Saturday, 25 June 2011


The last couple of posts have been shocking - badly laid out, no pictures where there were supposed to be pictures etc. I've gone back and sorted them out now. Whaddya mean you can't see any difference? Cheeky sods.
Anyway, the reason for this sudden dip in quality was a new phone - gone is my cheapo Android job which did at least have a "Blogger" app - in its place is a swanky Apple number, you know the sort. Personally I'd have rather had a swanky Android phone, but perhaps surprisingly, Apple were doing the best deal at the time, so Apple it was. (It's very nice, by the way - I'm certainly not complaining).
The only problem is that I can't seem to find an app for blogging. It's probably some political thing (Blogger being Google and Apple being the evil Nazis of doom, apparently), but can anyone help point me in the right direction? Just a name would do...
In the meantime I'll only be updating this Blog via the tried and trusted method of switching my PC on.

Friday, 24 June 2011

New poster artwork revealed for Strippers v Werewolves (reloaded so you can SEE the artwork)

Hmm... Well, here it is, making full use of that bloke out of Spandau Ballet's minimal appearance too, by the look of it. Does it look a bit shit? I'll let you decide. Who's going to go and see it? I'll let you decide...
Blurb below.

Check out this exclusive new poster art work for UK comedy horror flick Strippers Vs Werewolves, which has just wrapped after a five week shoot in Croydon.

Who is the sexy Ali Bastian (who plays stripper DANNI) pointing her shotgun at? Why none other than Martin Kemp of course – who plays strip-club punter MICKEY - who just happens to be a werewolf.

Centred around VIXENS, a London strip-club, Strippers Vs Werewolves has an all-star cast including Adele Silva, Billy Murray, Barbara Nedeljekova, Ali Bastian, Lucy Pinder, Martin Compston, Robert Englund, Sarah Douglas and Alan Ford.

Director is Jonathan (13 Hrs) Glendenning and producers are Jonathan Sothcott and Simon Phillips.

Monday, 13 June 2011

FrightFest premieres Lonely Place To Die

Hello. Second time of the night for an update via the clunky method of emailing from my iPhone. New Brit shocker A Lonely Place To Die is one of the highlights at this years Film4 FrightFest. More below...

Film4 FrightFest 2011 announces opening & closing night films.

The Guillermo del Toro produced creature creeper DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK is set to open this year's Film4 FrightFest. Starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey, this will be the film'sUK premiere ahead of a planned nationwide release in September, courtesy of Optimum Releasing.

Based on the 1973 US TV movie and bearing del Toro's distinctive touch of class, first-time director Nixey explores a demonic tooth fairy myth in a tense flight of terrifying fantasy orchestrated with stylish verve and stunning sound design that will rock the Empire cinemato its rafters.

Film4 FrightFest will close with theEuropean premiere of the harrowing and nerve-jangling British survival shocker A LONELY PLACE TO DIE, directed by Julian Gilbey andstarring Melissa George (pictured right). Set in the Scottish Highlands, a group of mountaineers discover a young Serbian girl buried alive in the wilderness. In their attempt to get the girl ro safety they become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse.

Spencer Bright, CEO of UK distributor KaleidoscopeEntertainment, commented: "We are delighted to be chosen as the closing night's film at Frightfest this year. We've enjoyed a great relationship with the festival over the last three years and to have the final film at this year's festival - without doubt the biggest and best to date, it's a real honour".

A LONELY PLACE TO DIE will be released in UK cinemas from Sept 9.

Film4 FrightFest 2011, the UK's biggest genre film fest,runs from Thursday 25 August to Monday 29 August at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. The full line up will be announced on 1st July. Festival & day passes go on sale from 2nd July. Tickets for Individual films on sale from Ist August.

FrightFest was created in 2000 by film producer Paul McEvoy, journalist and broadcaster Alan Jones and film distributor/booker Ian Rattray. Greg Day, the festival's long standing PR, became a joint director in 2007. From its cult roots at the Prince Charles Cinema it has grown to become one of the genre's most vibrant, credible and recognisable brands, helping to launch the careers of directors such as Simon Rumley, Christopher Smith, Eli Roth, Neil Marshall and Simon Hunter. Apart from the annual 5-day event in London, FrightFest has a strand at the Glasgow Film Festival and hosts a Halloween all-night horrorthon. Dubbed "the Woodstock of Gore" by director Guillermo Del Toro, the festival has attracted sponsorship and media partnerships with such leading brands as Film4, Total Film Magazine, FIVE, Volkswagen,, The Times, XFM, Atari., Soho House, The Horror Channel and Bizarre Magazine.

Assault in pub

Fancy a bit of 70s Brit giallo? It's still on my "to watch" list and now you can beat me to it, thanks to a rare screening of Carry On horror Assault by those lovely people at the Filmbar in London...

presents Assault
Tues 21st June
Roxy Bar and Screen, London

Filmbar70 is proud to present the definitive British giallo from the creators of 'Carry On', the luridly entitled 'Assault' (1971).
When a sex crazed maniac targets the pupils of an allgirl's school, police detective Velyan (Frank Finley)suspects that the attacks may escalate to murder. When his fears are sadly realised, Velyan enlists the aid of an eyewitness to the crime - plucky schoolteacher Julie West (Suzy Kendall). Yet Julie is unsure of what, and who, she really saw. With the help of a seedy gutter press journo (Freddie Jones), she initiates a plan to trap the killer - a potentially lethal plan that involves her acting as bait…
Hailing from an age where political correctness was but a glimmer in society's eye, 'Assault', is an attempt to transplant the sordid yet stylish murder mysteries of the Italian giallo to UK shores, and contains all the tropes that would become synonymous with the genre - the faulty perception of the protagonist, the expansive array of shifty suspects, the black leather gloves of the killer– albeit situated within the rather less glamorous environs of English market towns.
Produced by 'Carry On' head honcho Peter Rogers and directed by the un-hailed genius Sidney Hayers,'Assault' is graced with a stellar cast of genre favourites. Suzy Kendall (fresh from being terrorised theprevious year in Dario Argento's landmark giallo 'TheBird with the Crystal Plumage') makes for a winsome heroine, Tony Beckley ('The Fiend' himself) provides suitably sleazy support and Freddie Jones channels the spirit of Eric Morecambe to hilarious effect. Also, make sure to keep your peepers peeled for pop sensation David Essex in his explosive first big screen appearance.
'Assault' is Britsploitation at its most wonderfully outrageous and is replete with more male chauvinist pigs, dodgy gender politics and sensationalistshenanigans than you can possibly shake a black leather encased fist at…
In addition to 'Assault', we'll be celebrating the finest of '70s British Grot, with retro ads, trailers and the odd bit of telly. So expect birds, blokes and beer…

'Assault' will be screened on the 21st of June at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 – 132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB.
Doors open at 7pm, programme begins at 8pm.
£3.00 admission.