FANGTASTIC HORROR GUESTS AT CAMDEN FILM FAIR 2016!

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THE FILM FAIR CAMDEN – SATURDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2016

Now in it’s 31st year, The Film Fair at Camden just keeps getting bigger and better and starts off 2016 with three special guests who have all made an impact in the world of horror! First up is the British horror legend Emily Booth, star of numerous independent horror films (including Evil Aliens, Doghouse, Inbred), magazine columnist, writer, producer, director and presenter on the Horror Channel – is there anything this girl can’t do?

Next we have movie poster artist Graham Humphreys who has gained legions of fans over the years due to his amazing talent and winning personality. Throughout the eighties Graham designed and illustrated UK movie campaigns such as Dream Demon, Basket Case, Evil Dead and the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and today seems busier than ever with his work on numerous DVD releases, various commissions as well as exhibitions of his work.

Finally we have popular television star Nicholas Ball who appeared in arguably the greatest ever episode of the Hammer House of Horror tv series – “The House That Bled to Death”! Ball has also starred in EastEnders, Footballers’ Wives, the sci-fi horror movie Lifeforce and the successful detective show Hazell.

There are also a whole ton of stalls specialising in movie memorabilia, horror merchandise, monster magazines, DVDs, posters, T-shirts, books and so much more for the dedicated film and horror fan and this all takes place at the legendary Electric Ballroom from 10:00am – 4:00pm – right next to Camden Town tube station – and the entrance is only £3 for adults!!!

The Camden Film Fair is looking to expand and is particularly interested in traders who deal in comics, vinyl (including movie soundtracks), movie related toys (including Star Wars and other fantasy blockbusters old and new), horror film clothing and collectibles and Manga merchandise so if you would like to book a stand or require more information just email Camden Film Fair at info@midnight-media.net – or you can call on 01832 731774 (10am – 6pm).

2016 DATES FOR THE FILM FAIR @ CAMDEN…
13th February, 16th April, 25th June, 3rd September, 22nd October, 10th December (all Saturdays).

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Stripping Back The Artichoke: The Making of “Lifeforce”

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“Their instruments picked up the massive outline long before they saw it. That was to be expected. What baffled Carlsen was that, even when they were a thousand miles away, and the braking rockets had cut their speed to seven hundred miles an hour, it was still invisible.”

So began phenomenological existentialist Colin Wilson’s take on the vampire legend. Not blood suckers, but soul takers. Published in 1976, it was to become, beyond The Outsider, The Mind Parasites and The Philosopher’s Stone, Wilson’s best known work of fiction. This was due in no small part to the fact the novel was transferred into a multi-million dollar movie most people, the author himself included, considered to be one of the biggest turkeys of the 1980’s. A film The Aurum Film Encyclopedia of Science Fiction called “a truly bad movie.”

On February 6th, 1984, principal photography commenced in London at Elstree Studios on Cannon Films’ most expensive production to date; Tobe Hooper’s Hammeresque inspired piece of vampiric sci-fi Gothic horror apocalyptic lunacy The Space Vampires. First announced in Variety on May 7th, 1980, the film was originally slated to be directed by Zoltan Persic, the SPFX expert responsible for making the world believe a man could fly in Richard Donner’s Superman. Unhappy, however, with the quality of the scripts being produced – as Wilson’s storyline proved hard to adapt cinematically – it took Cannon another three years and numerous writers and directors, including in-house director Michael Winner, before they felt comfortable to green-light the production. Cannon’s head honchos, Go-Go Boys Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, finally settling upon Texas born horror director Tobe Hooper, who was still smarting from the fall-out over who actually directed the Steven Spielberg produced mega-hit Poltergeist, Hooper having taken three years off to regroup, only directing two music video’s in the interim. But now, here he was with a three picture deal, freshly signed by one of the “smartest” and biggest independent film companies on the LA scene, and a project he felt passionate about. And the notorious director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was certainly ready to make the biggest film of his career thus far; and prove that Poltergeist wasn’t a fluke, and that its success wasn’t completely due to that overrated golden boy Spielberg….

You can read the full article by Chris O’Loughlin on the making of Lifeforce in issue 2 of Space Monsters magazine.

Print version available from CLASSIC HORROR CAMPAIGN.

Digital version available from DEAD GOOD NEWSSTAND.

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“SPACE MONSTERS” ISSUE 2 FEATURING HORROR CHANNEL STAR EMILY BOOTH IS NOW ON SALE!

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ORDER YOUR COPY OF “SPACE MONSTERS” MAGAZINE ISSUE 2 FROM THE CLASSIC HORROR CAMPAIGN WEBSITE – JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK!  A FEW COPIES OF ISSUE ONE ARE ALSO STILL AVAILABLE! 

Issue two of “SPACE MONSTERS” MAGAZINE features the UK’s Mistress of Horror, sexy space babe Emily Booth on the cover fighting off the creepy charms of It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) which she reviews in her column Emily Booth’s B-Movie Boutique! You can watch Emily every day on the Horror Channel as she presents the scariest and freakiest horror films on television as well as hosting her own show Horror Bites! You can meet Emily Booth at the following events – Hammer Horror Day (Saturday November 9th) and Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia (Saturday November 23rd – Sunday November 24th).

Also in this issue:

  • LIFEFORCE (1985) – An in-depth look at the much-maligned Tobe Hooper space vampire epic.
  • VAMPIRELLA – This special edition wouldn’t be complete without a look at the greatest space vampire of all – Vampirella!
  • IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958) – The UK’s Mistress of Horror Emily Booth reviews the classic 50’s creature feature.
  • PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1966) – Mario Bava’s atmospheric sci-fi horror flick.
  • BILLY CHAINSAW’S MOVIE MASSACRE – ‘Vampire Men of the Lost Planet’ – Artist and journalist Billy Chainsaw reinterprets the Al Adamson monster movie in Japanese-style film poster form for the first in a regular series of unique articles.
  • BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25th CENTURY – ‘Space Monsters’ looks at the “Space Vampire” episode of Glen A. Larson’s disco-sci-fi cheese-fest.
  • ULTRAMAN – Episode Guide Part One.
  • QUEEN OF BLOOD (1966) – A review of the classic AIP B-movie.
  • THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) – We remember the Howard Hawks fifties monster movie.
  • HAMMER HORROR DAY – More scream queens and horror stars than you can shake a stake at converge on Central Hall, Westminster, London in our special preview!
  • MONSTERS, ALIENS AND BIZARRE CREATURES – We preview this year’s Bram Stoker International Film Festival.

And much, much more! Order your copy now from the CLASSIC HORROR CAMPAIGN website!

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SPACE VAMPIRES!

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With Space Monsters magazine almost ready for release we are already hard at work on issue two – a vampire special! So we thought we’d ask you to choose your favourite science-fiction movie featuring space vampires! We’ve unearthed a number of classic and not-so-classic sci-fi fear flicks that have featured some form of blood-sucking outer space creatures over the decades but if you can think of any we’ve forgotten you can add your choice to the “Comments” section of our exclusive poll. The final results will be revealed in issue two of Space Monsters magazine along with a whole host of features, reviews, interviews and artwork featuring a plethora of plasma-drinking monsters and aliens!

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