Ghostwatch interviews

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…

Lesley Manning Interview

Rich Lawden Interview


Back again on Film Jive Podcast

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.

Listen here!


Some film features

Here’s a selection of some favourite articles I’ve written for Den Of Geek:

The top 10 Bruceploitation filmsbruce_header

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.

D@bbe and the New Turkish Horror : A Hasan Karacadag Interviewdabbe-3_terrifying

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.

The Unseen Films of Paul Naschynaschy

Marking the five year anniversary of his death, I wrote about some of Spanish horror legend Paul Naschy’s lesser-seen masterpieces.

A Beginner’s Guide To Italian Exploitation Cinemaexploitation

A fun and accessible look at one of my favourite genres – Italian exploitation – in all its many weird, wild forms.

Scary Houses : Adventures in the Tesco Bargain Binresized_allroundthehouses

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.

A Tale of Two Maniacsmaniac_poster

Looking at two excellent takes on the same ghoulish story. William Lustig’s 1980 sleaze classic Maniac and Franck Khalfoun’s 2012 remake.

Looking Back At M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happeningthe_happening_poster_crop

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…