A Novelist, A Horror Filmmaker, and Two Critics: Conversations Worth Hearing

I love it when people I love interview people I love.

For example, here’s my favorite Young Adult novelist, National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr, interviewing one of my favorite reviewers, Christianity Today‘s chief film critic Alissa Wilkinson. (Alissa earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University; that’s the program I’m in now.) They talk about art, criticism, running, and Wilkinson’s rigorous work ethic, on Zarr’s podcast — This Creative Life.

And here’s another example — my favorite film critic, Steven Greydanus, interviewing my favorite director of horror movies, Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil). Steven asks Scott to talk about why he feels driven to make horror movies, and what determines the difference between meaningful horror and destructive horror. They also talk about why horror should be valued as a genre by people of faith.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • sketchesbyboze

    Great interview by Steven Greydanus. And I wasn’t familiar with the writing of Sara Zarr, but now you’ve convinced me to check out her books.


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