It's the best time of year to watch a ‘lil something to test the waters of one’s fears, whether that be masked villains, lingering ghosts, or… well, take your pick. Everyone has their own rational and irrational fears, but one popular one is being stuck in a small space for too long. This is something the cast of Haunting of the Mary Celeste dealt with while filming on an actual boat for its sequences.
The upcoming thriller follows a researcher and her team who set sail on said boat together to prove that the disappearance of a family and crew happened due to some fishy supernatural dimension-bending powers in play. Supernatural actress Emily Swallow spoke to CinemaBlend’s own Laura Hurley about her experience on Haunting of the Mary Celeste. In her words:
Whoa! That’s one way to get into the headspace for a creepy and tense thriller the new movie sets to bring to the audience. The director of photography placed herself into corners on the set (that was actually a boat) and somehow fit all the equipment and cast needed in each given scene. Although it sounds like a challenging feat for the filmmakers led by director Shana Betz, the product is an especially claustrophobic movie that will give viewers insight into being there with the cast.
As Emily Swallow explained, usually a movie of this sort is filmed on a soundstage so the crew can more easily capture scenes without actually dealing with cramped spaces. The actress continued with the following:
So some of the screams in the film are out of genuine fear? Being on Haunting of the Mary Celeste sounds like it was a fun time for the crew and cast that tested their capabilities and comfort zones in exciting ways. Alongside Swallow, the film also includes Shaft star Richard Roundtree, Ava Acres, Pierre Adele, Dominic DeVore and Alice Hunter.
Aside from Haunting of the Mary Celeste, Emily Swallow has returned to play her Supernatural role Amara for the final season of the CW show after debuting in “The Darkness” back in Season 11. The long-running sci-fi series completes its run on November 19. Swallow also played The Armorer in the first season of Disney+'s breakout hit The Mandalorian. We’ll have to see if she returns when the show returns for Season 2 on October 30.
Haunting of the Mary Celeste is coming to theaters and digital simultaneously on October 23. Check out what other movies are rounding out the year with CinemaBlend’s 2020 release schedule.
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