Sunday, 27 August 2017

No, this is not a mask..!

It's that time of year, again. No, not just my annual trip up to Scotland, but also me talking about Red Dwarf on this dedicated Ghostwatch site, again.

You might recall, around this time last year, we reported on a special preview screening of the oft-inaccurately described, cult sci-fi spoof's eleventh series. This time, it was for XII. The fine venue, as before, was Edinburgh Filmhouse, situated amidst the perpetually-hectic, occasionally career making/breaking, Fringe Festival.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Pilot Light Festival - 30th / 31st October 2017

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

As we all know, this year marks #Ghostwatch25 - the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of yours, mine, and everyone's favourite Hallowe'en Hoax, and to get this scanner truck on the road, we're delighted to finally be able to announce a pair of upcoming, very special screenings of the film set to take place on the 30th and 31st October 2017 organised by Pilot Light Festival.

Not only that, but both events are set to feature Q&A sessions featuring members from the cast and crew, including, Gillian Bevan (Genesis, London), Lesley Manning, Stephen Volk, and Behind the Curtains writer-director, Rich Lawden.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Birmingham Horror Con 2017 - Halloween Special

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

Established in 1882, Edgbaston's eminent Cricket Ground, also known as Edgbaston Stadium, shall this year be hosting the Birmingham Horror Con Halloween Special, between 28-29 October, and rather excitingly, Behind the Curtains shall be making an appearance at some point, over the weekend!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Extrasensory Perception

It is the morning of Friday 5th August 2016, and a fairly pleasant 23°C (outside of the car). I'm currently on my way to a small Independent film studios, Halliford, just a few minutes away from m'old haunt, Shepperton Studios, to catch up with some friends, and take a long-awaited trip into the great beyond.

Parking just by the main doors, by now, I know that inside one of the longstanding building's two cosy sound-stages is a dedicated production crew, currently shooting proof of concept footage for a new film project known as, Extrasensory, written by Stephen Volk. By now, you might have guessed why I was invited along.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

We're still getting calls about that shadowy figure...

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

Almost twenty-five years on, and it seems that Mr. Pipes still delights in tormenting his audience with further, potential hidden appearances. So much so, in fact, that one Ghostwatcher in particular - James Syrett, recently got in touch, to suggest a few new possible sightings of his very own...

Before we start, it's worth noting that Dr. Lin Pascoe's eloquently logical notion of 'Faces in the Fire', remains something of a much-loved mantra, around these parts. We know that there are definitely eight confirmed sightings of the notoriously-bashful Raymond Tunstall, one debunked, and perhaps as many as five more left to track down, in total. It's also worth a mention that although the golden figure of "Thirteen" appearances is posited during the doc, the actual final tally could well have reduced/increased, during the exhaustive edit of the original film.

Monday, 31 October 2016

National Séance 2016

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

First, has anyone else noticed their old Teletext service has suddenly returned, or is it just me..? If this happens again, I'll be sure to let you know. Spooky, eh?

In other news, hope you can all join us later this evening, for National Séance 2016! This year marks our sixth live event, and the last before next year's big Ghostwatch Twenty-Fifth Anniversary. As always, the glorious proceedings kick off, just like the original, at 21:25, Tonight.