Born and raised in Sweden, actress Jannica Olin is a force to be reckoned with, whether it be through her acting chops or her dedication to immersive theater. For Women in Horror Month, Megan spoke with the actress about everything from working within the horror genre, to being diagnosed with Alopecia.
Vengeful spirits manifest violently when a forbidden passion is awakened in the supernatural horror film, THE HOUSEMAID, arriving in theaters, VOD, and digital platforms in the U.S. on February 16. Ahead of the release, Shannon had the opportunity to speak with director Derek Nguyen about his experience shooting in Vietnam, debuting his first feature film, and how his grandmother inspired the story of THE HOUSEMAID.
STILL/BORN is the first feature length film from director Brandon Christensen, also known for the short films Flip (2009) and Modern Art (2010). STILL/BORN was written by Brandon Christensen and Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters, It Stains the Sands Red). Jack (Jesse Moss) gets a promotion at work and now he and Mary (Christie Burke) can afford a more extravagant house for their growing family. Mary gives birth to twins, but tragically only one survives. She begins hearing strange noises on the baby monitor and even catches a glimpse of someone trying to take her baby. After doing some research on the internet, Mary meets a woman who convinces her that a demon stole her baby and Mary believes the demon wants her baby as well. As Mary sinks deeper into an abyss of depression, grief and fear, Jack wonders if an unseen entity is really trying to take their baby or if Mary has been consumed by postpartum psychosis. The story is incredibly original and this movie will leave you horrified and questioning what is real and what is not. You can check out STILL/BORN in select theaters and on demand on February 9th. Right before the release of the film, Michelle was fortunate to be able to talk with Brandon Christensen about STILL/BORN.
They say doing the same thing over and over and over again but expecting a different result is insanity. Imagine waking up behind the wheel of your car one afternoon, a storm baring down on your location. You sit behind the wheel unable to leave your car as you struggle to gain your bearings before you are all of a sudden pulled into different points of a never-ending timeline. For Amy (Danielle Harris), a security officer (Jeff Denton) and a young woman (Katie Keene) this is their worst nightmare. Reliving the same moments repeatedly, they find themselves trapped in a hospital with a set of deranged doctors and staff. The trio must survive and escape together before each reset of the time loop. As time runs out, they must figure out what is manipulating them and why.
To kick off Women in Horror Month, Shannon spoke with the multi-talented director, actress, writer, producer, and teacher, Gigi Saul Guerrero. Between co-founding Luchagore Productions, directing terrifying shorts, and co-writing a new game for CAPCOM, Gigi has proven she is quite the force to be reckoned with!
Some of you may have read my review of Ted Geoghegan’s new historical thriller MOHAWK. It was powerful and really made you think about how our country started and the people that were stepped on and destroyed to create it. During Panic Fest, I had the chance to speak with Ted and pick his brain as to how and why this movie was created.
A hypnotic, psychedelic acid trip for the eyes, LIKE ME (2018), the new film from first time writer/director Robert Mockler, opens in limited release on January 26th and lands on VOD on February 20th. The film stars indie icon Larry Fessenden (Marshall) and Addison Timlin (Kiya) and is produced by Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix and Dogfish Pictures. This fascinating story about loneliness and the extremes an attention starved girl will go to on her quest for love and acceptance, incorporates spellbinding cinematography and powerful performances and represents everything I love about indie film. LIKE ME is a visually striking endeavor and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with writer/director Robert Mockler about his first film on the day LIKE ME premiered in New York.
NEVER GOIN' BACK is the first feature length film from filmmaker and actress Augustine Frizzell. The film was written and directed by Frizzell and premiered in the Midnight section of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring clever writing, an incredibly talented cast and a super catchy soundtrack, I’m expecting NEVER GOIN' BACK to be popular with the audiences at Sundance and beyond. This witty and sometimes hysterical film follows the misadventures of best friends Jessie (Camila Morrone) and Angela (Maia Mitchell) as they try to creatively come up with rent money when all they really want to do is go to the beach. Ahead of it's premiere, Michelle had the chance to speak with Augustine Frizzel about her film.
Ahead of it's release this Friday, Shannon had the chance to speak with director Paul Solet about his latest film, the crime thriller BULLET HEAD. During their chat, they talked about everything from the inspiration for the film, working with some of the top actors in Hollywood, and is undeniable love for dogs.
For the release of the horror film, INOPERABLE, about a woman who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped for eternity, Shannon had the chance to speak with scream queen Danielle Harris. During their chat, they talked about everything from her character's story arc, working in a condemned hospital, and what we can expect next from the legendary horror actress.
For the release of Mickey Keating's upcoming thriller, PSYCHOPATHS, Shannon had the chance to speak with actor/director/producer/and founder of Glass Eye Pix, Larry Fessenden. During their chat, Shannon and Larry spoke about the visual tour-de-force that is PSYCHOPATHS, what it was like working side by side with Mickey Keating, and what Larry has in store for fans in the future.
For the release of the thriller SWEET VIRGINIA, about a mysterious stranger who arrives in a small town and sends a shockwave of carnage through the close-knit community, Shannon had the opportunity to speak with actor Christopher Abbot about his role as Elwood and what it was like to go from a family man in IT COMES AT NIGHT to a detached drifter in SWEET VIRGINIA.
Following our interview with director Patrick Brice, Craig had the chance to speak with actress Desiree Akhavan, the star of CREEP 2, where they discussed everything from letting go of control to filming a scene with male nudity.
Having just had it's North American Premiere at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, director Can Evrenol's latest film, HOUSEWIFE, gives off a feeling of a surreal and vicious dreamscape that stays with you long after it's over. Following it's premiere, Shannon had the chance to speak with Can about his latest film and what it was like directing his first English-speaking movie.