Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Star, Dies at 75

Rutger Hauer, the versatile Dutch leading man of the ’70s who went on star in the 1982 “Blade Runner” as Roy Batty, died July 19 at his home in the Netherlands after a short illness. He was 75.


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Luke Perry passes away aged 52

Luke Perry passes away aged 52 just days after the Beverly Hills 90210 star was rushed to the hospital following a massive stroke.


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Interview with Parry Shen (Hatchet 1-3, Victor Crowley)

We spoke with Actor Parry Shen about his career which has included work in Film, TV & Video Games. Most notably he is known from Adam Green’s Hatchet slasher franchise; appearing as three different lead characters in Hatchet 1 – 3 and he reprises his role of Andrew in the latest installment Victor Crowley. 

Other appearances have included roles in Better Luck Tommorow, Starship Troopers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer & a recurring role in General Hospital.

“There aren’t many people in the world that know more about about superheroes than I do.”

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James Marsters returns to Torchwood in Big Finish!

Big Finish have announced James Marsters is back as Captain John Hart in Torchwood audio release ‘The Death of Captain Jack‘, also featuring John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness. The trailer was previewed on this week’s Big Finish Podcast. This marks the first return for the character since the show was still on TV and James Marsters debut performance with Big Finish.

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Big Finish – You’re Him Aren’t You (Paul Darrow Autobiography)

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

I have a confession, don’t tell anyone… but I’ve never watched Blakes 7. I’ve watched the first episode and said, I must get back to this and then didn’t. So worse than not watching it, the episode I watched didn’t feature Paul Darrow, a real offence. I have been lucky enough to interview Paul at a con and found him to be a complete gentleman, charming and intriguing. So when I was sent his autobiography to review on audio book from Big Finish, I was definitely in.978-1-78575-341-1

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Horror and the LGBT community

Written by Lewis Mainwaring (Horror fan, writer & LGBT activist)


Forbidden passion and dark, dangerous desires are often central themes in classic Gothic stories which has gone on to form the groundwork of popular Gothic/Horror cinema.

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Therefore it doesn’t take much reasoning to discover why many of the LGBT community, who are often taught that their sexuality is wrong and does not fit society’s view – connect to gothic cinema often on an emotional level; relating and sympathising with the ‘monster’ who has been shunned from society. Whilst harbouring the necessity of secrecy, the persistence of a forbidden passion, and the fear of discovery. Continue reading

Interview: Kristine Sutherland (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Kristine-Sutherland-Feet-1236902We spoke with actress Kristine Sutherland; best known for her time on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

I loved playing Joyce. My mom was a single mom at a time when it wasn’t so very common. Having watched my mother struggle in that role, it was very rich for me to play a single mom and put myself in her shoes.

 


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Interview with Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

nicholas-brendan-768We spoke with actor/writer Nicholas Brendon; best known for his time on Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

The biggest project is … project of life. Right now, I am really focusing on myself. I am getting back to me and that’s a project in itself. In the midst of all my successes, have been many challenges, and I am not afraid to admit that. I am human and the project right now is me.

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Interview – Matthew James (Angel)

indexWe recently spoke to Matthew James who is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Spin-off Angel as Parasite Demon Merl.

“I’ve been killed off a lot on screen !!!!”

 

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Interview: Juliet Landau (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) – IndieGoGo campaign details

Juliet_Landau_7We spoke with TV/Film actress Juliet Landau known for her recurring role as Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as many film roles such as Ed Wood. Juliet is now stepping away from acting and launching a very exciting documentary based on vampire culture….

Through the years, whenever I’ve hung out with creators, writers, directors, actors who have lived in the vampire universe, I have had the best conversations… Interesting, funny, insightful discussions… and I’ve always thought, I wish people could see this” Continue reading