EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Director Doug Campbell Previews Lifetime’s The Beach House Murders!


Britney Dorey will star in The Beach House Murders, a new, original movie premiering February 17th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime Channel. We at Survived The Shows had the pleasure of chatting with Director Doug Campbell, about his experience on the movie “The Beach House Murders” and a lot more. 

Can you tell us a bit about the storyline of “The Beach House Murders”?

Actually, I can’t; I, like the character in the story, am suffering from writer’s block.  Maybe I need to go to a beach house and get into a bunch of trouble, to help me break through? 

What initially attracted you to the story in “The Beach House Murders”?

Executive Producer Tim Johnson and Joe Wilka asked me to direct it.

What do you think makes the action in “The Beach House Murders” so special and captivating?

One word:  “speedo.”  I’ll let you take it from there.

What do you hope audiences take away from watching “The Beach House Murders”?

If you’re a novelist and suffering from writer’s block, DON’T go to a remote beach house, whatever you do.  Stay home.

What was it like working with the rest of the cast and crew on set?

We had a blast.  Laughter all day.  Great crew, my DP Chris Jordan is brilliant.

What can you tease about the characters Journey?

Write a love story, next time…

What was your favorite scene or moment while directing “The Beach House Murders”?

Two words:  SPEEDO.

Change of subject, What have been some of the most memorable projects you have worked on throughout your career, and why?

The Surrogate

My Daughter’s Ransom

Deadly Mile High Club

Stalked By My Neighbor

Deadly Cheer Mom

Why?  Unusual plot structures, great actors, wonderful crew.  Kudos to Robert Ballo, Marianne Wunch.  DP’s David Dolnik, Joe Setele, Eric Anderson.  Annie Wersching is wonderful in The Surrogate.  Kelcie Stranahan.  All my casts are wonderful.

Can you tease something about your next projects?

I want everybody to watch my favorite film ever, “The Hammer.”  It’s not on my imdb, but here’s the link:

The Beach House Murders” direct by Doug Campbell will premiere on Saturday, February 17th on Lifetime Channel.

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