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Cinema Retro Dr. No special edition!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The new Dr No special edition of Cinema Retro is out, featuring my interview with Bettine Le Beau, who had a small role as Doctor Dent’s secretary. You can order it by clicking the pic!

Bettine Le Beau was a big star in the early 1960s, when she was a regular on TV and radio, as well […]

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Hammer Has Risen From the Grave!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Last weekend I attended this amazing Hammer films event hosted by the De Montfort University in Leicester. You can read my full report and see a couple of my photos over at Cinema Retro!

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I was invited to be a guest on The B Movie Cast, a popular weekly film podcast hosted from South Carolina by Vince Rotolo. We talked about Norman J. Warren’s first movie, Her Private Hell. I’ve made a couple of appearances on the show in the last twelve months, and it’s always fun. Click on […]

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Earlier this year a certain small British horror film inadvertently made national headlines, probably because it featured moments such as these:
“An early scene in the film in which the main character masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later […]

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Cannibal Holocaust: Blu Ray Premiere Photos

Friday, September 16th, 2011

A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to attend the screening of the newly restored print of Cannibal Holocaust (1980), attended by the director himself, Ruggero Deodato, one its stars, Francesca Ciardi, and another of his acting friends, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, who acted as interpreter. (Radice starred in The House on the Edge […]

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Anneke Wills on set 
This interview with Anneke Wills has been printed in Issue #22 of Cinema Retro, dated January 2012. I’ve taken it down from this blog. Please pick up a copy of the magazine if you want to read it!

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Cinema Retro Issue 17 out now!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Just a quick plug for the latest edition of Cinema Retro. My interview with Hammer and Carry On star Valerie Leon got on the front page, and takes up about 8 pages inside! It’s her most indepth interview to date and features loads of fabulous pictures. You can order the mag from the Cinema Retro […]

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Mickey Rooney: Exclusive interview!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Another article from my archive. I did this interview over two years ago for Cinema Retro, but it didn’t go well, and they have decided not to use it. It’a a shame for it to go to waste, so here it is! Enjoy, and share my pain.
 
I found Mickey Rooney at the Congress Theatre in […]

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