Ivan Kavanagh Talks Motherly Bond and Gore in Horror Film Son [Exclusive Interview]

Ivan Kavanagh
Ivan Kavanagh directed Son starring Andi Matichak.

Sons do take after their fathers. However, this son needs to definitely be like his father.

In Son, a mother does everything to protect her son. Everywhere she turns, the presence of the father is looming in taking back his son.

The film stars Andi Matichak (Halloween, Assimilate), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, The Girl Next Door), and Luke David Blumm (The King of Staten Island, Watchmen).

Here’s the official synopsis:

After a mysterious group of individuals breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to steal her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. Breaut soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but soon, she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director and writer Ivan Kavanagh. We talked about the origin of this story, finding the right child actor to play the son, the gory scenes, and the surprise ending.

Ivan Kavanagh is a multi-award-winning film writer and director. His credits included The Fading Light, Tin Can Man, and the psychological horror The Canal. Kavanagh recently wrote and directed the western Never Grow Old that stars John Cusack and Emile Hirsch. Also, he wrote the television pilot The Turn of the Screw, based on the story by Henry James, for BBC Worldwide and USA Network. Currently, he is working on a new crime/mystery television drama series The Vanishing Triangle with Park Films and MGM.

Son is in select theaters, On Demand, and digital starting this Friday, March 5.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, RLJE Films, Shudder

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