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.

dracula

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

Advertisements

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

Horror Month: Interview with Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hocus Pocus….)

Horror Month – June 2015

IMG_0725We spoke with actor Doug Jones; known for his iconic and unique roles in films such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Ape Sapien in the Hellboy franchise, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (as the Silver Surfer) & Hocus Pocus and many more as well as various TV roles including a recurring role in Falling Skies.

“……I find such escape in the romantic comedy, feel-good movies that I don’t get to do quite as often”

Continue reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Review

Reviewed by Lewis Mainwaring & Benjamin Gummery

image1Avengers: Age of Ultron is the 11th installment in the Marvel Cinematic universe; following 2014’s hit Guardians of the Galaxy and is the follow-up to 2012’s The Avengers.

This film is written & directed by Joss Whedon (The Avengers) and stars Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Aaron Tyler-Johnson as Quicksilver, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and James Spader as Ultron. Continue reading