Gareth Evans’ horror thriller Apostle is due out on Netflix this Friday, and if you’ve seen the trailer, you know it’s going to be intense. If you haven’t, take a look at the trailer, and continue on below:
So how does one skate the line between horrifying and gross in horror? In Evans’ case, he told Comicbook it came down to his instincts:
I'm not going out of my way to provoke. I'm not saying, 'Oh, I'm gonna take you on a journey, I'm gonna drag you by your collar, and I'm gonna take you on this awful aggressive ride.' It's not aggression in that respect. I think it's purely just a thing of, I rely on my gut instincts whenever I make anything. I rely on my gut instincts to tell me whether something's too far or not far enough. I can only rely on my own internal barometer for what's okay and what's not okay for what I show on screen. So I kind of answer to myself in that respect.
That’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself, although I’m sure any director is used to the weight of a film being on them the whole time they’re making it. Check it out on Netflix this Friday, and then let us know in the comments if the film went too far or just far enough?