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We chat with indie filmmaker Jessie Blanchard about his impressive festival hit, the hilarious and gleefully gory puppet movie “Frank & Zed”.

Frank & Zed


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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Jesse Blanchard about his new movie Frank & Zed, a film that has been wowing the festival circuit and is quite probably the goriest all-puppet movie ever made!

In the interview, Jesse talks to us about the epic six-year journey it took to bring the film to the big screen and explains just how painstaking working with puppets is. He also describes in-depth how he and his crew achieved the many impressive effects on the movie, particularly the gnarly gore effects sure to delight horror fans.

Elsewhere, Jesse and Scott discuss the notoriously difficult balance between horror and comedy when making a horror-comedy, what Jesse’s main inspirations were, and what he thinks the best gag in the movie is.

You can watch the trailer for Frank & Zed here. Keep up with the film on Facebook


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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