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Movies In Focus

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A variety of special guests talk film with reviewer and commentator Niall Browne from


#19: Horror Filmmaker Sonny Mallhi On His Career As A Writer/Director/Producer

At the tail end of 2021 Movies In Focus watched and reviewed Sonny Mallhi’s excellent horror, Hurt. On The surface it appeared that Hurt was just another film in the slasher genre - but it turned out to be much more than that,

Yes, it was a horror film but it had rich characterisation and dealt with a lot of interesting themes such as fear, death, violence, loss, love, family, isolation and yes, hurt.

Sonny got in touch, thanking me for my review and I invited him onto the Movies In Focus podcast to talk about the film and his career. He started off producing films such as the Keanu Reeves/Sandra Bullock romance The Lake House before moving on to darker material such as The Strangers, House At The End Of The Street, Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy and the brilliant The Dark And The Wicked.

Mallhi is also a writer, having penned five films - including the aforementioned Hurt - a film which he also directed. Passionate about film, my conversation with Sonny Mallhi covered a vast array of fascinating topics in this hour-long episode.

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