“The Horde” is coming to On Demand in the US and Canada May 6, 2016 via Gravitas Ventures. “The Horde”, a 313 Films and Razors Edge Productions, is an action-horror film that follows ex-Navy Seal John Crenshaw (rising action star Paul Logan) as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled trip turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil: a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. As things go from bad to worse, Crenshaw becomes their only hope if they want to reemerge from the woods alive.
Paul Logan is an accomplished martial artist, stuntman and actor who stars in the film. Born in the state of New York, Paul attended SUNY Purchase (State University of New York) and completed a degree in Bio-Chemistry before moving to Los Angeles to study at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Logan’s career in acting began after he decided to pursue it full-time. In 1996, Paul embarked on his new career path. After a few small parts on a few early films and television episodes, he gained better screen time with the movie “Killers” in 1997. In the mid 2000s, he worked in several fantasy, Sci-Fi and/or creature films.
Between 2009 and 2010, Logan worked with small-budget TV/direct-to-video production company The Asylum. His first project with that company was the 2009 disaster thriller “Mega Fault” starring the late Brittany Murphy. He had since gone on to star in nearly a dozen other films, with “The Horde” being one of his most recently released projects.
Recently, Paul Logan spoke to the Examiner about his experiences working as an actor and his hopes for the future:
Meagan Meehan (M.M.): What inspired you to become an actor?
Paul Logan (P.L.): I kind of fell into it. I got my degree in Bio/Chemistry in NY and came to California to go to chiropractic school. I finished that, passed my boards and was about to go into clinic. I met a woman who was a manager at the pool of my apartment complex and she asked if I was an actor. I said it was always something that I wanted to do, she got pictures shot and started sending me out. I booked my first film, the lead bad guy in the film “Killers” and haven’t looked back.
M.M.: Growing up, what shows and/or stories had the biggest impact on you? Why?
P.L.: I collected comic books since I was 3 and have always been a huge Batman fan. I have always loved action movies especially Stallone films. I was a skinny kid who was bullied a lot. I started training martial arts at age 13 and weight training at the age of 17. I took a poster of Stallone in RAMBO, put it on my dorm room door and said “I want to look like that!” I always loved the movies where the lone hero overcomes the insurmountable odds.
M.M.: How did you get involved with “The Horde”?
P.L.: I actually wrote, produced and starred in “The Horde.” I’ve written six scripts. The reason this one came about was because I thought most horror films are the same. It’s a bunch of kids going into the woods, the killer or the killers hunt them down one at a time until there is usually one girl left and she gets away. We’ve seen it a million times. But we’ve seen it a million times because that’s what the horror audience wants, expects and enjoys. So I thought, what would happen if you had the same scenario, a bunch of kids out on a nature photography field trip in the woods with their teacher. A bunch of mutant, cannibalistic killers hunting them down… but one person in their group was ex-special forces, was a Navy SEAL who can fight back and turn the hunters into the hunted. You have all of the boo scares, terror and gore of a horror film and all of the extreme action and brutal fights of an action movie as well as a cool love story. This film is extremely personal to me, I feel so fortunate to have gotten it done and that it has turned out so amazing. “The Horde” is a perfect blend of action and horror that will keep the audience on the edge of their seat!
M.M.: What other TV show and/or movies have you worked on and do you have a favorite role?
P.L.: I was a contract player on “Days of Our Lives” for almost three years; Friends, Angel, Smith. I’ve done many action films and movies for SYFY. My favorite role is my character John Crenshaw in “The Horde.” He is an ex-Navy SEAL who will do anything to save the woman he loves.
M.M.: What would be your “dream project”?
P.L.: To play Batman in a film.
M.M.: So far, what has been the most rewarding thing about being involved in the entertainment industry?
P.L.: I love making movies and hopefully I can inspire people the way my childhood heroes inspired me. I also have been fortunate enough to do a lot of celebrity charity events and I love being able to use the career that I love to make money for children, the armed forces, law enforcement and animals.
M.M.: Career wise, where do you see yourself in ten years?
P.L.: I see myself making action movies and having a career like Sly, Jason Statham, Hugh Jackman, Arnold, Bruce Willis, Dwane Johnson etc. I love doing all types of films but action is definitely my favorite. I want to keep doing them as long as I can, especially these days when action stars have a much longer shelf life.
M.M.: Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to mention?
P.L.: My next project is also one that I wrote. It’s called “The Edge of Madness” and it’s basically “Die Hard” in an Asylum. My character is a detective trapped in an asylum that houses the worst of the worst of the criminally insane. Lots of action… it rocks. I’m also doing two more films.
M.M.: What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become an actor?
P.L.: Don’t give up! This is a business that is usually a string of rejections interspersed with work. You have to learn not to take it personally, learn from your mistakes and move on. You need to be thick skinned. Most importantly, get into a good acting school right away, I was fortunate to get into one with Aaron Speiser. Lastly, make some films yourself. Technology is so great now that you could pretty much make and edit a movie on your iPhone. Have fun, play and see yourself on film. Good luck!
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To learn more visit the official website of “The Horde” movie. To learn more about Paul Logan, visit his official website.