Welcome back to our ongoing Guilty Pleasure’s bonus series! A series we begun as part of our friends Bloodhound Pix #HorrorNotFear campaign, which will see New Horror Express along with several other outlets offering bonus content up until June 2021. The show will remain a fixture post that though as we have become a proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful network!
We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Ropey Remakes” episode of the series between 2006’s “The Wicker Man” and 2001’s “Thir13en Ghosts.” The vote was close but in the it was Steve Beck’s directorial debut “Thir13en Ghosts” that came out on top!
Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy to dive into this one we have a great former guest in “Knuckleball” director Michael Peterson and unlike last time he was on (talking about “Evil Aliens”) he actually saw it in English!
In the episode, Scott and Mike talk about the incredible production design and creature makeup effects and why this provides the movie’s greatest strength but also works against it at times. Plus, how F. Murray Abraham and Matthew Lillard seem to be in a different movie to everyone else and how director Steve Beck wastes the potential of the opening scene. On top of which, the pair get frustrated by the fact that the most interesting aspects of the movie happen off screen.
Listen to Michael Peterson’s previous appearances on the The Guilty Pleasures Podcast here and here
Listen to Michael Peterson’s original interview appearance here
You can watch the trailer for Thir13en Ghosts here