If you've been wondering what kinda weirdo would put together a site about, mostly long forgotten (and let's not beat around the bush here often with good reason!) slasher flicks and associated trash, then here's your answer. Handsome devil aren't I?!
If truth be told I'm not the egomanical type - I normally wouldn't say boo to a goose, but I figured you may want to get a look at who's been 'entertaining' (and yes, those are inverted commas) you for the last five years or so (bar the, erm, 'wilderness period'). Of course, feel free to turn back now and flee to some (less horrific) part of the site if you want!
Yes, that's me to the right, looking a tad smug (and who wouldn't?) under my mighty fine THE FUNHOUSE / MY BLOODY VALENTINE double-bill UK Quad. I'm currently living in the wonderfully named St Werburghs, Bristol, which is the UK, where we moved to after we got the hell out of Brighton. I'm currently trying to make ends meet as a web designer (not too easy these days) and also work at a large Vegetarian wholesale distributor, which takes up far too much time which otherwise would be devoted to watching crappy horror movies and writing about them (whilst my other-half slumbers through them - narcolepsy sets it at the mere mention of anything containing the words 'part3' or 'massacre'!).
Talking of horror movies- (and I realise this is starting to sound like a job application), I've always loved them- slasher flicks have a special place in my heart because they may be no darn good (the majority), but they were my first love; and hence why this site was born. I guess my philosophy is that I like good horror movies; and I like bad horror movies- I get different things from them but that's fine ... Non slasher or gialli horror faves include: (pasta splatter) Gorge Grau's THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE (aka LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE) (1974); Mario Bava's SHOCK (aka BEYOND THE DOOR II) (1977); Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA (1977) (my co-favourite of all time with HALLOWEEN (1978)) and INFERNO (1980); Lamberto Bava's DEMONS (1985); Lucio Fulci's grand zombie quartet (ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS (1979); CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980); THE BEYOND (1981) and HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY); and (great as a party triple-bill!) ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST (aka DR. BUTCHER MD) (1980); BURIAL GROUND (aka LE NOTTI DEL TERRORE- see left pic) (1980) and (the super cheesy) CITY OF THE WALKING DEAD (1980) ... 1980 was a good year wasn't it! ... Other Euro-horror I'm partial to: Amando de Ossorio's BLIND DEAD series (but especially, for all the wrong reasons, the third one- HORROR OF THE ZOMBIES. It's just got something to do with seeing a group of fashion models chased by the lumbering undead (great trash asthetic!) which is I guess why I have a soft spot for a stinker like DAWN OF THE MUMMY (1981) too). Also Walerian Borowczyk's DOCTEUR JEKYLL ET LES FEMMES (1981) (oh, for a decent copy of that one!); Andrzej Zulawski's POSSESSION (1981); and Roman Polanski's REPULSION (1965) and THE TENANT (1976). ... I'm growing to appreciate our homegrown horror more (especially after reading FAB Press' wonderful TEN YEARS OF TERROR), I especially enjoyed DEAD OF NIGHT (1945); TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) and one of the scariest things I've ever seen- THE WOMAN IN BLACK (1987).
As for fright flicks from the States (and yes, I'm aware this is turning into some kind of essay!) non-slasher favourites include: THE HAUNTING (the original only!) (1963); HOMEBODIES (1974); IT'S ALIVE! (1974); CARRIE (1976); Wes Craven's THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977); MOTEL HELL (1980); MOTHER'S DAY (1980); HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP (1980); DEAD AND BURIED (1981); SCARECROWS (1988); EXORCIST III (1990); RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART 3 (1993) ... God knows there's plenty more, and I'm sure I've left lots out (and yes, I did like THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999)) ... but finally, as to my tastes in flicks, here's a few of my faves when I'm not watching horror: THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIES (yes, really!); most anything by John Waters; absolutely anything with Jayne Mansfield in it; and I'm a bit partial to the odd bit of art-house too (so sue me!).
Music? ... (bet you're glad you asked!) ... What can I say. I was a card carrying member of the undead for years- yep, I was a goth (although bare in mind this was a decade before Marliyn Manson and all the Jenny Jones "You're too fat for that goth fashion!" shows). Still with me is my never ending idolisation of Siouxsie Sioux- ice queen par excellence, erstwhile of SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (who reformed briefly for a handful of great shows); and now of the still mighty fine THE CREATURES. I'm also partial to a bit of: THE SMITHS; COIL; BLUR; LADYTRON; BROADCAST (they'd make a great soundtrack to a latter day gialli if anyone was making one!); SWANS; THROWING MUSES; PIXIES; BREEDERS; THE RAPTURE; YEAH YEAH YEAHS; BELLE AND SEBASTIAN; RAVEONETTES; QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE; THE DONNAS; NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS; INTERPOL; PLACEBO (and more but I'm tired of typing and I expect you are tired of reading- if you've got this far!)
So, that's a 'little' bit about me. I suggest you get back to exploring