Rob Savage is a multi-award-winning director and writer who is known for his films such as Host, Dawn of the Deaf, and Dashcam. His recent film, The Boogeyman, is a classic horror movie based on a short story written by Stephen King. The Boogeyman will be in theaters on June 2, 2023.

In this episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins and director Rob Savage discuss:

  • Rob’s intention for how we wanted the film to be perceived

  • The themes of grief and poor communication throughout the film

  • How the teenage character helped to bridge two opposite perspectives 

  • Rob’s process for crafting scare scenes

  • Figuring out different modes of terror for different scenes 

  • Why you need to focus on one idea versus having too many options

  • What the emptiness of the house represents

  • Giving the actors the opportunity to move things around their set bedrooms

  • What surprised him about making a studio film

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.