UNSUNG HORRORS (2016)
Buzzy Kroteck Productions
Edited by Eric McNaughton and Darrell Buxton
I wrote five pieces for this second volume from the people behind 70s Monster Memories. Watch out for an interview with Jeff Grant, director of the sinister ’70s public information film Dark and Lonely Water; a review of Race with the Devil; and an overview of The Black Panther. Interviews with Waris Hussein on his experiences making the unsettling voodoo drama The Possession of Joel Delaney and director Paul Annett on working with Peter Cushing and Co on The Beast Must Die! were sadly not included due to space issues.
NOMINATED IN THE CATEGORY OF BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE 15th ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS, 2017.
From Jeff Grant, director of Dark and Lonely Water:
“Books turned up yesterday! It’s a lovely piece you’ve written – looks really good. Thank you so much. And I actually like its position at the end of the book. Somehow it stands out like that – also helped by having a visual look to it so different from the rest of the material – some of which looks bizarre!!
Two things are permanent surprises to me – a) that something I did so many years ago – and thought little of thereafter – can have the resonance it still does; and b) that I’ve got myself labelled as a director of horror movies! But I’m not complaining.”
In a generally scathing review of Unsung Horrors, some writers were singled out for positive comments. I was one of them:
“A quick point – it’s not all rotten. Thana Niveau writes breezily and endearingly on the likes of Willard, John Llewellyn Probert covers The Deathmaster with an appealing level of personal commentary. Similarly Tony Earnshaw’s piece on Race with the Devil, aside from being an inappropriate title, has a confident style and actual insight, whilst Anthony Evans’ piece on Seven Footprints to Satan is a cracking overview that actually defines its obscurity.” – Daz Lawrence, The Reprobate # 1, Dec 2016
” … a thumping great volume of articles on what could best be described as the ‘lesser appreciated’ horror movies of the decades pre 1980. A passionate attention to detail … lavishly presented … This book delivers the goods.” – Joe X. Young, The Ginger Nuts of Horror
“Filled with production stories, first viewing anecdotes, and arguments on merit, this informative, funny volume is a must-own for any cinephile, it’s visual spread a feat that needs to be seen.” – Rachel Bellwoar, That’s Not Current *****
Buy the book here.