We interview filmmaker James Ashcroft, a hot property even before the success of his directorial debut “Coming Home in the Dark”.
THIS EPISODE: INTERVIEW WITH JAMES ASHCROFT (“COMING HOME IN THE DARK”)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
In this episode, NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director James Ashcroft about his breakout Netflix hit Coming Home in the Dark.
Over the course of the interview, Scott talks to James about how his co-writer went about adapting the short story it is based on, how difficult it was finding the actor to play central antagonist Mandrake, and how the film touches on larger social issues like abuse in care.
Plus, we get into how horror is becoming bigger in New Zealand, some of James’ horror faves, and his upcoming work on the big-screen adaptation of Max Brook’s “Devolution”
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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