Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bava at Mr. Peel's Sardine Liqueur

I don't know who "Mr. Peel" is, but the blogmeister at Mr. Peel's Sardine Liqueur has posted a wonderful appreciation of MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK and VIDEO WATCHDOG, and I'm... well, very appreciative. He has also posted his thoughts on some different presentations at the Bava retrospective at the Egyptian Theater here and here, and I enjoyed reading them too.

Friday, March 14, 2008

LA TIMES on Bava Retrospective

Here's a link to a Susan King piece about the Mario Bava Retrospective now in progress out in Los Angeles, which ran in yesterday's LOS ANGELES TIMES. Yours Truly is briefly quoted, along with Elke Sommer, Joe Dante (who describes a memorable boyhood viewing of WHAT!) and Eli Roth.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bava Book Named Rondo's Best Book

MARIO BAVA ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK has been announced as winner of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Book of 2007. You can find the other results here, including my very happy win as Best Writer.

This was an amazing year for film books: Stephen Thrower's NIGHTMARE U.S.A., Gary Don Rhodes and Richard Sheffield's BELA LUGOSI: DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, the revised Second Edition of Tom Weaver and the Brunas brothers' UNIVERSAL HORRORS, August Ragone's EIJU TSUBARAYA: MASTER OF MONSTERS, to name only a few of the top contenders. People are sending me their congratulations tonight, but I want to send out my congratulations to all the other nominees in this category, as this was a year when, truly, everybody deserved to win.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Win A Copy of the Bava Book!