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We chat with directing duo John C. Lyons and Dorota Swiss about their Lovecraftian eco-horror film and festival hit “Unearth”.

THIS EPISODE: INTERVIEW WITH John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies (“Unearth”)

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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to directing duo John C. Lyons & Dorota Swiss about their new film Unearth, a Lovecraftian influenced Eco-horror which explores the social impact of the fracking industry.

In the interview (beginning at 1:40) John & Dorota talk to us about the long journey to get the movie into production, the challenging outdoor shoot for the film, and how some of the starrier names in the cast (Adrienne Barbeau & Marc Blucas) became attached to the project. Plus, we get into the many social issues tackled in the film from the environmental impact of fracking to rural decline in the US to corporate exploitation of the working class and how they both felt horror was the best conduit to explore such themes.

Elsewhere in the interview, Scott talks to John & Dorota about the greatest cinematic influences on their film, their feelings on the new digital festival environment, and their thoughts on the recent rise of Eco-horror.

Plus, they dig into the thorny topic of so-called “elevated” horror.

You can watch the trailer for Unearth here.

For UK and Ireland listeners, Unearth is now available on Digital and DVD!


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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