A Wounded Fawn's Sarah Lind On Experiencing Horror with an Audience
In this episode of Castle Talk, Jason chats with Sarah Lind, star of the new horror film A Wounded Fawn, which releases on Shudder on December 1.
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A Wounded Fawn is the latest film from celebrated writer and director Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor, Jakob's Wife). Lind plays Meredith, a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer (Josh Ruben, Scare Me, Werewolves Within). When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him.
That description, as Lind discusses, is true enough but misses just how disturbing Josh's character and journey get. In the film, Lind's character tries very hard to settle into a date that keeps turning slightly sinister right from the start as Ruben– who veers from charming to off-putting and back to charming again with alarming unpredictability– drives Lind out to the country, the audience shifts uncomfortably and hopes that Lind can overcome her own friendliness and politeness and insist on leaving. Once they're at the cabin, Lind's demand to leave comes at a dangerous time.
Lind talks about watching the film with an audience and experiencing the whole range of emotions they work through, especially as the film gets stranger and stranger. As Lind discusses, the film takes a bizarre, terrifying shift about halfway through and can become a harrowing watch. And the end– cathartic, horrifying, or even comical– is one that forces the audience to stay seated through to the end of the credits. After hearing the interview, viewers can check out A Wounded Fawn on December 1.
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