Rocky Horror at 50: Richard O’Brien on life, laughs, and singing
Film / Music / Rock / Songwriting / Theatre / Writing

Rocky Horror at 50: Richard O’Brien on life, laughs, and singing

As The Rocky Horror Show reaches its half century, with a UK tour in 2023, we’re pleased to publish this interview with its creator Richard O’Brien. What was your inspiration behind The Rocky Horror Show? Someone asked me to entertain the Christmas staff party at the EMI Film Studios and so I wrote a song … Continue reading

It’s raining sharks – the joyfully bonkers world of Sharknado
Comedy / Film / Horror / Science fiction

It’s raining sharks – the joyfully bonkers world of Sharknado

What could be more terrifying than combining extreme weather and a shark attack? That’s why those wonderful people at The Asylum and SyFy Films gave us the Sharknado movies – a gloriously outrageous series of horror-sci-fi-comedies, directed by Anthony C. Ferrante. The six Sharknado films have become modern cult classics. From their outrageous premises to … Continue reading

Fatal Attraction: ’80s movie hit is now on stage
Film / Theatre

Fatal Attraction: ’80s movie hit is now on stage

When Fatal Attraction opened in cinemas in 1987 it captivated and terrified filmgoers, garnered multiple Oscar nominations and became that year’s biggest global hit, raking in more than $320 million against a $14 million budget. More than three decades later the chilling and provocative tale of an extra-marital affair gone horribly wrong has come to … Continue reading

Crucible of the Vampire – now hear the horror
Film / Horror / Writing

Crucible of the Vampire – now hear the horror

British independent film company Ghost Dog Films, who have already branched into graphic novels and video games, have now produced a first ebook and audiobook. It’s based on Ghost Dog’s 2019 film Crucible of the Vampire, which also spawned the excellent graphic novel, which I featured previously. The story – set in a spooky old … Continue reading

Short films project finds success in competitions
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Short films project finds success in competitions

A series of short screenplays, known as The Annalium Project (featured in this blog earlier this year), has been finding success in international competitions.  The project’s creator (my pal) Robert Lancey had been hoping to have started filming the first film ‘Sssss’ by now, but the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has kept that on hold until … Continue reading

‘Visions of Beulah’ – short film explores reality and meaning
Film / Writing

‘Visions of Beulah’ – short film explores reality and meaning

When artist Mari reveals to her PhD student boyfriend that she can hear his thoughts, he decides he must think in images to maintain balance. As he opens himself up to imagination and memory, his world loses its characteristic rationale. That’s the intriguing premise of the forthcoming short film by Thomas Riordan, Visions of Beulah. Continue reading