1. Tell us about your film?
Dalj Brar: The Evil in Us is an independent horror film that adds an element of the thriller genre to make it stand out amongst the plethora of horror films. It is 3 storylines interwoven to give the audience a sense that there is some sort of connection between the different characters but not quite revealing what it is until the end of the film.
Six best friends venture out to a remote island with only one way on and one way off for a reunion weekend ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, those plans are thwarted by an evil organization looking to wreak havoc on the world. One by one, something causes the best friends to turn into ferocious cannibals with an insatiable appetite for blood. One detective works tirelessly to uncover the sinister plan of the evil organization before the best friends do the unimaginable, eat each other.
2. How did you get into making horror movies?
Dalj Brar: I am a huge fan of the genre films! I like all kinds of movies and when deciding on which genre and which story I wanted to produce, I was drawn to horror. I had spent a few years attending AFM out in Los Angeles to learn the ropes of producing and it was there I ran into a whole bunch of independent horror film enthusiasts. It seemed like everyone I spoke to was making a horror film. I fell in love with the idea of scaring the hell out of people and making them scream while they are watching a movie, which they know is not real, but still they are genuinely frightened. I was up to the challenge to put together a film that would stand up with the great horror movies of the past while hopefully forging a new path for the next generation of horror films. I hope the audience at Frightfest enjoys The Evil in Us!
3. What film would you love to see screened at FrightFest and why?
Dalj Brar: I am big supporter for diversity in film, being a minority myself, and would love to bring an Indian horror film about vampires or possession to Frightfest. Maybe one day I will?. The film I would love to see screened at Frightfest is The Blair Witch Project. In my opinion, this is the film that inspired millions of independent horror film makers by showing them that a simple premise with the right people attached and the right marketing plan can go on to make millions and millions of dollars worldwide and inspire a new generation of film makers.
4. If you could create your own award to give at the FrightFest, what would it be and why?
Dalj Brar: The award for The Film That Produced the Most Screams goes to….. Screaming is the whole idea behind making horror movies.
5. If your life was made into a horror film, what would it be called and who would play the starring role?
Dalj Brar: Shah Rukh Khan is ‘The Devil Inside’. I used to be an actor when I first started in this industry back in 2005 and I was drawn to evil characters?. It’s just fun to play people or things that are so far from your real life and personality, hopefully.
Evil in Us plays Monday 29th August at this years FrightFest. Find out more and book Tickets HERE