August 31

Episode 59 – Ryan Kruger


New Horror Express
New Horror Express
Episode 59 - Ryan Kruger

NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Ryan Kruger about his latest feature, “Fried Barry.” A largely improvised, tripped out, eye-scorching alien body snatcher horror which has been going down a storm at this year’s digital edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival.

Over the course of the interview (begins at 2:05), we talk to Ryan about he did not originally intend to make the film as a feature, how it has already built a cult following and how difficult it was shooting a film with over 100 actors. Plus, he goes into the improvised nature of the movie and what made him think actor Gary Green would be perfect for the titular role.

Away from the feature we dig into Ryan’s thought on the current state of film, his love for all things’ 80s cinema and how he wants to challenge the genre norms of South African cinema. He also tries to explain how a “Ryan Kruger Thing” came to be his signature (kind of like a Spike Lee Joint or the like) and what makes a “Ryan Kruger Thing”, a “Ryan Kruger Thing.” Finally, Ryan gives a little taste of what he is possibly working on next.

Watch the trailer for “Fried Barry” here

Check all things “Fried Barry” at its official site here

For our Canadians fans “Fried Barry” is still playing on demand at Fantasia Fest until September 2nd here


Alien Abduction, Based on short, body-horror, Cosmic horror, Cult, Fantasia, Fried Barry, Gary Green, hallucinatory, Ryan Kruger, South Africa, trippy

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