Andrew Baird‘s (One Way, Zone 414) fresh take on vampire lore, Sunrise, has been unleashed in theatres and on digital and we can’t recommend it enough.
Penned by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Ronan Blaney (Boogaloo and Graham, A Good Woman Is Hard to Find) and starring Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, The Infernal Machine) and Guy Pearce (Memento, The Infernal Machine, Brimstone), the film follows an ex-cop named Fallon (Pettyfer) who returns to the scene of a horrific crime, and the residents of a rural town soon arrive at the conclusion that this dark visitor is actually a vampire who feeds on blood and fear. After he is befriended by a welcoming immigrant family, the instinctive killer is faced with a choice between revenge and redemption.
To celebrate the release of Sunrise in cinemas and on Digital/On Demand, we sat down with Baird, who revealed what it was about this particular vampire fable that he felt was calling out to be seen and stand out in such a crowded sub-genre.
Words: Howard Gorman