Birmingham Horror Group hosts first movie marathon


To mark its relocation to the Gunmakers Arms, the Birmingham Horror Group showcased 15 short movies by film-makers based in the UK, USA, Canada and South America. In addition, local director Carl Timms (above, right) was on hand to discuss his comedy Still, shot in the city’s Jewellery Quarter.

Cannibals & Carpet Fitters (dir. James Bushe, UK)
Encosto (dir. Joel Caetano, Brazil)
Bad Acid (dir. David Chaudoir, UK)[1]
Waiting For Gorgo (dir. Benjamin Craig, UK)[2]
Ghostwords TV Special: Grindhouse Planet Film Festival 2016[3]
Night of the Deranged Virgins from Hell (dir. Liam Banks, UK)[4]
Trailers: The Love Witch, House of Screaming Death, Crucible of the Vampire
Latch (dir. Christopher Bright, UK)
Still (dir. Carl Timms, UK)
Seize the Night (dir. Emma Dark, UK)
Homeowner (dir. Ryan Curtis, Canada)[1]
Hyde & Seek (dir. Amy Coop, UK)
Margaret (dir. BJ Colangelo, USA)
Paralysis (dir. R Shanea Williams, USA)
Mr Creak (dir. Liam Banks, UK)
Adonis & Aphrodite (dir. David Chaudoir, UK)*
The Latcher (dir. Christopher Bright & Mark Dutton, UK)

[1] David Chaudoir and Ryan Curtis recorded personal introductions for their films
[2] Shown with the agreement of its screenwriter, MJ Simpson
[3] Includes interviews with UK film-makers Marc Hamill and Liam Banks
[4] This faux trailer won the Grindhouse Planet Film Festival’s 48-Hour Challenge

Big Centre TV, 22nd July 2016


Photograph by Chrissie Harper

Birmingham Horror Group organiser Steve Green joined Big Centre TV presenter Carl Jones for tonight’s edition of Carl’s weekly movie magazine The Big Picture. As well as the 6 August appearance by crew and cast from The House of Screaming Death (featured on a previous edition of Carl’s show), topics under discussion included the ingredients for a classic horror movie, film-makers’ over-reliance upon CGI, Ghostwords TV and Steve’s plans to move into producing video ‘extras’ for Blu-ray and DVD releases with Rose of Eibon partner Chrissie Harper.

Free tickets are still available for the August meeting here.