Oct 2, 2019
While at Fantastic Fest, I got the chance to sit down with the director of The Cleansing Hour Damien LeVeck. In this conversation, we dove discussed creature design and the use of practical effects for the vast majority of the film's most shocking moments. When explaining the choice to embrace practical, LeVeck explained that he wanted to avoid the trappings of other possession films, leaning on the acting and physicality of Angelis as Lane. As LeVeck went into details on how he prepped effects, he explained that even the voice of possessed Lane worked differently than the lowered voices we're used to hearing from possessed characters by layering Tara Karsian's voice with Angelis' to showcase different levels of possession.