The Cast and Crew of ‘Dead Night’ on Their “True Crime” Demonic Possession Creature Feature [Interview]
Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by Matt Donato
(Note: this interview was conducted at Fantastic Fest 2017 when the film premiered with its original title, Applecart.)
With indie horror releases hitting consumer screens in droves thanks to VOD and streaming platforms, story ideas have to be more outstanding than ever. Anyone can make a slasher movie, so why should we watch YOUR slasher movie? With that mentality in mind, writer/director Brad Baruh offers to the masses his true-crime-creature-possession-WTFery flick Dead Night –classification be damned. One family’s vacation gone horribly wrong, “experts” narrating the night with all the incorrect details – it’s certainly not the most familiar horror construct.
/Film had the opportunity to sit down not only with Baruh to chat Dead Night, but a handful of his leading ladies in Barbara Crampton, Brea Grant and Sophie Dalah. Read on to learn about why Baruh opted for such a brightly lit feel, who Crampton stalked to secure her part and everyone’s tolerance to filming in the cold. Oh, you thought filmmaking was all glitz and glamor? Sometimes you’re in 17-degree weather, covered in fake blood and trying not to popsicleize. Take some tips from these ladies if you want to survive!