but I can assure you Bill is great in them. Do yourself a favor, horror fans, and get to know Bill Oberst, Jr. See Oberst’s interview at GeekTyrant.com. You can also see him in Dismal, Oberst’s first horror film, tomorrow on The Movie Channel tomorrow. – Fearmakers