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Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Following in your film-making father’s footsteps can be perceived either as a credible career choice or an inevitable curse. So the question is put forth to ‘Morgan’ first-time director Luke Scott as he oversees this kinetic but overly familiar choppy and saggy SF horror-thriller.  Of course, Luke is the son of famed ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ movie mastermind Ridley […]

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Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear by Thomas M. Sipos (book review).

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear by Thomas M. Sipos (book review).

Thomas M. Sipos is likely to cause controversy with his opening chapter to his book, ‘Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear’. After all, how do you define ‘horror’ as its likely to vary a lot in any discussion? To my mind, ‘horror’ is an aspect added to any story to send a […]

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Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

  There are several contemporary horror showcases that could certainly benefit from co-writer/director Fede Alvarez’s (‘Evil Dead’) edgy home invasion thriller ‘Don’t Breathe’. For starters, Alvarez taps into the suggestive elements of tension without the over-extended need to go overboard. The chills and thrills seem almost organic and unassuming. Sure, there appears to be a simplistic approach […]

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Killer Party (formerly ‘Shower’) (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Killer Party (formerly ‘Shower’) (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A group of Los Angeles young professionals is having a baby shower for one of their number and, wouldn’t you know it, just when the party is getting going a zombie outbreak spreads to the party neighbourhood and nobody knows who will be the next to zombify and turn on the others. Freshman writer and […]

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Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Although a simplistic and familiar theme is explored involving sinister forces tormenting a child in distress, Swedish director David F. Sandberg brings something chillingly fresh to his horror/psychological offering ‘Lights Out’.  Sandberg, making his feature film debut, delivers an adequate amount of tension and trickery for all things considered ominous in the edginess of darkness. ‘Lights […]

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Under The Dark Water by Roy Eynhallow (book review)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Under The Dark Water by Roy Eynhallow  (book review)

Too many writers, especially those who wonder why no-one wants to publish their books, set their tales within their comfort zones. They write about people like them or people they would like to be. Occasionally, there is an author who is prepared to jump straight in at the deep end. Just to say that Roy […]

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Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The struggles of a sisterly connection are put to the test in symbolic darkness during a massive, freakish power outage in director Patricia Rozema’s intimate, gripping and quietly thoughtful post-apocalyptic drama ‘Into The Forest’. Academy Award-nominees Ellen Page (‘Juno’) and Rachel Evan Wood (‘Thirteen’) are the cinematic siblings in Rozema’s (‘Kit Kittredge: An American Girl’) […]

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Spanky by Christopher Fowler (ebook review)

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spanky by Christopher Fowler    (ebook review)

Direct from the pen of the supremely excellent Christopher Fowler, who writes the wonderful ‘Bryant And May’ adventures, ‘Spanky’ is a little different. Directly addressing the supernatural, Spanky is one of the devils in human form who offer the temptation to make your life oh so much better. Martyn Ross is a loser in every […]

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The Nightmare Stacks (a Laundry Files novel) by Charles Stross

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Nightmare Stacks (a Laundry Files novel) by Charles Stross

‘The Laundry Files’ are a superb series documenting the never-ending fight between what was the Q-Division of the SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the countless horrors from other dimensions that see us as a nice lunch. The Q-Division used to have offices above an old Chinese laundry and the name stuck, even after the rest […]

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Fear the Walking Dead trailer: down Mexico Way (Season 2B).

July 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fear the Walking Dead trailer: down Mexico Way (Season 2B).

Fear the Walking Dead heads down south and across the Rio Grande to mix it up with the drug gangs and the zombies in this trailer for the second half of season II. Actually, being around heavily armed Narco terrorists who were never that averse from beheading their enemies before the zombie outbreak looks like […]

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