Wednesday, 2 January 2019
Friday, 7 December 2018
In SCREAM #52 I take a look at the many meanings that critics have read into NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD over the years; go behind the scenes of HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II; and chronicle George A. Romero's struggles with distributors, the MPAA and the British censor (the BBFC's James Ferman actually re-edited the film) over his zombie epic, DAWN OF THE DEAD!
Blood, Guts, Gore and More!
In shops December 20th.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
In The Dark Side #196 I take a look at THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932), a fascinating example of how studios in the pre-Code era were able to sneak graphic screen content into their movies...
Why not treat yourself to a copy for Halloween?
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
'Premiering 50 years ago, on 1 October 1968, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead is often spoken of as a manifesto for the modern horror film.
Taking its inspiration from the racial and political strife of late-60s America, it created, as a BFI programme booklet put it in 2004, "a verite nightmare which overturned the conventions of fantastical horror".
Romero took the genre out of its gothic castles and swept away the cobwebs. Night of the Living Dead marked a transition in horror cinema: from the classic to the modern. Less remarked upon, though, is how Romero effects this transition within the film itself, it its opening scenes.'
To read the rest of my BFI article on Night of the Living Dead, go here
Friday, 5 October 2018
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
In 10th October, I'm introducing a fortieth anniversary screening of the digitally restored and remastered HALLOWEEN at City Screen Picturehouse, York. There's also a pre-recorded introduction by John Carpenter!
For tickets and information visit the City Screen Picturehouse website
Saturday, 1 September 2018
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Fifty years ago this week Peter Bogdanovich released his outstanding debut feature, TARGETS. In The Quietus I take a look back at TARGETS and its commentary on U.S. firearms culture.
Follow the link here.