‘Them’ DP Checco Varese On Collaborations With Prince, Hulu’s Upcoming ‘Dopesick’ & The “Pure Math” Of Horror – Production Value

Matt Grobar

June 17, 2021

When cinematographer Checco Varese first met with Little Marvin about his first TV series, Them, he was intrigued by the creator-EP’s personality, “passion and…freshness,” and the compelling vision he laid out for the horror-drama.

“He said, ‘I want this to be a classical 1950s movie, seeing through the eyes of 1970s camerawork like The Conjuring, The French Connection, with the tricks and the emphasis in camera language of music videos, and the technology of the 21st century,’” Varese recalls. “That blending of styles was fascinating to me.”

When cinematographer Checco Varese first met with Little Marvin about his first TV series, Them, he was intrigued by the creator-EP’s personality, “passion and…freshness,” and the compelling vision he laid out for the horror-drama.

“He said, ‘I want this to be a classical 1950s movie, seeing through the eyes of 1970s camerawork like The Conjuring, The French Connection, with the tricks and the emphasis in camera language of music videos, and the technology of the 21st century,’” Varese recalls. “That blending of styles was fascinating to me.”