On this episode of the cast, we chat with filmmaker Brandon Christensen (“Z”) about his latest vacation rental horror film “Superhost”.
THIS EPISODE: INTERVIEW WITH BRANDON CHRISTENSEN (“SUPERHOST”)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Brandon Christensen about his upcoming feature Superhost, a jet black comic horror that might make you think twice about your next vacation rental (whenever that becomes a thing again).
In the interview (beginning at 1:38) Brandon tells us the curious backstory to how he got the idea for the film, what it was like working with horror icon Barbara Crampton, and how the Creep films proved a major inspiration on this feature. Plus, we talk about the difficulties of filming in a pandemic, the peculiarities of IMDb, and whether he was afraid of being penned as the “family horror” guy after his previous two features (Z and Still/Born).
Elsewhere in the interview, Scott talks to Brandon about whether he thinks directing gets easier over time, if he thinks “vacation rental” horror will become its own mini-sub-genre, and about his work in the field of visual effects.
Also, the pair debate whether films have lost some of their importance in our current streaming age.
You can currently check out Brandon’s other films, Z and Still/Born, on Shudder. His latest film, Superhost, is due for release later in 2021.
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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