Straight On Till Morning podcast: FrightFest 2022

Listen to the annual podcast round-up of the Arrow FrightFest festival with Kim Newman, Anton Bitel and me: This year's themes were: Influencers Religious cults Unwelcome guests New women Tight spots Films mentioned include: Deadstream Follow Her Sissy Something in the Dirt Candy Land New Religion The Leech Who Invited Them Torn Hearts Piggy Family... Continue Reading →

The Electric Sheep Film Show: JG Ballard

Ballard and the Seventies: In March, the Electric Sheep Film Show focuses on J.G. Ballard. Virginie Sélavy talks to his daughter, the artist Fay Ballard, as well as director Harley Cokeliss, who made the first film version of Crash featuring J.G. Ballard for the BBC in 1971, and director Ben Wheatley, who discusses his long-awaited... Continue Reading →

Freaks on Today programme

I was invited on Radio 4's Today programme on 13 June 2015 to talk about Tod Browning's unsettling masterpiece Freaks (1932) on the occasion of its re-release in the UK, to discuss the controversy that surrounded it. I had picked the film as one of my all-time favourite in Sight & Sound's 2012 poll.

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