Borders in Oxford Street is proud to present an evening with author and actress Axelle Carolyn and scriptwriter and director Neil Marshall, who will be discussing with author and publisher David J Howe, the modern horror film, looking at the art and techniques of films since the turn of the millennium, and taking in everything from the asian horror trends of ‘The Ring’ and ‘The Grudge’, to remakes like ‘The Wicker Man’ and ‘Halloween’, including Marshall’s own films, ‘Dog Soldiers’, ‘The Descent’ and ‘Doomsday’.
Following the talk will be a signing of Carolyn’s acclaimed illustrated hardback guide to the genre, IT LIVES AGAIN! HORROR MOVIES IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM (Telos, £16.99). Please note that if you would like personal items signed, then you must have purchased the book.
Date: 09 July 2009
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
197-203 Oxford Street
Telephone: 020 7292 1600
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus
PRAISE FOR IT LIVES AGAIN!
‘Meticulously researched and written with the passion of a hardcore fan’ FOUR STARS – Empire
‘It Lives Again! is a thoroughly entertaining read (I finished it in one late-night sitting), attractively bound and illustrated with hundreds of lush photos.’ Maddrey Misc
‘A super-intelligent, super-dedicated horror fan’s guide to the current decade of darkness’ Maddrey Misc
‘Axelle Carolyn knows her horror films … it’s a treat’ FOUR STARS – Total Film
‘Impressively comprehensive … An entertaining and well-researched overview of the contemporary horror movie.’ Total SciFi
‘A welcome, genuinely state-of-the-art guide to 21st century horror at the movies, in all its scary or cheerful manifestations.’ FOUR STARS The Zone
Axelle Carolyn has been a horror fan for as long as she can remember. Brought up on a steady diet of scary movies and Stephen King novels, she soon began contributing to several genre websites, then to ‘Fangoria’, ‘SFX’, ‘L’Ecran Fantastique’, IGN.com and ‘The Dark Side’, for whom she conducted hundreds of interviews and covered dozens of festivals and film shoots. She recently started writing fiction.
Axelle is also an actress, and her credits include ‘The Descent 2’ as well as a series of independent genre features. She recently collaborated with her husband, Neil Marshall, on ‘Centurion’, in which she plays Aeron, a Pict warrior.
Neil Marshall wrote, directed and edited his first feature in 2002, the soldiers-VS-werewolves movie ‘Dog Soldiers’, which gained cult status on both sides of the Atlantic. His 2005 follow-up, acclaimed horror movie ‘The Descent’, earned him a British Independent Film Award for Best Director and a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film. ‘Doomsday’, released in 2008 by Universal Pictures, was Neil’s homage to 1980s post-apocalyptic movies.
His next film, ‘Centurion’, follows a group of Roman legionnaires caught behind enemy lines in Scotland, and is currently in post-production.