An innovative and relentless slasher that follows the gory story from the killer's point of view (in this case, the recently resurrected and violently vengeful Johnny, played forebodingly by Ry Barrett), In a Violent Nature is now playing in theaters via IFC Films and Shudder. To celebrate the film's release, Daily Dead caught up with writer/director Chris Nash to discuss his unique feature-length directorial debut, including the ambitious logistics of following the film's killer through the woods, the cut footage that would give the movie even more of a horror hangout vibe, his plans to tell more stories in the world of In a Violent Nature, and he also shared his affection for Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (one of my personal favorites from the Friday the 13th franchise)!

You can watch my full video interview with Chris Nash below, and in case you missed it, be sure to read to read Matt Donato's Sundance review of In a Violent Nature! To see if the new slasher is playing in a theater near you, visit:

Synopsis: When a locket is removed from a collapsed fire tower in the woods that entombs the rotting corpse of Johnny, a vengeful spirit spurred on by a horrific 60-year old crime, his body is resurrected and becomes hellbent on retrieving it. The undead golem hones in on the group of vacationing teens responsible for the theft and proceeds to methodically slaughter them one by one in his mission to get it back - along with anyone in his way.

Writer / Director: Chris Nash

Starring: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Cameron Love, Reece Presley, Liam Leone, Charlotte Creaghan, Lea Rose Sebastianis, Sam Roulston, Alexander Oliver, Lauren Taylor

Producers: Peter Kuplowsky, Shannon Hanmer

Language: English

Run Time: 94 Min

[Image Credit: Above image courtesy of Pierce Derks. An IFC Films & 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.