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Slay Belles

We end the year on a jolly high note by unpacking the 2018 treat “Slay Belles” — the last guilty pleasure before the show’s reboot in 2023.

For this final edition of Guilty Pleasures hosted by Scott Murphy, we ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our latest Xmas horror edition. Would it be 2010’s Sint or 2018’s Slay Belles? In something of a surprise, “Spooky” Dan Walker’s feature debut Slay Belles emerged victorious in a close vote.
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Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy, we have one of our favorite regular guest hosts, writer/director/slasher movie encyclopedia MJ Dixon.

Over the course of the episode, the pair talk about the wild tonal inconsistencies in Slay Belles, how Krampus looks like a werewolf in this film (not necessarily a bad thing), and how Barry Bostwick steals the film. Plus, a whole lot more!

Lastly, host Scott Murphy wants to thank everyone who has tuned into any of the 30 editions of this podcast or joined in on any of the episode votes. Though he’s stepping down, he’s thrilled the show is continuing on in the new year with all-new hosts. We here at Morbidly Beautiful are very excited to celebrate more amazing guilty pleasures with you in 2023!

Slay Belles is streaming for free on Tubi. 


Guilty Pleasures is a monthly spin-off show of the popular New Horror Express (NHE) podcast. Each month, NHE host Scott Murphy, alongside some former guests on the interview podcast, takes a deep dive into a 21st Century “Guilty Pleasure” horror movie as chosen by you the listener in an online poll (based on a particular theme).

Host Scott 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 month for new episodes of THE GUILTY PLEASURES PODCAST on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

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