Episode 109: ‘The Visit’ with ‘Little Joe’ Director Jessica Hausner

Episode 109

5th December 2019

Director Jessica Hausner (Little Joe) joins April Wolfe to discuss a film that she was too scared to finish! That would be M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

Episode notes

A film still from 'The Visit' of young Ed Oxenbould looking into the hallway and seeing his scary grandparents played by Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie

The Visit

This is a truly fascinating and unique episode of Switchblade Sisters. The phenomenal Austrian director Jessica Hausner joins April to talk about M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit. But unlike any previous episode of Switchblade Sisters, Jessica had never seen The Visit and had to turn it off halfway through because she was too frightened! Nonetheless, this is a deeply insightful conversation that covers her personal philosophy of precise filmmaking, working with child actors, and her new sci-fi film starring Emily Beecham and Ben Whishaw called Little Joe, which won Best Actress for Beecham at the Cannes Film Festival and was in competition for the Palme d’Or.

Little Joe is in theaters and streaming on December 6.

And if you haven’t seen The Visit…you should!

With April Wolfe and Jessica Hausner.

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In this episode...


  • Jessica Hausner

About the show

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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