Simon Barrett

Simon Barrett is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter known for his collaborations with Adam Wingard, including A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, You’re Next, and The Guest. Most recently he wrote the film Blair Witch (2016).

Guest Appearances

September 12, 2016

“Blair Witch” writer Simon Barrett joins Devin and Amy as a special guest this week to discuss the found-footage classic “The Blair Witch Project.” He describes the struggle of living up to the gold standard set by the original and learning how to beat the curse of motion sickness in shaky-cam cinema. Later, we hear about the dramatic power of a character keeping a secret for good reasons, how the people of Burkittsville, Maine reacted to their town’s newfound popularity, and the best way to build an enduring original mythology. Does “The Blair Witch Project” belong in the Canon? Head to the Earwolf forums to cast your vote!