Everyone’s favorite horror streaming service, Shudder, has been making the necessary introductions between horror fans and truly fantastic films. Brandon Christensen’s Z is no exception! Z has already given goosebumps to genre festival audiences and will soon be terrorizing viewers at home.
In Z, a young couple is startled to learn that their son has a new imaginary friend. This invisible playmate, called Z, suddenly takes a turn for the sinister as increasingly strange and disturbing events begin to occur. The young boy’s mother, Beth, is at a loss and is desperate to make sure her son is well again. As Beth begins seeing things, for herself, it becomes clear that Z isn’t there for her son at all…
In our conversation with the director and co-writer of Z, Brandon Christensen, we discuss horror as both a thrilling and familiar joyride, as well as a platform for deeper narratives. Brandon reveals the inspiration behind Z and discusses the thrill of creating for the particularly enthusiastic genre lovers.
To hear our entire conversation with Brandon Christensen, hit play on the audio player above. Z premieres on Shudder on May 7, 2020.
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Caitlin is a sweater enthusiast, film critic, and lean, mean writing machine based in Austin, TX. Her love of film began with being shown Rosemary’s Baby at a particularly impressionable age and she’s been hooked ever since. She loves a good bourbon and hates people who talk in movies. Caitlin has been writing since 2014 and you can find her work on Film Inquiry, The Financial Diet, Nightmarish Conjurings, and many others. Follow her on Twitter at @CaitDoes.