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Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman Discusses Making Horror!

Darren Lynn Bousman

Director Darren Lynn Bousman is a name that horror movie fans should be well acquainted with. Primarily known for his work helming three of the Saw sequels (as well as the Chris Rock formulated next installment), he’s a talented voice that has managed to bring his talents to engaging and gory films on varying scales. Now, with a new effort in Death of Me being releases this Friday, he was kind enough to take some time out to discuss the genre with me. Bousman is surprisingly candid and frank, too, unafraid of chatting about the lows of his career, as opposed to just the highs. I think it made for a really interesting interview, though of course you all can be the judge now…

Below, you can hear my conversation with Bousman. Horror fans should get a kick out of this one, as you get in the mind of a horror filmmaker. Bousman has crafted fright flicks of all shapes and sizes, so picking his brain was a terrific opportunity. He even gives the briefest of hints about next year’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw (delayed from this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, of course), which was very exciting for me. Give the interview a listen and keep an eye out for Death of Me, available to watch tomorrow On Demand and in select theaters.

Enjoy my interview with Darren Lynn Bousman!

Courtesy of Twisted Pictures

DEATH OF ME is available In Theaters, On Demand and Digital October 2nd. 

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3 years ago

That is one heck of a premise for Death of Me, and of course Spiral is one of the films I am most bummed not to have seen by now thanks to COVID. Also, score 1 for fans of David Fincher’s The Game!

3 years ago

Ended up watching Death of Me last night (90 minutes!) and while I loved the location, production design, and the sequence involving the 2nd altered video, I’m guessing you chose your words carefully when you said its well ‘executed’. As I said above, I think that this premise is awesome, so I really, really wish they didn’t just… forget about it half an hour in. Well-executed, sure. But the script was pretty disappointing. It was definitely worth a watch though.


[…] open any day, but I digress. It is clear that director Darren Lynn Bousman (who Joey interviewed here), who directed Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV felt that it wouldn’t be a proper addition to the […]



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