Throughout his career, filmmaker Joe Lynch
has given us fantastic movies that have spanned both the horror and action genres, including Wrong Turn
2, the "Zom-b-Movie" segment of Chillerama
, Knights of Badassdom
, and his latest movie, Mayhem
, which recently enjoyed its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.
Written by Matias Caruso
follows a corporate attorney named Derek (Steven Yeun
), who's trapped inside his office building with hundreds of fellow employees during a viral outbreak that causes the infected to be unable to control their primal urges. Chaos ensues as the co-workers begin to wage war against each other the longer the virus rages on.
Daily Dead had the chance to speak with Lynch after the first SXSW screening of Mayhem
in Austin, and he chatted about the trepidation he felt going into the film’s world premiere, the journey to getting Mayhem
made, working with Yeun, and more.