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On this episode, we chat with screenwriter Neal Marshall Stevens about his career, from “Thir13een Ghosts” to the Full Moon family.


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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer Neal Marshall Stevens all about his 30 plus year career in screenwriting including his work on 2001’s Thirteen Ghosts, his involvement with Full Moon Pictures, and how one of his scripts ended up becoming a Hellraiser sequel.

Over the course of the interview (beginning at 1:40), Neil tells us about how his Deader script led him to work on Thirteen Ghosts, what it was like to work alongside notorious producer Joel Silver, and what parts of his original script ended up in the final movie. Plus, we talk about the journey that resulted in the Deader script becoming 2005’s Hellraiser: Deader — as well as his thoughts and feelings about that.

(Spoiler: He doesn’t like it much, and if you have seen that movie you will know why).

Elsewhere in the interview, Scott asks Neil about how he first crossed paths with Full Moon head honcho Charles Band and how he has kept the relationship with Full Moon going for 25 years and counting. He also picks out which of his Full Moon output he would recommend and gives us a brief preview of his upcoming screenwriting book.


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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