SCREAM issue 29

cover29-211x300There are a number of upcoming movies I’ve got my eyes on, and several of them are featured in this month’s issue of SCREAM magazine. MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT is an unnecessary (but intriguing) sequel to Gareth Edwards’ superb 2010 MONSTERS, and IT FOLLOWS just sounds phenomenal. The directors of both movies are interviewed in an issue which also includes features on Eli Roth’s CLOWN, the history of Italian zombie movies, and a retrospective piece on Robin Hardy’s seminal THE WICKER MAN.

Yes, I pimp it every month, and yes, I know the folks behind it, but I have a huge amount of time and respect for SCREAM magazine and I urge you to grab a copy. Visit, or pick up the magazine from any branch of HMV, Forbidden Planet, or any of the newsagents listed here. SCREAM is also available digitally as iSCREAM!

Brain eating, book signings and Wicker Trees

As I mentioned in my post last Friday, I had a lot planned for the weekend just gone. Some thankyous are now in order…

Thanks to Adele, Vince and the rest of the UN:BOUND team for organising a thoroughly enjoyable zombie shoot on Saturday. You’ll get to see their full video next month, but for now here’s a brief teaser:

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Thanks also to fellow authors Wayne Simmons and Jasper Bark for being such great sports, and to all the volunteer zombies who showed up on the day. And a special mention to Jenny Jackson for her stunning makeup work.

On Sunday, my annual pilgrimage to the Grimm Up North festival was the best yet. Apart from being able to watch THE DEAD (more about that later in the week), and talk about zombies in front of a large and appreciative audience, I was also lucky enough to meet director Robin Hardy (THE WICKER MAN) and take in a showing of his new movie THE WICKER TREE.

Thanks to Sim, Rachel, Steve, Laura and everyone else involved with Grimm for their hospitality and tireless enthusiasm. Maybe I’ll be able to introduce a Moody movie myself there next year (but that’s a story for another blog post…)