By MICHAEL GINGOLD
As a screenwriter, David McGillivray was behind some of the most notorious fright films to come out of Britain in the 1970s. Decades later, he got up to even more sordid stuff. Now the truth is finally being told in a new book.
FAB Press has announced the release of LITTLE DID YOU KNOW, McGillivray’s no-holds-barred autobiography. In 1974, he began a partnership with director Pete Walker that resulted in the screen shockers HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, FRIGHTMARE, THE CONFESSIONAL (a.k.a. HOUSE OF MORTAL SIN) and SCHIZO (pictured), and he also wrote Norman J. Warren’s SATAN’S SLAVE and TERROR. And there was much more to his story, as FAB’s PR relates:
“In this sensational memoir, illustrated with many previously unseen photos, McGillivray reveals how his anti-establishment lifestyle stretches back to his teenage years and journeys six decades, taking us through the cocaine-lined world of London’s media industry, the tragic heights of the AIDS epidemic and the sinful celluloid backstreets of Soho. It’s a colorful picaresque account of the capital from every angle.
“From 1998-2011, McGillivray hosted London’s wildest parties at his home in London’s sleazy King’s Cross district. They were attended by some of the biggest names of stage, screen, music and fashion. The revelations of what went on under the figurative noses of law enforcement agencies and the literal noses of McG and his high-flying guests are not for the faint-hearted. The confessions of this outrageously funny man may amaze and amuse, scandalize or shock you. And you may never look back on Millennium Night in quite the same light again…”
Signed editions begin shipping June 1, and the book will hit stores August 1. An autographed double pack of LITTLE DID YOU KNOW and WORST FEARS, Nucleus Films’ region-free PAL DVD of the anthology feature McGillivray wrote and produced, is also available. Click here to pre-order.