Interview : Violet McGraw talks tech, deadly friendship in M3GAN: UNRAT3D VERSION

Violet McGraw with killer doll M3GAN
Universal Pictures

Even if horror’s not your jam, the odds are good you’ve still caught wind of M3GAN — the sci-fi horror hit from Kiwi director Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) and Malignant screenwriter Akela Cooper.

The now-infamous dance by the film’s titular villain in a pre-release trailer went viral in late 2022 and early 2023, and now audiences can experience the film in its fully uncut form with the release of M3GAN: UNRAT3D VERSION, now available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD.

M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams, Get Out), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to.

As Gemma faces pressure at work from her boss (Ronny Chieng, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) to deliver a finished version of M3GAN, she suddenly becomes the unprepared caretaker of her newly orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House). Gemma decides to pair the M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

To celebrate the release of the film’s UNRAT3D VERSION, we had the pleasure of chatting to M3GAN’s ‘Cady’, the rising horror star Violet McGraw, about growing up with technology, working with animatronics and puppetry alongside real actors and more.

M3GAN UNRAT3D VERSION is now on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD.

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