The multi-talented Brea Grant is an actor, writer, and director, who has starred in several television shows and films like Dexter (2011), Halloween II (2009), and After Midnight (2019). In 2020, she wrote and directed the hilariously macabre 12 Hour Shift, which starred Angela Bettis. Grant’s latest project is the Blumhouse Television and EPIX film Torn Hearts, which follows two singers trying to break into the country music scene in Nashville, but to do that they have to become friends with a reclusive country music star.

Written by Rachel Koller Croft and directed by Grant, Torn Hearts stars Abby Quinn and Alexxis Lemire as two friends who have a band called Torn Hearts. They jump at the opportunity to meet country music legend Harper Dutch, played by the iconic Katey Sagal. Harper has been living in seclusion since her sister died under mysterious circumstances, but she reluctantly agrees to help the two talented singers on their quest for stardom. They soon find out that nothing is free in Nashville as their lives quickly become consumed by Harper’s psychosis. Torn Hearts features original music, bloody practical effects, and spectacular performances from the cast, especially Sagal, who embodies Harper’s twisted tendencies in ways that are guaranteed to give you anxiety.

During a recent press day, Daily Dead was delighted to have the opportunity to chat with Brea Grant about Torn Hearts, working with the fantastic female-led cast, behind-the-scenes practical effects, and a lot more. You can watch our video interview below!

Blumhouse Television and EPIX will release Torn Hearts on Paramount Home Entertainment on May 20th and on EPIX in July.

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    About the Author - Michelle Swope

    Michelle credits seeing Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street in the theater as the reason she’s a lifelong horror fan. For the past several years she’s been writing film reviews, conducting interviews, and moderating live panels for various online sites, while also advocating for accessibility and inclusivity in journalism, as a disabled woman working in the horror community. She was previously a featured writer at and has also written for Ghastly Grinning, F This Movie!, Nightmarish Conjurings,, and several other sites. She has also been published in the online zine We Are Horror and wrote an essay for the Blu-ray release of the film Dinner in America for Arrow Films Video. She now resides in Wilmington, NC where she is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association.