Melissa Barrera stars as Sam Carpenter on the big screen in 2022. “Scream”, so he’s no stranger to the horror genre.
It may be so, but Barrera, 32 years oldHer new movie, Bed Rest — is currently airing — she told The Post Bottom – is much more than your typical horror/psychological thriller.
“Horror movies aren’t my favorite – I love all kinds of genres – but the reason I said yes to this movie was because I was filming it. [a new movie] and they gave me the script and pitched it to me and I was like, ‘If I can work with people I already know and love. [“Scream” producers James Vanderbilt, William Sherak and Paul Neinstein] that was the first step,” he said.
“Then I read the script and cried in my trailer. I cried inconsolably … and I was like, ‘This is different. Usually horror movies don’t make me feel that way,'” Barrera said. Laurie Evans Taylor.
“It’s pushing the boundaries of the genre a little bit, and it’s got a lot of heart — and I think that’s an important and relevant message.”
“Bed Rest” follows Julie Rivers (Barrera), who is expecting a baby with her husband Daniel (Guy Burnet). After moving into a spacious, luxurious and slightly run-down country house under renovation, strange and frightening events (trust the ever-running, scared cat) begin to occur, but only Julida – she kept them to herself at first, even after that. confined to bed rest after falling down stairs.
We eventually learn that some time ago, Julie and Daniel had a stillborn son, David, which caused Julie to take a complete break from reality and end up in a mental health facility. Now she is bedridden day after day, cared for by her loving doula, Delmy (Edie Inksetter), she continues to see and hear strange, frightening sounds and people, including a creepy young boy who repeatedly refers to her as “baby sister”.
“I love how it makes you travel, not knowing who to trust,” Barrera said. “I think you can never trust what women say. Whenever women feel something or talk about something or get emotional about something, they’re automatically labeled hysterical – and that’s exactly what happens to the people around Julie, like, ‘It’s all in your head, you’re having a relapse. .’
“The audience members are Team Julie at the same time, and then it’s like, ‘Yeah, this could all be in her head,’ so you join that team of skeptics,” he said. “So many mothers who have suffered miscarriages, stillbirths and lost babies know what Julie is going through. It is not talked about. Julie has a line in the movie, “Women have carried the burden of grief for generations,” and it’s so true.
“I want all women to feel as crazy as they feel.”
Barrera’s yet-to-be-announced next project will be another foray into the horror world.
“What I like about this genre is that people who like thrillers or horror movies will watch it. [‘Bed Rest’] I expect some kind of drive and I like to surprise people,” he said. they are pleasantly surprised by the end and talk about it.