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We chat with Alexander Churchyard and Michael Holiday, the talented filmmakers behind “I Scream on the Beach” and the upcoming “Mosaic”.


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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/directors Alexander Churchyard and Michael Holiday about their upcoming film Mosaic, a horror anthology set in the same universe as their previous film I Scream on the Beach.

In the interview (beginning at 1:54), Alex & Michael talk about why they wanted to do an anthology in the first place, the variety of horror we can expect from the various segments in the film, and how they made a spaceship for a film-within-the-film (the hilariously titled Striptease Massacre 7).

Plus, we get into how far they are currently into filming, what it is like filming under COVID protocols, and why they decided to resurrect I Scream on the Beach character Paula Valentine (Dani Thompson) for this movie.


Elsewhere in the interview, Scott talks to the pair about the various projects they are working on next, their editing work on last week’s guest Tony Mardon’s debut The Witches of the Sands, and why they enjoy working with a lot of the same actors.

Finally, we go on a massive tangent about the Friday the 13th franchise where Michael tries to defend Part 5, much to Scott’s dismay.

You can listen to Alex & Michael’s previous interview on the pod here.


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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