Vondie Curtis-Hall portrays Mel and Evan Jonigkeit plays Owen in the psychological horror film directed by David Bruckner.
The upcoming psychological horror film ‘The Night House,’ Directed by David Bruckner, held its New York Premiere Wednesday night at the Cinépolis Chelsea theater. Rebecca Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, Vondie Curtis-Hall, screenwriter Ben Collins, and composer Ben Lovett were in attendance at the premiere.
David Bruckner’s latest film centers on Beth (Rebecca Hall) after the sudden and shocking loss of her late husband Owen (Evan Jonigkeit) to suicide and the disturbing visions and presence that follows. Beth very much still feels the strong presence of her husband in the maze-like house he built. Through each loud jump scare, audiences get to experience each chilling moment along with Beth as she uncovers the maze.
On playing Beth, Rebecca Hall said, “it was a challenge that I relished and enjoyed a lot.”
“She’s not your average horror heroine. She’s got a lot of anger, and she’s very confrontational, and she’s willing to get frightened, which I think makes her quite precarious and interesting,” said Hall.
On his ominous presence throughout the film, Evan Jonigkeit (Owen) shared that he wanted to “let the audience have the cerebral experience that I think the films’ intention is.”
Since its premiere at Sundance, many have praised the films’ score. Composer Ben Lovett shared that “what I do like about composing for horror is it’s the one genre of movie that pretty much exercises all of the human emotions within a 90-minute movie.”
‘The Night House’ is in theaters August 20.
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