Saturday, 31 December 2016

Sneak Preview of the Podcast

As a hogmanay bonus we want you all to be the first to hear the preview for the podcast, enjoy!!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Slash-Cam Episode 2

Featuring Re:views of Krampus & Black Christmas
Talk about the recent news that School Of The Damned will be debuting on Terror Firma in January
And Podcast info. 

Seasons Greetings From T|error Firma

We here at Terror Firma wish you all a good festive time and we will see you all in 2017 where we will be stepping up to bring you a hell of a lot more content and of course more Slash-Cam episodes, the debut of the incredible School Of The Damned comic and the all new all horrific podcast The Terror Firma Podcast.

So Come Back 2017 for more frights, delights and insights on everything Horror!!!

FYI Today there is episode 2 of Slash-Cam from 7:30am PST 10:30am Est and 3:30pm UK over on the Smiletime channel live and an edited version will also be available on our Youtube channel

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Slash-Cam Episode 2 Preview

A wee preview video talking about what you can expect on episode 2 of Slash-Cam which will air live on Smiletime tomorrow at 3:30pm UK 07:30am PST & 10:30am EST.

You can find the show at this link: Slash-Cam series

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Trailer For Horizon Season 2 Goes Online

Horizon debuted back in 2015 and the first season featured 10 webisodes which you can find at the show's website. The plot of the show is an alien ship has appeared over the city of Bristol, England sending a group of friends desperately in search of their loved ones before trying to evacuate the city.  The show is directed by Paul Dudbridge and the cast includes Paul Tonkin, Alicia Ancel, Simon Pearce and Kate Davies

I highly recommend the show to anyone that likes a bit of sci-fi and am personally looking forward to watching season 2. 

Monday, 19 December 2016

Major News!!!

Last week I mentioned I would be dropping some major news but unfortunately due to a family emergency I was offline for a few days. So today is the day people. 

Terror Firma is proud to announce we will be partnering up with Vital Publishing to bring you the incredible horror series School Of The Damned to the Terror Firma website in serialized form. 

Written by the immensely talented Scottish comicbook writer John Farman and drawn by the amazing duo of James Devlin and Dave Alexander School of The Damned is a firm favourite of Terror Firma Editor-in-Chief Drew Carson and now each week you will all be able to see why. 

The School of The Damned #1

1936. Eastern Europe and the evil tyranny of the Third Reich is on the rise. A secluded school is all that stands between them and the ultimate power to change the world forever. With a cast that includes twisted versions of the greatest monsters in literature and celluloid history... Dare you enter... The School Of The Damned!

The fun begins in January so make sure to bookmark this site, join the Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter for all the gory details.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Stephen King Revival Casting News!

With the recent news (Dec 15th) that Russell Crowe will be cast as Charles Jacobs in Josh Boone's (The Fault In Our Stars)  adaptation of Stephen King's Revival instead of the much rumoured Samuel L. Jackson it got me thinking if that casting makes sense and I am not quite sure if it does. I like Crowe in many of his roles, he's a great actor but I'm not sure he fits in well with this character and I was interested to see what Jackson would do with the role. I realise that the recent King adaptation starring Jackson (Cell) was to be kind a bag of shite but that was a film with on set and off set issues and became a clusterfuck of a filming experience. 

Another thing I was thinking about was that I'm also not convinced that Boone is the best choice for directing this movie adaptation but I will hold off judgement until I see the film as I have not seen any of his previous works. I pictured in my head when reading this book that if this was to become a movie it would be directed by Guillermo Del Toro as it's his kind of world to play with.

What are your thoughts:

Crowe yes or Crowe no?

Give your answers in the comments below, on the FB group or via Twitter. 

On Twitter use the hashtags

#terrorfirmacroweyes or #terrorfirmacroweno and lets start a discussion on this interesting casting news!

Major Announcement This Week!!!

This week on Terror Firma we will be making a major announcement for something big coming to the site in January. No its not the podcast but that will also be coming in January (the 13th to be precise) it is regarding some cool content for the site that you will not want to miss. So Keep checking the site this week, the Facebook Group and the auld Twitter for all the details. 


~ Drew

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Second Guest Announcement For The Podcast

I can now reveal the second guest to appear on the Terror Firma podcast, which debuts in January, and that guest is Naomi Grossman! Naomi is best known for portraying Pepper in season 2 and 4 of the hit television series American Horror Story. 

Naomi is also an incredibly talented comedienne showcased perfectly in her self written, produced and starred hit solo show "Carnival Knowledge: Love, Lust and Other Human Oddities," which she garnered tremendous rave reviews and a twice-extended sold out run.

Along with this she will be appearing in upcoming horror films Fear Inc, Sky Sharks and An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted).

On the show we talk about the success of American Horror Story, how such a talented comedienne wound up in the murky depths of horror and so much more so remember to check this site, the Facebook group and Twitter for all the updates and info for the podcast and Cha, Cha, Cha Ha, Ha, Ha Gore-Heads!

For More information on Naomi please check out her IMDB page and follow her on Twitter.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Problem With Modern Horror

While setting this website up and watching a lot of horror flicks I would normally avoid due to knowing that they would not be my "kind of horror" movie I have come to a conclusion. Modern horror for the most part is not scary, is not horrifying, is not even well written!

This is where you check out if you are a fan of the Paranormal Activity sequels and alike. For the rest of you pay close attention and then respond below and over on the Facebook Group

Since the dawn of cinema Hollywood and the rest of the world has had a love hate affair with the horror genre. Audiences have loved to be scared, horryfied and entertained. The problem is that modern horror movies genuinely do little of those things. Sure there are genuinely great ones 28 Days Later, Let The Right One In, Ringu and Thirst are all fine examples and they all share a few key similarities. 

1. Originality- Not in subject matter per say but in the way that subject matter is reworked and new life is breathed into it.

2. Relatable Characters- Characters that you get to know and understand before the shit hits the fan creating genuine suspense and tension.

3. Fuck All Jump Scares!- Real scare moments take time to build, more creativity and provoke a genuine "jump" from the audience. "Jump scares" are just loud noises for no fucking reason and tend to lead to false scares i.e. Someone's friend touches their shoulder, a cat jumps at the camera out of a cupboard or it was all a pissing dream. It is the single most over-utilized thing in horror since the the victim pulls back the shower curtain and no killer only to turn around and the killer was behind the door. 

Modern horror blueprint:

1. Tired Over Used Plots- How many found footage films do we have to sit through before we as an audience says enough is enough? How many Demonic Possession films following the same formula do we need to have shoved down our throats before we flip Hollywood the middle finger?

2. Wooden Characters- Characters that are there simply to die so why waste time giving them depth? That's Hollywood's opinion in 2016.

3. Fucking Jump Scares!!!- Every 10 minutes and for nothing. Why are we putting up with this, people, people,....anyone?

The reason found footage films get made and hell most of these clone movies get made is simple...That's shits cheap! Low production cost and they make money but why?

The reason is we as an audience have been become immune to what used to scare us. With the rise of the internet most of us have seen some crazy shit we never ever needed to see. Be it beheadings, bombing aftermaths or people committing suicide on camera we have seen crazier stuff than most film writer's could possibly conjure up. 

So in closing what was this rant about?

These films don't need to be shitty. Films such as The Conjuring, The Visit, REC and Insidious show that you can utilize the cheap jump scare trick and be forgiven if you also have "relatable characters", "originality" and a writer and director that know what they are doing. 

So Gore-Heads stop settling for shit and start demanding better we deserve better!

Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments, Twitter or on the Facebook Group, thanks!!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Episode 1 Of Slash-Cam

Where I talk about the first guest on the Terror Firma Podcast which debuts in January and I Re-View the classic Christmas flick Gremlins. 

If you enjoy this or you hate it let me know in the comments below or in the Facebook group or via Twitter. Cheers

Thursday, 8 December 2016

First Guest Announcement For The Podcast

Photo by Joe O'Connell 
I am thrilled to announce the first guest for the Terror Firma podcast will be legendary horror actor Michael Berryman. With an acting career that boasts One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest 1975, seminal horror classic The Hills Have Eyes 1977, Weird Science 1985, Star Trek: The Voyage Home 1986, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989, The Devil's Rejects 2005 and the upcoming Death House 2017 Michael has bee a fixture on our screens for 5 decades. 

It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with the great man and reminisce about his career and how the horror genre has changed over the decades.

You can find out more about Michael's great career at his IMDB page and this episode will be up in January so keep yer eyes peeled on this site, the Facebook group and on Twitter.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Podcast Update

I will be making announcements over the next few weeks regarding the first batch of guests to feature on the Terror Firma podcast. It's exciting times as I hear back from some pretty cool possible guests who all seem eager to help the show have as great a start as possible. So keep your eyes peeled to the Terror Firma site, Twitter & Facebook group for all the gory details. 

Let us know just who you would love to hear on the show and we will try to make it a reality. 

Monday, 5 December 2016

The Mummy Trailer

Universal released the trailer for their upcoming Mummy re-imagining, remake, redo re??? Starring Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible Franchise, Top Gun), Russell Crowe (Gladiator, The Nice Guys) and Sophia Boutella (Kingsman, Star Trek Beyond).

We have to wait until June 9th for the release but what do you guys think of it so far? Are you excited for this film or are you Mummy-ied out with all the Brendan Fraser starring sequels?

Let us know in the comments below and at the Facebook group

It's That Time Of Year Again!

So we are 20 days away from Christmas and in the spirit of the festive season I will be re-viewing a Christmas Horror film each Friday before Christmas. The three flicks up for re-viewing this year are:

Gremlins              1984
Krampus              2015
Black Christmas 1974

First up will be a re-view of the classic Joe Dante hit Gremlins which you will be able to watch live over on the Slash-Cam channel on Smiletime and Facebook before it will be available on this website. It will also mark the debut episode of Slash-Cam on Smiletime so remember to check out the channel at this link.

So what's your opinions on the selections for this years re-viewings? Are there any genre classics that you would have liked to have seen on the list such as Silent Night, Deadly Night, Sint or Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale? Let me know in the comments below or over on the Facebook group wall.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Another Halloween Reboot!

It seems like only yesterday (actually weeks ago) that I was mentioning all those remakes and reboots in development and again this week we found out about another one- Halloween- to be precise. We all remember the Rob Zombie remake which split audiences right down the middle. Some liked his penchant for brutality and gore and others were put off by his dialogue and filming style. Either way we can all agree that it was a pale imitation of the original. He didn't change enough to make it fully his own thing and he changed to much for it to be a homage. 

Now we have another reboot in production and before you all get too excited and we all get behind our keyboards and cry havoc on social media lets look at the creative team behind this reboot.

John Carpenter is on board as an executive Producer which is great news and the film is also being produced by Jason Blum,  CEO of Blumhouse Productions as you all know Blumhouse are responsible for such series as Insidious, Paranormal Activity and The Purge so they have a strong pedigree with horror. No word yet on who will be directing this reboot but the rumor is that Blumhouse want James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, Saw) for the job but as he will be tied up directing Aquaman for Warners I don't think that rumour holds water, pardon the pun.

My guess would be one of these names:

Stiles White (Ouija) 
Mike Flanagan (Oculus)
Robert Eggers (The Witch)
Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room)
Patrick Brice (Creep)

Do you think I'm right or way of the mark? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

Friday, 18 November 2016

When Development Hell Is Development Heaven

Right now the Terror Firma podcast is in its development stage. The podcast will be an extension of this website and will feature news, reviews and interviews with a who's who of Horror! 

I ran a very successful podcast before, it was a variety interview show where I interviewed Hollywood people, sports stars, chefs, scientists, a convicted murderer and an ex member of a cult. It was fun but this is my passion project. I love the horror genre hell I write everything from horror screenplays through short stories and onto my novel -coughs- out next year. 

What I want from you is for you to let me know who you want to be interviewed on this podcast and hit those names up on Social media saying you'd like to hear them featured. I'm looking to build a community here, a horror community where us fans can come together and share our passion for horror films, shows and novels. 

I also want to hear what flicks you love and what ones you hate and why? Let me know your likes and dislikes in the comments, over on the Terror Firma FB group and by emailing me at 

What makes development hell development heaven? The struggles, the time, the effort that is going into bringing this podcast to you by January is so worth it because I love the genre, I love talking about it and I can't wait to start discussing it with you guys!

So check out the FB group and come join the discussion and maybe you too can feature on an upcoming episode of this site's Smiletime-Facebook show Slash-Cam which begins in December.    

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Gather Round For A Scary Story

We here at Terror Firma love a good scary story and we would love to hear yours. We would love you to send in your most chilling and twisted tales and the best ones will be featured on the website with all credit to you and any links to your social medias you would like posted. 

When the podcast is up and running in January and each month after one of our own Horror monsters, Hell Voice, will record the best story of the month and it will be featured on the show. 

If that interests you then get in touch at and maybe your frightful tale will splatter across the Terror Firma wall.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Another Day Another Remake

So it wouldn't be a Wednesday if we weren't hearing about yet another remake on the horizon. Hollywood seems lost in and endless cycle of sequels and remakes at the moment with the likes of Blair Witch,  Flatliners, Amityville Horror and the Mummy getting tarred with the remake brush while Hellraiser, Insidious, Jeepers Creepers and the Purge all getting another installment. The remake in production that I was originally talking about though is that
classic of German Expressionism era cinema Nosferatu.

The original 'Nosferatu' was made in 1922 and famously starred Max Shrek as Count Orlock- a character heavely inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Nosferatu may have been a loose adaptation but an unauthorized adaptation it was nonetheless and the film was almost lost when courts decided to destroy the original reels of the finished film after Stoker's widow successfully sued on grounds of breach of copyright.

Attached so far to this project is the up and coming director of the Witch Robert Eggers who is rumoured to be directing a medieval knight epic prior to the Nosferatu remake so it is unclear just when production would begin.

Of course he is not the first director to remake this classic film. In 1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre was directed by the legendary Werner Herzog and starred the great Klaus Kinski as the iconic Count Orlok.

So are you excited by this news or are you dead done with remakes?

Who would you like to see in the role of Count Orlock?

Let us know in the comments or over on the Facebook Group.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Question Time

Who would you all like to hear appear on the Terror Firma podcast which launches in January?

Maybe you'd like to hear Freddy Krueger himself Robert Englund?

Jason Voorhees AKA Kane Hodder?

Maybe even Pinhead AKA Doug Bradley?

Maybe there's an indie horror star or filmmaker you'd love a spotlight shown on let us know in the comments below or via social media.

"Therapy" Acquired!

French thriller "Therapy", from 17-year old filmmaker Nathan Ambrosioni, is the latest Shudder acquisition. 

This subtitled film is about two young police officers leading a routine investigation following the discovery of hidden video equipment at an abandoned house by the night watchmen and the horrific journey to discover the truth.

So what do you all think is this a good acquisition for Shudder, are you interested in seeing this flick? Leave your answers in the comments bellow and remember to subscribe to the website for all the latest news.   

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Arrival Trailer + Thoughts

I will be going to see this film tonight (I know not strictly horror bare with me) and will have a review up early tomorrow morning. 

But what I wanted to know was what are your thoughts on the SciFi- Horror genre? 

Do you think this is an sub genre that needs to be explored more often due to classics such as Alien, The Thing, Scanners, The Fly, Re-Animator?

Or should they be avoided like the plague due to craptastic efforts such as Jason X, leprechaun in Space, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Orgy Of The Dead and Ssssssss?

Leave your comments below or join the debate by joining the Terror Firma Facebook Group.

Casting News!

Ruby Modine (Central Park, Showtime's Shameless ) Charles Aitken (Bonkers, Madam Secretary) & Rachel Matthews have joined the cast of the upcoming Blumhouse Production "Half to Death". They will appear alongside the previously cast Jessica Rothe (La La Land, Lily & Kat Lily) and Israel Broussard (H8RZ, Fear The Walking Dead). 

Half to Death will be directed by Christopher Landon (Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalpse & Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) from a script by Scott Lobdell (Mosaic, Ball & Chain). 

According to Variety "Rothe stars as a woman who must solve her own murder before her chances run out." 

Are you excited about this upcoming film and casting news or is it not sounding like your slice of flesh? 

Let us know in the comments below.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Stranger Things 2 Casting News

Stranger Things was a huge success for Netflix this year so it's cam as no surprise when they announced they had green lit season 2 of the show. 

Along with recurring stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalie Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton and Matthew Modine will be  Mad About You star and Aliens alum Paul Reiser, Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and The Strain star Sean Austin, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery who will soon be seen in the big screen re imagining of The Power Rangers.  

So what do you guys think of these additions? Let us know in the comments below. 

American Werewolf In London Remake Bound

In the past decade there have been remakes of such horror classics as Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Black Christmas, The Hitcher, I Spit On Your Grave and Poltergeist and now it seems there is a remake of American Werewolf In London just around the corner. Now before you all stamp yer feet and begin a feverish internet campaign to stop this from happening I think it's vital to give the full facts.

Fact 1: This remake has been written and is going to be directed by Max Landis, son of the original director and horror icon John Landis.

Fact 2: It is being produced by the Walking Dead duo of Robert Kirkman and David Albert alongside John Landis himself.

That's the all the facts, erm all two of them. So What do you guys think is Max Landis the right man for the job, are you excited at the prospect of an American Werewolf in London remake does this all sound like a clusterfuck waiting to happen? Let us know in the comments below. 

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