Hello Chaps, Ferdy Fox here, connoisseur of the frighteningly fantastic and the morbidly macabre.
I seem to recall promising a New Year’s Honours list where I pay tribute to my top five films of the last five years from the International Horror scene. So here it is - fashionably late.
From the icy fjords of Norway, the dusty back streets of downtown Havana, remote South American forests and a post apocalyptic Germany – I am taking you on a journey of Jules Verne proportions,
© Words Laurence Marcus.
David Tynan O'Mahony was born on 6th July 1936 in Dublin. He later changed his name to Dave Allen on advice from his agent who felt that his given name was 'unpronounceable'. However, that didn't hold back other members of the O'Mahony family of whom his grandmother, Nora O'Mahony edited Freeman's Journal, a publication that could boast W.B. Yeats among it's contributors, and his cousin, Eoin O'Mahony, a respectable barrister and something of a wandering scholar, who was affectionately given the nickname of 'The Pope', because one day when he was asked what he wanted to be -that's what he replied.
© Words Matteo Sedazzari
Loosely based on the works of writer Edgar Wallace (1st April 1875 – 10th February 1932) who covered many genres from crime to historical fiction, and began his career writing songs and poems at the close of the 19th century before establishing himself as a fiction writer. He even worked on the screen play for King Kong in 1932 before his unexpected death. If he had lived it looked like he would have broken into the US.
Christmas - a time for getting together with family and work colleagues – in other words, people you wouldn’t normally associate with. But take care, those rounds of Christmas parties are like dousing your knackers with Jack Daniels and setting fire to them – that warm fuzzy feeling soon gives way to excruciating pain.
©Words - Dean Cavanagh
Antonia Bird the wonderful human being and film & TV director passed away recently at the age of 54. I was blessed to have known and worked with her and she made a big and lasting impact on my life. It was 1999 I had recently adapted Irvine Welsh’s “Filth” into a screenplay for HAL ( a subsidiary of Indie film giant Miramax ) and Irvine graciously asked me to meet Antonia with a view to getting involved in an adaptation of a true story. Irvine had recently joined Antonia, Mark Cousins and Robert Carlyle in forming a production company called 4-Way.
Ferdy Fox here, connoisseur of the frighteningly fantastic and the morbidly macabre. Welcome to my World of Horror where I review the latest UK DVD and Video-On-Demand releases.
Every month the British public face an unrelenting deluge of new films from a variety of different viewing orifices. Included are hundreds of Horror and Fantastic Films – and to watch them all would be akin to masturbating on amphetamines - time-consuming, repetitive and likely to give you eye strain!
© Words Matteo Sedazzari
Like many of my generation, the BBC situation comedy Dad’s Army was prime time viewing during the mid-seventies. A show about the British Home Guard, a collection of volunteers doing their best at a British coastal town to prevent a Nazi invasion during wartime Britain. The volunteers were usually too old to join the army, hence the common nickname Dad’s Army.