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South of Heaven Dir Aharon Keshales on His Inspired Casting Choices
Image courtesy of RLJE Films "I got married at a very late age," Keshales said "We wanted to compensate for 20 years of not being married We went on a honeymoon for half a year, which was a disproportionate, bigger-than-life honeymoon I came up with the idea to make a movie about a guy who just[...]
Prisoners of the Ghostland: Bill Moseley Talks Film and Nicolas Cage
Image courtesy of RLJE Films One thing that surprised Moseley is how the director followed his work in his frequent collaborator in musician and director Rob Zombie on his films ": I am friends with the co-writer Reza Sixo Safai, and I had invited him to a screening of 3 from Hell, and I think that[...]
Slaxx Writer Patricia Gomez on Character Inspirations Behind Film
Image courtesy of RLJE Films "When we first got the inkling of the idea, it was just kind of a silly joke," Gomez said "Elza and I were on a road trip with another friend, and we were talking about words we hated Our friend hated the word 'slacks.' Being the obnoxious people that we are,[...]
Slaxx Director Elza Kephart Talks Horror Film's 20-Year Journey
Image courtesy of RLJE Films "It started on a road trip with my writing partner and teasing each other about words we hated," Kephart recalled "One of the words one of our friends [brought up] on the road trip was with was 'slacks.' We just repeated it so often it started to sound like a killer[...]
Gangs of London Director Xavier Gens on Handling Season One Climax
I spoke with the French director about his work on the drama series Gangs of London about his role to deliver the mob war between two family crime syndicates the Wallaces and the Dumani in the climax of the first season from creators Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery. Image courtesy of RLJE Films / AMC+ How Xavier[...]
Great White Director Martin Wilson on Conservation in Survival Film
I spoke to the Tidelands and Shannara Chronicles star about his love for genre films, working within confined spaces, and developing an appreciation for the film's subject and conservation message. Image courtesy of Shudder / RLJE Films "When I was in the process of auditioning, I got to chat to the director, and it was really his[...]
Great White Director Martin Wilson on Conservation in Survival Film
I spoke to the star, who plays Kaz, about what attracted her to the Martin Wilson film, how efficiently he ran his set, facing her fears on set as an action lead, and bonding with her co-stars prior to filming. Image courtesy of Shudder / RLJE Films Why Katrina Bowden Decided to Play Kaz in Great White "I've[...]
Great White Director Martin Wilson on Conservation in Survival Film
I spoke to the director about the inspiration behind the film, casting, and the conservation message within the horror. Image courtesy of Shudder / RLJE Films Inspiration for Great White "I think [Great White] was based out of growing up in Australia," Martin said "There's an ever-present threat of great whites in the island We got a lot[...]
Anything for Jackson: Julian Richings on Horror Twist of Parents’ Love
He is cognizant the way he looks makes him perfect, so certain roles, including his latest horror film for RLJE Films Anything for Jackson The film follows an elderly couple who kidnaps a pregnant woman (Konstantina Mantelos) in hopes of performing a reverse exorcism of their dead grandson into her womb The star plays Henry,[...]
The Water Man Star Amiah Miller on Her Co-Stars, Invaluable Lessons
I'm truly so honored and we have a very special bond." Image courtesy of RLJE Films The film follows Gunner as he sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man After enlisting the help of a mysterious local[...]
Spare Parts Director Andrew Thomas Hunt on Filmmaking Growing Pains
Character actor Julian Richings is a man of all seasons, always ready to answer the call on film or television, whether if it's a tentpole franchise with DC, Marvel, a long-running series like the CW's Supernatural, or an indie film like RLJE Films' Spare Parts With work spanning five decades, Richings isn't slowing down any[...]
Spare Parts Director Andrew Thomas Hunt on Filmmaking Growing Pains
Spare Parts follows an all-girl punk band who gets kidnapped, maimed, and forced to gladiatorial combat with their newfound replacement limbs to amuse a sadist and his followers. Image courtesy of RLJE Films "I was at the Toronto International Film Festival six years ago, and I was there with my company," Hunt recalled "We were a fledgling[...]
Séance Star Innana Sarkis on How the Horror Film’s Unique Nature
So it was super helpful as an actress." Image courtesy of RLJE Films / Shudder Elaborating further, she explained how unique Barrett's writing compared to others "The script definitely stood out to me It was very different from anything else I've read It's the kind of film that is able to just keep the audience engaged[...]
Séance Director Simon Barrett on Going Above and Beyond for Film
I spoke to Barrett about the inspirations behind the film, how his stars became his saving grace on the project, and what he's learned working with V/H/S director Adam Wingard. Image courtesy of RLJE Films and Shudder "Séance is kind of supernatural Giallo throwback kind of set at a girls' boarding school," Barrett said[...]
The Water Man Star Lonnie Chavis on Conquering Fears, Leading Film
Lonnie Chavis had a tall task taking on as the lead in David Oyelowo's feature directorial debut in The Water Man for RLJE Films and Netflix The young actor plays Gunner, a boy who sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing[...]