Interview: Dan Stevens, Simon Barrett, & Adam Wingard on ‘The Guest’


guest_ver5Preston Barta // Critic

Fresh Fiction film critic Preston Barta sat down with the star and filmmakers of the new blood-pumping action-thriller THE GUEST – Dan Stevens (DOWNTON ABBEY), writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard (YOU’RE NEXT).

We talked about how 9 out of 10 movies suck nowadays, PROMETHEUS, the dark places that our minds go to, and paying homage to the horror/thrillers of the 80s.

THE GUEST opens September 17.

About author

Preston Barta

I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction ( as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.