With the release of the Christmas horror film, BETTER WATCH OUT, from director Chris Peckover, Shannon had the chance to interview actor Levi Miller about his role as Luke and what interested him in doing a horror film.
Nightmarish Conjurings: Hi Levi, thank you so much for speaking with us today! To start things off, can you tell us a little bit about your character Luke in BETTER WATCH OUT?
Levi Miller: Luke is an interesting character, he is a teenager going through puberty so there is that. But he also has many layers, referring to how he deals with people around him, his family, friends, etc.
NC: What initially drew you to the role and what type of research or inspiration did you draw from to get Luke's headspace?
LM: When I first read the script I thoroughly enjoyed it, I felt that Luke was such an intense and emotional character. Chris Peckover, the director, gave me a number of initial sources and films to watch and I kind of just branched off from there.
NC: BETTER WATCH OUT is your first real foray into the horror genre. Were you a fan of horror prior to making this film?
LM: Yes for sure. I love psychological horror, films that require you to be a part of the world and to understand the characters to have a real fear.
NC: How was it working so close to actors Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge?
LM: I had a ball working with Ed and Olivia, they obviously already knew each other prior to filming and they had a strong bond. It was nice to be a part of that bond and Ed is my best mate to this day.
NC: Last but not least, do you have any projects, other than BETTER WATCH OUT, that we should be keeping our eyes out for?
LM: A little while ago I finished filming A WRINKLE OF TIME so that should be coming out sometime next year.
BETTER WATCH OUT arrives in select theaters and On Demand October 6th