My last convention of the year & I’m one of the guest authors at the Birmingham Horror Con: Halloween Special, this weekend at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
The event is held across the entire convention centre at Edgbaston and is going to be vast. Media guests and traders abound and I look forward to seeing a few of you there. Always colourful, interesting, well-run and friendly events.
A personal highlight for me is going to be Grandpa Sawyer from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre … a character that has remained inside my head for many years. A performance that incited a reaction of disbelief and sheer horror in me when I first encountered it. I may feel slight awe … when I think of the hundreds of horror films I’ve seen over the years, few characters/creatures have ever “bothered” me as much as this one did. I’ve always been largely indifferent to the Freddies and Jasons and Michaels, but Grandpa was always operating on another level for me (he was the head of that family too) …
He’s inspired a few of my own ghastly characters.