Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tonight's show: 50 years of American Splatter* or how I learned to stop worrying and love the grindhouse!

Continuing our celebration of Walpurgiswoche, Alex Fitch interviews Stephen Thrower, editor of the legendary Eyeball magazine about his Grindhouse festival on Saturday at the Riverside Studios cinema in Hammersmith; Stephen will be showing 6 rare American splatter movies to help illustrate his book (Nightmare USA) and introducing Q&As with the film-makers. Alex and Stephen talk about the history of Grindhouse cinema, its influence on recent teen slasher movies and reasons why Tarantino's latest is looking like a flop...

*Yeah, alright, Psycho started filming in 1959, so strictly speaking, it's 48 years of American Splatter, but that doesn't have quite the same ring to it!

10.30pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at

Links - Buy Stephen's book from
Buy tickets direct from the Riverside Cinema
Wikipedia page on Stephen Thrower review of Eyeball Compendium

N.B./ This year's Sci-Fi London features a special 1950s Hammer quadruple bill on May 5th, all the proceeds of which go to help Resonance FM... So, if you were intrigued by my mention of Stolen Face on our Halloween show last year, now's your chance to see it as well as: X the Unknown, Four Sided Triangle and the seminal British Sci-Fi film Spaceways! Click below for details...

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