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Road to FrightFest: Interview with ‘The Changed’ star Clare Foley

by Kat Hughes

Arrow Video FrightFest is now only a handful of days away. After venturing online last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s August event will happen in the real world as it once again takes over Cineworld Leicester Square from 26th – 30th August. The five day event will open with Neill Blomkamp’s Demonic and end on Rob Jabbaz’ The Sadness, showcasing around sixty other new movies that all embrace the dark heart of cinema. Many of the films on display will be those of voices that are new to the festival, but there are also a few who, after screening a film at a previous festival, are returning with their freshest offering. 

One such filmmaker is Michael Mongillo who, after screening Diane in 2017, returns to FrightFest with The Changed. Set in the midst of a bodysnatcher-type invasion story, The Changed sees a small pocket of humanity left in a generic US town trying to fight back. This resistance consists of married couple Mac (Jason Alan Smith) and Jane (Carlee Avers), teenager Kim (Clare Foley), and her uncle Kurt (Doug Tompos). In an effort to understand what they are dealing with, they capture and interrogate one of the changed, Bill (played by horror legend Tony Todd). As they learn more about their enemy, the group finds their allegiances fracturing, will anyone make it out still human?

In advance of the world premier of The Changed, we spoke with one of the stars – Clare Foley. Foley is no stranger to the horror genre, having started out in Scott Derrickson’s Sinister when she was just a child. Since then she has appeared in television series Gotham as the young version of iconic DC villain Poison Ivy, and will next be seen in Erik Bloomquist’s She Came From the Woods

The Changed will receive its UK premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest on Friday 27th August 2021. Tickets for the screening can be purchased on the FrightFest website.

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