Interview: ‘Late Night with the Devil’ Directors On Their Horror Hit, AI, David Dastmalchian & More


We had the pleasure of talking with Cameron Cairnes and Colin Cairnes, two Aussie filmmakers who have scored a hit with their latest feature, horror film LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL.

In the interview you can watch above, we chat about the incredible success the indie film has seen thus far, casting talented American actor David Dastmalchian in the lead role, some of the negative reactions the film received due to its sparing use of Artificial Intelligence, the resurgence of horror in cinema, and more.

In the film, it’s October, 1977. Johnny Carson rival, Jack Delroy (Dastmalchian), is the host of ‘Night Owls’, a once hugely popular syndicated talk show. A year on from the tragic death of Jack’s wife, ratings have plummeted and sponsors are getting nervous. Desperate to turn his fortunes around, Jack pulls out all the stops for his annual Halloween special, booking a psychic, a professional skeptic, a parapsychologist and a young girl allegedly possessed by the devil… What could possibly go wrong?

Aussie writer-director duo Colin and Cameron Cairnes craft a suspenseful narrative that unfolds mostly in real time, as the ‘Night Owls’ broadcast makes surprising turns from the amusing to the bizarre to the deliciously sinister. In his first major lead role, Da vid Dastmalchian brings compelling charisma and gravitas to the character of Jack Delroy. At its core, LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL is a tale about the cult of personality and the price of fame…with plenty of supernatural thrills along the way.

LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL is released by Maslow Entertainment in cinemas around Australia on April 11th. Session details HERE.

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