Henry Northmore

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Daredevil season two confirmed

22 Apr 2015

Marvel's superhero series will return to Netflix in 2016

Given the critical and fan response to Netflix's first collaboration with Marvel on Daredevil, it should come as no surprise that the superhero series will be back for a second season. Charlie Cox will return as our eponymous blind vigilante with…

TV review: The Enfield Haunting, Sky Living

21 Apr 20154 stars

Matthew McFadyen and Timothy Spall investigate paranormal activity in 1970s London

Far too many horror movies and TV shows claim to be 'based on real events'. However, The Enfield Haunting has more entitlement to this boast than most. This three-part drama is based on Guy Playfair's book, This House is Haunted, cataloguing his…

TV Highlights – May 2015

20 Apr 2015

Including Wayward Pines, Penny Dreadful, American Dad, The Enfield Haunting and Grace and Frankie

Anzac Girls, Wold War I drama following Aussie and New Zealand nurses in the trenches.

Rigor Mortis

20 Apr 20154 stars

Creepy Hong Kong horror from director Juno Mak paying tribute to past masters

It's an interesting coincidence that Rigor Mortis (which premiered at Venice back in 2013) hits UK cinemas just a couple of months after Kung Fu Killer. Whereas the latter paid homage to Hong Kong's martial arts movies, Rigor Mortis is a tribute to the…

Interview: Timothy Spall, ‘I turned it down at first, because it frightened me'

17 Apr 2015

Veteran actor talks about new haunted house drama The Enfield Haunting

In 1977 a family was terrorised by poltergeist in a non-descript council house. It was one of the most documented hauntings ever studied in the UK. That these shocking events happened in the middle of suburbia just made them even more terrifying. Now…

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McG to direct Mortal Instruments TV adaptation Shadowhunters

15 Apr 2015

Director announced for new television series based on Cassandra Clare's fantasy novels

After the success of The Hunger Games, studios were desperate for yet another young adult fantasy series. Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments novels (the first six book series in a proposed five part opus The Shadow Chronicles) seemed to fit the…

TV review: W1A Series Two, BBC Two

14 Apr 20154 stars

Hugh Bonneville stars in scarily plausible BBC mockumentary

More management doublespeak and pandering to political correctness as Hugh Bonneville returns as the BBC's Head of Values in mockumentary W1A. It’s a faked but scarily believable peek behind closed doors at the Beeb. In fact if you didn't know better…

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

13 Apr 20153 stars

Ingenious slasher sequel / remake from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

The vogue for horror remakes reached its oversaturated nadir during the 00s with precious few of the films saying anything notably new. However, The Town That Dreaded Sundown offers something more complex and intriguing than a straightforward trudge…

Fish announces Farewell to Childhood tour

7 Apr 2015

Scottish singer-songwriter to play Marillion's 1985 album Misplaced Childhood in full for last time

The former Marillion frontman, Fish, has announced that he will play the band's Misplaced Childhood in full for the very last time on his UK tour in December. The prog rockers' third album was their most successful topping the charts in 1985 and…

New Freeview channel Spike TV launches

1 Apr 2015

Breaking Bad among the highlights on new TV channel Spike, launching on Freeview and Sky

Spike TV is coming to the UK. On 15 April Viacom – the network behind MTV, Channel 5, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon – are launching a new channel available via Freeview, FreeSat and Sky. So what have they got in store? The biggest news is that Spike…

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Interview: Young Fathers, ‘They dinnae ken what to call us…’

27 Mar 2015

‘Scottish hip-hop trio'. Convenient shorthand, maybe, but Young Fathers prefer to challenge that reductive label. 'It's frustrating people keep calling us “hip hop”,' explains Graham ‘G’ Hastings. ‘When you listen to our records, particularly the new…

Dead by Dawn 2015 at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse

27 Mar 2015

The horror film festival returns with Ava's Possessions, When Animals Dream, Re-Animator and more

Since 1993, Dead by Dawn has been giving Scotland nightmares. As the UK's longest continually running horror film festival, it has unearthed some truly terrifying treasures within the genre. 'It's a discovery festival which means it showcases the finest…

The best Edinburgh Science Festival arts and culture events

26 Mar 2015

From drone orchestras to geek songs, we’ve picked our top tips for this year's science fest

The white coats are let out for the day to hop on their bikes as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival’s Street Science team. Engaging with audiences across the city, the aim is to shake up science, blow off the cobwebs and prove that it’s…

Preacher: Joe Gilgun joins the cast of upcoming TV show

25 Mar 2015

Actor set to play Cassidy in the adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic series

Television's current appetite for horror and comics collides, as Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's supernatural series Preacher takes one step closer to reality. Brit actor Joe Gilgun (Misfits / This is England) is the latest name confirmed for the cast…

The Russo brothers to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2

24 Mar 2015

Anthony and Joe Russo set to take over the superhero blockbuster franchise from Joss Whedon

After their sterling work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Russo Bothers are set to become two of the most important players in the world of Marvel movies as they take on the company's flagship Avengers franchise. Winter Soldier was probably…

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Interview: Jason Momoa, ‘Aquaman was like winning the lottery'

20 Mar 2015

The US actor talks Aquaman, Game of Thrones, Conan and directorial debut Road to Paloma

Despite roles in Baywatch and Stargate: Atlantis, Jason Momoa first made his mark starring as Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones, swiftly followed by taking the lead in a reboot of Conan. Recently Momoa was cast as Aquaman in DC's new…

New and upcoming horror on TV

18 Mar 2015

The Walking Dead, Let the Right One In and many more compete for your viewing (dis)pleasure

TV has never been better if you are a horror fan, now television is crawling with all manner of nasties. The most successful of the current generation of horror TV shows, The Walking Dead season five is just juddering to a close on Fox. While we don't…

TV Highlights – April 2015

17 Mar 2015

Including Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Daredevil, Bates Motel, Louis CK and some bloke called Peter Kay

Bates Motel – Season Three A sort-of prequel to Hitchcock's Psycho with Freddie Highmore as the young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his equally highly strung mother. Wed 1 Apr, 9pm, Universal Peter Kay's Car Share Kay returns as John Redmond…

TV review: Outlander, Amazon Prime Instant Video

16 Mar 20153 stars

Diana Gabaldon's historical romance receives its long overdue UK premiere

Based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon and adapted for TV by Ronald D Moore (best known for his work on the reboot of Battlestar Gallactica) the much anticipated Outlander finally gets its UK premiere courtesy of Amazon Prime Instant Video, who…

Interview: Eduardo Sanchez, ‘bigfoot is a found footage creature'

13 Mar 2015

Blair Witch Project director talks about found footage, Lovely Molly and his latest film Exists

It's now such a well-worn formula that it's hard to remember the impact The Blair Witch Project had on release back in 1999. Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick fooled the world into thinking they had unearthed genuine material, opening with the…

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Game of Thrones launches a new trailer

11 Mar 2015

As the new trailer hits the web, HBO announces that Season 5 will simulcast in 170 countries

As we draw nearer and nearer to the official launch of Game of Thrones Season 5, the latest trailer, ‘The Wheel’, has hit the interweb to whet your appetite. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) continues to build her armies preparing for a power grab…

TV review: The Royals, E!

10 Mar 20153 stars

Liz Hurley stars in this gloriously trashy, regal soap opera

After over 25 years of splashing entertainment news, celebrity gossip and reality TV across the box, E!'s first ever scripted drama opens with this cheeky exchange: Lackey 1: 'You also have a fitting for the garden party' Lackey 2: 'Followed by…

Interview: Outlander’s Tobias Menzies – ‘I think Black Jack Randall is one of the great villains'

6 Mar 2015

The actor talks about his latest role in Outlander, and its links to Game of Thrones and Rome

Outlander is the latest TV blockbuster in waiting. It’s a time travelling historical romance set across 200 years after our heroine, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), finds herself thrown back through time from 1945 to the Scottish Highlands in 1743.

Interview: Mike Colter, ‘Luke Cage is a darker, grittier, more tangible hero'

6 Mar 2015

The US actor talks Halo: Nightfall and joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Luke Cage

Mike Colter is one of the latest actors to enter the world of superheroics. He recently signed on to play Luke Cage in Netflix’s series of Marvel Universe TV shows, making his screen debut as Power Man in AKA Jessica Jones before his own headline…

FrightFest Friday Report 2015

4 Mar 2015

News and reviews from the opening day of the horror film festival at this year’s GFF

There’s no better audience in the world to watch horror movies with than the FrightFest faithful. They know the genre inside and out with an encyclopaedic knowledge of film history. And with a banner proudly proclaiming ‘FrightFest the Dark Heart of…