Dead by Dawn

The always-excellent horror film festival Dead by Dawn returns to its customary home in the Edinburgh Filmhouse (also home to the French Film Fest, Italian Film Fest, The Edinburgh International Film Fest… Well, basically it is a bloody great place for people who seriously like movies. Damned good food and beer in the cafe bar too, all five minutes from the Castle).

Spotted via the good offices of our News Editor Sandy on the mighty Alien Online, Adele Hartley, the festival director, has the site up and running for the 2005 bash in April. Readings, a huge number of feature films (normally including films fresh to the circuit) and shorts (if you want to enter a short details are available on the site). And there’s a late night license so it really is festival party timeas you watch flickering celluloid horror to the wee small hours!

Radio Ga Ga

Well, actually Radio NYC, but Radio Ga Ga sounded better as a headline (original version with Freddie and the boys of course, although the Electric 6 one is fun). Ashley, a British journalist in New York kindly emailed me the link to the public radio programme Marketplace which featured an article on bloggers running foul of their employers. Yours truly is in there after a transatlantic phone interview – isn’t technology wonderful? Still no word on the appeal eight days ago though.