Nightmare Maker – Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Incredibly fortunate to be asked back for a third year to screen at Shock & Gore Festival at the Electric Cinema. Although Nightmare Maker is now released on DVD under the title Butcher Baker, Nightmare Maker, it is still a movie I have been trying to screen for a number of years, but always unsuccessfully so, until this year. And so when the opportunity presented itself I couldn’t turn it down, and thankfully it went down a storm.
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Siege – Derby Film Festival

I was asked by the wonderful guys at Derby Film Festival to be a part of their VHS celebration, marking their first ever film festival at the Quad cinema, Derby.
As they had already programmed in the fantastic Rewind This! documentary to play beforehand, I wanted to select a movie that complimented it, and I could think of no better candidate than the Canadian exploitation classic Siege (aka Self Defense).

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Film-Within-A-Film Double-bill

I feel honoured to have been approached by the wonderful people at Flatpack Festival to be a part of this year’s festival, and quite obviously agreed to take part.

As with any of my screenings, I usually aim to do VHS only titles, but with the DVD of Popcorn being pretty much a VHS transfer (Blu is on its way), I figured i’d be fine to select that one. And i’m just a huge fan of the movie in general. Anguish was the readily available title that I do like to throw in with double-billings and all-nighters. Something slightly obscure that people generally overlook.
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StageFright (’87): Blu-ray extra

I won’t go into too much detail, but here is a little ‘promo’ clip from one of the extras that will be included on Exposure Cinema’s forthcoming Blu-ray release of StageFright (’87).
Because the film was such a hit on video rental, a small section of extras will focus on the beloved format, and I was fortunate enough to be asked to take part in doing a little interview.
*may contain strong Midlands accent

My only regret is that I didn’t conduct the whole interview wearing a giant owl mask. And I also apologise if this puts you off pre-ordering the disc. If it hasn’t, you can proceed to this link.

Also, you may have noticed that my name on the introduction is made up of letters taken from old VHS covers. I’ve attached a better example below, even adding the background back in to give you more clues. If anyone can tell me all nine movies, i’ll send you off something real special.

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