Sunday, 26 June 2011

Time Again - new US sci-fi indie

Time Again is a new American sci-fi/action picture which director Ray Karwell describes as a cross between Die Hard and TimeCop.

Short synopsis:  
After a young waitress receives strange coins for a tip, she inadvertently becomes embroiled in an underworld battle with a notorious criminal that leads to her death.  With the help of a mysterious old lady, the waitress's younger sister goes back in time to save her from being murdered.
The movie stars Scott F Evans (Alien Abduction), John T Woods (Mega Snake), Angela Rachelle (The Kiss), Tara Smoker, and veteran actress Gigi Perreau (Journey to the Center of Time,). It co-stars Robert Pike Daniel (Battle of Los Angeles), Douglas Jantzen Jr. (The Last Lovecraft), Jonathan Kowalsky (Beyond the Mat), Heather Tocquigny (Insidious).

You can watch the trailer on the IMDB and there's a Facebook thing.

New review: Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit

I have added a review of Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit, a new low-budget British sci-fi picture directed by Mark Jeavons.

Callback - new Irish short

Here's a new short film which won the Audience Award at Dublin's Horrorthon festival last year.

You can watch Patrick Thompson's Callback on YouTube (it's four minutes long) and there's a Faceboook thing as well.

Airborne trailer - British horror in an aeroplane

Here's the trailer for expensive-looking new British horror film Airborne, starring the legend that is Mark Hamill!

Directed by Dominic Burns (Cut), produced by Burns, Simon Phillips (Jack Says), the ubiquitous Jonathan Sothcott and others, written by Paul Chronnel (a former Russ Abbot gag-writer, like me!). Due out next year - looks great.

Bane comes to UK DVD + screening

James Eaves' great sci-fi/horror movie Bane is finally out on UK DVD next month through Safecracker Pictures. You can pre-order it on DVD from Amazon (£11.99) or Play (£10.99), and apparently there's a quote from me on the back of the sleeve.

NB. Play is using the old promo artwork - this is what the DVD actually looks like.

Jim has revamped the Amber Pictures website (you can turn off the music!) and announced his next production, Spectre from the Void.

If you want to see Bane on the big screen (well, projected onto a screen in a room above a pub in Southampton) there's a showing on Tuesday 26th July (which has one of those Facebook things, apparently).

Thursday, 23 June 2011

New MJS book on the way

I don't want to jinx things before contracts are signed but I'm currently powering through a new book which should be out next year. This odesn't mean the Elsa biog is history; in fact I'm hoping that this new project will kick-start my book-writing muscles and let me finish off Elsa straight after.

More news as and when. I'm also working on a unique zombie script, inbetween chapters.