I'm delighted to have just found out that my In Media Res posting from March this year is one of the 'Most Commented Posts' of 2014 and is being republished on Friday this week!
The post is entitled 'Snuff love' and is about the mythology of snuff movies in amateur British horror films and can be found here: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/
Those lovely folks over at Arrow Films and Video have done a nice little blog feature on mine and Msrk McKenna's video nasties exhibition at the Abertoir Horror Festival! Check it out at this link: http://arrowvideodeck.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/video-nasties-invade-abertoir-horror.html!
This week, myself and Mark McKenna from the University of Sunderland are curating an exhibition of the original video nasties (and related ephemera from the 1980s, 90s and beyond) at the annual Abertoir horror film festival in Aberystwyth, Wales.
We will also be giving a talk entitled 'From Video Collecting to Contemporary Cinema' on Friday at 12.30.
The festival and exhibition runs from today (11 Nov) to Sunday (16 Nov).
Dr Johnny Walker
Senior Lecturer in Media, Northumbria University