I interviewed the legendary Keith W. Strandberg, the writer behind the No Retreat, No Surrender franchise, King of the Kickboxers and more. We went deep. Read all about it here:
I took a look through the classic Lone Wolf and Cub series for Den Of Geek, in honour of the new Criterion Blu-Ray release. Grab your sword and read all about it here!
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ghostwatch director Lesley Manning and Ghostwatch : Behind The Curtains director Rich Lawden about the legendary broadcast, its recent re-release and its long-term influence on horror.
You can read both of them below but be careful… I don’t want to give anybody sleepless nights…
Film Jive asked me back to their Soundtrack of Terror podcast for a second year running (not sure why after I gave them Island of Death last time but hey). This time I talk a little about the incredible theme song to Sadako vs Kayako and play it for your entertainment… There’s also a ton of other cool people talking about their favourite horror soundtracks and spinning some terror on the decks.
Here’s a selection of some favourite articles I’ve written for Den Of Geek:
An in-depth look at the history of Bruceploitation, the genre that emerged in the wake of Bruce Lee’s death and gave us some of the strangest, most audacious and – occasionally – best martial arts films of all time.
Here, I go in-depth with Hasan Karacadag, the king of Turkey’s new wave of horror, discussing the occult, the genre and a potted history of Turkish cinema.
Marking the five year anniversary of his death, I wrote about some of Spanish horror legend Paul Naschy’s lesser-seen masterpieces.
A fun and accessible look at one of my favourite genres – Italian exploitation – in all its many weird, wild forms.
That time I set myself an irrational quest to watch all the “scary houses” direct-to-DVD films sold in Tesco… then wrote about it.
Looking at two excellent takes on the same ghoulish story. William Lustig’s 1980 sleaze classic Maniac and Franck Khalfoun’s 2012 remake.
A controversial article, in which I defend a much-maligned film by going way, way too deep into why I think it’s a masterpiece…
My latest feature for Den Of Geek is a Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Black Magic Films. Check it out by clicking on the link above (don’t worry – it won’t trigger a centipede spell)…