Great news for fans of 1970s British horror cinema: London's Barbican is screening a season of Pete Walker's movies this November in an event curated by Cigarette Burns Cinema. Here's a chance to see classics like Frightmare, House of Mortal Sin and House of Whipchord on the big screen with introductions from the likes of Kim Newman, David McGillivray, Jonathan Rigby and Matthew Sweet, and Walker himself is in conversation with Jonathan Rigby on 22nd November. As an added bonus the films are screened in 35mm where possible.
Here's the line up:-
Sat 1st Nov
The Comeback + intro by Kim Newman
Sat 8th Nov
House of Mortal Sin + intro by David McGillivray and Kim Newman
Sat 15th Nov
Cool It Carol + intro by Matthew Sweet
Sat 22nd Nov
House of Whipchord + Screentalk with Pete Walker and Jonathan Rigby
Sat 29th Nov
Frightmare + intro by Jonathan Rigby
For tickets, visit the Barbican.
For more on Walker I highly recommend Steve Chibnall's definitive Making Mischief. There's also a chapter on Pete Walker in my own book Subversive Horror Cinema.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
I'm just back from a trip to LA where, as well as enjoying the sunshine, I signed copies of my book at Dark Delicacies, a great horror bookstore in Burbank. Dark Delicacies is run by Del and Sue Howison. If you're ever in LA I'd recommend you look it up. I was just one of four Horror in Entertainment authors signing there on August 16th, 2014. The others were Alain Silver and James Ursini writers of numerous horror movie books including their latest The Zombie Film: from White Zombie to World War Z; Joseph Maddrey signing his new book, Beyond Fear: Reflections on Stephen King, Wes Craven and George Romero's Living Dead; and Justin Humphreys signing Interviews Too Shocking To Print! Also dropping in were the directors Tom McLoughlin and Victor Salva, and the iconic Lance Henrickson.