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We chat with accomplished actor turned filmmaker Tony Mardon about his exciting, upcoming directorial debut, “The Witches of the Sands”.



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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to actor/writer/director Tony Mardon about his upcoming debut feature The Witches of the Sands (or TWOTS for short), which he describes as being the first ‘Post-Modern Meta, South-Eastern Gothic, Folk Horror, Bloody Psychological Slasher B-Movie’.

In the interview (beginning at 1:55), Tony talks about what inspired him to swap acting for the director’s chair, why this is likely to be his only directorial gig, and how he assembled his star-studded cast of horror luminaries (including the likes of Linnea Quigley, Lloyd Kaufman, Lynn Lowry, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Eileen Dietz, Barbara Magnolfi and more).

Plus, we get into how nervous he was directing some of his favorite horror icons, what else he plans to fit into the film (which sounds pretty out-there already!), and when we can expect to see the finished product.

Elsewhere in the interview, Scott talks to Tony about his earliest horror memories, his thoughts on what makes a good horror-comedy, and what he is currently up to acting-wise. A

Finally, Tony and Scott geek out over Exploitation cinema and Scott accidentally provides extra inspiration for the film!


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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