RSSCategory: Horror

The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

November 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Hallow (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

There is no doubt that the majority of horror flicks being churned out for the big screen incorporate a grand and glossy look that feels majestic in all its expressive macabre tendencies. Sure, the elegance of a fright fantasy that pushes its visually sumptuous sheen will enhance the surrealistic gore with more eye-popping resonance. However, […]

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Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (film review by Frank Ochieng).

We certainly get the inside joke about wanting to skewer something as raucous and ridiculous as lambasting nonsensical and numbing grade B horror flicks that are worthy of such scrutiny. After all, the temptation is just too much to resist in not exposing such throwaway thrills of intentional insipidness, correct? Plus, incorporating a mixture of […]

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Bone Tomahawk (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bone Tomahawk (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Cowboys and troglodytes make for an unusual combination. ‘Bone Tomahawk’ is a Western that is also a comedy until the good humour runs out and what is left turns into a grim horror film. Against a background of the American Southwest, we have a story of a kidnapped woman and a posse that goes off […]

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Preacher TV series (first trailer).

November 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Preacher TV series (first trailer).

A supernatural Preacher, a gun-toting ex, and an Irish vampire are coming to AMC as a new TV series mid-2016 . . . based, of course, on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s iconic Vertigo comic-strip of the same name. Dominic Cooper plays Jesse Custer: the small town preacher who merges with an angel and sets […]

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She Devil (1957) (DVD film review).

October 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
She Devil (1957) (DVD film review).

I came across a reference to this 1957 film ‘She Devil’, a while back as it was based off the story ‘The Adaptive Ultimate’ by Stanley Weinbaum under his pseudonym of John Jessel and added to my bucket list, never dreaming my luck when I came across it recently as being available at long last. […]

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There are certain film franchises that just cannot take a hint and go away. The idea of milking the stale novelty of the on-going queasy saga of repetitive horrifying hedonism is something that both the movie-makers and movie-goers are guilty of perpetrating that ultimately feeds into the chronic sequelitis of misbegotten movies refusing to surrender […]

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The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Last Witch Hunter (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There was a time when the movie gods were treating audiences to the omnipresence of zombies. One could not swing a dead cat without running into zombie-related cinema. It was all the rage at the box office that was experiencing a certain celluloid renaissance with overloading narratives within the ‘zombie zone’. Sure, zombies are still […]

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Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson book 7) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

October 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson book 7) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

‘Frost Burned’ is book seven in the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series, which is thankfully still going strong. That being said, there are bound to be spoilers in this review so I suggest not reading it until you’re fully caught up on the series. You can thank me later for prompting you to read this fantastic series. […]

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Crimson Peak (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crimson Peak (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The daughter of a wealthy man finds love with a handsome baronet and has little idea where this will lead her. Guillamo del Toro gives us a creepy ghost story with a colour palette doused in greens, drenched in saturated reds and set in the world of 19th century literary fiction. It is beautiful to […]

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Acolytes Of Cthulhu: Short Stories Inspired By H.P. Lovecraft edited by Robert M. Price (book review).

October 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Acolytes Of Cthulhu: Short Stories Inspired By H.P. Lovecraft edited by Robert M. Price (book review).

Robert M. Price edited the ‘Crypt Of Cthulhu’ magazine for its entire twenty year run and largely off the back of that has become one of the best-loved members of the Lovecraftian fan community. Rigorous and scholarly he may be but he lacks the academic prickliness of some of those active in the field, happily […]

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