November 29

Dodo Dayao Interview – Midnight in a Perfect World (2020)


New Horror Express
New Horror Express
Dodo Dayao Interview - Midnight in a Perfect World (2020)

NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Dodo Dayao about his latest film “Midnight in a Perfect World.” A unique supernatural horror set in a superficially utopian near future Manila.

Over the course of the interview Scott chats to Dodo about the quick turnaround from script to production, the incredibly tight shoot and how it was filming in the total darkness. Plus we talk about the political commentary in the movie, the desire to subvert genre tropes and his feelings about how well the film has been received at festivals worldwide.

Elsewhere in the interview Dodo talks about how the pandemic has changed the lens the movie is seen through by audiences, the design of the monsters in the film and the numerous horror influences that went into the movie. Plus, we get into Filipino cinema, the greater prominence of horror coming out of Southeast Asia and our joint love of “Under the Skin.”


Dodo Dayao, Indie Horror, Lockdown, Manila, Midnight in a Perfect World, Monsters, Philippines, Safe House, satire, Supernatural Horror, surreal horror, Under the Skin

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