One thing I wanted to know is if you’ve ever read this one Hellboy comic called Hellboy In Mexico, where he ends up fighting Mexican wresters—it’s seems like something you’d love…
I would have loved to have a cameo in that! I’ve got to ask {Hellboy creator} Mike Mignola why he didn’t put me in there as a bartender or something! I love luchadors, I grew up with them. There’s a luchador on The Strain. I love the iconography, I collect the memorabilia.

Silent Hill was going to be full-on horror, and disturbing. We were planning things on the new generation consoles that would have created real horror.

Finally, you were meant to be collaborating on a Silent Hill game that’s now apparently not happening—is it definitely dead in the water?
Sadly, I think. There were so many plans. There were really beautiful things we were hoping to do. Some of it was going to aggressively scary. Unlike Crimson Peak where it is not really horror, Silent Hill was going to be full-on horror, and disturbing. We were planning things on the new generation consoles that would have created real horror.

Do you think you’ll ever give video games another go?
No, not again. The two times I’ve tried it, the first company went bankrupt and the second time {Metal Gear Solid creator} Hideo Kojima leaves the company!

Crimson Peak is in UK cinemas on Friday.