Film · Horror · Music

1980s Movie Themes

February, 2013. For no particular reason, a feature on terrible ’80s end-credits songs. I went for ‘terrible’ to avoid endless debates about ‘classic’. On the whole, people seemed not to take issue with these choices, which include Dokken, Frank Stallone, and Dan Aykroyd rapping with Tom Hanks. The horror. I was especially amused and pleased… Continue reading 1980s Movie Themes

Film · Horror · Interview

Silje Reinåmo

November, 2012. Another interview from Night Visions. This is Silje Reinåmo, the star of the superb Norwegian fantasy Thale. The interview was originally published on the Empire blog, which no longer exists since the Empire site was overhauled. So here’s the piece in full. ———- Home-grown Scandinavian films are in relatively short supply at this year’s… Continue reading Silje Reinåmo

Film · Horror · Interview

Richard Bates Jr.

October, 2012. Another in my indie horror series. This interview with debut director Richard Bates Jr. marked the release of his excellent Excision. Originally published at Empire, but didn’t survive the migration to a new site. Here’s the full transcript.   Excision, a story of high-school awkwardness, peculiar proclivities, dangerous fantasies and horrifying amateur surgery,… Continue reading Richard Bates Jr.