When it came to the role of Lucy Murray, Gia Crovatin became a fish out of water. The story follows Hap Jackson (Justin Long) who brings his date Mina (Kate Bosworth) home to her house from a local pub, and Hap discovers things are a lot more than she seems. Crovatin spoke to Bleeding Cool about the challenge of developing a horror film, as well as her character''s themes.
What influenced you about ''House of Darkness?'' Crovatin: I''m not a horror person. It''s like, "I''m aware," and I''m aware, however, that this film isn''t everything. I''m glad to hear about it, and I''ve heard it all once before on the stage and screen. The film was fantastic to tell a story about what''s happening in our society.
After the lockdown, your character Lucy joins Justin and Kate''s conversation. How did you break down your chemistry with them? After a day of shooting, we all met via Zoom and shot in April and May of 2021. It was a really quick process, and we had to jump right into it. Since we were getting done, we walked away from each other, and even after hours, we could not have a conversation. It''s poetic how we''re all separated from the film''s inherent theme of loneliness
Can you compare Justin''s personality with him instead of Kate''s? [Mina] is more cat and mouse, and Lucy''s relationship with Hap would be more detective and interviewee. This is rather about "Who is this guy, what is he doing here, and what is he all about?" Although they had shared many different colors to their interactions, I think mine was about learning how to get to the bottom of this guy. I like seeing that different women have different beliefs about who he is.
What you''re interested in doing was horror. [Laughs] Yes, it''s really hard for a film. When everyone else''s is like, "Let''s do the best thing in the world," says a witness. It''s a joy to be able to express yourself and your self, though. It''s very rewarding. It''s so simple to let go. It''s a great time to get to the bloody stuff it truly is, but
Is there anything comparable to the genre itself that you''ve done? I''ve found a Greek tragedy and Shakespearean type of experience with the film''s buildup and the morality themes. I feel it''s almost obvious that there''s a large, substantial scale of like retribution and justice, certainly Greek tragedies for sure. It''s looking at basic moral tales from centuries and centuries ago, and there''s a magical element. That''s true in our film as well.
Saban Films'', which also stars Lucy Walter, has arrived on theaters on September 9th, with digital and on-demand updates.
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