“We had a priest come in and bless the set” – An interview with Annabelle: Creation director, David F. Sandberg

With the latest in the Conjuring franchise set to hit cinemas this weekend, David F. Sandberg tells us all about what it was like working with demonic dolls, nervous cast members, and putting his stamp on the Annabelle universe.

Working predominantly in short film before hitting big screens last year in his directorial debut, this is the second time that Sandberg time ever has graced a Hollywood set – the first being for his own adapted short piece Lights Out. His explosive trajectory as a big-budget horror director is impressive to say the least, with a style that’s all his own and an enthusiasm for creating creepy stories that’s impossible to emulate.

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“I took a photo of myself sitting on the toilet. It was seen by a LOT of people” – An interview with Fizzy Blood

Founded in 2014 and already smashing huge festivals such as Download, SXSW, and Korea’s Zandari Festa, Fizzy Blood have put themselves thoroughly on the alternative music map in their three years as a band. Continuing their festival streak with a spot on the Neu stage at this year’s 2000trees festival, their success comes as no surprise as soon as you get a listen of their unique brand of “weird, exciting, fuzzy rock and roll.”

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“And I was like, what if the sun just doesn’t come up any more?”: An interview with Blair Witch writer, Simon Barrett

The Blair Witch Project‘s most recent sequel in 2016, Blair Witch, had a lot to live up to by name alone. Working under the secret title of ‘The Woods’ for a good portion of its creation, the film was revealed at Comic Con early last year – sending fans into overdrive at the thought of a franchise reboot. Helming the film’s release was director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett; the latter of which I managed to have a chat with about his experience both writing and making the film.

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