Ginger Nuts of Horror
TERRY GRIMWOOD HAS A Way to Live Forever
Author terry Grimwood and Black Shuck Books have just announced details of their latest publication, There is a Way to Live Forever . A collection 0f 13 short stories of a dark dystopia nature, the book is now available for pre-order from Black Shuck Books
Only pick up a stranger if you can face your demons…and hers
Only stay with your lover if you can give yourself body and soul
Only sell your flesh if you can bear humiliation, pain and the deepest darkness
Only play God if you can endure the unutterable loneliness of the Divine
THERE IS A WAY TO LIVE FOREVER
Thirteen excursions into the shadowlands that border the known and the terrors that lie beyond
THERE IS A WAY TO LIVE FOREVER by Terry Grimwood
Author of Deadside Revolution, Bloody War and The Exaggerated Man
CREEPMAKER STUDIOS signs a production deal with DARKSIDE RELEASING for a slate of four films
Creepmaker Studios, a new italian production company focusing on micro/low budget horror, action, dark comedy and thriller genres, has announced a production deal with canadian Darkside Releasing to develop a slate of four genre films. The first two are scheduled to go into production in 2018.
"The Weak" directed by Tiziano Cella (Subject 0: Shattered Memories, Red Net) is a supernatural horror about three friends who go for a one-week trip to Italy, discovering a sanctuary in the woods and awakening an ancient satanic force, while "Fuck You Immortality" will mark the feature-length debut of italian genre director Federico Scargiali: in the film a couple of old hippies are searching for Joe, a long time friend from the '70s who seem to be stuck in time and never aged a day since then. Through technicolor ninjas, bizarre metalheads, shamans and ancient rituals, the couple embark on a journey with no turning back.
Creepmaker's founder and producer Alan M. Cossettini commented: "We couldn't be more excited about our collaboration with Darkside Releasing, they totally embraced our vision, we have some great projects coming. Our first two features are currently under pre-production, we are actually casting and searching for the last locations. Get prepared for some craziest, frightening, challenging and offbeat films ever!"
Darkside Releasing was Co-Founded by Vince D’Amato and Nicole Hancock D’Amato (the producers for the midnight-movie production company Creepy Six Films in Vancouver). Vince and Nicole have a sixteen-year background in making and distributing independent genre films. Their film catalogue include titles as Troma's "Return To Nuke 'Em High" (Vol. 1 & 2), Ron Bonk's "She Kills", and the recent Drew Marvick's "Pool Party Massacre", among many others.
Beside these two upcoming titles, Creepmaker Studios and Darkside Releasing are also working on "Meathead", an '80s inspired horror about a metalhead turning into a hideously deformed and shapeless meat creature, and "Take Away Meltdown", a black comedy/body horror where customers of a local chinese restaurant literally melt on their new menu.
All films have been presented at this year's AFM and will hit Berlin and Cannes film markets soon.
Sulphur for Leviathan to Haunt the Festival Circui
Sodom & Chimera Productions has debuted the first trailer and new stills for Sulphur for Leviathan, the 13 minute companion piece to last year's The Temple of Lilith.
Sulphur for Leviathan is the newest blending of arthouse and horror from experimental filmmaker James Quinn, who proudly stated, "Sulphur for Leviathan is a film that started out purely as an idea of rage. An outcry of anger against the anti-rationalism of the Catholic church, in this case not the more widely discussed controversies such as reoccurring cases of pedophilia and abuse, but rather the many moral codes they like to preach, like the commonly known 'turn the other cheek'. While that may sound like a rather aggressive reason for a film, it is in its essence nothing but a piece of food for thought, intended to raise some questions about tough moral decisions that would be executed in a vastly different way outside of the religious concept."
Sulphur for Leviathan stars Susan M. Martin as The Nun, known for Plank Faceand Space Babes from Outer Space, as well as Jerry Larew as Lucifer, widely known for his portrayal of Alfie in the She Was So Pretty films. Other roles include Craig Long as Satan, and Joseph Knapik, head of the Columbus Zombie Walk, as a demon priest.
The score was created by composer Leanna Primiani, who recently worked on the award winning horror short The Daughters of Virtue. The film also features music by the band Come to Grief, a Doom/Sludge Metal band from Boston, whose song Killed by Life was used for the end credits.
PopHorror Presents: the anti-valentines ball
PopHorror’s Anti-Valentine’s Ball is the perfect night for single people or couples who hate all the usual romantic fluff forced upon us every February.
PopHorror are masters at twisting shiny pop into twisted cabaret with their residency at The RVT and at this special event they are turning their dark sorcery to all things Love & Romance.
Guests can partake in games like Speed Hating, Plenty More Fishing, Power Ballad Group Karaoke, Blind Hate and the Damaged Goods Tombola. They will also enjoy devilishly dark and witty performances from the best cabaret, drag and alternative performers in London. Plus there will be fine pop, indie and alternative music from DJs Paul Joseph & Neil Prince.
Tracy Barlow! Rhys’ Pieces AKA The Phoenix!
Breda Von Teese presents Nurse Dystentery!
With performances by:
Evelyn Carnate! Pi The Mime!
Juliet Sugg! Bethany Haven! Chloe Rose! Fruit!
Speed Hating! Killer Cupids! Dating Disasters!
Twisted Tango! Aunt Agony! Damaged Goods!
Special guest Neil Prince (Power Brunch, R & She)
& Paul Joseph (PopHorror, Athena)
PopHorror’s Anti-Valentine’s Ball will be the perfect night out for mates, dates, lovers and haters – just make sure you leave all the lovey-dovey stuff at the door.
Date: Wednesday 14th February 2018
Venue: The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Address: 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY
Times: Doors 7pm. Shows and activities from 8pm and throughout the night. Booze, disco and dancing til midnight and beyond.
Tickets: £7 Advance (£6 early bird) Click here to purchase
£10 on the door (£8 concessions)
PopHorror started in 2016 at The RVT, producing horror and pop music themed cabaret shows. 2017 shows included The Cher Witch Project, Madonna’s Papa Don’t Screech and the Kylie Special, I Should Be So Chucky. They have also produced immersive event nights Horror Prom! and Camp Friday 13th at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, as well as PopSéance, a Halloween spectacular featuring performances from dead pop stars.
Tracy Barlow is currently detained in the Paul O'Grady Maximum Detention Centre where she runs a blog campaigning for the legalising of human/dog marriage. Her hobbies include homicide, the dark web and disco music.
Breda Von Teese
"Looking forward to a venereal Valentines Day? Come along to Nurse Dysentery's NHS Drop-In Clinic, where you can have the consequences of your hedonistic Christmas forcibly removed.
Rhys’ Pieces AKA The Phoenix
Rhys’ Pieces is a one person performance troop. Formerly known as The Phoenix this powerhouse performer delivers pure fire through high energy through to liquid ice and everything between.
Don't be shady 'cos she's a real lady! Winner of "Not Another Drag Competition Season 4" Miss Chloe Rose is here to give us all a real, hard lesson in love.
Fruit loves to find ingenious ways to deliver (un)wholesome, raw and juicy performances. So if you’re lucky enough to sit in the splash zone, expect at least 1 of your 5 daily portions. #eatmybanana
A playful, powerful & fabulously unpredictable shapeshifting showgirl. A little imp in disguise with a naughty sense of humour who can go from sweet to subversive, sensual to downright twisted in seconds.
Pi The Mime
Pi doesn't live in this world. Care to join him in his? Gender-bending, crowd pleasing, award winning, genre defying individual with a passion for making people think, feel but, most of all, smile.
Bethany is a fresh comedic drag talent who serves bad hair, great lip synching and bucket-loads of sass.
Juliet fuses authorial illustration with performance and installation creating 'live' graphic novels. Her work purposefully straddles boundaries of classification, creating strange and often confrontational imagery, which may appear sugary on first glance only to reveal disquieting undertones.
Paul is the creator and producer of PopHorror. He also promotes and DJs at the ‘80s night, ATHENA at Eagle London, and co-wrote the most recent RVT Panto, Goosed.
Neil is one of the most popular DJs on London’s queer scene. He is promoter and DJ at R and She, DJ at Power Brunch and was DJ for Bananarama’s recent UK reunion tour.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
I don’t like gory horror movies – is this night for me?
Don’t worry, PopHorror is a fun night that playfully features characters from the 70s, 80s and 90s (more ‘cabin in the woods’ than ‘tortured at a hostel’). And you’re more likely to see Jason, Chucky and Freddy Krueger belting out Madonna tunes than terrifying teenagers.
It’s a school night and I need my beauty sleep! What time does it finish?
PopHorror’s performances finish by 10.30pm, and start at 8pm, and The RVT is two minutes’ walk from Vauxhall Tube, Overground and bus station. Plenty of time to get home to bed and start the day fresh.
I don’t get it – how does it blend pop music with horror movies?
Let me give you some examples. At our Kylie special “I Should be so Chucky” the fabulous drag queen Eileen Bothways performed the pop hit “I’m Spinning Around” dressed as Regan from The Exorcist (check out the photos here). During our ‘90s night “I Spit on Your Rave”, drag queen Meth performed Eternal’s ‘Power of a Woman’ as Frankenstein’s Bride during reanimation.
So it’s a drag show then?
Not quite. There’s also hilarious video mash-ups, games and quizzes if you’re really keen – but audience participation is not compulsory. Plus there’s great DJs on until midnight if you fancy a boogie. We’ve also done special events at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club that have been more immersive: the Horror Prom, Camp Friday 13th, and the PopSéance, where we brought back dead singers for one more song at the end of 2016.
Is it a gay night? I’m a straight woman wanting a night out with some mates.
While there’s something clearly queer about PopHorror it’s by no means a gay-only event. Our Horror Prom welcomed not just one, but three hen groups. And our Prom Queen competition was won by a straight bloke! We welcome everybody who wants a unique night out (and with possibly a ridiculous sense of humour).
Why have you mixed pop music with horror movies?
Why not? But seriously – they are both hugely popular but often derided art forms, and we love them equally. Creator and producer Paul Joseph soon found that mashing them together has hilarious results – such as his video mash-up of Jamie Lee Curtis surviving Horror Movies cut to Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’, or an edit of every Final Destination death in reverse, set to ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’
Is there anything else like this in London?
Not a chance! There’s even nothing like it in Bristol, where we also do shows. If you love pop music OR you love horror movies OR you just want a night out with guaranteed giggles then give us a try.
Is it only drag queens who perform?
Not at all – PopHorror features a mix of drag queens, drag kings, biological drag queens and performance artists, as well a regular open mike slot (The First Girl) for newcomers.