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Announcements and Suggestions / Re: Appointment of a new BFS chair
« on: November 08, 2014, 08:37:33 pm »
Welcome aboard good captain,

Good luck with the new role Phil,

I'm just trying to renew at the moment but by cheque, some of us are still in the paper age,



Announcements and Suggestions / Re: BFS Survey
« on: November 08, 2014, 08:05:30 pm »
Cheers Stephen,

Had sent an e-mither to the sec, but not heard back for a while so I've now tried your suggestion.


Announcements and Suggestions / Re: BFS Survey
« on: October 16, 2014, 01:06:08 am »
Just to show how fuddy duddy I am, I'm trying to get an address to send a cheque to renew my subs, lapsed in May.

Sent an e-mail again to the sec. address,

If anyone knows the address and who to make payment out to I would be most happy,


look forward to the Survey.

British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2014
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:16:38 am »
Well posted my suggestions for what it's worth, never a fan of the jury awards. I prefer my awards Hugo to Booker.

Comic section I did go for Ghosted from imagine, on-going series. It reminded my of the Legend of Hell House meets Ocean's 11 and this first arc I enjoyed, the 1st 5 issues ie the first story arc are collected as below.


FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2014
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:55:16 am »
Just a quick note, I've booked and will be at the can with Nadia & Aysha, we are staying at the Ibis though.


FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2014
« on: February 11, 2014, 12:54:04 am »
As Jen pointed out with her links, a code of conduct is expected. Some authors will not join as guests unless there is one.

Usually the arbiter of what is allowed are the Con staff, but let's face it some of the old school pulp is near the knuckle.

To be honest the old Conan stuff can be embarrassing. It is the thing people point at as what is bad about our genres, but where do draw the line on the old stuff. Tarzan is much the same.

Some of the trade shows look bad, so I guess it's time fans made a stand before the companies sell us out.


Crikey I forgot about that one, been some years since I've seen it. Thanks for the reminder Caroline.


That's Ok Ramsey, it was the blurb from the Beeb.

As far as I know Ealing only did 1 portmanteau, Dead of Night. An excellent thing for sure. Then there were a number of then based on the work of  W. Somerset Maugham. Quartet being one, Gainsborough did this one, but the anthology only really took root in the 60's in horror with Amicus, so I can see where they are coming from.

Still I agree with you, Dead of Night is such a great film and still casts such a shadow over the anthology films it must take the credit.


BFS Publications / Re: BFS Journal #10
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:58:44 am »
Not sure when my membership runs out, who do I check with David?

Are we sent a reminder email?


TV and Film / Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:51:31 am »
Ghosts of Sherwood, aka Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood.


This is the one in which Robin sells his soul to a witch and eventually (last 20 mins.) ends up a flesh eating zombie.

A truly terrible film (I enjoyed it because it was so bad, but Nadia thought it was so bad it was just bad, and she usually likes bad films.)

Not one I could recommend.

Dead Mine quite an effective small, scale horror from the maker Mum & Dad. There is something bad down there and this time it's due to experiments from the imperial Japanese from WW2 (no Nazis.) from HBOAsia & set in the Philippines.


Books / Re: What are you currently reading..?
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:44:34 am »
Currently reading the complete Bone by Jeff Smith, a fun epic comic.

plus I'm reading some of Peter Crowther's short stories.


Houses Of Horror

Horror aficionado and film buff Matthew Sweet explores the creative rivalry between the two great British horror studios of the Sixties and Seventies - Amicus taking on the might of Hammer.

It's almost a given that the story of British horror movies belongs to Hammer films. The studio, with its lurid combination of sex and death, lashings of blood and gore, has given it a special stake in British hearts. It made over 200 films, such as Dracula and Curse Of Frankenstein with a recurring, legendary cast, including Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and its 2007 revival drew heavily on past mystique.
Hammer was the most successful British film company of all time but, throughout its heyday in the 60s and 70s, it did battle with a much smaller, poorer, creative, upstart rival - Amicus films. Amicus was a small British horror studio that pioneered the much loved 'portmanteau' picture, such as Tales Of The Crypt and Vault Of Horror each movie a composite of four or five short stories, whose connection is revealed at the end.

Matthew explores the productive rivalry between the two contenders for the heart and soul of British horror, in a blood-curdling tale of low-budget, gore-spattered one-upmanship that's full of chilling atmosphere and fun.

Presenter/ Matthew Sweet, Producer/ Simon Hollis for A Brook Lapping production

Ep 1/1
Thursday 30 January

11.30am-12 noon


« on: January 19, 2014, 06:30:28 pm »
It sounds like a long haul for you Peter,

Allen the jumper looks wonderful.


BFS Publications / Re: BFS Journal #11
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:26:13 pm »
Thanks again Stephen,

lets hope things are better this year for getting things out, with the FantasyCon in York and not bundled into another con things should be on a stronger footing all round.


BFS Publications / Re: BFS Journal irregularity
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:23:54 pm »
I did make a reply to David but the info I had was out of date anyway. had a few probs but not major.

Stephen's post about the new journals should update things.

With Bindles going down it seems to have caused many problems across the small press in general.


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