Monday, 19 April 2010

Shrieking Sixties Book Launch imminent

The Shrieking Sixties, a new book about British horror films from, yes, the 1960s, which features some reviews by yours truly, gets its official launch next month at the Southend Film Festival.
There to welcome this publishing phenomenon onto the best seller list will be the saintly Ian Ogilvy, which is rather ace.
Editor Darrell Buxton writes to tell me:

We’re delighted to announce the publication of ‘The Shrieking Sixties’. This long-awaited study of British horror cinema 1960-69 will be unveiled at the Southend Film Festival, at a special gala event on Saturday May 1st.
Movie and television legend Ian Ogilvy will be present to mark the occasion, as well as chatting about his appearances in horror films of the era. The Michael Reeves classic, WITCHFINDER GENERAL (starring Mr. Ogilvy) will be screened at 6 pm.
Editor of ‘The Shrieking Sixties’ and noted authority on British horror, Darrell Buxton, will also attend on the day.
Copies of ‘The Shrieking Sixties’ will be available for sale at the venue, in a special ‘festival’ limited edition.

The show will take place at the Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS90 9LA
01702 351135

Tickets are a bargain £2.00

Also screened at the Palace Theatre/Dixon Studio on May 1st, three films which keep those British horror traditions alive into the 21st Century:





Darrell Buxton said...

Not sure whether 'The Ogle' will make it now, Chris - volcanic ash may prevent him from flying into the UK on time.

However, we do now have Nicky Henson and Hilary Heath (formerly 'Hilary Dwyer') lined up.

Chris said...

Hi Darrell,
Surely The Saint could fly in under his own steam? "I just flew in from the US and boy are my feathery angel's appendages tired!"
Still, you've got to love Henson. Make sure you embarass him by talking about Psychomania!

Chris said...

I've just realised he's a Saint, not an Angel. How stupid am I?