Martin Archive

Koko-Di-Koko-Da / Swallow

KOKO-DI-KOKO-DA (LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2019) Johannes Nyholm’s film starts with a mother, Erin (Ylva Gallon) suffering a bout of food poisoning which leaves her face swollen so that she looks, as her husband Tobias (Leif Edlund Johansson) jests, like Freddy Kruger. The comic overtones ...Read More

Frightfest 2019 Part Two

BLOOD AND FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON The Cineworld discovery screen offered up David Gregory’s documentary about Al Adamson, the 60’s /70’s exploitation director responsible for such films as 1965’s Psycho-A-Go-Go and 1971’s Blood of Ghastly Horror – in ...Read More

Strongroom (1962)

Vernon Sewell’s career in British film started, weirdly enough, with a German film – Morgenrot (1933) a collaboration with Gustav Klimt’s illegitimate son (one of them) that premiered in front of Adolf Hitler. Apparently Hitler liked it. His next collaborative directorial credit came 10 ...Read More