Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston, Survivors) has been widely interviewed in the horror-genre press, as part of the publicity drive in support of the release of his most celebrated zombie flick Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979) on DVD and Blu-Ray, in “a brand new high definition restoration of the original negative”.
Arrow Films released a new DVD version and (for the first time) two separate Blu-Ray packages of the film on 3 December 2012. Amongst the special features on the release, McCulloch contributes a ‘UK exclusive’ introduction to the movie, and in a separate mini-feature Aliens, Cannibals and Zombies: A Trilogy of Italian Terror McCulloch reflects on his “three classics of Latin horror lunacy”, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Contamination and Zombie Holocaust.
McCulloch discusses his work on Zombie Flesh Eaters in new interviews on CineMart Online (28 November); the 24 Frames Per Second blog (29 November); Dread Central (3 December); and This is Fake DIY (3 December).
McCulloch was also a special guest on the Starburst horror pod-cast Friday Night Fright (Episode 10, December); and the AV Forum podcast (28 November). McCulloch is also interviewed in the new edition (Issue 15) of Scream magazine (print only).
McCulloch arranged a screening of Zombie Flesh Eaters to raise funds for his local golf club at the CatStrand art centre in New Galloway on 9 November. McCulloch, who has been a member of the New Galloway Golf Club for decades, provided an introduction to the viewing and afterwards: “gave an insight into show business and entertained with a series of songs he has written.” (The Galloway News, 15 November 2012). The £200 raised at the event will go towards the cost of additional drainage on the course.