Happy Thursday, everyone! We are nearing the finish line for our Indie Horror Month celebration, and I sincerely hope that you’ve all enjoyed our coverage throughout the month of April. And today, we have the very final installment of our IHM: Revisited video interview series, which features the one and only Leigh Whannell (you can check out part one HERE).

In this second installment of our two-parter discussion with Whannell, he discussed his and James Wan’s careers after Saw was wrapped and was lauded after a highly successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Whannell also chatted about the pitfalls of getting another project lined up even before Saw was released, his experiences working on Dead Silence—the good and the bad—and how that project was really tough for him as the studio system took some getting used to, as well as how the landmark film The Blair Witch Project served as an inspiration to both him and James, and how exciting it was that Paranormal Activity kickstarted a new wave of micro-budget horror.

You can watch the second part of this retro video interview with Whannell below and be sure to check out all of our Indie Horror Month coverage HERE. Cheers!

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.