Britflicks Podcast: The Perished

In a recent podcast, Stuart Wright took the time to speak with Paddy Murphy, writer & director of The Perished about the film, ahead of it’s FrightFest premiere. The two talk about everything from the film’s inception, the development of the story, the production and the post-production. Check out the podcast below:

Stuart went on to write a piece on the blog about Joe Lynch’s push to Paddy to make the film, which you can find here.

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Lisa Tyrrell as Rebecca Daly in The Perished

We keep saying it but it’s just incredible when we receive coverage and support for the film. It often seems like people care more on an international level about the film than they do domestically in Ireland. This could be due to the fact that the film does challenge some taboo topics, or because the referendum is fresh in everyones mind.

Whatever the case we’re so thankful to Stuart and all at Britflicks for giving us a platform to talk about the film. It means the world to us.

Celtic Badger Media.

Paddy goes to Hell

This week I had the great privilege to go on one of my ALL-TIME favourite podcasts, Strong Language and Violent Scenes podcast – hosted by the wonderful, charming and talented Andy Stewart and Mitch Bain. This was a dream come true to me as such a long time fan of the show.


The show’s format is an incredibly fun one. A guest comes on to try and defend a movie that they love that is either critically panned, commercially unsuccessful or lost in the mists of time and obscurity. I chose Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday; a film I’ve had a soft spot for since I was only a wee ‘un.

Jason Goes to Hell was directed by Adam Marcus, who at the time was only 23 years old. Getting handed the reigns of a franchise at such a young age, you might presume Adam would stick to doling out the same kind of familiar tropes the franchise was known (and beloved) for, but instead he did something completely unique and in my humble opinion, refreshing.


With the return of Kane Hodder, more body hopping than you can shake a machete at and a stellar performance from the incredible Steven Williams as Creighton Duke, Jason Goes to Hell has since then gained a cult following and won over many of the naysayers, but was I able to sway Andy and Mitch on my film of choice?

Check the episode out over on Podbean to find out.


Or also on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast or wherever you consume your podcast media.

I talk a bit about The Perished and our FrightFest world premiere around the 1 hour and 22 minute mark, if you’re inclined to check that out and for some reason don’t want to hear me, Andy and Mitch going down a Creighton Duke rabbit hole of no return 😉


A huge thanks again to the guys. This was honestly something I’ve wanted to do since they first started the show and I really couldn’t appreciate the opportunity enough. Andy has been a close friend and colleague for the past four years and is genuinely, one of the most talented film-makers I’ve had the great luck to meet and work with. I learned so much working as third AD on his short film Remnant and owe him a world of gratitude!

Please check the show out and subscribe, give it a 5 star rating and show some love.

And remember, it’s better to die alone than live as food in a world of CHUD’s.

Therapy from The Movie Crypt

I happen to be a great lover of Podcasts. My favourites include Shock Waves, Strong Language & Violent Scenes, Fear Initiative, Film Riot Podcast and of course, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Dr. Arwen over on The Movie Crypt.

The Movie Crypt has been running for around 6 years and in that time it has become an incredible source of information and inspiration to film-makers around the globe. CBM are lucky enough to be proud supporters of the show over on Patreon, meaning that we get to ask questions as part of viewer mail and of course, the show’s fantastic Hollywood Therapy segment.


Since we first developed the concept of The Perished, I’ve reached out a number of times through it’s production for advice and created somewhat of an ongoing saga around the film’s development & now, completion. It was nice to be able to kind of bookend the Hollywood Therapy journey in some way – while also getting some great advice about what to do next.

From the show;

JOE: I totally remember being outside The Phoenix [Artist Club] with Paddy that night and you know, like, that’s the thing when you go to FrightFest – everyone goes to The Phoenix afterwards. That’s just a moment where you’re not like, you’re not on – so to speak but everybody goes there and everyone is just having a good time and you go upstairs afterwards to just kind of… decompress, or get some air or whatever.

I remember having a conversation with Paddy and you know kind of just giving him, encouragement – you know, you can keep moving and to hear that he got his movie into FrightFest make’s me feel so happy for him and for everybody involved.

Honestly, this means so much given Joe Lynch (and of course, Adam Green’s) influence on the film both from it’s conceit through to it’s FrightFest premiere announcement. A huge thanks to Adam, Joe and of course Dr. Arwen for the advice, encouragement and support and for all the wonderful content they continue to create both on The Movie Crypt and beyond that with Films and their fantastic sitcom, Holliston.


Joe Lynch’s new movie, Point Blank, just dropped on Netflix starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo, while Adam’s most recent feature film, Victor Crowley is available online to buy on and also via VOD streaming platforms like iTunes & Amazon. This excerpt comes from Episode 320, which see’s the dynamic trio interviewing genre icon, Sid Haig, star of Rob Zombies soon to be trilogy, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devils’ Rejects & Three from Hell – as well as classic horror films like Spider Baby and Galaxy of Terror.


Check the episode out over here (or via Spotify, Google Podcasts etc.) and once again huge thanks (and massive congrats) to all the folks at The Movie Crypt who recently became part of the Fangoria podcasting network.

Read more about how Adam & Joe helped to make The Perished happen in our recent article about the film’s journey to it’s FrightFest premiere!

To quote Joe Lynch; Film-makers never give up!