Watch the Interior haunted house horror movie here!
A full free movie of the day is posted on the JoBlo Films YouTube Channel every day of the week – but on Friday things get a little weirder and a little more fun. Start your weekend off right by indulging in Friday nights of fear! Every Friday, we’ll be taking a look at another genre flick that you can watch in its entirety, for free, either on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embedded here.
This week’s Friday Fright Nights feature is writer/director Zachary Beckler’s feature debut Interior – a film that was reportedly made on a budget of between $12,000 and $13,000 and served as Beckler’s thesis film for the University of Central Florida’s Digital Cinema Department’s Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema MFA program. So much like last week’s Friday Fright Nights movie The Andy Baker Banda found footage horror film made on a budget of $2,000, Interior can be used as inspiration for budding independent filmmakers. Here’s a film that was made on a microbudget by a student and landed a worldwide distribution deal.
Beckler certainly followed the first feature rulebook when putting Interior together too. The idea is to try to do something with as few characters and locations as possible, and here we have a film that is carried almost entirely on the shoulders of a single character as he spends time in a single location. The character is a former film student whose ex-girlfriend asked him to document the haunting of the house she and her family have just moved into. And for the majority of the film’s 82 minutes, we watch this guy spend the night in the house, hanging around and getting scared more and more as the night wears on. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.
Here is the synopsis of Interiorwritten and submitted to IMDb by Beckler himself:
When a mysterious letter is found hidden in a family’s new home, struggling filmmaker Sam is hired to capture evidence of supernatural events plaguing their young daughter. What begins as a simple paranormal investigation leads to a long and terrifying night, forcing Sam to confront his disbelief as images begin to appear on his equipment that he did not register. Isolated and alone with a dark force identified as Emily, Sam and his cameras are taken on a digital journey through the unknown and beyond.
The movie stars Christopher Carullo as Sam. Right from the start, you get to see him have some interesting interactions with other characters, like Piper Patterson as her ex Allison and Shannon Michael Wamser as the role of her husband Drake. It’s obvious Sam still has a thing for Allison and Drake is uncomfortable seeing them together. It could have brought some intriguing drama to the story…but that’s not what Interior is about. Don’t get too invested in watching the Sam, Allison, and Drake dynamic play out, because soon Allison and Drake will be gone and we’re stuck with Sam. Fortunately, Carullo does a good job playing the character.
Autumn Rae Shannon as Danyl, Allison and Drake’s daughter, Peg O’Keef as the voice of a ghost named Emily, and writer/director Beckler as a pizza delivery boy.
Eight years have passed since Interior was first screened in front of an audience and Beckler still hasn’t directed another feature film – but don’t take that as a sign that he’s lost his passion for filmmaking. Not only did he co-write a thriller titled Have I got?, which is currently in post-production, but also happens to be a professor in the film department at the University of Central Florida. Teach where he was a student. A new generation of filmmakers is now learning from the director of Interior.
So check Interior – after all, it’s free! Then share your thoughts on the film by leaving a comment below or on YouTube.