Saturday, 23 February 2013

Friday Night Frights 17: Leigh Dovey on The Fallow Field

Leigh Dovey's The Fallow Field has been described as Wolf Creek meets Memento set against the backdrop of the British harvest season. It's an intriguing combination and debut director Dovey is a big horror fan who got his chops watching the late night double bills on British BBC TV in the late 1970s/early 1980s. No surprise then that The Fallow Field has plenty of nods to rural horror classics like Blood on Satan's Claw (1970). I spoke to Leigh about his influences behind The Fallow Field over at my podcast. To listen go here

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Starburst Issue 386

Fans of the Evil Dead will want to get their talons on this month's Starburst - just look at what is inside Issue 386

"Starburst dares to delve into the legacy of the Evil Dead franchise and is possessed by the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis as a result! Awaiting you beyond our exclusive Book of the Dead wrap-around cover you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about Sam Raimi’s enduring horror franchise - from its humble origins, the innumerable comic book and videogame spin-offs, right up to the nervously anticipated remake. Jooooin us…
ALSO: The original ‘action figure’ himself, G.I. Joe gets the retrospective treatment in time for his second cinematic outing; Demons Within begins our exhaustive history of Exorcism in the Movies; and we go behind the scenes to talk with the crew of Angels & Airwaves’ acclaimed sci-fi drama, Love. Also letting us bend their ears in brand new interviews are Charlie Brooker (on Black Mirror, his career and more), Before Dawn’s Dominic Brunt, Doctor Who’s Chris Chibnall and Sinister director Scott Derrickson."

Yes, Demons Within, my history of Exorcism Movies sees print in this month's issue - with part two in next month's.

And coming up in my Friday Night Frights podcast over the next few weeks I have Leigh Dovey, director of The Fallow Field; Matt Farnsworth, director of the infamous The Orphan Killer; Scott Leberecht, director of Midnight Son; and Bradley Sullivan, director of I Didn't Come Here to Die. Quite a scary bunch of guys!

Thanks to all those who have been asking about the progress of my book, Shocks to the System. I'm happy to say I'm on target to meet my deadline with McFarland, so all is good. Have just spent the last month or so immersed in Val Lewton's world of shadows - not a bad place to be!