Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the publication of Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media with us on Friday night! Thanks also to David Kerekes for being our special guest, to Bloomsbury and Northumbria University for subsiding the event, and to the Mining Institute in Newcastle for being such an awesome venue.
Only a few photos were taken - before and after (not during!) the event.
Our new edited collection, Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media, is being launched at the Mining Institute in Newcastle, UK, following a panel discussion with my fellow co-editors and David Kerekes, founder of Headpress and co-author of the seminal Killing for Culture.
Today is the last day to register for the FREE event. Found out more at: http://snuffmovie.co.uk.
Buy the book here.
A recording of the talk I gave at Birmingham City last week -- "Video Nicies: Rethinking the Relationship Between Children and Video Entertainment in Britain in the Early 1980s" -- is now available via YouTube (access it below).
Tomorrow morning I will be delivering a lecture for students taking Dr Helen Wheatley's HORROR AND THE GOTHIC module. The lecture draws on research published in my book, Contemporary British Horror Cinema, and will address why distributors increasingly opt for "direct-to-home-media" releases than theatrical runs.
The lecture is then proceeded by a screening of Salvage, a film that was only in cinemas for 3 days before appearing on all home media formats.
Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media is now available. Unfortunately, however, they have been delays in getting UK orders shipped out. Apparently this is something to do with the US warehouse. Apologies to all those from the UK who preordered the book. Bloomsbury tell us that copies will reach people within 2 weeks.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, UK orders won't be received until early March. Many apologies to those who have preordered the book!
Dr Johnny Walker
Senior Lecturer in Media, Northumbria University