Following on from their preceding collaboration You’re Next, pressure is now on writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard to match their previous exploit – and it’s something they have managed with The Guest, an intense thriller starring Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe.

We had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented duo to discuss that pressure, and the weight of expectation that came with this project. They also tell us why they decided to hire Dan Stevens in the lead role, in what is something of a departure for him, and they also talk about the competition (or lack of) between the movement of filmmakers they’re an integral part of, also consisting of the likes of Joe Swanberg, Ti West and Amy Seimetz.

The Guest is released on September 5th.