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Horror and Lovecraft fans, don’t miss this killer chat with director Ryan Smith, the man behind the musical-horror film “Eldritch USA”.


On this musical episode, the guys welcome Eldritch USA writer and director Ryan Smith! We discuss writing a horror musical, other horror musicals, theatre, being a Ryan, how Bryans are lame, and so much more! TUNE IN OR ELSE!

Ryan Smith is known for his work with short films, particularly THE TERRIBLE OLD MAN, a H.P. Lovecraft short story that he adapted for the screen and produced — it was an official selection for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. He has over ten years of experience producing creative and commercial film projects for large corporations and local non-profits.

Ryan’s upcoming film ELDRITCH, USA, was produced by Passive Aggressive Films, a Springfield-based production company owned by Smith, who wrote, directed, produced, edited, and completed special visual effects for the film. As a serious horror fan, he pulled inspiration from H.P Lovecraft, Bruce Campbell, and films like Evil Dead and The Army of Darkness.

Smith also co-wrote the film’s music with his nephew Nathan Hurley, a member of the Joplin-based rock band Fox Royale. Together, Smith and Hurley wrote ten original songs for the film, which Hurley performed with his band.

Eldritch USA is an energetic Lovecraftian horror/comedy/musical about sibling rivalry, a backwoods cult, and the lengths we’ll go to to right a wrong.  Get ready for cults, banjos, and murders galore!

The film is coming soon to a film festival near you. Keep up with the film and find a screening near you on the film’s website.


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This conversational horror podcast focuses on guests from all artistic walks of the genre. The goal is to nerd out on horror with fun people, have fun, and promote the work of indie artists, filmmakers, and creators.

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