Patrick White on Bringing the Russian Horror Folklore to Life in Queen of Spades [Exclusive Interview]

Queen of Spades directed by Patrick White

Queen of Spades directed by Patrick White

Never play with mirrors and the “Bloody Mary” game.

In the horror movie Queen of Spades, director Patrick White revives a Russian folklore that summons a haunt through a mirror in a similar game with a mirror. Unbeknownst to teens, they’ll learn the hard way not to mess with dark rituals as silly children games.

Here’s the synopsis:

According to legend, an ominous entity known as the Queen of Spades can be summoned by performing an ancient ritual. Those brave enough draw a door and a staircase on a mirror, in darkness, and say her name three times. What happens next must be experiences to be believed. Four teenagers decide to summon the Queen of Spades as a joke. But they could never imagine the horrors this innocent prank has condemned them and their love ones to. The evil entity won’t stop until she get their souls.

The cast includes Ava Preston, Daniel Kash, Kaelen Ohm, Eric Osborne, Jamie Bloch, Nabil Rajo, and Krista Marchand. Patrick White directed the movie from the screenplay by John Ainslie, which is based on an original story by Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director Patrick Wilson on the horror film. We talked about bringing the Queen of Spades to life, the real folklore, and the cast.

In 2004, Patrick White, Trevor Matthews, and Jon Knautz founded Ottawa-based Brookstreet Pictures. They produced several short films, including Still Life and The Other Celia that gone on to play at several major film festivals. In 2007, he produced his first action-horror film Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. Queen of Spades marks as his directorial feature film debut.

Queen of Spades plays in select theaters today, On Demand on June 15, and then released on Blu-ray beginning June 29.

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

 

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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