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Fantastic Fest Interview: ‘The Guest’ Writer Simon Barrett

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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