Episode 44 – Staten Cousin Roe
EDIT: In the intro, I mistakenly talk about the birth of Staten’s daughter coinciding with the film’s premiere. Staten and his wife (and star of the film) Poppy actually welcomed in a baby boy on the day of the premiere. Apologies to both.
NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director Staten Cousins Roe about his debut feature “A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life.” A blackly comic road trip horror which involves murder, mayhem, and the quest for self-enlightenment.
In the interview (the interview begins at 2:00 ), Staten talks about the inspiration behind the film, how he found the leap from short to feature film making and how his experience as an actor helped him work with others. He also goes into what other movies influenced him during the making of the film and why he thinks the comparison to “Sightseers” is a bit off the mark.
Staten also talks to us about his festival experiences, an awkward screening with the in-laws, and whether there is something in the Brighton water given the horror it has produced in recent times with likes of himself, Ben Wheatley and Corin Hardy.
You can watch the trailer for “A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life” here
“A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life” is also now available to rent/buy on Amazon Prime here