Horror movies bring together a special group of people who bond over their shared loved of being thrilled when watching cinema. Joe Lo Truglio has an extensive resume in Hollywood, and many know him for playing Charles Boyle on Brooklyn Nine-Nine for eight seasons from 2013-2021. His feature film directorial debut with Outpost took him to the uncharted territory of horror.

Outpost follows a woman’s search for solace after a violent attack. She takes a job as a fire lookout in the mountains of northern Idaho, but her past trauma ignites new dangers as she’s suddenly in a fight to save herself and the town. Joe Lo Truglio’s wife and actress Beth Dover stars in the film alongside Ato Essandoh, Dylan Baker, Becky Ann Baker, Dallas Roberts, Ta’Rea Campbell, Tim Neff, and D.R. Anderson.

Many may think the horror community is an intimidating bunch, but Joe Lo Truglio shares different sentiments with Popternative host Petey Beats. “The horror community is one of the sweetest, nicest, most inclusive, and supportive kind of clans I’ve ever been lucky enough to be welcomed into because they truly understand the power of what this subversive genre can do how it provides voices for marginalized audiences and unique points of view,” Joe shared adding, “They’re just the best and they welcomed me, specifically Fangoria, and a few other people, prominent folks in the community and it’s important. It’s important to be welcomed into an area that many people don’t know you and it’s indicative of the power and the empathy of that group.”

Watch the full interview with Joe Lo Truglio below.

Outpost is available for digital rental and purchase.


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and Twitter.

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