Films

GIFT OF FEAR: PUBLISHED TODAY

Gift of Fearhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AMSU73U

20 tales of terror, the supernatural and the super-real: a richly-varied journey from the horrors of the human mind to the depths of space.

You’ll meet people in these pages whose fearful struggles will grab you hard, and some you’ll wish you’d never met at all…  But either way, you won’t forget them.

Evil beings, experiments gone hideously wrong, psychopaths, erotic maniacs in league with the outer gods, sinister corporations and ghosts from the future.  If you get nightmares, just remember: it’s THE GIFT OF FEAR.

available on Kindle not for free, but very reasonably priced (here’s a little background info, if you’re interested).

A lucky 13 days from Xmas, too.


Hard Science vid out now

praise Jeezuz and pass the ammo

 

The video to my next single, Hard Science (released on Light Crude 28 May) can be viewed above.  It was a lot of fun, albeit very fragmented, to make – not the least difficult was finding a vicar’s collar that fit comfortably and didn’t slip out to the side like a hideously broken collarbone.  Anyway, now I know how those evangelicals feel: drunk and throbbing with THE POWER OF THE LORD.  (God help us all.)


FUTURES & PASTS

old news and new news…

New: looks like I’ve finally got a band together, at least the strong framework of one.  All we lack – perhaps – is a keyboard or synth (or even laptop) player.  It’s sounding great so far…  Exciting stuff.

Also, been getting some more airplay on Brighton’s Burst Radio – do check em out.

Old: my former band Empty Vessels now has a Youtube channel here.  There’s live footage in 3 parts, and also loads of free audio on Bandcamp.  While I don’t want to make the mistake of raking around in the past too much, it’s worth a look.  It brings back the chaos and superhuman focused energy of those days – which, with a new band, are about to come round again.


my 1st cover version…

the end of a self-imposed tradition

Have put a cover on Youtube of a song called Special to Me.  Normally I never play covers, but what the hell.  Why this particular song?  No idea.

It’s taken from a fantastic 1974 trash musical/horror flick directed by Brian De Palma called Phantom of The Paradise, and was written by Paul Williams.  It was peformed by gorgeous Jessica Harper, whom I’ve made no attempt to imitate – that’d just be damn silly.

Hope you enjoy:

EDIT: Just got my first Youtube “dislike” on this – which, of course, makes me feel I’m doing something right.


a nasty vid for Valentine’s Day

…and also for the re-issue of “Episodes”

Monday 20th Feb sees the digital re-release of my 2008 EP Episodes, with bonus tracks.  Here’s a short story to celebrate: one for all you Valentine’s Day romantics out there.  (Ha!)


short film #5 now on God Is In The TV

The fifth and final story I filmed can now be watched on God Is In The TV  webzine.

It is, as usual, the same old hackneyed bollocks about sensitive indie types and their dysfunctional relationships.  Actually, no it’s not – not in the slightest.  It’s another freaky horror story; for anyone who’s ever had a run-in with psychotic shopping centre security guards, it should give a spooky little chill.

It was a lot of fun to make, and I hope a lot of fun to watch, in its twisted way.  Here it is:

http://godisinthetvzine.co.uk/index.php/2011/08/30/video-matt-finucane-a-nice-polite-lad-short-story/

I’d like to thank Bill Cummings at GIITTV for his patience and willingness to try something different in going with the idea.

Enjoy!