How The Watchers Explores Irish Folklore to Amplify Its Frights | News World

Producer M. Night Shyamalan—a name all horror fans are familiar with—presents The Watchers, directed by a name they’ll soon learn: Ishana Night Shyamalan. The feature from the Servant filmmaker is based on the book by A.M. Shine; it follows Dakota Fanning as Mina, an artist who gets lost in a mysterious, untouched Irish woodland.

Sabina Graves, io9: Ishana, I’m a folklore reader and loved the approach to the creepy fantastical lore in the film. What came first for you—the desire to tackle mythology, or the novel the film’s inspired by?

Ishana Shyamalan: [The mythology’s] kind of embedded into the book, but…


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