Five Frightfest facts from Sam Casserly co-director of They’re Outside

We may be in the middle of a period in history straight out of a horror film but the pandemic has not stopped FrightFest which is back in 2020 in a new online form and bringing the best new horror from across the globe to stream exclusively into your homes. Our exclusive interview feature Five FrightFest Facts From… is also back quizzing the talent behind the terror and giving you an added insight. Below we hear from Sam Casserly co-director of They’re Outside and you can read more FrightFest Facts from 2020 and beyond by clicking HERE.

1. Tell us about your film?
Max Spencer, a YouTube celebrity psychologist, host of the show ‘Psychology-Inside/Out’, sets himself the challenge of getting an intensely agoraphobic woman to leave her home in just ten days. However, as the minutes, hours and seconds count down, a creepy local legend about the black magic practicing Green Eyes that holds the town in it’s grip, starts to become a horrifying reality. Not only does star FrightFest favourites, presenter Emily Booth and HELLRAISER’s Nicholas Vince, we also have Tom Clayton-Wheatley, who performed in MAMMA MIA in the West End, and Chrissy Randall, who can be seen in Evil Bong 3D!

2. How did you get into making horror movies?
I started making really weird short films when I was a teenager and into my early twenties. They were all full of grotesque characters that eventually meet their demise. Thankfully, I’ve learned a lot more about production as I’ve gotten older, and started working in small roles in other horror films, to eventually co-directing ‘They’re Outside’.

3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
I’d love to see Tom Six’s ‘The Onania Club’ play at the next physical FrightFest. He had his premiere of ‘The Human Centipede’ at FrightFest and its fitting to keep it going. I think filmmaking has become a bit safe at the moment and I look forward to seeing more extreme cinema in the future.

4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
You could do a lifetime achievement award for filmmakers and actors who have played some amazing movies at FrightFest and continue to support the industry and fans of horror. I think Nicholas Vince and Emily Booth would be very high on the list to get that award!

5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
I think I need to live a little bit longer before my life is worth being turned into a movie! It might be called ‘He is Sam’ and I’d liked to be played by Tom Holland if he gets a beer belly.

They’re Outside screens August 29, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 PM and you can find out more HERE

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