Zoe Graham interview for Scare Package

Here’s our final interview with the cast of Scare Package to give you another one to enjoy for Halloween if you have Shudder I highly recommend you watch it hosted by Joe Bob Briggs.

AJ Friar (00:40):Hey Zoe, how are you doing?

Zoe Graham (00:42):Good. How are you?

AJ Friar (00:43):So what made you, um, what got you rather to jump on board or scared package?

Zoe Graham (00:50):I, so I I’ve never done a horror before this, not because I was trying to avoid it, but just because I, I, I’m not, uh, I haven’t been like a really intense horror fan. Right. Um, and then I got to meet Aaron in the audition process and I was asking, you know, how are you guys gonna do all of this? Like, there’s a couple, I want to give it away, but there’s a couple of special effects in it that I was like, I just don’t know, like, you guys are gonna do all this in post. Right. And he’s like, Oh no, no, no, it’s all practical effects. Like everything in it is going to be practical effects. And I was like, so I immediately was like, God, I need this part so badly. Cause I like love, you know, any of those videos online that are like the door and Harry Potter one i actually, actually, I don’t know what is. Um, the door in Harry Potter is actually like a mechanical snake thing they had to make. I love that stuff. Um, so as you sort of go through that segment of the anthology, there’s a couple of things that were so much fun to shoot and like experiences. I’ll never forget.

AJ Friar (01:55):So, uh, discussing the practical effects. I mean, it’s not used in horror, like it is to beam, but I mean, you get other stuff that isn’t like Jim Henson used to use it all the time in his films. Was there any like movie magic that you were just wow, to me it’s saying when you saw it on the practical effects? Yeah.

Zoe Graham (02:20):Well, I’m, I’m a big Jim Henson fan and a couple of other like practical effects users. I think it just adds something it’s like more tangible. Like you can kind of like enter the world of the movie in a more believable way with that. So I’m totally on board for all of it. And there were a couple of things that were really amazing. There was a set, there was a group of people who came in from Oklahoma. I believe the lead person who was working on this team was Tate Stein sec. And he has, has sort of an N name and the, uh, horror makeup community. I’m not part of it. So I’m speaking out of turn, but, uh, the team of people he came with would like set up three tables and there would be just like viscera dead bodies and like exploded people. And it would be like, you know, Oh, that’s the actor that I know, but a version of them that’s a dead body. Like they got, you know, any number of things done to it just like kind of laying around. And these guys would come in and like turn on heavy metal and like paint this paint, the dead bodies with blood. And they were the nicest guys. They were extremely fun to be around, but it was, you know, the first time you walk up, it’s very intimidating.

AJ Friar (03:41):Yeah. And like you said, you weren’t that big of a horror fan growing up. So with this being your first horror film, how was it like working with Aaron? Because I got to interview him for the pale and door and he just seems like it really a disconnect in this guide that really just takes people under his wing and just got him, helps them throughout the filming process.

Zoe Graham (04:04):He absolutely does. He, um, was such a wonderful person to work with. He is somebody who I see as like the new attitude in directing. That’s like we see actors as people and we see anyone who’s working on crew. We see them as people and like they’re all bringing their own unique experiences to it. And that’s a positive thing. Not like you have to be exactly this way or exactly, you know, it’s, it’s less, um, like a boss and more like let’s all work together to like make the coolest, most communal thing possible, which I think is like kind of a horror attitude in general. Like I’ve never met someone who works in horror that I haven’t gotten like an immediate, amazing vibe from.

AJ Friar (04:50):Yeah. And I mean, this is your first foray into it. And not only that you guys way end, uh, Joe Bob Briggs and the fact he is a legendary iconic guy in the Horror community. So how was it like having him on set?

Zoe Graham (05:09):It was amazing. I mean, there was certainly a level of, um, uh, when he arrived it was like, Oh, Joe, Bob is here. Um, but he was, you know, he just seemed like happy to be there. Cool, cool guy. He, I think he did a great job in it. Um, and it was kind of amazing to get to meet him.

AJ Friar (05:30):Yeah. And how was it like reading the script because it’s an anthology film. So it was like, I’m just curious. How was it like reading a script for it, like an anthology script ?

Zoe Graham (05:41):Yeah. So I actually, the specific segments were included in the script that I was sent. Um, so I, I only got to read horror hypothesis when I was working on the film. Um, so I was judging it based only that segment, however, I’m pals with Emily Hagans who did the cold open section. So I got to see a little bit of her movie before or the her section before, you know, the premiere,

AJ Friar (06:11):Right. And with the Shudder picking this up, they just hit a million subscribers on their channel. So how was it like, and since dealing with this success that you guys had in festival, which with this, and now streaming on Sutter and where it can get that much more attention.

Zoe Graham (06:28):Totally. Well, I mean, it’s amazing. It’s like getting to be part of this movie has been like, getting to be sort of like accepted by the horror community, even though I’m not a huge, you know, like I’m not part of that community yet. Um, because I’m so easily frightened by movies, but, um, everyone has been so like supportive and loving and, you know, horror fans are the coolest people in the world and we’ll make art out of, you know, any, any really cool imagery. They see horror movies. They’re like gonna make cool art out of it. And I know that the pale door had art, like fan art being made before the movie even came out. Um, so that has been cool to see what’s care package as well.

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