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Stalking The Zombie by Mike Resnick (book review).

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Stalking The Zombie by Mike Resnick (book review).

One of the strengths of small, independent publishers is that they care about the books they produce. They know that they are not going to become wealthy, global entrepreneurs. As a result, they have the opportunity to create beautiful books that readers want to keep. This is one such. To add to its appeal, ‘Stalking […]

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Southbound (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Southbound (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A powerful variation on the multi-story film. ‘Southbound’ is five horrific stories, each of which fades into the next. Some of the story types are familiar, some new. All take place along or around a nearly empty California highway without a number. Six writers, four of whom direct the film, give us a well-made and weird […]

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The Girl With All The Gifts: new zombie film trailer.

June 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Girl With All The Gifts: new zombie film trailer.

A slightly more thoughtful zombie horror movie from Warner, The Girl With All The Gifts, that visually owes more than a little to 28 Days Later and its ilk, rather than Walking Dead. The cast reflects this, starring Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine (and directed by Colm McCarthy). Based on the […]

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Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Shadow Police book 3) by Paul Cornell (book review).

June 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Shadow Police book 3) by Paul Cornell (book review).

‘Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?’ is Paul Cornell’s third novel in his ‘Shadow Police’ series. Known for his powerful ‘Doctor Who’ stories used in novels, audio and TV, Cornell has turned to crime to make a bigger splash. if you haven’t read the first two novels in the series, ‘London Falling’ and ‘The Severed Streets’, then […]

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Therapy For A Vampire (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Therapy For A Vampire (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Therapy For A Vampire’ is is a genuinely funny vampire comedy that takes a playful look at its characters and at vampire lore. There is lots of visual humour and the film is well photographed. Writer-director David Ruhm seems to have researched his subject and wrings laughs from little-known facets of folklore. Rating: high +2 […]

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Penda’s Fen (1974) (blu-ray film review).

June 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Penda’s Fen (1974) (blu-ray film review).

‘Penda’s Fen’ directed by Alan Clarke and written by David Rudkin was originally shown on BBC1 way back in 1974 as part of ‘Play For Today’. I missed it at that time as I was otherwise engaged with my birthday celebrations. For some reason, the BBC only repeated the broadcast once in 1990 and I […]

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Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers (Volume I) by Tony Earnshaw (book review).

May 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fantastique: Interviews With Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Filmmakers (Volume I) by Tony Earnshaw (book review).

A veteran film journalist and cinema programmer, Tony Earnshaw (who, in the interests of full disclosure, has also been a colleague of mine in the past) has met a large swathe of the great and good of the genre world. From George Romero to Quentin Tarantino, Earnshaw has talked to them all. This collection of […]

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Humanoids From The Deep (1996) (DVD review).

May 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Humanoids From The Deep (1996) (DVD review).

In many respects, ‘Humanoids From The Deep’ is a cross between ‘Jaws’ and ‘Aliens’, keeping the sea but placed on modern day Earth. Well, that of 1996 that is. Humans genetically blended with salmon DNA are genetic monsters who escape the military and are mutated further by some biohazard material. They also have a taste […]

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Deep Red (1975) (Blu-ray film review).

May 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Deep Red (1975) (Blu-ray film review).

Essentially what we have here is ‘Deep Red’ from 1975 a rather macabre whodunnit, an Italian movie directed by Dario Argento and starring David Hemmings, the well-known British actor, now deceased. At over two hours in duration, it’s rather protracted and could essentially be alleviated with cutting, as it was in the USA, because quite […]

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Sacrifice (2016) (movie review).

April 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sacrifice (2016) (movie review).

‘Sacrifice’ has a few tense moments and a few ideas borrowed from better-made films, notably ‘The Wicker Man’ but there is not a lot for an experienced horror fan. An obstetrician and her husband move to the Shetland Islands and begin to find clues that something sinister is happening on the islands. Radha Mitchell, veteran […]

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