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We chat with author Lex H Jones about his new book, “Whistling Past the Graveyard”, a collection of diverse short horror stories.


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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to author Lex H. Jones about his new short story collection Whistling Past The Graveyard, a collection that covers a variety of horror subgenres from folk horror to traditional ghost stories to Lovecraftian madness and a whole lot more.

In the interview (beginning at 1:38), Lex talks to us about why he likes dark endings, silly tropes in horror fiction, and how he draws as much inspiration from films and video games as he does literature.

Plus, we talk about the differences in British and American humor, how he is drawn to classic horror monsters, and some of Scott’s favorite stories in the collection.

Elsewhere in the interview, we talk about ’90s action figures, how video games, comic books, and horror have become more mainstream over the last 30 years. We also ask the very important question: “Why didn’t Elrond do more in Lord of the Rings?”


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.

Be sure to tune in every Monday for new episodes of the NEW HORROR EXPRESS podcast on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

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