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!

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

    Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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