Thursday, July 21, 2016

Exciting summer times are ahead!

I am off in mere minutes to attend my ninth Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) here in South Korea! I have at least 35 films lined up for the next nine days, and possibly more. I will write an overview article for Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope magazine and provide reviews for Gruesome Magazine (you can link directly to my articles at, but make sure to check out all of the other fantastic content there, too), That's Not Current (a new website launching right around August 1; I'll provide the link when the site goes live), the Monster Movie Podcast with host Doc Rotten (check out Doc's other excellent podcasts at, and a new publication or two that I will write about when things become official.

Big-screen horror is a rarity here, but there is a wealth of it this summer! Besides BIFAN, Seoul repertory cinema Cinematheque will feature a John Carpenter retrospective as part of its "Summer Vacance" series. It will be a blast to revisit several of his classics as they were meant to be seen. Also, Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Night of the Hunter, and the 1920s French science fiction film Inhuman Woman are on the Cinematheque schedule. From now through the end of August, I will either be watching films or writing about them --- not a bad way to try and escape the heat, humidity, and monsoon rains that make up Korean summer!

I also have articles in the now-monthly SQ Horror Magazine; you can buy print or digital versions here. The new issue of Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope magazine should hit newsstands and mailboxes any day now, and I have three articles in that issue. I'll update about that when it is available.