Father of Lies at the Vault Festival 28 Feb to 4 March

One of our favourite shows from 2017’s London Horror Festival Bête Noire Productions’ Father of Lies is being resurrected at London’s Vault Festival for a limited run from 28 February to 4 March. I interviewed Bête Noire’s Tom Worlsey about the show for Diabolique Magazine as rehearsals took place (you can read it here). Tickets…

Women in Horror Month – Annual Massive Blood Drive PSA

Michelle Romano’s Blood Bride is just one of the short films produced for Jen and Sylvia Soska’s Annual Massive Blood Drive PSA. Shot in Los Angeles, this camp dark comedy was directed and produced by Romano, who also plays the title role; while Corey Tourigny, who plays the husband also wrote the screenplay, edited and…

Grimmfest Werewolves Movie Marathon – 24 February

We like a lycanthrope and werewolves are February’s flavour of the month. Now our friends at Grimmfest, Manchester’s premier Horror Festival are joining up with the Horror Channel’s Season of the Wolf, to present their very own Werewolves Movie Marathon on Saturday 24 February. Highlight of the programme is the North West premiere of Another…

The Housemaid AKA Cô Haû Gaí (2016)

Set in 1953, just as the French colonial administration is in the last stages of fighting a desperate war against Vietnamese independence, first time director Derek Nguyen’s The Housemaid (Cô Haû Gaí) is a magnificently Gothic tale of romance, festering resentment and ghosts. It’s also the highest grossing Vietnamese film ever! Peasant girl Linh (Kate…

Beyond the Woods (2017)

I recently reviewed Sean Breathnack’s Irish ‘Cabin in the Woods’ supernatural body count chiller Beyond the Woods for Diabolique, follow this link if fancy giving it a read.

Cool Blood Walk by Jack Swift

Our good friends at Red Rattle Books can always be relied upon to bring us something out of the ordinary and Jack Swift’s Cool Blood Walk is no ordinary vampire story. Dot Gibbs is a middle-aged black woman making ends meet with three dead-end jobs in a village near Bangor. Her teenage daughter Sarah is…

House (1977)

I don’t often feel the need to view a picture multiple times before a review, but there was just so much bonkers crazy stuff competing for my attention in Nobuhiko Obayashis’s House that I felt I had no choice. It all starts fairly innocuously for a piece of Japanese cinema with teenage Angel (Kimiko Ikegami)…

London Lovecraft Festival – Pickman’s Model

After witnessing Vulcanello’s superb production of The Thing on the Doorstep: Asenath’s Tale at the London Lovecraft Festival I was intrigued to see what The Other Realms Theatre Company were going to do with Pickman’s Model. Filing into the Etcetera Theatre Blackroom we found the stage set up with an antique chair, telephone and a…

London Lovecraft Festival: The Thing on the Doorstep: Asenath’s Tale

One of our highlights of 2016’s London Horror Festival was Vulcanello Production’s gender switched Mountains of Madness so we were really looking forward to seeing their latest show The Thing on the Doorstep: Asenath’s Tale take to the Etcetera Theatre’s blackroom at the London Lovecraft Festival. Reimagined from Lovecraft’s original tale by TL Wiswell the…

Providence: The Shadow Over Lovecraft at the Vault Festival

It would be hard to think of anywhere more appropriate to host a play based upon the life of HP Lovecraft than London’s Vault Festival. Buried deep within the dark dank supports of  the railway lines running in and out of the capital’s busiest railway station theatre spaces have been created in the arches for…

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018)

Taking the Caped Crusader back in time to the final years of the 19th century Batman: Gotham by Gaslight pitches the Dark Knight against the most Gothic of real life serial killers Jack the Ripper. Loosely based upon the Elseworlds Origin story by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignolla this animated adventure takes place in a…

The Devil’s Well (2017)

Here’s a link to review of food footage shocker The Devil’s Well that I wrote for Diabolique.