"(Justin and I) tried
to keep away from the creature (between scenes). We both felt that if we were
suppose to be terrified of this thing then we shouldn't see him getting into
prosthetics every day, because we wouldn't be (scared) and then the movie
"What I love most about this
story is that the Creeper is never completely explained. I think that in the
best horror movies, the evil thing or the bad guy is always mysterious and
never really explained. We learn certain things about him, but it's ultimately
just this evil entity. We talk a lot about the nature of evil and whether evil
exists, and if it does, this would be the personification of it. There's a lot
of evil and I think people are capable of doing evil things, but I don't
believe that humans are inherently evil. This thing is."
"I have been blessed when it
comes to the directors that I have worked with recently, and Victor was a
pleasure for many reasons. He's not a yeller, and he looks at the whole process
as a collaborative effort. We had almost a week of rehearsals, which is rare.
Trish was great on paper, but what she emerged as in the end was Victor being
confident enough as a director to let me have some freedom with her. He just
has no ego. He cares about the project and what is best for it, so he listened
to every idea I had and used a lot of them in the movie. I just give him so
much credit for putting Trish on the page and then totally letting go of her to
me and, because of that, she's a lot stronger for it."
"Horror movies are visceral.
They're about affecting your conscious and your subconscious. I didn't want the
characters to be Hollywood clichés. I wanted their lives to be bumpy and
crappy like all our lives, so we get into the reality of it. Then we have this
big force come in and up the stakes."