Aaron Guzikowski is probably used to critics wondering “what kind of sick, twisted mind” (LAT) could dream up his dark, psychological thrillers, like Prisoners and Sundance’s new drama series The Red Road.
“You’re an affable guy” one TV critic noted with surprise this morning Guzikowski came to Winter TV Press Tour 2014 to talk about the Sundance project debuting February 27. The critic wondered how such an affable guy could “relish your darker side” and asked him to speak about this “passion.”
“For darkness? I came from a pretty happy upbringing, but my mother was obsessed with horror novels and my father with science fiction,” he responded, affably. “Horror and darkness always felt comfortable to me — an escape from the banalities of things that drag me down. There’s something kind of beautiful about it.”