Corinna Faith on Hospital Horror Film The Power [Exclusive Interview]

The Power starring Rose Williams and directed by Corinna Faith

The Power starring Rose Williams and directed by Corinna Faith

There’s always that lurking dreadful feeling when the electrical power goes out. One never knows what ghosts and monsters lurk in the shadow and darkness.

Director Corinna Faith brought The Power to life with a terrifying ghost story that takes place in a 1970s London Hospital during a power outage overnight.

The film stars Rose Williams (Sandition, Reign, Medici), Charlie Carrick (Abandoned: Angelique’s Isle, Reign), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Roadkill, The Last Tree), Theo Barklem-Biggs (The First Team, The Forgotten Battle), Emma Rigby (Prisoners Wives, Endless Love), and Shakira Rahman. Corinna Faith wrote and directed the film.

Here’s the official synopsis:

London, 1974. In The Power, as Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val must work the night shift in the empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face her own traumatic past in order to confront the malevolent power that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director and writer Corinna Faith on this haunting hospital tale. We discussed the origins of the story, the coal strike that led to power outages, and the scary setting of a 1970s-looking hospital.

Corinna Faith is an English film director and writer. She made her directorial debut with the Irish drama Ashes in 2005. The following year, she received a BAFTA nomination for a best short film for Care. She directed episodes for television series documentaries for Hardeep Does… and Nature.

The Power is available on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD today. The bonus features on the DVD include commentary with Corinna Faith, Laura Bellingham, and Rose Williams with a behind-the-scenes photo gallery.

Watch the exclusive interview with Corinna Faith below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: RLJE Films, LRM Online Exclusive

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