Birmingham Horror Group hosts second movie marathon

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The Birmingham Horror Group presented its second ‘mini-movie marathon’ on 25 March, at the city’s historic Victoria public house. In addition to a wide range of horror shorts, Irish film-maker Simon O’Neill flew in from Dublin to present The Man with My Name, his documentary on Italian screenwriter Giovanni Simonelli. There was also a rare screening of Selkie, starring Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth.

Unfortunately, technical issues prevented the group showing the paranormal thriller Echoes of the Passed, but it’s hoped this can be included at a future event.

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Above: Emily Booth in Selkie, directed by her brother, Simon Booth.
Below: The evening’s host, Steve Green, with the group’s special guest, Irish film-maker Simon O’Neill.

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Gravevine Birmingham, 18 January 2018

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Many thanks to Grapevine Birmingham for its promotion of our forthcoming film event: “A macabre menu of dark delights from around the world will be served up on 25 March, when the Birmingham Horror Group hosts its second annual ‘Mini-Movie Marathon’.

“The event, in aid of the charity Diabetes UK, is being held at the Victoria pub on John Bright Street and has already attracted spinechilling submissions from film-makers as far afield as India, Brazil, Australia and the Russian Federation — plus a “fear few” from the West Midlands.

“‘The horror genre embraces everything from psychological thrillers and bizarre monsters to supernatural terror and twisted comedy,’ said festival organiser Steve Green, ‘and we plan to reflect that full range in those films we’ll be screening.’

“The event launches at 6pm and tickets are £3.00, bookable online via Eventbrite (https://tinyurl.com/ycqzhuxx). Further details of the event are available via the group’s website (http://www.birmingham-horror.co.uk/).”

The Week with Carl Jones, 13 January 2017

The 13 January edition of Made In Birmingham TV’s business magazine The Week with Carl Jones featured an item on the Birmingham Horror Group’s first movie marathon. After watching film of Steve Green interviewing Birmingham-based director Carl Timms (pictured below) about his zombie comedy Still, Carl and local solicitor Phillip Barnsley discussed the recent growth in film-making in the West Midlands.

Birmingham Horror Group, 1st October 2016

Our guest in October was the author and award-winning editor David A Sutton, who discussed a career which began with small press magazines in the late 1960s and has included the launch of Fantasy Tales in 1977, such anthologies as Dark Terrors and his own imprint, Shadow Publishing. David was interviewed by Steve Green, who brought along a 1989 edition of Critical Wave in which he and co-editor Martin Tudor had profiled David and his own editorial partner Stephen Jones. [Photographs by Dave Shakes and Chrissie Harper.]

Birmingham Horror Group, 3rd September 2016

September’s meeting coincided with the anniversary of the birth of Albert DeSalvo, prime suspect for the “Boston Strangler” murders. As a result, we focused upon Society’s curious fascination with serial killers, from the factual (Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, Danny Rolling) through the fictional creations they inspired (Norman Bates, Buffalo Bill, Ghostface) to the outright bizarre and supernatural (Dr Phibes, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger).

Afterwards, there was a short discussion of the Birmingham Horror Group’s developing plans to run a two-day convention next year, the first Birmingham FearFest.

Above: regulars Ray Holloway, Dave Shakes and Steve Green try to look as normal as possible in a (arguably vain) attempt to distance themselves from the evening’s subject matter. [Photograph by Chrissie Harper]

Big Centre TV, 22nd July 2016


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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.