Album Review: My Midnight Things – Lizzy Borden

I really can't say much about this album, other than: disappointed. But, nevertheless, I'll try to elaborate on this. When, in April, it was announced, out of the blue, that Lizzy Borden would be releasing a new album in June, I was really looking forward to hearing it. I wouldn't call myself a massive Lizzy … Continue reading Album Review: My Midnight Things – Lizzy Borden

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The Lost Films of Tobe Hooper: Spider-Man

Thinking that Tobe Hooper's talents would never have lent themselves well to a superhero movie, and as a director whose body of work is maligned enough as it is, I always thought it was something of a blessing he never got to direct a Spider-Man movie for Cannon in the mid-eighties. But then I started … Continue reading The Lost Films of Tobe Hooper: Spider-Man

The Lost Films of Tobe Hooper: White Zombie

As I write this the big news in the movie industry at the moment is the underwhelming box office performance of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, now I can't be bothered to go into all the theories being bandied about as to why the film hasn't attracted an audience like Star Wars films are … Continue reading The Lost Films of Tobe Hooper: White Zombie

Christian Death @ Underworld, London

April 1st, 1998, twenty years ago this month, Rozz Williams, like King Lear's wise Fool, played a final bitter joke on the world and hanged himself. At the time of his death, Rozz had been out of the official version of Christian Death, the band he founded and named as a teenager, for over a … Continue reading Christian Death @ Underworld, London

New Horror Anthology: Triggered

Very pleased to have my short story, A Shade Darker, included in Triggered, a shocking new horror anthology from Jim Goforth and J. Ellington Ashton Press. Triggers. Everybody has them. Some traumatic life event. A phobia. Something brought on by anxiety. Fear. Loneliness. Desperation. Desire. Rage. Memories. Hatred. It’s how we react to them that shapes … Continue reading New Horror Anthology: Triggered

Ramsey Campbell @ The Horse Hospital, London

Had an inspiring experience last night at the Horse Hospital, a quirky little venue in the heart of London that focuses on underground and avant-garde media, where author Ramsey Campbell was in conversation with Stephen Jones. Admittedly, I am not as familiar with the work of Ramsey Campbell as I feel I should be, he's … Continue reading Ramsey Campbell @ The Horse Hospital, London

Movie Review: German Angst (2015)

  Directed by Jörg Buttgereit  ("Final Girl"), Michal Kosakowski ("Make a Wish"), & Andreas Marschall ("Alraune"). Written by  Jörg Buttgereit ("Final Girl"), Goran Mimica ("Make a Wish") Michal Kosakowski ("Make a Wish"), & Andreas Marschall . ("Alraune") SYNOPSIS: Acclaimed writers and directors Jörg Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall, Michal Kosakowski are back behind the camera with a … Continue reading Movie Review: German Angst (2015)