Horror film – Caligari Movie http://caligarimovie.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:16:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://caligarimovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-63-150x150.png Horror film – Caligari Movie http://caligarimovie.com/ 32 32 Nathalie Emmanuel stars in a horror film inspired by Dracula https://caligarimovie.com/nathalie-emmanuel-stars-in-a-horror-film-inspired-by-dracula/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:36:01 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/nathalie-emmanuel-stars-in-a-horror-film-inspired-by-dracula/ Last week we learned that the Dracula– horror movie inspired The invitation (formerly known as The bride) moves towards a August 26th theatrical release. Since that date is so close, it’s no surprise that a trailer for The invitation has now arrived online. You can check it out in the embed above, then take a […]]]>

Last week we learned that the Dracula– horror movie inspired The invitation (formerly known as The bride) moves towards a August 26th theatrical release. Since that date is so close, it’s no surprise that a trailer for The invitation has now arrived online. You can check it out in the embed above, then take a look at the movie poster at the bottom of this article. IGN got the first look at the trailer and poster.

The invitation was directed by Jessica M. Thompson (moon light) from a screenplay by Blair Butler, the originator of the project. Butler’s previous credits include Polaroid and Helstrom. Thompson handled the script revisions herself. We have already heard that the film is described as a

contemporary thriller that tells the story of a young woman invited to a lavish destination wedding in England, only to realize that her presence at the wedding has sinister motives.

IGN shared a more substantial synopsis:

After her mother’s death and with no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her new family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she is initially seduced by the sexy aristocratic host, but is quickly thrown into a survival nightmare as she uncovers twisted secrets in the history of her family. family and the disturbing intentions behind their culpable generosity.

Natalie Emmanuel (game of thrones) is joined in the cast by Thomas Doherty (descent), Hugh Skinner (Mama Mia! Here we go again), Sean Pertwee (dog soldiers), Courtney Taylor (Insecure), Alana Boden (I am Elizabeth Smart) and Stephanie Corneliussen (Mister Robot).

Emile Gladstone produced the film for Screen Gems. The studio is said to be excited about The invitation, feeling he has franchise potential. If this one is a success, we could have several more Invitations to look forward to.

How it works The invitation looks at you? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Olivia Cooke will star in a horror film produced by Adam McKay https://caligarimovie.com/olivia-cooke-will-star-in-a-horror-film-produced-by-adam-mckay/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:48:32 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/olivia-cooke-will-star-in-a-horror-film-produced-by-adam-mckay/ Lionsgate just acquired a horror project called Breederswhich has Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) attached to the star. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Don’t look up Director Adam McKay was one of the initiators of the idea for this project and will produce the film with Todd Schulman through Hyperobject Industries. Breeders will mark the directorial […]]]>

Lionsgate just acquired a horror project called Breederswhich has Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) attached to the star. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Don’t look up Director Adam McKay was one of the initiators of the idea for this project and will produce the film with Todd Schulman through Hyperobject Industries. Breeders will mark the directorial debut of Kelsey Bollig, who has already directed a handful of short films and won her first Best Screenplay award at the age of 12 for her feature Big kids play manslaughter at the Hollywood Shriekfest Horror Film Festival.

Bollig did not write the script for Breeders. The screenplay was written by Brian Steele, who hatched the idea with McKay. Plot details are being kept under wraps for now, but a source told The Hollywood Reporter it will be “a social horror thriller that’s tonally in the vein of Costs“. Which was also produced by McKay. I thought Costs was great, so that sounds good to me. JoBlo’s Chris Bumbray gave the film a 9/10 review which you can read at THIS LINK.

Lionsgate president of production Erin Westerman said the studio was delighted to work with Bollig on his feature debut because

her films come straight out of a horrifying sensibility that she has cultivated all her life, and Breeders is a perfect example – it will be terrifying and Olivia Cooke is perfect for that. It’s also been a pleasure to work with Adam, who originated this idea and who will lead Kelsey’s project with top-notch expertise and sense of story.

Scott O’Brien brought Breeders at Lionsgate and will oversee the project alongside Brady Fujikawa.

I haven’t seen any of Bollig’s shorts, but she has a great horror article you can read on Yahoo. I can’t wait to see how Breeders will turn out. How does this project look to you so far? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Nope Featurette Teases Jordan Peele’s Massive Vision For Next Horror Movie https://caligarimovie.com/nope-featurette-teases-jordan-peeles-massive-vision-for-next-horror-movie/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:26:18 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/nope-featurette-teases-jordan-peeles-massive-vision-for-next-horror-movie/ Universal Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for NopeJordan Peele’s upcoming horror thriller slated to hit theaters on July 22. The video features commentary from the cast and crew as they discuss Peele’s massive vision, which is different from the scale of his previous two films. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage, teasing its scale and […]]]>

Universal Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for NopeJordan Peele’s upcoming horror thriller slated to hit theaters on July 22.

The video features commentary from the cast and crew as they discuss Peele’s massive vision, which is different from the scale of his previous two films. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage, teasing its scale and scope while spotlighting the crew that helped bring it to life.

Check Nope featurette in the player below:

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Described as an expansive horror epic, Nope will be directed by Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya, who officially reunites with Peele after the successful 2017 exit get out. He is accompanied by Keke Palmer (Hustle) and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (minari) as they depict residents of a lonely interior California ravine bearing witness to a strange and chilling discovery.

Additional cast includes Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Wrenn Schmidt, Keith David, Donna Mills, Barbie Ferreira, Devon Graye, Eddie Jemison, Oz Perkins, Terry Notary, Andrew Patrick Ralston and Jennifer Lafleur.

Further details about the project’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but like Peele’s first two directorial features, it’s expected to be a psychological horror thriller laced with socially conscious themes in this about race and society.

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The film is written and directed by Jordan Peele, who previously won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his directorial debut. get out. Before the next film, he also directed the 2019 films We with Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.

Nope is a Monkeypaw Productions and Universal Pictures production, with Peele and Ian Cooper attached as producers.

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Watch the ‘Frasier’ reboot reimagined as a horror movie https://caligarimovie.com/watch-the-frasier-reboot-reimagined-as-a-horror-movie/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:59:54 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/watch-the-frasier-reboot-reimagined-as-a-horror-movie/ The next fraser reboot received a fan-made trailer, reimagining the revival as a twisted horror movie. Posted by an account named MP Misc on YouTube, the short trailer features the majority of the original cast members, including Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney, Dan Butler, Bebe Neuwirth and Edward Hibbert […]]]>

The next fraser reboot received a fan-made trailer, reimagining the revival as a twisted horror movie.

Posted by an account named MP Misc on YouTube, the short trailer features the majority of the original cast members, including Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney, Dan Butler, Bebe Neuwirth and Edward Hibbert .

The trailer pulls together standalone clips from the cast’s most recent projects and paints the upcoming reboot as a dark, murderous thriller, with Frasier seemingly threatening his own brother Niles. You can watch it below.

John Mahoney, who died in 2018, is featured in the trailer through an edited Polaroid photograph.

Grammer, who plays the titular Dr. Frasier Crane, confirmed in February last year that the hit sitcom was getting a revival on Paramount+.

In a statement, he said: “Having spent over 20 years of my creative life on the Paramount lot, both producing shows and starring in several, I’d like to congratulate Paramount+ on entering the world. streaming,” Grammer said.

“I look forward to sharing the next chapter in Dr. Frasier Crane’s continuing journey.”

David Stapf, President of CBS Studios, added, “Frasier is one of the most acclaimed comedies in modern television history and truly defines high-end storytelling,” added David Stapf, President of CBS Studios, in a press release.

“There has long been a call from fans for her return, and that call is now being answered thanks to the incredible Kelsey Grammer reprising her iconic role as Dr. Frasier Crane and a brilliant creative shot from Chris Harris, Joe Cristalli. [both writers and executive producers on the show] and Kelsey.

“We can’t wait to reveal its next chapter on Paramount+.”

Although it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Grammer previously said he intended to bring back most of the original cast for the reboot, including Pierce as Niles, Leeves as Daphne, and Gilpin as than Roz.

Frasier originally ran for 11 seasons between 1993 and 2004, having been created as a spin-off from Cheers. A release date for the reboot has yet to be confirmed.

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Trailer for Shudder’s new horror film ‘Good Madam’ https://caligarimovie.com/trailer-for-shudders-new-horror-film-good-madam/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:37:43 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/trailer-for-shudders-new-horror-film-good-madam/ Never enter Madame’s room… good lady– a psychological thriller coming out at Shudder next month – explores the generational trauma inherent in South African culture. Check out the heart-pounding trailer — courtesy of Deadline — on this page. The Horror Movie – the fourth feature by acclaimed South African filmmaker Jenna Cato Bass (High Fancy) […]]]>

Never enter Madame’s room…

good lady– a psychological thriller coming out at Shudder next month – explores the generational trauma inherent in South African culture. Check out the heart-pounding trailer — courtesy of Deadline — on this page.

The Horror Movie – the fourth feature by acclaimed South African filmmaker Jenna Cato Bass (High Fancy) – premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and will land on Shudder on July 14.

good lady follows Tsidi, a single mother who is “forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis – a domestic worker who obsessively cares for her catatonic white ‘Madame’ in an affluent Cape Town suburb,” according to the synopsis. But, as Tsidi tries to heal his family, “a sinister specter begins to stir”.

The film stars Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Peggy Tunyiswa and Chris Gxalaba – all of whom share screenwriting credits with Bass.

Bass also produced the film, starring Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook) and Samantha Jennings (Cargo). Executive producers include Salman Al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Richard Mansell, David Bass and Jason Newmark.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on good lady.

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First look at the South African horror film – Deadline https://caligarimovie.com/first-look-at-the-south-african-horror-film-deadline/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/first-look-at-the-south-african-horror-film-deadline/ Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, is thrilled to release the first trailer for Shudder Original good lady ahead of the film’s debut on the platform on Thursday, July 14. The film is the fourth feature film by acclaimed South African writer/director Jenna Cato Bass (High Fantasy, Flat Earth) […]]]>

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, is thrilled to release the first trailer for Shudder Original good lady ahead of the film’s debut on the platform on Thursday, July 14.

The film is the fourth feature film by acclaimed South African writer/director Jenna Cato Bass (High Fantasy, Flat Earth) and premiered to high acclaim at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. A genre film grounded in the mundane everyday horrors of our society, good lady explores the generational trauma inherent in South African culture, stretching from the past to the present day, with chilling delivery and haunting results.

In good lady, Tsidi, a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother, Mavis, a domestic worker who obsessively cares for her catatonic white “Madame” in an affluent Cape Town suburb. As Tsidi tries to heal his family, a sinister specter begins to stir.

The film stars Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa, Sizwe Ginger Lubengu, Siya Sikawuti, Peggy Tunyiswa and Chris Gxalaba, who all share writing credits with Bass.

good lady is produced by Fox Fire Films, Sanusi Chronicles and Causeway Films in association with Salmira Productions and Strange Charm. Baartman, Cato Bass, Kristina Ceyton (The Babadook, The Nightingale) and Samantha Jennings (Cargo) are producing while Salman Al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Richard Mansell, David Bass and Jason Newmark serve as executive producers.

See the trailer for good lady above.

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Why The Original Blockbuster Is The Ultimate Horror Movie Of The Summer https://caligarimovie.com/why-the-original-blockbuster-is-the-ultimate-horror-movie-of-the-summer/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/why-the-original-blockbuster-is-the-ultimate-horror-movie-of-the-summer/ Duh-duh. Duh-duh. Duh-duh-duh-duh. One of the most famous and terrifying musical sequences comes from one of the best horror/thriller films of the last century: Steven Spielberg Jaws. Based on the book of the same name by author Peter Benchley, Jaws follows a small beach town that is terrorized by a man-eating shark during the summer […]]]>

Duh-duh. Duh-duh. Duh-duh-duh-duh. One of the most famous and terrifying musical sequences comes from one of the best horror/thriller films of the last century: Steven Spielberg Jaws. Based on the book of the same name by author Peter Benchley, Jaws follows a small beach town that is terrorized by a man-eating shark during the summer when all of their hometown and tourist events are active. A gripping mix of suspense, gore, horror and realism, Jaws made its way into popular culture and box offices ($472 million on a $9 million budget). It even spawned three sequels, all trying to capture the magic of the original film.

Jaws has managed to stay relevant for over fifty years, with its innovative and suspenseful techniques for bringing the shark to life, as well as an original and somewhat realistic story that people could most likely relate to in the real world. The film’s reputation is certainly deserved and definitely establishes itself as the ultimate horror movie of the summer. But why is this?

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shark science

As said above, Jaws has a very realistic story that it builds on. Author Peter Benchley based the book on real-life stories he heard, as well as his own personal experiences. He even did extensive research on sharks, reading books by legendary deep-sea explorer Jacques Cousteau called The Shark: The Splendid Savage of the Sea and Thomas Allen shadows in the sea. Much of the information in the books was incorporated into the classic Spielberg film. For example, how they go about catching the shark and how sharks operate during the summer. Although a scientifically inaccurate piece, the main antagonist shark’s size was a few feet larger than true great white sharks. But the science behind the sharks allows the film to have deeper depth than just a popcorn horror flick.


The realistic plot

One horror filmmaking advice given to budding young directors is to “make the horror real, because nothing is scarier than real life.” Jaws achieves this philosophy. Apart from the science of the plot, the story surrounds innocent and normal families: wife, children, husband, at the beach, enjoying their family summer time. Then they must watch in horror as the peace is disturbed when theirs, or others, are attacked by a vicious sea creature. The specific scene where the young boy is mauled by the shark, blood flowing as he struggles to free himself from the predator, was particularly gory and terrifying to watch. The plot itself is what really got the audience going.

The idea that you or your family might be attacked by a giant white water monster, on a peaceful trip to the beach, is how Jaws became the ultimate horror film of the summer. Nothing is scarier than what can happen in real life. Even affecting people in real life. Some studies show that beach attendance decreased significantly after the Jaws was released in 1975 and still has adverse effects on people who go swimming in the ocean. It also had a negative impact on the shark population and people’s opinion of sharks.


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The masterful techniques of horror.

A thing that does Jaws standing out from other classic horror films is its unique and effective techniques in order to create a terrifying atmosphere for the watching audience. Due to the low budget, Spielberg and his crew couldn’t afford to get a real fully functional animatronic shark. Instead, they chose to focus on editing, music, and film techniques to create the shark instead. The suspense-building music of the shark coming towards the boat has managed to establish itself in popular culture, as people know it without ever having seen the original film. Along with the camerawork, Spielberg used a mix of long shots, close-ups and tracking shots to show the shark heading for its prey and the boat (without showing the shark), because the unseen is just as terrifying. . The opening title sequence, where it looks like the audience is seeing things from the shark’s perspective, riding the waves and traversing the currents, was brilliantly done. Then, of course, the quick back-and-forth during the final climax between the shark and the hunters creates one of the best man-vs.-animal action sequences of all time.


by Steven Spielberg Jaws managed to last and impact generations of moviegoers. With its all-time classic monster villain (the Great White Shark), depth of science behind the shark itself, realistic and believable plot and story, music and editing; they all combine to make Jaws a cinematic classic and stands out as the ultimate horror film of the summer.

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Cinema Detroit, Detroit Hives uses horror movie to raise bee awareness https://caligarimovie.com/cinema-detroit-detroit-hives-uses-horror-movie-to-raise-bee-awareness/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 10:01:33 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/cinema-detroit-detroit-hives-uses-horror-movie-to-raise-bee-awareness/ ” Oh no ! Not the bees! If you’re unaware of your Nicolas Cage memes, this snippet of dialogue is shouted out by the actor in a scene from 2006’s “The Wicker Man.” It’s one of his hottest cinematic moments. , at least in terms of sharing on social networks. This also explains the name […]]]>

” Oh no ! Not the bees! If you’re unaware of your Nicolas Cage memes, this snippet of dialogue is shouted out by the actor in a scene from 2006’s “The Wicker Man.” It’s one of his hottest cinematic moments. , at least in terms of sharing on social networks.

This also explains the name of the “Yes, the bees!” event, which takes place in Detroit on Sunday and includes a film and an excursion illustrating the importance of bees for all living things.

Cinema Detroit is hosting this dazzling journey for the bees that will begin with a screening of “The Wicker Man,” a moody thriller that involves a spooky mystery on a small rural island filled with creaking barns, cursed crops and mind-blowing ritual. which rivals 2019’s bizarre “Midsommar.”

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Jordan Peele to Produce Horror Movie GOAT About Pro Football Quarterbacks https://caligarimovie.com/jordan-peele-to-produce-horror-movie-goat-about-pro-football-quarterbacks/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 03:11:00 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/jordan-peele-to-produce-horror-movie-goat-about-pro-football-quarterbacks/ Filmmaker Jordan Peele’s production company, Monkeypaw Productions, has won a major bidding war according to Deadline, taking the rights to a new horror thriller titled Goat. According to the trade, Limetown co-creators Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie penned the script for the film, which is a play on the sports acronym meaning “Greatest of All […]]]>

Filmmaker Jordan Peele’s production company, Monkeypaw Productions, has won a major bidding war according to Deadline, taking the rights to a new horror thriller titled Goat. According to the trade, Limetown co-creators Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie penned the script for the film, which is a play on the sports acronym meaning “Greatest of All Time.” The storyline “centers on a rookie QB who goes to train with a retired star QB who may be keeping a secret about how he played for so long at such a high level.” Peele seems unlikely to direct the film, but it will be part of Monekypaw’s overall deal with Universal depending on the trade.

While Peele’s socially responsible thrillers are perhaps Monkeypaw’s most well-known films, the production company has also been involved in several other films and TV shows like Spike Lee. BlacKkKlansmanthe restart of The twilight zoneHBO Lovecraft Countryand of course the recovery last year of candy man. Monkeypaw has black comedy Honk for Jesus. save your soul and the stop-motion animated film Wendell & Wild are both slated to arrive this year.

“I have four more social thrillers that I want to unveil over the next decade,” Peele previously told Business Insider of his original projects (for those following, the upcoming Nope would be the second of these four). “The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of, especially when we come together. I worked on these premises about these different social demons, these naturally human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each of my films is going to be about another one of these social demons.”

“The term ‘visionary’ is used far too frequently in our business, but in the case of Jordan Peele, it couldn’t be more apt,” Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Studio Group, said in a statement when Peele and Monkeypaw have signed the overall agreement with the studio. “He brings clarity of purpose as well as cultural specificity to everything he does, and audiences around the world have responded. I’m truly honored that Jordan and his partner Win Rosenfeld have chosen our studio as their home. television for the foreseeable future.”

Check back for more details on GOAT as we get to know them and prepare for Jordan Peele Nope arrive in theaters in July.

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Five influences on the horror movie “Watcher” https://caligarimovie.com/five-influences-on-the-horror-movie-watcher/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 19:43:45 +0000 https://caligarimovie.com/five-influences-on-the-horror-movie-watcher/ I recently watched “Watcher,” Chloe Okuno’s unnerving new horror flick, in a vaudeville-era movie palace during the Cleveland International Film Festival. Even better, seeing it in a cavernous 2,800-seat theater made the bloody screams of a lady behind me sound like we were in the screening room of hell. Okuno burst out laughing when I […]]]>

I recently watched “Watcher,” Chloe Okuno’s unnerving new horror flick, in a vaudeville-era movie palace during the Cleveland International Film Festival. Even better, seeing it in a cavernous 2,800-seat theater made the bloody screams of a lady behind me sound like we were in the screening room of hell.

Okuno burst out laughing when I told him that.

“That’s what you want – people screaming and squirming in their seats,” she said in a recent phone interview. “What I really want to do is go to the theater and give people a 3D experience by leaning forward in my chair and breathing down their necks.”

“Watcher” doesn’t need his help because he scares people on his own. Writing in The New York Times, Lena Wilson called it “tense, unwavering, unrelenting” and “one of this century’s most gripping tales of female anxiety”.

Filmed and set in Bucharest, Romania, “Watcher” (in theaters) is a psychological thriller about a young woman, Julia (Maika Monroe), who tries to convince her husband, Francis (Karl Glusman), that the strange man (Burn Gorman) who watches her from her apartment also stalks her in the streets. Neither Francis nor the police are convinced by Julia’s claims, but a neighbor, an exotic dancer named Irina (Madalina Anea), befriends and believes her.

In one of the film’s many heartbreaking scenes, Julia sits across from the man on the subway, unsure if the outlines of her grocery bag are shaped like fruit or a human head. The truth about this creep, when it comes, is a punch.

‘Watcher,’ Okuno’s feature debut, joins a long tradition of scary films, from ‘Gaslight’ (1944) to ‘Men’ (2022), that explore what happens when women aren’t heard or believed. . It also draws inspiration from “Rear Window” and “It Follows” (in which Monroe starred) in its calculated approach to voyeurism, harassment, and the terror of slow, deliberate pursuit of an antagonist – themes that Okuno also explored in his unnerving revenge horror short “Slut” and his rattling segment of the found footage anthology “V/H/S/94”.

Okuno, 34, said she was not allowed to watch horror movies growing up in Pasadena, California, and it wasn’t until her early teens that she sought horror because “it seemed legitimately dangerous”.

“I’m pretty sure I started with ‘Evil Dead’ and it opened my eyes to that other world,” she said.

While in New York directing an episode of “Let the Right One In,” an upcoming Showtime series, I asked Okuno to pick five movies that influenced “Watcher.” Here are his edited and condensed selections and commentaries.

There are a lot of filmmakers who have been influenced by this, because it’s set in a big apartment and it’s a paranoia story. But what he did very well was that it was a film told from a singular point of view. It invites you to emotionally experience everything that the character of Mia Farrow experiences. It was our mission statement.

Visually, in its composition, there are these wide shots in which Farrow is framed in frames, and you feel a combination of loneliness and psychic claustrophobia.

Director: Satoshi Kon

This Japanese animated film is about a pop star who tries to become an actress but is harassed by one of her fans. The imagery of this woman alone in her apartment is constructed with a feeling of dread. The man who pursues her, we only see him fleetingly. It gives us the dread we need while keeping it at bay for most of the movie.

“Watcher” was originally set in New York, but when we moved it to Bucharest, I rewrote the script and this film became a huge source of inspiration. I saw it in high school and it spoke to me.

I have lived abroad before and Sofia was able to accurately capture that bittersweet, melancholic feeling of being alone in a city and having a sense of fantasy and romance. But it also gives you loneliness and a strange sense of voyeurism.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski

This looks like the most unlikely benchmark. But on a narrative level, this movie unlocked another side of “Watcher.” It’s so good to capture her main character’s emotions using color, design and composition to help us see how she feels.

Also, the woman meets her neighbor, a sex worker, and they have this connection when she goes to the sex club where she works. It made me create a character that Julia could have a relationship with – that was a direct result of watching that movie.

Director: David Fincher

Here we looked at the character of John Doe, who we don’t really meet until the end. It was a model for “Watcher,” in that we don’t have a face-to-face encounter until the third act. He builds at that time.

It’s one of my favorite movies. My whole career, I’m going to chase after David Fincher and try to do something that’s an 18th as good as his movies.

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