New York has seen it’s fair share of horror movies take place in the Big Apple, including the likes of Black Swan, Basket Case, C.H.U.D. and Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

However the most iconic would have to be Rosemary’s Baby which sees Mia Farrow move into a new apartment next to, literally, the neighbours from hell.

The film was set in The Bradford Building on the Upper West Side and the famous Dakota Building on Central Park West.



Zoltar Speaks…

Put your “heart and soul” into something, dare to dream “Big” and “your wish is granted”.  

Once Upon A Time In America…


One of my favourite spots on my location scout of New York City was finding this little gem on Washington Street in Brooklyn, just a short walk from the pedestrian entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge on Prospect Street.

Not only does it offer a stunning view of the Manhattan Bridge but if you stand in the correct spot you can see the Empire State Building in the middle of it.

On the silver screen it appeared in Sergio Leone’s gangster epic Once Upon A Time In America and it featured on the film’s poster.


Publication Day!

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So the day has finally come and Ext. New York City – Discover The Reel New York On Location is now officially on sale!

You can pick up a copy tonight at the Belmont Filmhouse from 7.00 where I’ll be doing a book signing.

It is also on sale at Waterstones Aberdeen in the travel and film sections.

Finally you can purchase the print and ebook versions online at Lulu and Amazon.

A full list of links is available here on the Where To Buy page.

John Wick – The Continental Hotel

In John Wick, released on DVD this week, the eponymous assassin checks into The Continental Hotel in Manhattan.

It is a hotel for assassins which has its own “house rules” about what kind of business can and cannot be done on the premises.

The exteriors of the hotel were filmed at the corner of Beaver St and Pearl St in the Financial District, which is actually a Sushi restaurant called Haru Sushi. 

*Outside the building wearing Dark Bunny Tees John Wick tee.

The Book

Received a proof copy of the book in the post last week and currently making some minor alterations and corrections before it is published and on sale for Thursday 22nd October.

Print copies and ebooks will be available for purchase online via Lulu Publishing with Amazon to follow in November.

Print copies will be available from Waterstones Union Bridge, Aberdeen and direct from myself at the Belmont Filmhouse.