Romola Garai’s chilling horror movie Amulet is about being trapped in a home

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Filmmaker Romola Garai (proper) on set of her Gothic horror movie Amulet.

Nick Wall

This story is a part of I am So Obsessed (subscribe right here), our podcast that includes interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and inventive varieties about their work, profession and present obsessions.

You possible know Romola Garai from her roles in movies like Atonement, Superb Grace and Superb 39, in addition to the BBC mini-series Emma and The Hour. She’s been nominated for a BAFTA and two Golden Globe awards. Earlier this 12 months on the Sundance Movie Competition, Garai premiered the horror movie Amulet, which she wrote and directed. Amulet is each a chilling and putting horror film that marks Garai’s debut as a function filmmaker.

In a brand new episode of the I am So Obsessed podcast on CNET, Garai talks about Amulet’s launch in theaters and video-on-demand on Friday and what it should be like for individuals who’ve been caught at dwelling (just about all of us as of late) to look at a horror movie about an individual confined to a home.

“It is the thought of being in an enclosed area and that area being sort of a menace to you,” stated Garai. “You endlessly replay your life and each choice that you have ever made in your life, since you’re all of a sudden confined in a manner that you simply would not be in any other case. Individuals will relate to the thought of getting to reevaluate your self as a human being and have a look at your self.”

Throughout our wide-ranging interview, we talk about how Amulet flips expectations of a horror movie. Garai additionally discusses why social distancing will make interval movies close to unimaginable to shoot and her time working with the late Patrick Swayze on the movie Soiled Dancing: Havana Nights.

Hearken to my total dialog with Garai on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. You may subscribe to I am So Obsessed in your favourite podcast app. In every episode I meet up with an artist, actor or creator to find out about work, profession and present obsessions.

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