Tuesday, 28 February 2017


The Leveling


Wish Upon

Any of these catch your eye folks? For Me Tomboy stands out as an interesting flick that I will definitely be keeping my eye on. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Terror Firma Podcast Episode 9: Tales Of Gore: Backwood Bloodbath

"Welcome to the dark side of the web where you will find Tales Of Gore, 10 minute stories filled with carnage, gore and more scares than a Madonna music video. Tonight's listening is the darkly frightful Backwood Bloodbath. Enjoy on remember do have nightmares haha." 

-Nesta The Narrator 

This week's episode is a horror audio-play recorded and performed by yours truly Drew Carson. It is the first in a series of 10 minute audio-plays that will feature on the podcast going forward and yes they will be horror themed and yes they will get better as they go along you cheeky shits. Listen in as I fake being scared of an imaginary beastie in the imaginary woods. Yes I can ham it up with the best of them.

Enjoy and remember to follow the podcast on:

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Terror Firma Podcast News!!

So tomorrow is podcast day for us here at Terror Firma and this week's episode is not a Re:View of Tremors, I know I promised it and I will deliver that in the near future, it's also not a round-table or interview episode. 

"So what the fuck is it then?" I hear you all cry..... Anyone?..... Ok then well this week's episode is an audio-play recorded and starring yours truly. I knew when people told me I had a face for radio I could make that pay off one day!!! Yes your editor in-chief recorded a wee 12 minute horror radio play for your amusement. So sit back and relax and enjoy the hammy acting and laboured narrative as my sultry Scottish tones take you to the backwoods for a bloodbath.

Episode available from Friday the 23rd February 

From iTunes and Podbean

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Problem With Remakes

So another day another remake is in the development this time it's a little known Asian horror film being remade 22 years after it's release by the son of the previous director. I won't name the project as to draw attention towards it and for one valid reason and that is it featured not a simulated rape scene in the original but an actual one. Yes the actress was led to believe she would be simulating a rape scene in the movie which would be clouded by darkness so none of her naked flesh bar her right hand would ever be seen. That second part was true but she was raped "for real" by her co star as the entire crew watched on.
I could write an entire article about this incident but as the claims of the actress were played down by authorities (one could imagine for financial reasons) I would be opening up a big can of "Sue The Scotsman" so I will instead look to other remakes that have either been made or in development.


A classic from the 1980s with a troubled production itself, Poltergeist was not so much a Texas Chainsaw Massacre style horror as it was a Jurassic Park style as in not actually scary but a fun popcorn movie. The remake which was released in 2015 was neither scary or fun instead it was a bore of a film which when sticking trying to stick to the elements that made the original exciting it failed miserably and where it tried to flip the script on the original it led us down plot holed hallways of who gives a fuck.

Friday The 13th

The original is considered a classic and it is featuring an intense performance by Betsy Palmer and an interesting dynamic of having a female killer this spun off a few good sequels, a few ok sequels and a few holy shit what where they thinking sequels. The remake wasn't so much a remake of the original as it was a remake of part 2 which led many to wonder if the filmmakers behind this piece of shit had actually seen it. Funnily enough they had and this was simply a cash grab from Sean Cunningham like Jason X or Freddy vs Jason. To paraphrase the Tweeted words of Donald Trump "this movie wasn't great, great, great it was bad, bad bad movie. Sad" 

Nightmaree On Elm Street

Just no, what the fuck were they smoking when they thought there was an actor alive that could replace Robert Englund in the lead role? The original Nightmare was a dark dream like fairy-tale this remake was a the kind of movie you go an see in a dark nightmare and wake up wanting to punch the director in the face.


I can't believe this film is even in development, WTF? This is a movie that reminds me of my childhood which is wrong on so many levels but right on a few too. If you've not seen Scanners something tells me you still won't like this remake when it arrives in 2018 or 2019 if it escapes development hell where it belongs.

SO in closing the point I'm trying to make is that remakes are cool and everything if they are done right. Remake a movie which had a great premise but was executed poorly like Maximum Overdrive (Stretch I know) Prometheus or Virus. Take these shit stains on the genre and make something incredible out of them instead of taking something excited and creating German porn with the source material. 

If you agree or disagree let me know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook or the Facebook group. 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Terror Firma Podcast Episode 8

This week I had the absolute please to sit down and chat with horror icon Sid Haig about his acting career from his time with the Pasadena Playhouse to working with legendary filmmakers such as Jack Hill, Roger Corman, George Lucas,  Quentin Tarantino and Rob Zombie. Hear in his own words as he talks candidly about his dismay at being typecast early in his career and how it led to him quitting acting and how Tarantino got him to come back. This is a must listen for any horror fan or any fan of hearing a great story well told.

Friday, 10 February 2017

This Week's Podcast Episode Featuring John Farman

On this week's show is my good friend comicbook writer John Farman. You will know him as the mastermind behind the School of the damned series that has been running on this very site. We sat down and shot the shit regarding everything from classic and modern horror films, Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers and so much more. So sit back and relax and listen to two friends talk like they would at the pub near closing time haha. 

Vital Publishing

Twitter Horror Survey

A topic that comes up time and again with fellow horror fans is the state of modern horror and what they look for in a horror film in 2017.

So over on our Twitter page we have devised a wee survey that we would like you to participate in filling out so we can get a better collective view of what we all like, dislike and create talking points about the differences we all have.

So here is the link: Terror Firma 2017 Horror Survey

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Horror Trailers & Shoutout to Coulrophobe Campaign

Unless you live under a rock or outside the US you probably at least heard there was a Stranger Things season 2 trailer played during the SuperBowl this weekend. For everyone else here it is. What do you all think of the new "monster" that this trailer hints at? Let us know in the comments below or over on the FB Group.

Life features an all-star cast including Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal and the plot summary reads as: "An international space crew discovers life on Mars." Not a whole heap to work with but with this cast attached there must be some meat on the bones of this film but only time will tell. Let us know your thoughts.

And from Indiegogo there is this campaign Coulrophobe by Jacob Fuller that has caught my eye. The campaign is 5% funded with 2 months left so if you like the look of this short film and the incentives he is offering then you should back the campaign and help a horror flick make it to the screen.


A warehouse security guard encounters some disturbances and must face his ultimate fear- clowns!

Monday, 6 February 2017

This Friday On The Terror Firma Podcast

On this week's episode of the Terror Firma podcast my guest is my good friend and the creative genius behind The School Of The Damned, Royal Descent, Purity Ring and the man in charge over at Vital Publishing Mr. John Farman

John is not just one of my favourite Scottish or British comicbook writers in the business today but one of my favourite comicbook writers world-wide. He blends horror and social commentary better than just about anyone and his series are always highly original and more importantly good fucking fun to read as you are all aware if you follow the School Of The Damned serial on this site. If you haven't had the opportunity to I would highly recommend checking that out as well as his other great titles.

We talk the horror genre, Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers, comics and so much more so join us as we not only talk shit but talk shit like a couple of nerdy neds would down the pub! 

You will also find Vital Publishing representing at this year's Edinburgh Comic Con on the 15th & 16th of April at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.  

Friday, 3 February 2017