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Séance Star Innana Sarkis on How the Horror Film’s Unique Nature
Inanna Sarkis was hardly a fan of horror growing up, but when the script for Simon Barrett's Séance came her way, she couldn't pass it up I spoke to the star about working with the writer and director along with the camaraderie with her co-stars Sarkis credits Barrett for how well he ran the film[...]
Blair Witch Director Wanted the Film's Ending to Feel Ambiguous
The continuity reveal ended up being something exciting to unsuspecting fans, but in doing so, had the potential to limit their audience based on a few important details. When looking back at that film's experience and taking on something iconic like Blair Witch, writer Simon Barrett spoke up about limitations associated with a sequel Barrett tells[...]
Séance Director Simon Barrett on Going Above and Beyond for Film
Séance blends the horror and murder-mystery genre that comes from the mind of writer and director Simon Barrett (You're Next) The story follows the prestigious Fairfield Academy, an elite boarding school for girls; six friends jokingly engage in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls[...]
“Face/Off” Reboot in Development from Paramount
After the report from Deadline Hollywood, Simon Barrett, Wingard's writing partner, took to Twitter to clarify the nature of the project, "Adam clarifying things a bit on Instagram… Face/Off is a miraculous film, we would never attempt to directly recreate its magic, but we are very excited about what we have planned." From Wingard's Instagram,[...]