Megan Fox stars as Emma, a woman who finds herself tied to the body of her husband Mark (Eoin Macken) in a lonely, wintry location in the horror film Till Death. “It’s about a lady who feels imprisoned [in] a lifeless marriage, and now she’s chained to her lifeless spouse,” says S.K. Dale, a first-time filmmaker. watch the trailer below
Dale had intended to shoot the picture in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, in the spring of 2020, but his plans were thrown off when the pandemic broke out. “We were ready to shoot it in March, and it was snowing at the time, and we had chosen our sites, and they had begun erecting everything,” the filmmaker explains. “Then COVID happened, and everyone dropped everything.” I’ve always wanted to make my first feature film by the age of 30. They brought in a cake and said, ‘Sorry, we have to close down the studio, we’re sending everyone home.’ It was really my thirty-first birthday, and they brought in a cake and said, ‘Sorry, we have to close down the studio, we’re sending everyone home.’ We returned in June and began rehearsing for a film set in winter, now in midsummer Sofia. We had to fully change gears and work with the special effects crew to create these magnificent snow-covered scenes. It was a little different strategy, but I’m pleased with the results.”
Fox, according to Dale “I particularly like the scenes where she’s alone and performing with this corpse, trying to find some comedic, dark, or tragic moments. Even the simplest tasks demand a lot more effort from her. She now needs to pull this corpse, even if she is just traveling three meters. We had to try to separate these heavier, physical moments with scheduling.”
Boyan Anev, a stuntman, “plays” the body for the most of the film. “We spent all this money making this human fake, but it simply doesn’t seem genuine,” Dale adds. “As a result, we had to rely on our stuntman for a lot of it. What an ordeal he had to go through while making this movie! My admiration for stuntmen and -women has increased as a result of this film, since the way they embrace each stunt and push themselves is an art form in and of itself.”
Megan Fox in TillDeath, in theaters, and on VOD on July 2, 2021.