Director Clare Cooney talks latest horror/comedy film 'Departing Seniors'
Pop Culture Unplugged w/ EliasFebruary 01, 202400:07:37

Director Clare Cooney talks latest horror/comedy film 'Departing Seniors'

Dive into the mind of Director Clare Cooney as she discusses the making of "Departing Seniors," a thrilling horror/comedy film that redefines the genre.

In this exclusive interview, Clare sheds light on the unique elements that set "Departing Seniors" apart. Get insights into the creative process, character development, and the challenges of blending horror and comedy seamlessly.

Departing Seniors - Mexican-American and queer, high school student Javier doesn’t exactly fit in with the popular kids. But he might be the only one who can save them. After an act of bullying sends Javier to the hospital, he begins experiencing visions that foresee glimpses of shocking murders at his school right before they happen. Now, in between navigating the social hierarchies and prejudices of clique culture, Javier (Primo’s Ignacio Diaz-Silverio) and his best friend Bianca (Candyman’s Ireon Roach) must try to unmask a serial killer before he strikes again.

Departing Seniors puts a fresh spin on teen slasher movies like Scream and Freaky, updating them by putting its queer protagonist and characters of color front and center. It’s a horror-comedy with a sarcastic, whip-smart edge and appealingly complex characters.

Departing Seniors will open in select theaters and be available on VOD/PVOD on February 2nd

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