With guest starring roles on CSI: NY and Southland, appearances in over forty short films including leads in love/junkie and Affliction (not to mention his multiple stage performances), it seems difficult to capture the diversity of John Charles Meyer in one paragraph. In Kenneth Cran’s horror feature The Millennium Bug, Meyer adds a hell of a performance to his repertoire as Billa Crawford, the maniacal backwoods antagonist whose comically menacing presence is overshadowed only, and quite literally, by a prehistoric creature on New Year’s Eve Y2K. Meyer was nominated for Best Actor at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival last month for the role.
The actor has escorted the film, so to speak, on a good portion of its 2011 festival circuit where both have become favorites among indie and horror fans alike. Naturally, when the film made its way to Washington, DC for the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival, I was anxious to find out what all the hype was about.