*NOTE: This interview was accomplished prior to the start of the SAG strike.*
Neil LaBute has often explored the toxic relationship between men and women, but he takes it to another level of violence with Fear the Night. The gritty home invasion thriller centers on eight women attending a bachelorette party at a remote farmhouse in the California hills, only to be attacked by a group of masked men armed with crossbows. Unfortunately for these guys, one of the partygoers is Tess, a badass military vet played by Maggie Q.
The film also stars Kat Foster, Highdee Kuan, Travis Hammer, Kirsten Leigh, Ito Aghayere and Gia Crovatin. Crovatin, who is also LaBute’s wife and appeared in his films Out of the Blue and House of Darkness, plays Mia. While her free-spirited personality suggests she’d be a weak link in defending the home from the invaders, she proves invaluable as the women fight for survival.
I had the chance to speak with Gia Crovatin about Fear the Night. We talked about her experience working with Maggie Q who is such a veteran of this genre, while LaBute is doing something different from his norm. Gia also talked about what she’d do in a similarly harrowing situation.
Fear the Night is in theaters now.