After seeing Hard Candy at SXSW, I participated in a roundtable interview with director David Slade (shown above) and writer Brian Nelson. Hard Candy was the first feature film credit for both the writer and director.
Our interview was tricky because Hard Candy is full of suspenseful plot twists that are best not revealed. To avoid spoilers, we had to use a lot of euphemisms about "the ambiguity," "that transgressive thing," "that section in the middle," and so on. So if you haven't seen the movie (it played several festivals, but won't be released into U.S. theaters until April 14), it's perfectly safe for you to read the following interview.