About

Photograph and set design by Archibald Mark for Dorian Boutique

I am a film scholar, writer and editor. In 2007 I founded the magazine for transgressive cinema Electric Sheep and edited it in print until 2009 and online until 2017. With the Miskatonic Institute founder Kier-La Janisse, I set up the London branch of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in 2015 and I was its co-director for three years. I am currently working on a book on sado-masochism in 1960s-70s cinema.

I have published widely on art, horror and exploitation cinema. I commissioned and edited The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology, a collection of essays on the theme of the end in cinema, and I contributed a chapter on Jean Rollin’s surrealist and Gothic castles in Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin. I have also written about Peeping Tom and the Medusa myth for the inaugural issue of Monstrum and the representation of Victorian London in Film Locations: Cities of the Imagination – London.  My work has appeared in publications including Sight & Sound, FilmRage, Rolling Stone (France) and Cineaste and in booklets for DVDs and Blu-rays for the BFI and Arrow Video.

I regularly run a popular course on Surrealism in Cinema and I have given talks on French fantastique cinema and women exploitation directors at venues such as the BFI and the Barbican. I hosted a monthly radio show on Resonance 104.4 FM for 10 years and I have curated screenings, hosted Q&As and participated to discussion panels at events including the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Flatpack, Raindance, the East End Film Festival and Tallinn Black Nights Festival.

I am a visiting lecturer at the London Film School, the National Film and Television School and Ravensbourne University.

Links:

Electric Sheep Magazine

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies

Strange Attractor Press

Spectacular Optical

The Horse Hospital

Close-Up

Arrow Video

Sight & Sound

BFI

Barbican

Resonance 104.4 FM

Dorian Boutique

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