We interview screenwriter and novelist Aaron Sterns, best known for his work on the Australian horror film “Wolf Creek 2”.
THIS EPISODE: INTERVIEW WITH AARON STERNS (“WOLF CREEK 2”)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
In this episode, NHE host Scott Murphy chats to screenwriter and novelist Aaron Sterns about both his cinematic and literary career to date.
Aaron Sterns is the co-writer of Wolf Creek 2 and author of the prequel novel Wolf Creek: Origin. A former lecturer in Gothic & Subversive Fiction, editor of The Journal of the Australian Horror Writers and Ph.D. student in postmodern horror, Sterns is also the author of various Aurealis Award-nominated and Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror recommended short stories, including ‘The Third Rail’ (from the WFA-winning DREAMING DOWN-UNDER) and the dark werewolf-bouncer world of ‘Watchmen’.
Over the course of the interview, Scott talks to Aaron about his earliest horror memories, how he got into writing horror, and some of the key influences on his writing.
Plus, we talk extensively about his work on Wolf Creek 2 — from why he decided to push the franchise in a different tonal direction from the original, to how certain people missed the film’s satirical element, to what inspired the infamous flying kangaroo scene.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Host Scott Murphy (host of the Guilty Pleasures Podcast) chats to the best indie talent the horror genre has to offer. While the show typically focuses on indie directors, actors and writers are often a part of the conversation as well.
Murphy is a freelance journalist, reviewer, and podcaster. He got into horror in his early teens and has not looked back since. As well as reviewing on New Horror Express, he currently writes reviews for The Wee Review and has previously written for Slimehouse TV, Subtitled Online, and The 405. His favorite horror movie is The Shining, and his favorite horror novel is Interview with The Vampire.
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