By the Book with Lyndsey Craine – Questions for the Cast of Book of Monsters

Available for the first time on disk in the UK, Book of Monsters is a dark horror comedy in the vein of ‘The Evil Dead II’ and ‘Shaun of the Dead’ filled with practical effects driven monsters and intense, gory action. To celebrate the release of the 2-Disk Collector’s Edition we have put together an exclusive interview feature with the main cast of the marvelous movie.

Take on the forces of evil with the Standard Edition Blu-ray or become a fully-fledged monster hunter with the 2-Disk Collector’s Edition. Limited to only 300 copies, the 2-Disk Collector’s Edition features both Blu-ray and DVD versions of the movie, an exclusive hand numbered Slipcover, four collectible lobby cards, signed mini poster and a reversible sleeve signed by Director Stewart Sparke and lead actress Lyndsey Craine. Both versions are exclusive to UK customers and feature a Blu-ray disk packed with over an hour of bonus features including a feature length documentary, deleted scenes, alternate ending, gag reel and more. All of it and some amazing merch is available here www.darkriftfilms.com/shop

Sophie’s 18th birthday party becomes a bloodbath when six terrifying monsters descend upon her house, intent on devouring the party guests and killing anyone who tries to leave. As her school friends are torn apart and consumed, Sophie must rally a band of misfits and take up arms to send their party crashers back to hell. To survive the night, Sophie must face her destiny; monsters are real – and she’s the only one who can stop them.

Book of Monsters stars Lyndsey Craine, Michaela Longden, Lizzie Aaryn-Stanton, Daniel S. Thrace, Anna Dawson, Rose Muirhead, Arron Dennis and Steph Mossman. Also starring is horror legend Nicholas Vince as Jonas, famous for his roles as the Chatterer in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellaiser II as well as Kinski in Nightbreed.

The film received critical acclaim upon its world premiere at Frightfest London in 2018 and has since won multiple awards at international film festivals including Best Film at the New York City Horror Film Festival.

Below Sophie aka Lyndsey Craine @LyndseyCraine takes on our By the Book questions on making the movie and much more:

1. How did you get involved with Book of Monsters?

I had worked with Dark Rift on many of their early short films before they started on their features. They spoke to me about the idea for Book of Monsters and I jumped at the opportunity to be involved. It is an absolute joy to work with Dark Rift!

2. What was the best bit of making the movie?

It’s difficult to pick just one thing that could be described as the best, every moment on set was fantastic. I think I would probably have to say it was working with the cast and crew. This was my first feature film experience and it was incredible. The crew were all such professionals and the cast were fantastic. I learnt so much from everyone, had such a laugh everyday and made some friendships for life. I basically adored everyday on set!

3. What is your favourite horror film and why?

I’ll have to go with more than one film, as it’s the full franchise, my favourites are the Scream films! They just have everything involved from scares to comedy. I should also say that Scream was the only horror film I could watch when I was younger as I was too scared to watch any others!

4. Which movie monster would be the worst to be stuck in lockdown with?

I think Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street would not be good to be stuck in lockdown with! Literally couldn’t escape him!

5. What is next for you?

The next feature I worked on was Zomblogalypse which will have release information coming soon which is really exciting. The start of 2020 I started filming on Eating Miss Campbell which also stars Michaela Longden and it was amazing to work with her again. We were lucky to film that back in January before the pandemic began and looking forward to hearing more about the films development.

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Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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