Monday, 25 October 2010

Burke and Hare, new clip

Still haven't quite made up my mind about this, but I do have to say that this clip at least made me chuckle. It is a bit like John Landis has just discovered Carry On films, though...
(Thanks to Movieweb for publishing it first)

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Vote now for Dead Of Night!

Following its recent list of the best horror films of all time, which put Psycho at number one but did, in fairness, also include a shit-load of BHFs, you can now vote on what YOU think is actually the best 'un. Now, I don't want to sway your opinion, but why not vote for Dead Of Night? Go on.

Should've gone to Specsavers?

And so to esteemed online publication, which has taken a typically vapid story from the Mirror listing "the greatest vampires of all time", snipped out a bit about Chris Lee in Dracula (1958), and made a press release about it.
How Lee wearing a pair of red contact lenses for a film part more than 50 years ago is supposed to help the cause of contact lenses now is anyone's guess, but you can read it here:

Bear Scary director is a killer B

As part of a Halloween horror night in London where they'll be showing post modern US classic Scream, long-time BHF blog favourite Dan Brownlie's short films will be making appearance as support features. Or as he puts it: "Oh my god, I've actually done it, my films are running as a B movie!!!!!"
You can find out more here:
Of course, as all Brit horror aficionados know, that effectively means that his films are as good as The Wicker Man, which itself was a supporting feature way back in the early 70s, yet is now regarded as "The Citizen Kane Of Horror Movies" (by whom I'm not too sure, but it is now set down in law that if you mention TWM, you have to say this).

And to whet your appetites, here's Dan's latest micro horror, which certainly gave me the willies...

Burke and Hare in comic form

Myebook - Burke and Hare - click here to open my ebook

What-ho. With the release of Pegg n' Serkis's less than wildly anticipated version of Flesh And The Fiends on the way, I thought I'd promote this graphic novel on the subject...

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Jane Merrow at the Fantastic Films Fest in Manchester

Hi, I attended this weekend's films do in Manchester on Saturday, where I got the opportunity to meet Norman J Warren (Satan's Slave, Inseminoid etc), Francoise Pascal (Incense For The Damned, Burke and Hare) and Jim Groom (Revenge Of Billy The Kid). There were others there but sadly I was on a very tight schedule, however I did get the chance to sit in on a Q&A session with Jane Merrow, 60s starlet who featured in Night Of The Big Heat and Hands Of The Ripper amongst many others. And this was the one opportunity I got to whip my camera out, so here's some pics of the still very glamorous Jane being lightly grilled by Hammer aficionado Wayne Kinsey...
(Apologies for the shit quality of the pics)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Sunday, 3 October 2010

3 Cases Of Murder on DVD - hoo-bloody-ray

One of my absolute faves, the spine-chilling Three Cases Of Murder, gets a DVD release in the UK on October 11. I urge you all to go out and buy your copy...
And read the review here: