We chat with writer/director Matheus Marchetti about his film “The Nuptials of Dracula”, an experimental take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
THIS EPISODE: INTERVIEW WITH MATHEUS MARCHETTI (“THE NUPTIALS OF DRACULA”)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Matheus Marchetti about his film The Nuptials of Dracula (As Núpcias de Drácula) — a modern, revisionist take on Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale.
In the interview (beginning at 1:41), Matheus talks about how he was interested in exploring the homosexual themes in Dracula, his disappointment of being unable to film certain elements of the Dracula story (due to budget), and his experimental approach to the film. Plus, we get into how the film has gone over with gay audiences, how he obtained the film’s unique filming location, and about the greatest cinematic influences on this film (particularly the films of Jean Rollin).
Elsewhere in the interview, Scott talks to Matheus about how his love of vampire cinema began, the festival success of his short Garden of the Sleepwalkers (O Bosque dos Sonâmbulos), and what we can expect from his upcoming film Phantom Summer.
Plus, the two bemoan the over-the-top nature of spoiler culture!
You can watch the trailer for The Nupitials of Dracula (As Núpcias de Drácula) here.
You can watch the trailer for Garden of the Sleepwalkers (O Bosque dos Sonâmbulos) here.
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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