[Interview] Director James Croke Talks Gaming Thriller ‘Latency’, A.I., and Halloween

The new gaming horror movie Latency arrives in theaters this week, and we recently talked to writer and director James Croke about his inspirations for his feature film debut, plus his personal views on A.I., and more.

In the film, when Hana (Sasha Luss), a professional gamer who suffers from acute agoraphobia, is asked to trial sophisticated new gaming equipment which uses A.I. to interpret the electrical activity of her brain, she sees an opportunity to enhance her game. As Hana and her best friend Jen (Alexis Ren) experiment with this new technology, the line between reality and Hana’s subconscious quickly begins to blur and she starts to wonder if the device is helping her or serving a more sinister force. 

Written and directed by James Croke, the film stars Sasha Luss (Anna; watch our interview here) and Alexis Ren (The Enforcer), pictured above.

In our video conversation last week, we also discussed balancing traditional supernatural scares with advanced tech-based horror, using a single location to give viewers claustrophobia, and of course we talked about Halloween in Croke’s own life growing up in Australia.

You can watch our full exclusive interview with James Croke, as well as the trailer for the film, below.

Latency arrives in theaters this Friday, June 14.

Related: [Interview] Sasha Luss Talks Gaming Horror Movie ‘Latency’, A.I., and Halloween

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Halloween videos!

Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.