We have a GAAS talking to Filmmaker David Cave

There’s something of Jean Rollin, something of David Lynch, something of David Cronenberg and perhaps a touch of the detached fascination with decay exhibited by Peter Greenaway in a Zed and Two Noughts (1985) about multi-award winning Newcastle-upon-Tyne based filmmaker David Cave’s short movies. David’s latest film Girl And A Scar (GAAS) which is presently…

Samantha Oči Directs Seawitch a deliciously dark release from Machine Rox

Cult Industrial band Machine Rox have got together with filmmaker Samantha Oči to create a piece of beautifully dark and powerfully feminine imagery for their track Seawitch. The inspiration for the Seawitch video comes from Ariel Undine (AKA Stardust Siren of Machine Rox) who told us that: ‘Medusa and other mythological subjects have always fascinated…

Who Killed Teddy Bear (1966)

Initially refused a certificate in the UK due to its sleazy taboo breaking nature Joseph Cates’s Who Killed Teddy Bear has just been released on Blu-ray by Network. Juliet Prowse is Norah a New York night club DJ who is menaced by an anonymous telephone caller. Tough cop Lieutenant Madden (Jan Murray) takes an interest…

Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952)

Like many middle-aged horror fans my gateway publication into the genre was the Dennis Gifford book A Pictorial History of Horror Movies (1973). Since there were not very many horror movie books around I devoured it intently, despite Gifford being so dismissive of the British Horror flicks that I loved so much. Now the thing…

London Horror Festival – 7 October -3 November 2018

Yes we love this time of year because the London Horror Festival is on its way back. For its eighth year the London Horror Festival is bigger, funnier and more gruesome than ever. Sponsored by Horror Channel, it returns to Islington’s The Old Red Lion Theatre with this time over 30 blood curdling productions that…

Fenella Fielding (1927-2018)

We don’t as a rule do obits but having been lucky enough to have met this wonderful lady I could not let dear Fenella’s passing go unremarked. Born to a Lithuanian Jewish father and a Romanian Jewish mother on 17 November 1927 Fenella went on the stage in 1952, more theatre work followed before breaking…

House of Salem – Preview

As regular readers will know we like a bit of Brit Horror so we are getting really excited about House of Salem, the latest occult shocker from director James Crow. House of Salem is about a bunch of kidnappers who snatch a child away in the dead of night and then retreat to a safe…

Lucky (2018)

OK right I know it’s not a horror movie, but when you get offered a preview of Lucky the last film that the legendary Harry Dean Stanton made before his death at the age of 91 in 2017, you just don’t turn it down. One of Hollywood’s most idiosyncratic players Stanton of course has genre…

Macabre Fun at the Loughton Classic Car Show

There’s always some macabre fun to be had at our local Classic Car Show. Amongst the Jags, Caddie  and Rollers you can find hidden gems like this. I also rather liked this 1938 Wolseley saloon that has been featured in Poirot and many other period TV shows. And this dinky little post-war Messerschmitt made from…