Celebrating Gay Pride

As a film journalist I have often tried to focus my attention on underappreciated films, actors and directors. Unsurprisingly, this has led me to write about a number of gay/LGBT films as well as gay/LGBT filmmakers and actors. So in celebration of Gay Pride weekend and the Supreme Court decision that now makes gay-marriage a constitutional right (as it always should have been) I decided … Continue reading Celebrating Gay Pride

Happy Birthday Shane Briant!

Shane Briant in Straight on Til Morning (1972) One of my favorite Hammer horror stars, the wonderful Shane Briant, is celebrating his 64th birthday today. He recently stopped by Cinebeats and left a link to a new youtube film he made where he revisits the character of Peter Clive that he played in Peter Collinson’s horror film Straight On Til Morning (1972) and I thought … Continue reading Happy Birthday Shane Briant!

Attention Shane Briant Fans!

Shane Briant & Rita Tushingham in Straight on Til Morning (1972) Fellow Shane Briant fans take note – Robert Kenchington who runs the Shane Briant Tribute Site has recently published a pictorial biography of the actor called “Shane Briant: A Talent for Terror.” It contains many rare photos of Shane Briant as well as information about his life and career. You can currently purchase the … Continue reading Attention Shane Briant Fans!

10 Questions with Shane Briant

Shane Briant in Straight on Till Morning (1972) The talented British-born actor Shane Briant made his screen debut in the Hammer horror film Demons of the Mind. Since then he’s gone on to appear in over 60 films and television productions including Straight On Till Morning (1972), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973), The Mackintosh Man (1973), Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974), Frankenstein and the … Continue reading 10 Questions with Shane Briant