UnicaZürn performing live at Schiphorst Avant-Garde Festival, 22nd June 2012!
I'm very happy to announce that UnicaZürn - David Knight and myself - will be playing at the forthcoming Schiphorst Avant-Garde Festival this summer, on Friday June 22nd. In case you're unaware of this festival (shame!) it's organised every year by Jean-Hervé Peron of Faust and his indefatigable wife Carina Varain. Dave and I played there in 2007 with The Amal Gamal Ensemble and I can vouch for what is probably the most enjoyable, intimate, friendly and musically out-there weekend of music I've ever attended. A great vibe, constant artistic stimulation, and the chance to meet and talk to the artists with no snotty 'us-and-them' attitude, just easy-going attendees and STRANGE STRANGE MUSIC!
Hello. I’m Stephen Thrower. I’m a film journalist and musician, and a dedicated horror fan since 1969. So what’s my story? Well, I was almost ready to become an unsuccessful fashion designer when a letter arrived announcing my inheritance. I knew I had a rich uncle, who was a bachelor, with a lot of real estate, but I never imagined from one day to the next that I’d be running a hotel!
And that is my final Catriona MacColl impersonation. Probably.
I’ll be posting here from time to time on various topics in the categories below. I invite your comments, questions, and suggestions. Welcome to The Seven Doors Hotel!
ROOM 1:Beyond Terror: the Films of Lucio Fulci, and related material on Italian horror, giallo films, etc.
ROOM 2:The Eyeball Compendium - sex and horror in World Cinema.
ROOM 3:Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents, and Nightmare USA: Volume 2 (forthcoming).
ROOM 4:Sadomania! A Guide to the Films of Jess Franco (forthcoming).
ROOM 5: My musical projects, past and present: Cyclobe, UnicaZürn, Coil, Possession, film soundtracks, etc.
ROOM 6: All of my other film, TV, music, art and trash interests.
ROOM 7: There ain't nothin' in Room 7. But you ain't got no business goin' in there anyway. So stay out! You understand? Stay out!