Ginger Nuts of Horror
In what I hope will become a semi-regular feature here at Film Gutter, we’ll be exploring some of the great extreme horror projects out there looking for crowdfunding and support from the community. There’s a huge array of work in the subgenre that is only made possible by this kind of funding, so if you like what you read then drop by the crowdfunding page! Even if you’re not able to pitch into the project, a share on social media alone can be a huge help to people trying to get their projects off the ground.
Today the focus turns to one of the most exciting artists in the field of extreme horror, Martin Trafford, who has recently launched his Hung, Drawn and Slaughtered book on Indiegogo.
Over the years, reviewing and interviewing here at Film Gutter has enabled me to do some very exciting things. I've had the chance to natter over email, and occasionally in person, to some fantastic actors and directors. This year one of the most thrilling opportunities yet came my way when Starburst Film Festival called to ask if I'd be interested in putting one some extreme horror screenings for the event.
The indiegogo campaign for Song of Solomon is live now on Indiegogo If you like what you read, check it out and support it if you can!
Those extreme horror fans out there with long memories will no doubt recall the Japanese series Guinea Pig, which exploded onto the splatter scene in the mid-80s and ran for several years, serving up everything from hardcore torture and dismemberment to bizarre comedy through to disturbing character pieces. Even if you haven't watched the originals, you might well be aware of the furore that surrounded the earlier movies in the series, with director Hideshi Hino famously having to prove Flower of Flesh and Blood wasn't a genuine snuff film following an FBI investigation...