Director Sylas Dall Talks 1970s Horror in ‘They Reach’

The 1970s were, in my opinion, the greatest years for horror. The modern conveniences of cell phones and PCs were non-existent, leaving our heroes or victims no easy way out of a situation. Filmmakers were pushing the boundaries of what MPAA would tolerate for an ‘R’ or ‘X’ rating. My fondness for this period in filmmaking was also shared by upcoming filmmaker Sylas Dall in his new film They Reach.

We spoke with Mr. Dall about making a period piece on a budget and more in our interview below.

They Reach will be available on digital November 3rd.


It’s 1979, and a 13-year-old science nerd stumbles upon a possessed tape player and accidentally unleashes a demonic entity. She recruits her two best friends to fight the beast before it devours more souls in the small town of Clarkston.


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