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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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Walking Dead season 7: first full trailer.

July 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Walking Dead season 7: first full trailer.

Here’s the big trailer for season seven Walking Dead, featuring the King of the Kingdom, who, it seems, has a big-ass tiger to keep everyone safe from the maniac with a wire-wrapped baseball bat. Heck, we’ll be watching it regardless. I suspect in real life, flies and other insects would kill the zombies by burrowing […]

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Sherlock Holmes And The Servants Of Hell by Paul Kane (book review)

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes And The Servants Of Hell by Paul Kane   (book review)

I’m used to a Sherlock mash-up so ‘Sherlock Holmes And The Servants Of Hell didn’t faze me. It’s been a while since I read any Clive Barker novels but this did not actually matter in the grand scheme. The introduction sets out the stall and what characters are drawn from the Barker cabal. There is […]

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The Travelling Companion: For As Long As It Takes To Get There by Ian Rankin (book review)

July 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Travelling Companion: For As Long As It Takes To Get There  by Ian Rankin  (book review)

‘The Travelling Companion’ is a quirky offering from Ian Rankin, creator of ‘Rebus’, the dissolute detective. This story finds its original in the city of Rebus and Rankin, Edinburgh. The twin sides of the city are often explored in Rankin’s crime fiction but here he adds another more supernatural element and transfers the action to […]

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Once Bitten edited by Steve Lewis (book review).

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Once Bitten edited by Steve Lewis (book review).

Too many authors have been asked, by non-writers, where their inspiration comes from. There is never just one answer. It can be from anything: a piece of music, an overheard conversation, a newspaper report. Many will tell you that writing is about hard work rather than inspiration but, the initial spark, the starting point has […]

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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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