Hiding from an oppressive and deadly new government in the near future, a family takes refuge in a secluded safe house only to find that a supernatural threat from within its walls may be even more dangerous than the hateful humans hunting them outside in the new movie History of Evil. Written and directed by Bo Mirhosseni, History of Evil is now streaming on Shudder, and Daily Dead caught up with Bo in a new video interview to discuss how he was inspired by his parents' human rights activism during the Iranian revolution, the lessons he learned while making his first feature film, blending two distinctly different genres, and collaborating with an amazing cast that includes Paul Wesley (who was also one of the executive producers on the movie), Jackie Cruz, and Murphee Bloom.

Below, you can watch our full video interview with Bo Mirhosseni, and we also have the official trailer and synopsis with additional details on History of Evil.

Synopsis: "In the near future, war and corruption have plagued America and turned it into a theocratic police state. Against the oppression, ordinary citizens have formed a group called The Resistance. One such member, Alegre Dyer, breaks out of political prison and reunites with her husband Ron and daughter Daria. On the run from the militia, the family takes shelter in a remote safe house. But their journey is far from over, as the house’s dark past begins to eat away at Ron, and his earnest desire to keep his family safe is overtaken by something much more sinister."

[Image Credit: Above image courtesy of Shudder. A Shudder Release.]

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.