We talk with screenwriter Daniel Waters about his debut film HEATHERS, one of the last films released in theaters by New World Pictures! Our hilarious and wide-ranging discussion goes from Daniel’s beginnings working on the South Bend sketch comedy show Beyond Our Control, to his move to Hollywood, where he watched many New World movies (especially his favorite, JAKE SPEED) and worked in a video store while writing HEATHERS. We dive into Daniel incredible career and especially HEATHERS – how it got started, Daniel’s initial discussion with director Michael Lehmann, how strip crochet actually works, the various possible endings, and New World’s botched release, which was only saved by a questionable VHS cover that helped spark a following, what the future holds for HEATHERS, and much more – as well as stories about THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE, DEMOLITION MAN, HUDSON HAWK, and more! But will Daniel forgive Marc for trashing BATMAN RETURNS? Listen to find out!
Bonus Episode: Interview with Screenwriter Daniel Waters (HEATHERS, BATMAN RETURNS, DEMOLITION MAN)