This month Chris and I watched the 2012 “Cockneys vs Zombies” an East End/Shaun of the Dead/Bank Heist comedy mashup starring Alan Ford, Matthias Hoene, Rasmus Hardiker. Two brothers in East London rob a bank to save their grandad’s retirement home, only to cross paths with a horde of zombies released from a nearby plague pit (by the very company that’s trying to take the retirement home!).
A journey into the horror films inspired by Bloomsbury, an area once called the nexus of occultism in London. Whether the Druidic curse cast on Dana Andrews, Charlton Heston performing ancient Egyptian rituals in the British Museum, or the Masonic undertones of Jack the Ripper, the stories of London horror cinema have long been under … Continue reading Talk Online: Ancient Powers, Rituals and the Occult in the Horror Movies of Bloomsbury
Death Lines: Walking London’s Horror History is shipping now with Strange Attractor Press in the UK, and shortly through MIT Press in the US. Orders through the Strange Attractor Press web store will include a set of 8 postcard maps drawn by Natalie Kay-Thatcher, while stocks last! The first walking guide to London’s role in … Continue reading “Death Lines” is Out Now
New Episode Out Today! My big brother Chris has never seen a Hitchcock film all the way through, so this month he chose one of the famous director’s lesser-known London films, Frenzy. It’s the story of Dick Blaney (Jon Finch), a grumpy barman who has a very bad week, leading to him becoming the chief … Continue reading New LHMC Episode: Alfred Hitchock’s “Frenzy”
New Episode Out Today! How better to spend Friday the 13th than diving into the world of a horror actor and director? Chris and I interviewed the fantastically fun Tony Mardon. An actor and horror director, he has worked with horror legends like Ian McCulloch (It!), Pauline Peart (The Satanic Rites of Dracula), and Linzi Drew … Continue reading LHMC New Episode: Tony Mardon