Saturday, 27 August 2022

Audrey Rose - Pre-order now


I was delighted to record an audio commentary for this lovely new release from Arrow. Release date: 7th November 2022. Pre-order HERE

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Dawn of the Dead (Devil's Advocates) (Auteur/ Liverpool University Press)

Here is a short piece I wrote on the Liverpool University Press blog to mark the publication of my book on Dawn of the Dead.

Friday, 25 March 2022

Edge of Sanity

Very pleased to have written a booklet essay for this new release from Arrow!


Saturday, 19 March 2022

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

"Be Warned... It's Alive!" I am delighted to have contributed a booklet essay for this Arrow release. Out 28 March 2022.


Enter the Void

I am very pleased to contribute a booklet essay for the Arrow limited edition of Gaspar Noe's phantasmagoric ENTER THE VOID. Released on 30th May 2022.


Thursday, 17 March 2022

At The Rondos - I have been nominated for "Best Magazine Article"!

I am delighted that I have been nominated for another Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award (My sixth nomination!) This one is for my article "More Than a Normal Person Can Endure" - about the makings and restorations of DOCTOR X and MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM, published in THE DARK SIDE #222.

You can vote here.


My new book on Dawn of the Dead (1978) is released this spring


I am delighted to announce that my new book on Dawn of the Dead (1978) is released this spring. Here are the full details.

"Towlson elegantly weaves together critical analysis, production background, and film history to provide the definitive volume on Romero's Dawn of the Dead." - Kendall R. Phillips, professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Syracuse University and author of Dark Directions: Romero. Carpenter, Craven, and the Modern Horror Film.

Shivers in Scream Magazine - Issue #71

 In the latest Scream (Issue #71), I take a look at David Cronenberg's SHIVERS.



Considering Susan Sontag's "The Imagination of Disaster", and modern apocalyptic narratives, are sci-fi and horror narratives still "inadequate responses" to our world?

In an essay written especially for Popmatters I ask this question.

Saturday, 27 November 2021

SCREAM issue # 70 - I look at George A. Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD


In issue 70 of SCREAM I take a look at George A. Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD. In shops December.