First gig of 2017 and I finally got to see one of my all time favourite horror-punk bands, Screaming Dead, performing in support of TV Smith at the legendary 100 Club. Although typically a jazz venue, in September 1976 the 100 Club helped push Punk into the mainstream by hosting the first International Punk Festival. … Continue reading Screaming Dead @ 100 Club, London
Over the past few years vinyl has been making and come back, helping the record industry mend some of the damage it started doing to itself back in the 80s, when it shortsightedly encouraged (forced = bonus CD tracks!) record buyers to switch over to the cheaper to produce Compact Disc, never foreseeing the possibility … Continue reading Horrorific Vinyl: 2016’s Horror OSTs
Out now, my story 'The Whispering Tree' appears in Croosroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends, a new horror anthology by Burning Willow Press. The release also features work by C.C. Adams, David Owain Hughes, Alice J. Black and many other great horror writers. "32 tales…32 storytellers with a twisted mind to entice you. When … Continue reading New Horror Anthology: Crossroards in the Dark II – Urban Legends.
PLOT: When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers - and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, … Continue reading Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
There's still a few days left to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for Hybrid Moments: A literary Tribute to the Misfits, 'a collection of short stories inspired by the songs of the greatest horror punk band of all time'. By participating you can snag yourself limited edition copies of the book, due out in October, and a … Continue reading Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute to the Misfits
Inspired by the release of the official poster for Rob Zombie's 31, I wanted to put up a post looking at some poster art and home release covers for Tobe Hooper movies. One of my favourite filmmakers, Hooper is an under appreciated director whose films have clearly been a big influence on Zombie. 10. Poltergeist … Continue reading Top Ten Tobe Hooper Poster Art
The official poster for Rob Zombie's long awaited movie 31 has been released and it looks amazing. I'm really looking forward to seeing this flick. It comes out on VOD on September 16th and in theaters on October 21st. “Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are … Continue reading Official Poster For Rob Zombie’s 31 Unveiled