Monday, 28 July 2014

Shock and Gore 2014

I had a blast at this year's Shock and Gore Festival where I introduced a screening of George Franju's 1959 classic Eyes Without a Face in a brand new 35mm print courtesy of the British Film Institute.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Digital FilmMaker #15

In this month's Digital FilmMaker Magazine I interview Larry Fessenden, the writer-producer-director-actor I describe in Subversive Horror Cinema as having done "more than anyone to promote independent horror production in the last ten years", and who has a "genuine sense of the subversive potential of the genre". I also review the new Romero doc Birth of the Living Dead, which Fessenden executive produced.

Pick up a copy from your local WH SMITHS or TESCO (!) or order online direct from Select Publishing Services. Also available for iPhone and iPad.

You can also read the interview at Larry's website Glasseye pix

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Jon Towlson on Jeff Lieberman's BLUE SUNSHINE

Introducing BLUE SUNSHINE at the ICA this week was a blast. It was great to see the film in 35mm. The audience really enjoyed it, and so did I. You can read my introduction to the film over on the ICA blog.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Join me and Cigarette Burns Cinema for BLUE SUNSHINE at the ICA, May 29

Jeff Lieberman's cult classic BLUE SUNSHINE (1978) gets a rare screening on May 29 at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts. The film is presented by the wonderful Cigarette Burns Cinema in 35mm, with an introduction by myself. Afterwards, I'll be signing copies of my book, Subversive Horror Cinema.

The screening starts at 8.40pm, Thursday, May 29, and tickets are now available from the ICA.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Interview with Me at Behind The Couch

Very honoured to be interviewed about my book by James Gracey over at Behind The Couch. Why not pop over to take a look? And while you're there please vote for James at this year's Rondo Awards. He's been nominated for Best Article for his excellent piece in Diabolique #183, From Alpha to Omega: Richard Matheson's I Am Legend and its Cinematic Incarnations.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Subversive Horror Cinema giveaway at Goodreads

"Attention all shoppers - get a copy of
Subversive Horror Cinema free!"
To mark the publication of Subversive Horror Cinema, I'm giving away a copy at Goodreads between Mar 28 - Apr 28, 2014.
To enter you need to request a copy on the Goodreads website before midnight April 28, 2014 by following the link here.
Winners are picked randomly by Goodreads at the end of the giveaway.
I'll send out a signed copy to the winner.
The giveaway is available to readers in the USA, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Borderlands

Producer Jen Handorf is riding high a moment, and with good reason. The Borderlands is a funny and gripping thriller that reinvigorates the found-footage genre. I met Jen at the Mayhem Film Festival last October, and I knew that she would be great person to interview for Digital Film Maker Magazine. Her approach shows true independent film-making spirit and a genuine love of the horror genre. You can read my interview with Jen Handorf in this month's Digital Film Maker Magazine, available throughout the UK at WH Smiths, or direct from the publisher

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Sylvia Soska honours Subversive Horror Cinema

Sylvia Soska posted this message on her Facebook timeline yesterday: Sylvia, the honour is all mine!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Subversive Horror Cinema now on Amazon Kindle

My book, Subversive Horror Cinema, is now available on Amazon Kindle. You can download a free preview, including the foreword by Jeff Lieberman (writer-director of Squirm, Blue Sunshine, Just Before Dawn) here

Visit the book's page on and

Click here to watch the book trailer.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Space Monsters 3

Space Monsters 3 is out now and it's a good 'un. The brainchild of editor, Richard Gladman, Space Monsters, just to make the point obvious, is designed to celebrate monsters from outer space (or with a definite sci-fi slant!) Hence, issue 3 focuses on Frankenstein on film, with a strong Hammer contingent.

Read the full review here.