In the Earth

Creative, visionary minds like those which belong to the likes of Reece Shearsmith and Ben Wheatley, don’t come around all too often, so it’s not exactly a surprise the duo would collaborate with one another, and share their collective genius. Having worked together numerous times already, Shearsmith is yet again working under the direction of Wheatley, this time in folk horror flick In the Earth.

We had the pleasure of speaking to both individuals, asking about their process working together, and for Shearsmith, just how rare it is he can find a filmmaker to work under, and trust they have a mind similar to his. We also speak about about Inside Number 9 – because how could we not. Watch both interviews in their entirety below.

Reece Shearsmith

Ben Wheatley


As the world searches for a cure to a devastating virus, a scientist and a park scout venture deep into the woods. As night falls, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness as the forest comes to life around them.

In The Earth is in cinemas 18th June, with previews 17th June