Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Dead - more footage

Sorry about the rush jobs tonight... more info about the soon-to-arrive Brit flick The Dead...

In this exclusive new episode on the set of the Ford Brother’s ‘The Dead’, Producer/Director Howard J Ford struggles to hold together the shoot in Africa with the added challenges of police corruption, sacrificial killings and the distinct possibility the production itself may have been cursed!

Howard says ‘It’s hard to explain how tough it was trying to keep the production going and keep spirits up when everything that could have gone wrong does, and everyone around you seems to be either sick or in danger of disease or death – some of the things we had to go through to bring this film to audiences I hope never has to be repeated by any living soul… We truly stared death in the face and it was,sometimes, a very dark and lonely place…’

View clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-mT8zSG6bo

Bear Scary - new stuff

Bit short of time, but here's some info from Dan Brownlie, producer of some excellent small films:

This one is called 'Something under the bed is drooling'. I paired up the same mother and son from Bear Scary so it's almost like weird thing just happen to this family, and was actually shot in the same place and even used some of the same props.

The reason why it looks different is because the place got completly refurbished after we stopped shooting Bear Scary.


This one is an advert for a cereal box that's featured in a couple of my films. The box was originally created for another film and the advert was the punch line, but it over shadowed the film so much we left it as it is.
Though it does appear on the end of Don't Know Jack on the gorezone movie massacre dvd out next month.


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Bring classic horror films back to the BBC!

Please sign this petition... even if you DON'T pay the licence fee...

Gatiss to give us more horror on BBC4

I like the look of this:
Good old Mark. Always the best of the LOG, and basically living the cool-but-nerdy dream. And by the look of that photo of him on the linked page, my twin!

BBC News - Former Isle of Man prison stars in horror film

BBC News - Former Isle of Man prison stars in horror film
Laudible, but I do have to worry about any film that calls itself "Slasher House". however interesting and clever it might actually be, that title's hardly going to attract the non-horror fans, is it?

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Shrieking Sixties finally gets official publication

Darrell Buxton's glorious tome The Shrieking Sixties - featuring reviews of BHFs by members of the British Horror Films forum, including moi - has now been published. Find out more here...

Casting the Runes on DVD

This is a little-known gem which I was bought a couple of years ago and am now recommending to yous lot... the recommendation is not for the main feature which is, frankly, a bit of a clunking modern day retelling of an MR James classic (done much better in the peerless Night Of The Demon), but for the DVD extra, which is a really scary version of Mr Humphreys' Inheritance done for schools. Nice. And cheap, too...

Ghost Story - one left!

Now, I don't know what it's like, but I've heard it's very good - and apparently Amazon only have one copy left on DVD (so someone must like it). Penelope "Good Life" Keith, Barbara "Village Of The Damned" Shelley and Marianne "likes chocolate bars" Faithfull together at last? What's NOT to like?

Friday, 13 August 2010

Hey, yaa... trailer for Outkast. Sorry... Outcast

New trailer for the film Outcast, starring James Nesbitt, Kate Dickey and (hello) Karen Gillan...

New interview with Robin Hardy

The chap behind The Wicker Man and new filum The Wicker Tree has been interviewed by Filmshaft, and you can read the whole thing here.

Monster, Monster

More info about the District 9 - ish Brit horror, Monsters has emerged, including a new poster (above) and new trailer (below).

Maiden hail Hammer

Of course, it's no surprise really, but in a new interview with The Daily Mail, Iron Maiden have re-iterated their love for Hammer films and Christopher Lee. You really have got to love 'em, haven't you?

Friday, 6 August 2010

Hammer head honcho hails Harry, hetcetera

Hammer impressario Simon Oakes has been interviewed by Empire magazine, during which he talks about the future ahead for the company... hmmm. Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires.