Saturday, 22 December 2012

Exquisite Terror 3 - now in Stock

"Featuring the cat and his ubiquitous presence in horror, an in-depth talk with notorious film-maker Jorge Buttgereit and an examination of the enduring ability of The Exorcist to frighten the viewer* - and, of course, more - this latest instalment of Exquisite Terror is a must-read for all thinking horror fans"

(*written by yours truly)

The Casebook of Eddie Brewer

Birmingham shot indie feature The Casebook of Eddie Brewer features in the latest Friday Night Frights over at Starburst Magazine. I recorded the podcast with director, Andrew Spencer, producer Sean Connelly and star, Ian Brooker, at the Mayhem Horror Film Festival in November, and since then the film has gone from strength to strength with more festival showings in the States due in 2013. Check it out here.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Barbie Wilde on this week's Friday Night Frights

It's always been my intention to include horror novelists as guests on my weekly horror podcast Friday Night Frights, especially those connected in some way to movies. So it's my pleasure to welcome to this week's show the actress, short story writer and novelist, Barbie Wilde.

With her debut novel, The Venus Complex, Barbie has written a disturbing, compelling and transgressive tale of a serial killer sexually obsessed by a female forensic psychologist.  It's a remarkable piece of work and Barbie speaks candidly about the inspiration behind writing it. Enjoy.

Go here.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Friday Night Frights - Ian McCulloch on Zombie Flesh Eaters

I still remember the weekend that my family got their first VCR. Back then in 1981 you could rent such machines and the guy from 'Radio Rentals'  also brought with him a couple of VHS tapes for us to watch, so that we could fully experience the delights of this new phenomenon called Home Video.

The first film was some tosh starring Britt Ekland called The Ultimate Thrill (from Guild Home Video). The other was Zombie Flesh Eaters. The former I watched only twice, the latter I watched four times that weekend alone - I couldn't get enough of it - and rented countless times afterwards, until the day it was unceremoniously taken from the shelves of my local video store during the 'Video Nasties' furore. (I'm talking the Strong Uncut Version!!!)

Now Arrow Video is releasing Zombie Flesh Eaters in a brand spanking new remastered, restored Steelbook/Blu Ray/DVD edition on 3rd December. To read a review of  it by Starburst's Paul Mount go here

And on Friday Night Frights this week it is my absolute pleasure to interview the star of Zombie Flesh Eaters, Ian McCulloch. To listen to Ian's comments on the film (and on working with Lucio Fulci) go here