A young woman struggles to fight her anxiety, and the malevolent creature inside her, while she prepares to go out to a party.

Director’s Vision

The film depicts some of the effects that anxiety can have and how it can affect one’s perception of themselves, but through the genre framework of a horror film. When I wrote the script, I wanted to tell a story that is engaging and accessible, while also depicting an anxiety attack realistically as something unknown, isolating and frightening. Horror is a genre I’ve always loved, and I felt it was a fitting atmosphere to work within while exploring the themes of anxiety and isolation.

While on the surface, “Coil” plays out as a monster movie, it comes from very real emotions and experiences that many people, myself included, deal with every day.