December 7

Andy Mitton Interview – Daytime Ghosts, Elevated Horror & The Art of the Slow Burn

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New Horror Express
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Andy Mitton Interview - Daytime Ghosts, Elevated Horror & The Art of the Slow Burn
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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director and composer Andy Mitton about his most recent film 2018’s “The Witch in the Window” as well as getting into his career up to date.

In the interview (the interview begins at 1:48), we talk to Andy about the decision to set most of the action in “The Witch in the Window” in the daytime and why the film is the ghost story he always wanted to see on screen. Also, how he was conscious of wanting to avoid supernatural horror cliches and how the movie ended up having to change from the original title “The Vermont House.”

Elsewhere in the interview Andy tells us about how he needs to completely separate the roles of writer and director, the co-operative way he runs his set as a director and his creative partnership with Jesse Holland. Plus, he gives us his take on the ongoing “Elevated Horror” debate and talks a little bit about his work in musical theatre.

You can watch “The Witch in the Window” on Shudder here

You can also watch “We Go On” on Shudder here


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Andy Mitton, Daytime horror, Directorial process, Elevated Horror, film festivals, Ghost Story, Musical Theatre, Psychological horror, Shudder, Supernatural Horror, The Witch in the Window, We Go On


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