Episode 41 – The Pierce Brothers
NHE host Scott Murphy talks to directors Brett and Drew Pierce about their second feature, “The Wretched,” which has been played at a host of festivals since making its debut at this year’s Fantasia Fest and was recently picked up by IFC Midnight for release in 2020.
In the interview, Brett and Drew tell us about some of the challenges of the shoot where they were not only working with children and animals (as the old adage advises you not too) but also had to deal with several night shoots. We also learn why the title changed from “Hag” to the title it has now. The brothers also talk about the research on the occult they did for the film and how they achieved the pictures multiple practical effects on a limited budget. Further on practical effects, we discuss a bit about Brett and Drew’s dad’s effect work on the original “Evil Dead.”
Elsewhere Brett and Drew chat to us about their film festival, horror tropes they don’t like, horror trends and let us in what they are working on next.
You can watch the trailer for “The Wretched” here