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 Brea Grant writer and director of 12 Hour Shift and you can read more FrightFest Facts from 2020 and beyond by clicking HERE.
1. Tell us about your film?
12 Hour Shift is a dark comedy horror about nurses selling organs on the black market in the 90s. Part urban legend, part heist, part small-town hijinks.
2. How did you get into making horror movies?
I started as an actress and pretty early on was cast in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. I was a fan of the genre so when I started pursuing directing in a real way, I knew horror would be a place I’d want to create in. I wouldn’t say either of my features are pure horror movies but they both show how much I love horror.
3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
Two genre films I liked a lot this year were Rob Savage’s Host (which is now on Shudder) and Zoe Wittock’s Jumbo. The first is so of-the-time. It takes place entirely on a screen during the pandemic and I think really represents a lot about 2020 so far. The second I saw at Chattanooga Film Fest online and although it’s not a horror movie, I think the genre community will embrace it whole heartedly.
4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
Probably best Zoom background.
5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
2020: The Year I Had Two Movies Go to Festivals and Then None of the Festivals Happened in Real Life — The Brea Grant Story
I’d obviously play myself.
FrightFest Presents and Signature Entertainment present 12 Hour Shift in 2021