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 →
In a radio show broadcast on Monday 6 September 2021 at 8pm on Resonance 104.4FM, I discuss the Arrow Video FrightFest festival (26 August - 5 September) with Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies and co-writer of Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema, and film critic Anton Bitel. Repeated on Tuesday 7 September, 10am. Podcast on... Continue Reading →
I had the pleasure of talking to Anna Bogutskaya about a pair of 1950s she-creature films, Curse of the Cobra (1955) and The Wasp Woman (1959) in the 26/06/2020 episode of the Final Girls weekly podcast. https://thefinalgirls.transistor.fm/episodes Picture credit: The Wasp Woman (Dir. Roger Corman, 1959)
Death and Beyond: In this month’s show, Virginie Sélavy caught up with Death Waltz Records’ Spencer Hickman and legendary composer Fabio Frizzi at this year’s Horror Channel Frightfest to talk about Frizzi’s scores for such classic Italian horror films as The Beyond and Zombi 2 in the light of his upcoming new London live show... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
Julian Ross talks to Virginie Sélavy about the summer’s seasons of experimental and independent Japanese cinema of the 1960s and 70s. In the 60s, the Art Theatre Guild of Japan (ATG) in Tokyo became the centre of a vibrant independent filmmaking scene, encouraging bold experiments and innovative collaborations with other artists. The discussion focuses on... Continue Reading →