Midlands Spotlight - Birmingham Horror
By midlandsmovies, Apr 8 2016 08:42AM
Midlands Movies chats with Steve Green from Birmingham Horror, a collective of horror and fantasy fans from the region who meet regularly to discuss the genre and more. Mike finds out more..
Steve Green is one of the founding members of new horror and fantasy club “Birmingham Horror”. From the dark fiction of such writers as MR James, Shirley Jackson and Stephen King to the horror films of George Romero, Sam Raimi and Guillermo del Toro, the group offers a relaxed forum for all fans of the genre to meet and discuss their favourite writers, artists and film-makers.
As well as that, diverse films such as Bride of Frankenstein, It Follows, The Haunting of Hill House, The Books of Blood, The Twilight Zone and Ash vs Evil Dead are big favourites of the group and those who join can also enjoy the occasional special guest appearances from leading creators as well.
Now a regular fixture, the group meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Spread Eagle pub, Warwick Road, Acocks Green in Birmingham. Their next gathering is on 7th May at 7pm and at April’s meeting they were joined by the fantasy author and genre journalist, Stan Nicholls who is most famous for the acclaimed Orcs: First Blood series.
The Group’s launch featured in the 3rd December edition of the Solihull Observer and Steve is excited about the future plans for the group going forward with honorary president Ramsey Campbell.
Acclaimed author, editor and critic Ramsey Campbell has been described as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer,” and has received numerous British Fantasy Awards for both novels and short fiction. Wins include the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, the World Horror Convention’s Grand Master Award, the Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Horror Guild’s Living Legend Award. In addition to his prolific fiction output, Ramsey also reviews films for BBC Radio Merseyside and the leading cinema journal Video Watchdog.
Last but not least, Steve explains that he also works with Rose of Eibon which carries news and reviews, as well as an online store carrying a range of horror-themed t-shirts. One of its more recent side projects is Ghostwords TV, a genre-themed YouTube vidcast.
All of Steve’s projects can be found on the links below and Midlands Movies recommends that the region’s horror fans should check out this close-knit community for more dark terror pleasures.