Buffy The Vampire SlayerCaulfield Falls For Darkness
Saturday 25 January 2003, by Webmaster
Emma Caulfield, who makes her feature-film debut in the upcoming horror film Darkness Falls, told SCI FI Wire that she took the role solely for the chance to work with director Jonathan Liebesman. "I really wanted to work with Jonathan," Caulfield said in an interview while promoting the film. "I had seen a short film that he had done, and even though there wasn’t any script or anything at the time, ... I said, ’Wow, I’d go get the guy coffee.’ Because I really wanted to work with him. It was just amazing. Visually arresting."
Caulfield, who is best known for her role as Anya on UPN’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, added that after seeing the completed film, she is convinced that her instincts about the director were correct. "You can only get so far, but without someone at the helm who has a vision, you’re really sort of treading unfriendly waters," she said. "And he’s just really good, so that was at once a vindication and a little bit of a relief."
In the film, Caulfield plays the sister of a young boy who is being hunted by the malicious spirit of a woman once known as "The Tooth Fairy." Despite the horrific elements, Caulfield said she would classify the film as more of a psychological thriller. "I didn’t see it as a horror film," she said. "I mean, old-school, maybe, horror. But not like a slasher horror film. It’s definitely not a Friday the 13th or anything like that. You hear a lot. You think you see a lot, but you don’t really see a lot, because it’s so quickly cut and it’s so dark." Darkness Falls opens Jan. 24.