27th May2024

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #397: Director Renny Harlin on ‘The Strangers: Chapter 1’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro-budget indie films to bigger-budget studio films and everything in between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dom Lenoir, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk about how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their filmmaking experiences from directors, writers, producers and screenwriters, to actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #397: Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin on making iconic genre movies such as The Strangers: Chapter 1

On today’s episode, we welcome a legend to our show: the one and only Renny Harlin. He’s the director of films like Die Hard 2 (1990), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), Cliffhanger (1993), and honestly, so many more great movies. Host Dom Lenoir sat down with him to look back at his long career and to chat all about:

  • the horror genre
  • shooting in Europe
  • reimagining The Strangers
  • working with Bruce Willis
  • making Die Hard 2
  • and so much more!

The Strangers: Chapter 1 is in cinemas now.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website

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