Friday, 26 June 2009

Exciting News

Greetings, cinematic sinners…

We here at CBC Headquarters, are delighted to fill you in on a prize snippet of additional excitement for Monday’s shindig – we’re holding a raffle!
Yes, we know it sounds very OAP, but we also know that all of you have complete faith in us and our impeccable presentation abilities.

You lucky punters will have the chance to win:

A £10 Gift Certificate for Flashback Records, North London's finest record and DVD emporium, kindly donated by Mr. Mark Flashback himself, a lovely man, with lovely locks.
In all seriousness, Flashback has a fantastic selection of goods to aid in any sort of (legal) diversion you could ask for and constantly rotating stock means popping in for a weekly visit is pretty much obligatory.
Mark's DVD selection is bristling with the obscure and truly mind boggling... anyway... enough adverts... (sorry, I kind of like the place).

The big winner of the night will take away a year’s membership to the Dalston Rio Cinema. I can't rave enough about this place, seriously, if you haven't been to this gorgeous art deco theatre and watched a midnight film, you really should flog yourself as penance.
The year membership make you a Friend of the Rio and will provide you with the following perks –

* £1 off the price of a ticket (except discounted shows)
* 2 x complimentary tickets
* Mailing of our two-monthly programme leaflet and info on special events
* Plus some discounts at various places I can't be bothered to tell you about. There's a link, clicky click it.

Just aside from all that, the Rio shows an amazing array of independent films as well as the occasional midnight crowd blockbuster, Sunday Double Matinees (2 films for £8!). I recently saw Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (both 1931) there! Big screen! Fantastic! This is so exciting we can barely contain ourselves!

So, all that remains to be said is ‘Good Luck, Burners’, have a fabulous weekend and we’ll see ya Monday!

Much love, blood and weirdness,

The Cigarettes.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Monday, 22 June 2009

Next - part 2

So we have a super secret surprise short for everyone.
I promise you won't be able to get your heads around what you are seeing.
It's genius!

Then of course followed by the fantastic Bubba Ho Tep!

The Quietus

If I can't pimp myself, what is the point?

My take on the resurgence of British Horror is up on The Quietus, Ghoul Britannia.

I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

A night at the Cinema

None other than Ed Zed himself kicking off the evening.

The frenzied crowds awaiting their Blood Feast... actually I know it looks barren, but I promise there were more people than this. Lovely pub though, huh? :)

How's that for moody?

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

The Disappeared

Just finished watching this, great stuff! Hits the ICA later in the month, catch it if you can. There have been several really good English films lately that are really worth hunting down and seeing, among them, Hush and now the Disappeared.
Could Horror be coming back to these shores? I think so!

Monday, 1 June 2009

Join us for a Blood Feast!!!

In 1963, the world was introduced to gore. Taking bits of Psycho & Dragnet and fusing them with his own history in soft core porn and heavy dose of the absurd, Herschell Gordon Lewis created the slasher blueprint which would entertain fans for years. In the 80's it officially was placed in the infamous Video Nasties list and only recently did the fully uncut version finally see the light of day.
In reality, Blood Feast is ridiculous and hilarious, less slasher film than car crash. Fuad Ramses needs body parts for his authentic Egyptian feast, and nothing, no matter how absurd or bad the acting is, will stop him. A gory feast for the senses, Lewis’ riotous debut should not be missed…

This accidental comedy will leave your sides split.

Get down early for good seats!