‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Director Says the ’60s ‘Just Felt Fertile’ to Explore Today’s Turmoil

A priest, a vacuum salesman and a singer walk into a hotel — that could have been an interesting new take on an old joke, but instead it’s how writer, director Drew Goddard sets the stage for him latest film “Bad Times at the El Royale.”

From that set up, Goddard takes audiences on a journey to explore the evils of power, racism and toxic masculinity.

Set in 1969, the film follows seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, who meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark...

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By: TheWrap - Thursday, 11 October

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