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Review: The Railway Carriage - Directed by Ross Adgar (February 2016)

This is a short starring Dean Sills and directed, written and produced by Ross Adgar. It is described as a psychological Horror set in the lonely world of John (played by Sills) aboard at abandon railway train and filmed in Yorkshire. There is an narrative through an old radio and ticking metro-dome which come in to play and tell this short horror tale... is it ground hog day? Why is John so tortured by his past? Is he going insane? Find out in The Railway Carriage.
I thought that the tension in this film worked with Dean Sills' performance as an actor. No blood or guts or major scares, but tension which recall classic film-making. It has a very M.R. James feel to it with some unease directed towards the lead character. Think "Whistle and I'll Come to You" sort of an old story telling way that you could have seen an the old BBC television station.

Interview: Katie Bonham (Women In Horror & Film) (February 2016)

Katie Bonham is a new face on the scene, but no stranger to horror! Her short film, Mindless went to Glasgow Frightfest in 2016 - it stars Nicholas Vince from Hellraiser (1987) and Nightbreed (1990).
How do you feel about Women in Horror Month?

Women in Horror month is a great opportunity to support and showcase female creatives' work, as it highlights the issues of equality in the film industry. It is our responsibility to raise awareness and show that our contributions to film are above gender; instead, talent and integrity should be at the forefront of what we create. It is important that we join forces to promote women in horror in all departments - whether it be DOP's, directors, gaffers, etc, there are so many talented people filling these roles who need the opportunity and support from their peers in order to pursue a career in their chosen field. There are various prejudices permeating the industry and so I feel it's important we address inequality as the primary so…

Screen Queens/Camden Film Fair (February 2016)

Over Valentine's weekend - 2016, I got to take a trip to the Camden Film Fair which featured signing guests: Emily Booth (The Horror Channel), artist Graham Humphreys and actor Nicholas Ball. They were all super cool and Miss Booth signed me a copy of Space Monsters Magazine in which she had an article in during Issue Two. Humphreys also signed an A4 Replica of The Evil Dead poster for me, too.
Afterwards, it was onto Screen Queens hosted by Eileen Daly (X-Factor and Big Brother 2015) and friends. Eileen and her partner Ben played the stage, her films were shown, PoetryBurlesque and a Drag Queen also took to the stage. It was a great event despite having to leave early to meet others back in Camden. Daly knows how to throw a show and it a fabulous time was had by all. Raven Moon was also there to show her support and run the event. There was also a tribute to the late Richard Gladman aka Cyberschizoid.

Review: FOOTSOLDIER aka Survival Instinct (February 2016)

I got to catch Steve Lawson's FOOTSOLDIER aka Survival Instinct at Nottingham's Screen 22 this month and it is a 75 minute thriller set in the middle of nowhere feature. A young girl Stacey (Helen Crevel) and would be love interest Thom (Jay Sutherland) are driving into danger when a bad tempered hunter and his reluctant hunting son clash after a trip into the wilderness. A deer is shot and so was one of the innocent passers-by where things turn cat and mouse nasty for the lone survivor of the film. It includes a twist ending.
I thought this film was nicely shot in the Nottinghamshire wilderness and winding roads leading to nowhere. I enjoyed the performance by Crevel as a violin playing heroine who would also star in Lawson's Killersaurus. It was said to be influenced by films like Deliverance, in-which I can see the style unfold in the film about hunting human prey. There is some backstory there too in the father and son and with the lead actress. It is dark, and what h…

Interview: Wendy Rose (Actress, Model, Singer, Poet) (February 2016)

Miss Wendy Rose is a busy woman in Horror and Film on the Indie Film scene. She is an actess, model, singer and writer. Her credits include Emma Dark'sSeize the Night and holds issues close to her heart and you will read in this Interview with the lovely lady. Please check out her Facebook - HERE.
What was your role on Seize the Night? I was set production assistant.
What else can you tell us about your filming projects and plans? I was 1st AD and also played a character called DC Beth Miller. AJ Sigh is finishing the prep work on a project that I will most probably be crewing. I have a couple of acting projects in the pipeline, just waiting for confirmation on those.
Tell me about your Writing, Poetry and Singing talents? I've recently discovered journaling, it's a fantastic tool for self awareness, and taking responsibility of your life and what you want to achieve. From this I have been much more creative, writing stories and poetry. I'm planning on making mini films …

RIP: Richard Gladman (aka Cyberschizoid) (February 2016)

Sad news: on 6th of February, 2016 - Cyberschizoid aka Richard Gladman passed away in hospital. I was lucky enough to meet Rich twice in 2015. For those that knew him in person and online have paid heart-felt tributes:
"As one of Richard's biggest Space Monsters fans, I think we should keep his incredible magazine alive, so if you haven't yet liked the page or checked out the magazine, please do so... I am still in shock by the news today..." - Antony D Lane.
"Richard is one of the most caring & encouraging individuals I have ever met. He dedicated his time to supporting & driving others & was always there supporting his friends both new & old. He will be very much missed though I am certain the difference he has made to other people's lives is infinite. To infinity & beyond Richard!" - Angela Holmes.
"A tireless campaigner for Horror and Sci-Fi, I always likened him to a young Forrest J Ackerman. I was lucky to have met him throug…

Stephen King's IT: The Lucky 7 - Where are they Now? (February 2016)

The young cast of the TV-movie called Stephen King's IT were an endearing bunch. Some critics have even said that the first half of the film was a classic coming-of-age. I am going to focus on the young cast and the where bouts of where they are now?  Brandon Crane played young Ben acted to this date up until 2004 and is now in Music Theater.Marlon Taylor who played the younger version of Mike would still act and was a Music Supervisor on Know Thy Enemy.Emily Perkins would star as young Beverly Marsh is an ongoing actress in the Film Industry. She would star in Ginger Snaps (2000)Jonathan Brandis was a child actor who sadly passed away in 2003 from a suicide - RIP.Seth Green is now a well known comedian and voice actor on Family Guy and Robot Chicken.The young Eddie was played by Adam Faraizl and can be now found on Myspace as a DJ: Here! He would also have an acting career for a few years and would a small part in Robocop 2 (1990).Ben Heller would play young Stan Uris. IT would b…

Interview: Jessica Messenger (Women In Horror & Film) (February 2016)

A rising face in Indie film and in horror is Jessica Messenger. This month is Women in Horror Month, so it felt real nice interview a local lady on the film scene. Having acted in shorts films like Rats,The Final Girl,Dead Bitch and the feature Wasteland, it was time for Miss Messenger to co-Produce the upcoming: Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse, too.  The Kickstarter can be found - HERE.
How do you feel about Women in Horror Month?
I am delighted that we have a period of time where we recognize female talent that engulfs the whole horror industry. Especially over the last 10 years, more and more women are stepping forward to take on the role of writer, director, producer, DOP, sound etc, the list goes on. Women are not just the final girl or the bimbo that gets sliced in the first few minutes of film. They are the pioneers of great horror film making in all roles, i think that is what is worth celebrating. In the film and tv industry as a whole, we have plenty of issues as we've see…

Music Video: "Death Rides A Bus" by The Heretic Order (February 2016)

Check it out guys... "Death Rides A Bus" by the heavy metal band The Heretic Order! It is directed Merlyn Roberts and Emma Dark. The album, All Hail the Order is out now on Amazon. WARNING: The video contains blood-letting and the occult... so, watch out for the dark side unless you are into that sort of thing. The riffs are fast and the editing is very MTV-like and the band/video reminds me of Mudvayne meets King Diamond in it's influence and style... it's got a gothic-tint to it all! Check it out!

Interview: Edward Harvey (Director & Film Composer) (February 2016)

Edward Harvey is an all-rounder: Director, Music Composer, Editor and Writer! He is co-directing a short, quirky horror called Sinister Nicky with his film partner, Steven Brown. The production company they run is called, Enigmatic Productions and a Indiegogo for SN can be found - HERE.
Tell me a bit about Sinister Nicky? Sinister Nicky is a horror comedy about a middle-aged married couple, Bill and Helen who acquire a strange looking garden gnome as a house warming present. Once they welcome the gnome and give him his own little spot in their garden, strange goings-on begin to happen leading to tragic consequences.
What influenced Sinister Nicky? Steven Brown, co-director and story writer came up with the idea when he was given the gnome we're using as Nicky by a friend as a present. Around the time after getting the gnome Steven's cat had been killing a lot of birds in the garden and it looked almost as if the gnome had done it. So that was that! There's a story right there.…

Women In Horror Month... in London! (February 2016)

It's February so that means Women in Horror Month! Now, there's a few events going off around the world and in the UK. Let's start with Screen Queens in London on Saturday, 13th February. It is hosted by Eileen Daly and friends - this will include screenings of her new films: First Bite & Hollywood Betrayed - additional to that, there will be Entertainment, Drag-Queens and Burlesque:-

Also, in London on 23rd of February will be WIH7: United in Blood @ Whirled Cinema - celebrating women in front and behind the camera! Guest panelists include: Barbie Wilde, Nicholas Vince, Emma Dark, Katie Bonham and Jessica Messenger - who is also running a Kickstarter this month - Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse - See, HERE!!

Show your support guys and girls... follow the links for further details, tickets and events!! For Screen Queen tickets, see - HERE! For WIH7 Tickets - see, HERE!
Don't forget, guys that miss Emily Booth will be signing at Camden Film Fair on February 13th, too…