Episode 44: Stephen Thrower

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Bill speaks to author and musician Stephen Thrower about some of his contributions to film culture, from his earliest film criticism for Shock Xpress and his film journal Eyeball to the development of books like BEYOND TERROR: THE FILMS OF LUCIO FULCI, NIGHTMARE USA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE EXPLOITATION INDEPENDENTS and MURDEROUS PASSIONS: THE DELIRIOUS CINEMA OF JESS FRANCO. Other topics include: Dr. Who, Roxy Music, POSSESSION, David Lynch, Ramsey Campbell, THE BROOD, Derek Jarman, DUFFER, Throbbing Gristle, DON’T GO IN THE HOUSE, hedonistic writing techniques, approaches to film scoring and how certain films can be analogous to drugs. 

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Visit the official website of Cyclobe:
http://www.cyclobe.com/ 

Read Stephen Thrower’s essay “From Goblin to Morricone: the art of horror movie music”
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/aug/18/horror-film-movie-music

Read Stephen Thrower’s memorial essay on Jesús Franco:
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/apr/04/jesus-franco-dies-82-unique-vision 

Read Stephen Thrower Top 10 list for the 2012 Sight & Sound poll:
https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/sightandsoundpoll2012/voter/87 

Buy Stephen Thrower’s books BEYOND TERROR: THE FILMS OF LUCIO FULCI and NIGHTMARE USA from FAB Press:
https://www.fabpress.com/ 

Buy Stephen Thrower’s books on Jesús Franco, MURDEROUS PASSIONS and FLOWERS OF PERVERSION from Strange Attractor:
http://strangeattractor.co.uk/ 

Listen to the Daughters Of Darkness two-part podcast series inspired by NIGHTMARE USA:
https://diaboliquemagazine.com/nightmare-usa-part-1/ 

Listen to the audio from Stephen Thrower’s introduction to POSSESSION from the 2016 Kinoteka Film Festival:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMg-rQDNyEg

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James Laczkowski