Monday, February 25, 2013

Tower Block on DVD in The Netherlands

Dutch people, people of Dutchland, people living in Dutchland who aren't Dutch, or anyone who may be passing through Dutchingtonshire - Tower Block is coming out on DVD in your country this week (English audio, Dutch subtitles).

It'll be released on Wednesday 27th February, you can buy it online here or here, and probably in shops too. It has all new cover art, which I've only just seen, and looks pretty cool too:

Thank you to Babs from The Twitter (well, actually from The Netherlands) for finding the links. Other countries, don't despair - it's already out on DVD in the UK, as is Cockneys Vs Zombies, and both movies are coming to the US cinemas and DVD players this year, thanks to Shout Factory. More announcements as they arrive.

Some Tower Block reviews:
"A thriller that delivers with brutal simplicity" - Empire
"Teeth-clenchingly tense and suspenseful" - Starburst
"Easily the best British film of the year" - heDD magazine
"Unpalatable... nasty... ultra-weak" - The Birmingham Mail

Hey, how did that last one get in there? Who writes this stupid blog??

And to UK folk, Tower Block is now being stocked in all branches of HMV, so you can drop in and pick up a copy. Grab CvsZ while you're in there! Fun for all the family!

Friday, February 22, 2013

VS Comics at London Super Comic Con

I, and many of the VS Comics team, will be at the London Super Comic Con this weekend, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February, at the Excel Centre in London.

We'll have printed copies of Day and Night, and Eponymous (episodes 1 and 2), but the full comic is *only* available digitally. You can buy issue 1 here, and issue 2 here. So if you like what you see at the show, grab both of the packed issues.

We'll be on stand D127-128, with eager, hopeful faces and winning smiles. Come and say hello, and pick up some tasty, tasty comics goodness!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tower Block out on DVD & Blu-ray in the UK now

Tower Block, a movie what I wrote, is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK right now! Click the links to get it from Amazon, or go to another online retailer of your choice, or use iTunes to buy/rent, or use the Sky Movies store, or some other streaming service, or go to an actual, physical shop, take a copy from the shelf, and buy it in real-time meatspace land! Not a sequel, remake, or based on a TV show! All new entertainment, hand-crafted for your pleasure! Guaranteed to contain no horse meat!

Some of the reviews:
"A thriller that delivers with brutal simplicity" - Empire
"Teeth-clenchingly tense and suspenseful" - Starburst

"Easily the best British film of the year" - heDD magazine
"Unpalatable... nasty... ultra-weak" - The Birmingham Mail

Hey, wait, how did that last one get in there??

Movies like this live on word of mouth though, so if you liked this (and/or Cockneys Vs Zombies), *please* leave us reviews saying so! Amazon, iTunes, wherever. If you like them, please spread the word. Reviews will really help us.

Like Cockneys Vs Zombies, due to financial considerations etc, there are no commentaries, but again, I'm going to record one of my own, and put it online for free. I haven't done the CvsZ one yet due to lack of time, will try and do them both as soon as I can. Both will be free, so you can download and listen while you watch.

CvsZ is still available to buy, online and in shops, and you can probably grab it for a fiver at the moment. Yes, that's only five of your English pounds! You can't afford NOT to buy it!

Don't worry, other countries, both movies will still be coming your way - there'll be a theatrical release in the US, as reported here, CvsZ already landed in Japanese cinemas in January, and other countries are in the pipeline. We'll get to most of you eventually. There is no escape.

Both movies are low budget UK genre movies, so please support them if you like them, spread the word, and buy legally. We can't compete with the huge budget blockbusters, because they can afford to spend way more on advertising and special effects, so if you download them from naughty sites, the financiers don't earn their money back, and we don't get to make more fun UK movies.

I don't believe in criminalising people who download illegally, it solves nothing - but all I ask is that if you do download, and like the movie, please consider buying it or supporting us in some way. Otherwise you're directly hurting us, the people who make the movies, not some huge, faceless corporation. We all complain about sequels and non-UK movies filling up our cinemas, but the only way to help UK movies is to see them, support them, and pay the people who make them. Thank you.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

CONvergence 2013 in Minneapolis

As you've probably deduced from the subject line, I am coming to CONvergence 2013 in Minneapolis! Good lord, Holmes, how on Earth did you deduce that?! Probably from the cigar ash you found on my lapel, I'd imagine.

Anyway, yes, I've heard amazing things about this convention, and I'm really excited to be going, I can't wait. Also, my not-so-inner childhood nerd is delighted about adding another US state to the list of ones I've visited. AND I'm really thrilled at the chance to meet Melinda Snodgrass, who wrote some of the best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes. I'll try not to geek out too much.

Even more excitingly, Jodie is coming over with me! So she'll be at the convention too. We'll do a bit of exploring before and after the event itself, of course. That's what we do. We're explorers. Like Cenobites, only without all the fish hooks and dimensional bridges and telekinesis. So, not like Cenobites at all, really.

It's on from the 4th to the 7th of July, 2013, so if you're going, or thinking of going, we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

VS Comics issue 2 out now

Issue 2 of VS Comics, the monthly anthology comic edited by me and Mike Garley, is available now. You can get it from this link here, for the ridiculously low, low price of £2, or whatever that works out as in your own currency.

Yes, that means it's not region locked or anything, you can buy and read wherever you are in the world. Even if you're not on the world, but within range of wifi, you can still grab it. So go and do so!

The ongoing stories continue, including my vampire story Day and Night. It's all kicking off, and there will be blood. Lots and lots of blood. Here's a small preview:

That pic isn't spoilery, unless you were unaware that my vampires kill people. Once again, the art is by Patrick Walsh, colours are by Nadine Ashworth, and letters are by Mike Stock. If you want to see proper, nasty, actual vampires doing actual vampire stuff, then check it out.

Update: the monthly anthology will ONLY be available digitally! There *may* be collected, printed versions of some stories once they've completed their run, but for now you can only get digital versions.