I was able to chat with some of the team behind the new Lovecraftian horror The Deep Ones, a film that follows Lexi (Gina La Piana) and Petri (Johann Urb), a married couple who rent a beachside Airbnb and learn they’re in over their heads once they meet peculiar neighbours, who are really part of a mysterious cult who worship an ancient sea god. The film is based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and also stars Robert Miano, Silvia Spross and Jackie Debatin.
I spoke with the writer/director of the film Chad Ferrin, as well as the film’s two leads Johann Urb and Gina La Piana (who joins in on the conversation at around 17 minutes). In the episode, we chat about the set design, tentacles and tentacles in mouths, HP Lovecraft and the writing and how the film is an ode to B-movies, the chemistry between the stars and their real-life friendship, the monster design, as well as bringing Finnish aspects to the character of Petri, and much more.
The Deep Ones is now playing in theatres, released on April 23. You can listen to the podcast below (or go here to download it), or watch below on YouTube.