Monday, 21 February 2011

Scream and Scream Again's Michael Gothard in The Valley

In the cult classic Scream and Scream Again, future James Bond baddie Michael Gothard famously played the blood-sucking human cyborg Keith, the serial-killer creation of Vincent Price's Dr Browning.

But did you know that Gothard was really quite an actor himself, appearing in such avant-garde fare as Don Levy's surreal suicide underground cult Herostratus and Barbet Shroeder's psychedelic road movie The Valley (now out on Blu-ray).

For more on this 1972 rediscovered classic, read my review...

Monday, 7 February 2011

Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster Biography

I'm really enjoying this new biography on Boris Karloff, which traces the actor's career from plain Billy Pratt from Enfield, London to becoming the first King of Horror.

It's also got some great recollections about Karloff's film projects with Vinnie.
A must for all horror fans!

Read my full review at MovieTalk.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Catch House of Wax in 3D on YouTube

While researching my article for the 3D Japanese ghost story Shock Labyrinth, I came across some clips on YouTube of The House of Wax and The Mad Magician in 3D.

I'm going to dig out my old red/glasses and try it this weekend.