David Camp, B.A. (Hons.)

Location: Feltham, UK

Having studied film at university, my fascination with the industrial and aesthetic qualities of the art form goes hand-in-hand with my passion for discourse surrounding its continued purpose and direction. Particular areas of theoretical interest include the impact of broader social and political influences on contemporary filmmakers and the auctorial status of screenwriters and directors.

My tastes? Mostly Hollywood and American indies/indiewood. Any genre, but especially classic/tacky horror (exploitation, gorenography, schlocky trash, supernatural, postmodern, slasher & stalkers, the big cult franchises Halloween, Elm Street, Friday 13th, Scream, Phantasm, Critters, Gremlins etc, early Peter Jackson/Sam Raimi, Euro horror, zombie flicks, vampire epics and scummy little video nasties, westerns, oldschool pre-CG action/adventure, everything 80s from the Zemeckis/Dante/Johnston/Spielberg/Lucas machine, old school Jim Cameron, edgy black comedies, nostalgic dramedies, anything touched by Charlie Kaufman, classic noir and the summer event machine.

My favourite directors are David Fincher, PT Anderson, Spike Jonze, Werner Herzog, Terry Gilliam, Steven Spielberg, Darren Aronofsky, Sam Raimi, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch.

The first version of this blog was set up in October 2008 to catalogue my brief opinions on each film I see on DVD, television, cinema release and any other medium. Occasionally (see editorials), more detailed articles and discussions will be posted. Please feel welcome to contribute to the comments section.