Nightmare Movies This Weekend
Writer and critic Kim Newman not only does the best Victorian Gentleman impersonation in the country, he’s also one of the world’s leading experts on horror movies.
To celebrate the launch of Kim’s essential horror volume ‘Nightmare Movies’ (published 18 April), Newman and fellow horror expert Mark Kermode take to the stage of the National Film Theatre on April 29th for an illustrated conversation on all things scary in film, followed by a rare screening of ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death’.
Kim has amassed a fascinating body of work in the last few years that skips boundaries between film, literature, pulp and pastiche, retelling the Dracula myth through different timelines and circumstances (the first, ‘Anno Dracula’, is about to be republished). It’s the kind of thing Alan Moore does, but Kim does it better.
Kim’s wonderful Holmesian trilogy ‘The Diogenes Club’ collects the pastiche stories together, and I was delighted when he dedicated the last volume to me. Kim updates ‘Nightmare Movies’ every few years to take in the next cycle of horror films, and frequently makes connections no-one else thinks of. Highly recommended, and I’m not saying that because he’s a mate!