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8 Movie Composers on How They Capture Terror and Tension

If this year’s horror movies are any proof, what you hear can be just as or even more terrifying than what you see. That’s thanks, in part, to a film’s composer, who has an explicit ability to take both the social, physical, metaphorical and even unnatural and uncanny elements of a story and turn them into […]

‘Fresh’ Director, Music Supervisor Break Down That “Obsession” Scene and Three Other Needle Drops

The second time music supervisor Gabe Hilfer appears onscreen with coffee in hand for a two-part Zoom chat about cannibalism thriller Fresh, he’s got news. He’d just wrapped on Winning Time, HBO’s limited series from Adam McKay on the Showtime-era L.A. Lakers. It’s a drastically different project than the Daisy Edgar-Jones- and Sebastian Stan-led Hulu […]

‘Fresh’ Writer Lauryn Kahn on That Bite Sequence and Why Less Cannibal Gore Was More

[This interview contains spoilers for Fresh.] With Fresh, writer Lauryn Kahn and director Mimi Cave serve up an unsettling new take on the classic rom-com “meet-cute.” Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan, the movie — which debuted Friday on Hulu — follows a young woman named Noa (Edgar-Jones) who, after various sour interactions with men […]

Inside the “Meat Cute” Premiere of ‘Fresh’ With Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones

Hollywood movie premieres typically roll out with the same schedule of events: Red carpet, screening, afterparty. Not on Thursday night as Searchlight flipped the script, ever so slightly, for Fresh’s debut because of what was in Lauryn Kahn’s script. Event insiders banked on the fact that VIP guests may not have much of an appetite […]

Events of the Week: ‘The Batman,’ ‘Winning Time’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for The Batman, Winning Time, Turning Red, The Adam Project and Fresh.  The Adam Project world premiere After a special screening in Los Angeles […]

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan’s Romantic Getaway Turns Sinister in ‘Fresh’ Trailer

Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan are ready to show that even if sparks fly, it doesn’t always mean it’s happily ever after. In the first trailer for their new film Fresh, released Tuesday, Edgar-Jones and Stan star as Noa and Steve, who have a meet-cute moment in a grocery store. With Edgar-Jones’ Noa frustrated with […]