I should be working (but instead I’m reading)

I really should be working, but it’s been a while since I got hold of a copy of SCREAM and, as usual, it’s packed with good stuff.

 

Having recently sat through the film again, I particularly enjoyed the comprehensive feature about FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE. Also noteworthy were the articles about PIRANHA, the career of JOE DANTE, and oft-overlooked sequel EXORCIST III. And that’s why I love SCREAM, and why I post about it whenever a new issue lands on the doormat – it’s a magazine for true horror fans who’ve lived and breathed the genre for years. It focuses on the classics as well as the contemporary. Long may it continue!

You can get hold of SCREAM from www.screamhorrormag.com/store. It’s also available from BARNES & NOBLE and BOOKS A MILLION stores in the USA, CHAPTERS/INDIGO stores in Canada, EASON stores across Ireland, and in the UK you can pick up copies from WH Smith, HMV, FOPP and FORBIDDEN PLANET.

UK Zombie Festival

UPDATE: EVENT DATE AND NAME CHANGE!

From the festival organisers: Zombies and Vampires are so popular and it’s about time the UK held the biggest and best undead weekend of fun and gore! SCREAM has officially teamed up with Active Promotions Europe to stage the very first 80s ALTERNATIVE WEEKEND this September 14th-16th 2012 in Northampton, UK.

A weekend of drinking, eating, films, horror celebs, trade stands, book authors, comic and make-up artists, live bands, live action Zombie and Vampire role playing and paintballing & much more!

80s ALTERNATIVE WEEKEND - September 14th-16th 2012 in Northampton, UKThere are a growing number of horror events springing up around the UK, and here’s another one for the calendar. On October 21st and 22nd, at Billing Aquadome in Northampton, the inaugural UK ZOMBIE FEST will take place. The event name just sells itself, doesn’t it?! I’m definitely planning to be there.

In order to make the event viable, they needed to hit 2000 Likes on their Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/UkZombieFest. When I last was able to check, they’d only had a few hundred, but it seems they’ve already smashed 2000 now. Please head on over and add your ‘like’ to the cause.

By the way, I was told about the festival by the good folks behind the magnificent SCREAM MAGAZINE and, as is customary, I’ll now spend a few seconds promoting their latest issue which includes…

An exclusive interview with Tony Todd on the set of the upcoming “Dead of the Nite”, an exclusive interview with Mexican director Alejandro Brugues who tells us all about “Juan Of The Dead” (Cuba’s first Zombie movie!), There’s also an exclusive on-location report from up-coming nazi-zombie-horror “OUTPOST 3?, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark sits down with us and give us an exclusive Career Interview, Director Eduardo Sanchez talks “The Blair Witch Project” & his latest horror “Lovely Molly”, Steve Niles Talks “30 Days of Night” and Vampire Comics: PLUS: Books, Games, Comics, Festival Reports, Photography, DVD/Blu-rays, News, Reviews, Previews, Competitions & much more!

The next time I’ll get to a computer (hopefully tomorrow), I’ll report back on a couple of events I was involved with recently, and I’ll also tell you about another debut horror festival taking place this November in a place very close to my heart…