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EDIT: In the intro, I mistakenly talk about the birth of Staten’s daughter coinciding with the film’s premiere. Staten and his wife (and star of the film) Poppy actually welcomed in a baby boy on the day of the premiere. Apologies to both.
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Staten Cousins Roe about his debut feature “A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life.” A blackly comic road trip horror which involves murder, mayhem, and the quest for self-enlightenment.
In the interview (the interview begins at 2:00), Staten talks about the inspiration behind the film, how he found the leap from short to feature film making and how his experience as an actor helped him work with others. He also goes into what other movies influenced him during the making of the film and why he thinks the comparison to “Sightseers” is a bit off the mark.
Staten also talks to us about his festival experiences, an awkward screening with the in-laws, and whether there is something in the Brighton water given the horror it has produced in recent times with likes of himself, Ben Wheatley and Corin Hardy.
You can watch the trailer for “A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life” here
“A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life” is also now available to rent/buy on Amazon Prime here
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to returning guest Rob Grant about his latest feature, “Harpoon,” and unlike the last time, this time, Rob didn’t have to catch a plane, so the pair get the chance to really talk!
Over the course of the interview, Rob tells us all about the making of the picture from how he assembled the cast to the difficulties of filming on a boat to how, at one point, British comedy legend John Cleese was set to be the narrator before Brett Gelman got involved. Rob also tells us about what he finds so compelling about unlikable characters. Plus, we also talk to Rob about the themes of the movie, most notably, that current hot button theme toxic masculinity.
Plus, in the episode, Scott and Rob debate the current health of indie horror and indie cinema in general as well as the merits of Titanic and superhero movies.
Watch “Harpoon” trailer here
“Harpoon” is now available on VOD and Blu-ray in the States and can be purchased here. It is due for release in the UK at a later date.
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director/actor and pop-up bar owner Graham Skipper about a range of his projects including his directorial effort “Sequence Break”, one of his latest acting roles in Joe Begos’s “Bliss” and his horror themed bar the Rated R Speakeasy.
Over the course, we particularly deep delve into his “Sequence Break” in terms of how he first got inspired to write/direct the film, the casting of picture (including why he didn’t cast himself), the shoot of the film and also how the deal with Shudder came about.
That is not all as we also chat to Graham about how he came to be involved in the LA horror scene, his thoughts on the current horror landscape and what it was like to work with horror royalty like Barbara Crampton.
Check out the “Sequence Break” trailer here
You can watch “Sequence Break” on Shudder here
Check out the “Bliss” trailer here
Graham Skipper will be in attendance at Arrow’s Frightfest for the UK Premiere of “Bliss” on Friday 23rd August. You can buy tickets here
If you live in the States you can check if the Rated R Speakeasy bar will be swinging by your town soon here
In our latest episode NHE host Scott Murphy talks with writer/director Robert Krzykowski. Scott talks to Robert about his debut feature “The Man who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot” about how he came up with the idea of the movie, the design of the film, how he assembled his all-star cast and how it is very much not the grindhouse picture you would expect from that title. Aside from the film our host also talks to Robert about how he got into filmmaking, his comic “Elsie Hooper,” his possibly unexpected directorial influences and much, much more…
In our latest episode NHE host Scott Murphy talks to British director Kevin Chicken about his debut feature film “Perfect Skin.” Scott talks to him about how the idea came about, and it’s long journey from page to screen, the casting, and the films then very recent premiere at Arrow’s Frightfest in London. As well as chatting extensively about the film Kevin tells us about his love of Hitchcock (We mean who doesn’t love a good Hitchcock picture, right?), his other directorial influences, his background in advertising plus much more.