A Touch Of Zen (1971), Last Shift (2014)

A Touch of Zen/Last Shift first published by Little White Lies as the second part of my Cinema Psychotronicum column King Hu’s A Touch of Zen and Anthony DiBlasi’s Last Shift might seem literally worlds apart in terms of their provenance, period, duration and genre. After all, the former is an epic wuxia from Taiwan released in 1970…

The FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Nighter 2014

Slightly longer version of my piece for Sight & Sound Hallowe’en has come early this year. It is not just that the FrightFest Hallowe’en All-Nighter took place on 25th October, 6 days before the unholy holiday itself – but also that British fans of the genre most associated with this calendar event have been treated…