April 5

Tyler Russell Interview – Cyst (2020)


New Horror Express
New Horror Express
Tyler Russell Interview - Cyst (2020)

NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Tyler Russell about his latest feature horror comedy “Cyst.” A tongue-in-cheek homage to the monster movies of the early ’60s.

In the interview (the interview begins at 1:45) Tyler tell us why he decided to make a horror picture having previously made a number of gritty dramas, what the biggest inspirations on the movie were and how he was determined to make something that had as much heart as it did gross out moments. Plus, we get into how he wrangled his cast of cult genre faves (The Room’s Greg Sestero, Troll 2’s George Hardy and Lexx’s Eva Habermann), how much input did he have in the design of the Cyst monster and what led him to film the movie in Baltimore instead of his native Texas.

Also we get into the movies festival run and the impact COVID had on it and talk about how the film would make a good double feature with our previous guests Derek Carl and Hank Huffman’s “The Brain that Wouldn’t Die” remake. As well as getting into what Tyler has in store for us in the future!

Watch the trailer for “Cyst” here


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