Derrickson burst on to the scene with the 2005 acclaimed courtroom drama-turned-existential horror, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, following his early years working on straight-to-video sequels in the Hellraiser and Urban Legend franchises. Three years later he took the reigns on the big budget remake of science fiction classic, The Day The Earth Stood Still, featuring an all-star cast led by Keanu Reeves, but the production was plagued by studio interference.
However, Derrickson is back in the driving seat with Sinister, and here’s what he had to say when we spoke with him:
What was it about C. Robert Cargill’s story that drew you in?
I don’t know if he told you this, but I ran