The cyclist behind her was one of those serious blokes who clips his feet onto his bike pedals and moves at an alarming pace through traffic
As promised, here is the translation of Rabbie Burns’ Address to a Haggis.
American Horror Story was released on Blu-ray and DVD on 15th October courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, who decided to find out what really scares us all…
A recent survey reveals that balmy Brits are becoming weirder and weirder as fears of chicken’s feet, money, dead birds, ants, balloons, crabs and snow were all polled as they were asked what is their greatest fear.
Twentieth Century Fox asked Brits and our pals across the pond to reveal what their greatest fears are to mark the release of TV series ‘American Horror Story’ to Blu-ray and DVD.
Despite now having ‘luscious locks’ Brits will still be replicating Wayne Rooney’s ‘Shrek-like’ look this Halloween when he was revealed as the fourth scariest looking celebrity. Jackie Stallone dubbed the ‘Bride of Wildenstein’s evil twin sister’ by Brits topped this category, with Marilyn Manson being named as the celebrity most Americans would be scared of bumping into in a dark alley.
The top phobia in the UK was found to be spiders, with Yorkshire being the area that housed the most people who admitted to suffering with an irrational fear. Americans proved they don’t have the stomach for heights when this was discovered as their greatest phobia.
Violence was the number one fear for UK and US citizens alike, beating worries such as terrorism, gun crime and natural disasters.
America proved itself to be a country of believers with over 35% of people saying they believed and had seen a ghostly presence, compared to only 25% from the United Kingdom who mostly said they did not believe in spirits or paranormal activity. Those living in the London area where more likely to have seen a ghost than anywhere else in the country.
In terms of which fear most defines the two countries, terrorism struck a chord with US respondents whilst the UK choose not to be defined by one clear fear. However, more men than women in the UK think terrorism is a prevalent concern.
As expected more women are afraid of the dark than men in both the UK and US, with 21% of women in the UK admitting to still being afraid of the dark compared to only 14% in America. However it was Northern Ireland which came out on top of the survey as being the region most likely to keep their night light on and avoid the dark.
Most Brits felt that their fears remained consistent throughout their lives whilst American optimism shone through with 48% believing their fears have been alleviated as they got older.
Deeply disturbing, American Horror Story is over here and out on DVD from 15th October 2012.
Created by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, Glee), American Horror Story is the story of a family living in a very sinister house. But this isn’t just another scary house thriller; this is a roller coaster ride of psycho-sexual thrills that is as disturbing as it is exciting. With a powerful cast that includes the truly evil Jessica Lange, American Horror Story pushes the limits on horror and is unquestionably a comment on the state of American society of today.
The backstory of the house is brilliantly slipped into the narrative as you wonder who these people are how they are all connected. And then you simply wonder which of them are alive and which dead.
Certainly not for the easily offended, American Horror Story has no idea how to pull its punches and nor should it. Very adult, very scary and completely absorbing, this is how horror should be done.
American Horror Story: Season One is released on Blu-ray and DVD from 15 October, 2012, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
British film Producer Frank Godwin’s incredible career in film began in the 1940′s and culminated with some of the most memorable films produced by the Children’s Film Foundation. Born in 1917 to a theatrical family, Frank’s first love was with the theatre and in particular, musical theatre. By day he was an accountant and by night he was a performer, writer and director with the celebrated left wing Unity Theatre.
But, by the mid 40′s, Frank invaded the world of film first working as an accountant for Gainsborough Studios and later the Rank Organisation. But Frank was first and foremost a creative producer, responsible amongst many other films, for the award-winning and groundbreaking Woman in a Dressing Gown in 1957. He also worked on (both as Producer, Director and Writer) some of the wonderful and iconic films with the Children’s Film Foundation such as Sammy’s Super T-Shirt, Sky Pirates, the Electric Eskimo and The Boy Who Never Was.
Frank never formally retired and maintained an office in London right into his nineties, still writing and working. He died on the 6th September 2012 and will be remembered by me as a constant source of inspiration; a man who refused to quit or give up and a man who never let age get in the way of his dreams.