Filmcraziest Interviews – Ryan Spindell, The Mortuary Collection

On this new episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I’m joined in a conversation with writer and director Ryan Spindell of the new anthology horror film The Mortuary Collection, which is now streaming on Shudder in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. (You can find my review of the film here.)

Set at Raven’s End Mortuary in Boggy Bay, a mortician named Montgomery Dark (Clancy Brown) is visited by a young woman, Sam (Caitlin Custer), who is looking to fill an occupancy at the mortuary. Montgomery recalls the strangest deaths he’s seen through his career in fantastical stories. After each story, the pair talk about the tale and Sam usually expresses her disappointment in them, and Monty attempts to one up himself.

On this episode, we discuss Clancy Brown’s make-up and what it was like for Ryan first meeting him; what it was like creating an anthology film, a kind-of film that is so heavily criticized by horror fans; what it was like working with Jacob Elordi; and I also forget how many letters there are in the alphabet (and let the record reflect that it’s 26, not 24). There’s a lot more in our conversation.

Though, I will note: We dance around spoilers and I don’t recall specifically spoiling anything, but we dig deep into the writing and specific aspects of the film that this could be more enjoyable to listen to after watching the film (which, again, is now streaming on Shudder). Either way, it’s a fun conversation and you can listen below or download it here. Thanks for listening.

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