Friday, 13 April 2012

'Seoul' and 'Eve' at Chicago Fear Fest

The line-up for the Chicago Fear Fest tomorrow includes two films that I have reviewed recently: Time's Up Eve and Fear Eats the Seoul. Plus a whole load of other stuff.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Tash Force - new indie football comedy

Tash Force is a new indie British comedy about an inept policeman in charge of football crowd control. It's being billed as "The Football Factory meets Spinal Tap" and is released by Safecracker Pictures a week on Monday (23rd April). It's from the people who made Diary of a Bad Lad.

A hilarious mad-cap comedy about Tash McDermott (MARK WOODWARD), Head of Lancashire Constabulary's Football Intelligence Unit, as he tries to track down a football hooligan ring leader, and put a stop to any "shenanigans" on the terraces.

Tash is on the trail of the elusive ‘Nightmare’, a notorious football firm hooligan. Inspired by TV programmes like ‘Police, Camera, Action, Tash is giving a journalist (IAN WIGGINS) unrestricted access to cover his operation. But Tash is stuck in the glory days of the past, when football was a man’s game, women knew their place, a ruck was pretty much guaranteed, and he was top of the league for arrests and banning orders.

Tash senses that being the subject of a documentary will restore his status, put him right back where he deserves to be, and maybe even make him a star. So he takes his eye off the ball and starts playing up to the camera. But that, and the fact the he can’t hold his beer, ends up landing him in serious trouble.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

First guests announced for Festival of Fantastic Films

The Festival of Fantastic Films is Britain's longest-established - and friendliest - genre movie event. This year it runs (in Manchester, as always) from 26th to 28th October.

The first announced guests are:

  • actor Derren Nesbitt (Burke and Hare, Behemoth the Sea Monster, lots of TV bit-parts)
  • actor Derek Fowlds (Frankenstein Created Woman, Tower of Evil, Yes Minister, Basil Brush)
  • actress/choreographer Teri Scoble (Village of the Damned, Timeslip)
  • actress Mary Maude (Freewheelers, Crucible of Terror, Terror)
  • actor Martin Potter (Fellini Satyricon, Satan's Slave)