FF Interview: 'The Guest' Writer Simon Barrett | One of Us

Fantastic Fest Interview: ‘The Guest’ Writer Simon Barrett

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From the cult success of A Horrible Way to Die, through his breakout success with revisionist home invasion thriller You’re Next, and his new homage to ’80s slasher horror The Guest, writer Simon Barrett and his long-time directorial partner Adam Wingard have become two of the faces of new horror.

Not bad for the guy that penned Frankenfish, and programmed Treevenge every Christmas at the Ragtag Cinema in Columbia, Missouri.  With The Guest opening to rave reviews, we waylaid Barrett at Fantastic Fest to talk John Carpenter, The Stepfather, and exactly why you’ll recognize so many cast members from Riley Stearn’s Faults in his movie.


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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot, Movies.com, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of OneOfUs.net, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.