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.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Digital Film Maker Magazine Issue 12

In this month's issue of Digital Film Maker Magazine, I talk to Robert Nevitt, director and programmer of Sheffield's Celluloid Screams. Now in its fifth year, and going from strength to strength, Rob talks us through the festival's history, from how he set it up initially as a one-off special event, to his building it as a major annual UK horror fest.

I had the pleasure of attending this year's Celluloid Screams and had a blast. You can read about my adventures here.

Digital Film Maker is available at all WH Smiths. You can order it direct from the publisher here. Or in its digital version here.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Interview with Eric Falardeau - director of Thanatomorphose

Rotting never felt this good! So says the publicity for Monster Pictures’ Thantomorphose, the feature debut of French-Canadian director Ăˆric Falardeau. Reminiscent of New French Extremity films such as Inside (2007) and In My Skin (2002), Thanatomorphose is ‘body horror’ with an existential twist. Read my interview with the director here.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Subversive Horror Cinema - Now Available to Preorder!

My book, Subversive Horror Cinema: Countercultural Messages of Films from Frankenstein to The Present (McFarland & Company) is out in July and now available to preorder!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Gunnar Hansen on Chainsaw Confidential

Gunnar Hansen took time out from his book tour to talk to me about his new book Chainsaw Confidential

Read the interview here.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Cloth (2013)

"Somebody slap me in the face with the Devil's nutsack!" If you thought it was impossible for exorcism movies to get any worse than The Devil Inside, then ye have little faith. The Cloth is rapidly shaping up in terms of public opinion (check the movie forums) as not just the worst exorcism movie ever made, but perhaps the worst film ever made per se.

To read my review go here.