Watch: Flatliners stars on the psychological depths of the unsettling new remake

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Sep 29, 2017, 10:00 PM EDT

Resurrecting the dead or surfing that fine line between reality and the afterlife always has unintended consequences, and director Joel Schumacher's 1990 sci-fi thriller, Flatliners, made that abundantly clear.

The film tells the harrowing story of daredevil medical students embarking on a perilous journey to discover what lies beyond the great white veil of existence, and spawned a dozen copy-cat features all dealing with the harmful trail of personal evils these experiments tracked back home after the drugs wore off.

The remake, directed by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Dead Man Down) and opening today, heads back into familiar territory with its brave young cast projecting themselves into a surreal near-death nightmare.

SYFY WIRE sat down with Flatliners stars Kiersey Clemons (Sofia), James Norton (Jamie), and Ellen Page (Courtney) to hear about their cinematic travels into the afterlife, dealing with repressed psychological trauma, and seeking out the ferociousness of a Slip 'N Slide in their downtime.