Monday, 27 September 2010

Hammer fans should head to London this Halloween

Halloween 2010 is fast approaching and word has reached me that Don Fearney is organising a Hammer fan event that's not to be missed.

The event, which takes place at the Cine Lumiere in South Kensington on Saturday October 30, will see the launch of Hammer Films: The Unsung Heroes, Wayne Kinsey's lovingly crafted homage to the team behind the legendary studio. Veteran actress Barbara Shelley, who wrote the forward, will also be in attendance for a signing session.

On stage, Peter Cushing's secretary Joyce Broughton will be interviewed about her years with the Hammer legend, while Quatermass 2 star Vera Day will look back at her film career.

The highlight of the event will be the premier of Fearney's horror feature, Grave Tales - a portmanteau film in the tradition of the classic Amicus films – starring Brian Murphy of George & Mildred fame.

Tickets for the event are available for just £15 from Donald Fearney at 25 High Hill Ferry, Bakers Hill, London, E5 9HG (tel: 0208 8066915).

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Just been reviewing Casanova 70, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Virna Lisi, and who do I see playing a circus lion tamer but the lovely Liana Orfei who appeared opposit Vincent Price and Jeanne Crain in 1961's Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile.

It made want to check out the film again. Boy! Vincent's eyeliner is just out of this world.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story on Sky Arts

The award-winning 2007 documentary, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, directed by Jeffrey Schwarz and focusing on the director's life and work finally gets a screening in the UK.

Catch it on Sky Arts 1 (Saturday, 18 September 2010 at 4.45pm).

Although it won't be screened in glorious Percepto, it will be available in HD.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Kultguy talks to True Blood's Nelsan Ellis

Now here's a treat. Nelsan Ellis from True Blood talks to me about the second series, which airs on Channel 4 tomorrow night.