Irish and Intergalactic Bangers and Bops dropped by Amy Lauren McGrath


The hits keep coming with Pretty Deadly Films. The latest issue of our zine is themed around Bangers, Bops & Needle Drops, the best of music in movies. And while you can get a digital download now for pay-what-you-can prices, if you order a physical copy there’s something even more special in store for you. What’s a magazine without a free gift attached after all? Ask your newsagent.

Illustrator Amy Lauren McGrath has collaborated with Film In Dublin before, designing original art for the Best Films of 2020 and a piece inspired by Scarface for Issue 6 of PDF. The Dublin-based artist, who has worked for the Dublin Inquirer, chocolatiers Bean & Goose and more, has developed some Bonus Tracks for our musically inspired mag, based on movies both Irish and intergalactic.

Amy Lauren McGrath Sing Street

In addition to the bumper-sized issue, film fans who order a physical copy will receive free postcards and stickers inspired by Ireland’s own Sing Street and The Commitments, as well as sci-fi fun fests Guardians of the Galaxy and Flash Gordon.

Amy Lauren McGrath Committments

It’s a showcase for one of Ireland’s top upcoming artists and a celebration of some stellar soundtracks. With 4 sticker designs and A6 postcard prints available, it truly is an Awesome Mix.

Amy Lauren McGrath Flash Gordon
And that’s all in addition to the double-sided Pretty Deadly Films. Our zine celebrates the best of blockbusters, cult hits and fave films, where the pretty and the deadly do things that are pretty deadly. On film.

Issue Seven – Bangers, Bops & Needle Drops is available now and you can get a physical copy to bop its way right to your front door.

This issue features:

Original art by Katelyn McKenna and Jess Dunne

A list that Walks Hard by Luke Dunne

An essay on the music of Sofia Coppola movies by Jennifer Gannon

A selection of perfect needle drops in Queer Cinema by Francesco Bacci

An exploration into the soundtrack of Velvet Goldmine by Saoirse Ní Chiaragáin

and more!

You can check it all out at our Gumroad shop page here: https://prettydeadlyfilms.gumroad.com/

And if you now have Drive It Like You Stole It, Try A Little Tenderness, Come and Get Your Love and the Flash Gordon theme (AH-AHH!) stuck in yer heads, we can only apologise.

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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