His House is one of the best horror films of the year, and we had the pleasure of speaking to the talented cast and crew behind it – taking place in a virtual junket with leading duo Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù and Wunmi Mosaku, as well as the director Remi Weekes.
The film uses the trauma of the refugee experience, of having to move to another country and start again, haunted by painful memories and vying to adjust to a whole new way of life, in the face of much adversity – and uses these themes to play up to the tropes and beats of the horror genre. The leading duo discuss the challenges in playing fear on screen, and getting their heads into the character. They also discuss the lack of compassion and empathy people have for those simply trying to survive. With Weekes we talk about the film’s ability to play on such real, raw themes and yet maintain a real commitment to the genre it sits within. Watch both of our interviews in their entirety below.
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù & Wunmi Mosaku
A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.
His House is in select cinemas now and on Netflix from 30th October