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We chat with filmmaker and Trash Arts Films founder Sam Mason Bell about his upcoming slasher remake, his new crime drama, and much more.


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NHE host Scott Murphy chats to writer/director and founder of Trash Art Films, Sam Mason Bell, about various upcoming and recently released projects. This includes his upcoming slasher remake Terror at Black Tree Forest, his psychological thriller Acting (currently touring festivals), and his now streaming crime drama Fixer (from Darkside Releasing).

In the interview (beginning at 1:57), Sam talks to us about why he decided he wanted to do a remake, how he discovered that he hates filming in the woods, and what it has been like filming under social distancing conditions.

We also get into the Indiegogo campaign he is running for the film, what slashers he has been watching as prep, and when about we can expect to see Terror at Black Tree Forest on the big screen.

Later in the podcast, we talk about what it was like changing gears from the horror genre to the crime genre with Fixer, the social issues dealt with in some of his films, and a memorable morning screening of his film Lonely Heart at the Horror-on-Sea festival. Plus, we talk about Trash Arts’ relationship with Darkside Releasing.

We also muse about how much we miss going to film festivals and debate the merits of the Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th franchises.

You can watch Fixer here. Or check out the trailer here

In the intro, there is a mistake as Scott refer to the crime drama “Decline” when he meant to say “Fixer,” just to clear up any possible confusion there.


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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