It Lives Inside, written and directed by Bishal Dutta, follows the life of young Samidha (Megan Suri) an Indian American Hindu teenager attempting to fit in her all-American high school. But when her childhood best friend Tamira (Mohana Krishnan) begins acting strangely, Samidha finders herself at the center of a supernatural horror tale, rooted in her own culture. With the help of her family and friends, including her teacher Joyce (Betty Gabriel), she battles the supernatural threat while learning more about herself and her culture in the process.
We were able to speak with the writer-director of the film, Bishal Dutta, as well as Betty Gabriel to speak on the experience of making the film. Dutta spoke on bringing his Hindu culture to the screen and what horror means to him, while Gabriel relayed her own appreciation of the horror genre and having and the physicality of working on It Lives Inside, and much more.
Please note that It Lives Inside is a Neon Production with an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA. You can check out our conversations below:
It Lives Inside is now playing in theaters.