Panic Fest Interview: Director Chris McKay Discusses Infusing Comedy Into Renfield

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Our own Eric Havens speaks with director Chris McKay about his upcoming vampire comedy ‘Renfield’ starring Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina and Ben Schwartz! In theaters everywhere April 14th and coming to Panic Fest opening night April 13th!

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In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula played by Nicolas Cage. Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.

‘Renfield’ is produced by Skybound Entertainment partners Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead, Invincible), co-presidents Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) and Sean Furst (Daybreakers) and by Chris McKay. McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim (co-producer, The Tomorrow War) will executive produce.


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