Belatedly celebrating Walpurgis Nacht, Alex Fitch interviews Stephen Thrower, editor of the legendary Eyeball magazine about his Grindhouse festival on Saturday 5th May at the Riverside Studios cinema in Hammersmith; Stephen showed 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…
Originally broadcast 3rd May, 2007 (mp3 format, 26.8mb)
*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!
Links – Buy Stephen’s book from fabpress.com
Wikipedia page on Stephen Thrower
Kamera.co.uk review of Eyeball Compendium
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