“Dissecting Horror” Continues September 2nd with the Creatives of ‘Superhost’

The next installment of the “Dissecting Horror” digital panel series will take place Thursday, September 2nd at 6 pm PST and be with the creative talent from Shudder’s Superhost.

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Panelists include writer/director Brandon Christensen, cinematographer Clayton Moore, producer Kurtis David Harder and one of the film’s stars, Gracie Gillam (Rebecca). I’ll be moderating. Superhost will be available on Shudder September 2nd.

In Superhost, travel vloggers Teddy (Osric Chau, Supernatural) and Claire (Sara Canning, Nancy Drew) share their experiences in and around vacation homes with their subscribers while maintaining a moderate level of internet fame.  When their follower count starts to dwindle, they pivot to creating viral content around their most recent host, Rebecca (Gracie Gillam, Z Nation). With all eyes turned towards their “superhost,” Rebecca, they slowly start to realize something isn’t right and as they investigate further, they unlock a horrifying truth.

The film stars Chau, Canning, Gillam, and Barbara Crampton (Jakob’s Wife). Kurtis David Harder (Spiral), Christensen, and Chau produced Superhost. Chris Scordo, Darren Sivertsen, Ty Sivertsen, Jon Robinson, and Rob Preston serve as executive producers.

You can watch “Dissecting Horror” live Dread Central’s Facebook page through Facebook Live, as well on Dread Central’s Twitch Channel. The panel will also be available on our official YouTube channel.

Dread Central and Jordan von Netzer of Projection PR launched “Dissecting Horror” on April 15th, 2020 with a panel focused on horror film scores. Since then, they have produced panels spotlighting stunt coordinators, composers, visual/special effects, and the creatives behind Followed, Cruiser, 12 Hour Shift, Don’t Look Back, Hunter Hunter, Willy’s Wonderland, Wrong Turn, Dreamcatcher, Making Monsters, The Banishing, Initiation, The Djinn, The Boy Behind the Door, and Parallel.



Born and raised in Calgary Alberta, Brandon has worked all of his professional career in Las Vegas where he works as a commercial director. His first feature film experience was producing for Colin Minihan on the 2015 shoot of It Stains The Sands Red. Being a father and drawing from his own experiences, he made his first feature film Still/Born which was a huge hit worldwide. His second film Z made waves on digital platforms and in the box office globally.

CLAYTON MOORE (Cinematographer)

Clayton Moore is an accomplished cinematographer, who most recently shot the feature film Superhost with long-time collaborator Producer/Director Brandon Christensen. Before that, he lensed It Stains the Sands Red collaborating with cult horror favorites The Vicious Brothers. Clayton has also lensed numerous independent short and feature-length films, documentaries, episodic television, and a wide variety of commercial and music video projects. From an early age, he was fascinated by the visual arts and holds a special fondness for 80’s cinema. Clayton holds a BA degree in Film and an AA degree in graphic design.


Kurtis David Harder is a Producer/Director from Canada who has worked all around the world. He has produced a multitude of music videos and commercials that have been shot in over 10 countries. Harder has written and directed four feature films (Cody Fitz, Incontrol, Spiral, and Summerland) as well as produced twelve feature films including Harpoon, What Keeps You Alive, and V/H/S/94. He is currently in preproduction on his next film.


Gracie Gillam is a Texas-born actor who graduated from the North East School of the Acts high school where she majored in musical theater. She’s best known for her roles as “Lela” in the Disney Channel’s feminist, early-1960s-Beach-Party-Movie musical franchise Teen Beach Movie 1 & 2, apocalyptic marine chick “Sarge” in SyFy’s Z Nation, wronged and dangerous mother “Melissa” in Lifetime’s Stolen in Plain Sight, tortured preacher’s daughter “April Young” on The Vampire Diaries, spunky BFF “Amy Martin” in ABC Family’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King, as well as roles in Scream Queens, Supernatural, Fright Night, Tales of Halloween, Some Kind of Hate, Dark Summer, Baby Daddy, Austin and Ally, Hawaii 5-0, and CSI-Cyber. Gracie currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina amongst the bears.

Also Read: Check Out the Trailer for Travel Horror SUPERHOST Arriving on Shudder September 2nd

Are you excited to check out Superhost on Shudder? Will you be joining our panel on Thursday, September 2nd at 6 PM (PST)? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican. Dread Central is now on Google News!



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