Bryan Bertino Exclusive Video Interview – THE STRANGERS

     May 29, 2008

Opening tomorrow is the debut film from writer/director Bryan Bertino and it’s called “The Strangers.” The movie is a suspense thriller about a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror when masked strangers invade. The confrontation forces Kristen (Liv Tyler) and James (Scott Speedman) to go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to survive.

So to help promote the film, I sat down with Bryan yesterday afternoon to discuss the movie. During our time we covered all the usual things and I learned he’s been interested in this material for a long time.

As I always do, I’velisted what I asked above each part of the interview.

Finally, here are two links you might want to check out. If you want to watch some movie clips from “The Strangers,” click here. And if you want to see the video interview I did with Bryan at last year’s Comic-Con, click here.

And with that….here’s Bryan.

Bryan Bertino Video Interview Part 1

  • How has the promotional tour been – and how was the NYC junket
  • He talks about what the film is about and how the project came together
  • I ask if it was based on a true story…he explained how the story came together and how he came to be interested in the material
  • With all the horror/thriller type films, I ask how hard is it to come up with things to scare the audience

Bryan Bertino Video Interview Part 2

  • Why did he want Liv and Scott in the roles

  • I ask if he gave them movies to watch before shooting

  • We talk about the editing process and if he used test screenings to help shape the film

  • Comic-Con talk from last year

  • Is he writing anything now, and is it true that opening weekend box office means a lot to your next job

  • Is he interested in doing TV

  • What can fans look forward to on the DVD

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