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Spider Baby (1967) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

June 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spider Baby (1967) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

Half a century and more has passed by since director Jack Hill made ‘Spider Baby, The Maddest Story Ever Told’. It hasn’t changed. It’s still mad. A surreal weirdo of a movie, it has passed the barrier of being a complete lot of rubbish to being a cult classic of the black humour genre. Made […]

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X7: A Seven Deadly Sins Anthology edited by Alex Davis (book review).

June 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
X7: A Seven Deadly Sins Anthology edited by Alex Davis (book review).

Putting together an anthology with a theme is not easy. Some of the best short story writers who the editor would love to include may not be able to come up with something that fits the parameters of the editor’s conception of the idea. There should, though, be enough good material to fill a reasonable […]

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The Very Witching Time Of Night by Gregory William Mank (book review).

June 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Very Witching Time Of Night by Gregory William Mank  (book review).

To tell the truth, I wasn’t really sure what Gregory William Mank’s book, ‘The Very Witching Time Of Night’ was about, especially as the sub-title ‘Dark Alleys Of Classic Horror Cinema’ wasn’t very helpful neither. The introduction lays out the topics of specific people from early last century’s American horror industry but not the usual […]

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Horrors Of The Black Museum (1959) (DVD review).

June 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Horrors Of The Black Museum (1959) (DVD review).

Firstly, after watching this film, would anyone like to tell me if they were hypnotised, even mildly, by the hypnotist Emile Franchel in the first quarter of any hour of this film’ Horrors Of The Black Museum’ aka Crime In The Museum Of Horrors’. It was a dark evening and I was relaxed when watching […]

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The Hideous Sun Demon (1959) (DVD film review).

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Hideous Sun Demon (1959) (DVD film review).

Scientist Doctor Gilbert McKenna (actor Robert Clarke), affected by a radioactive experiment in the presence of direct sunlight, turns into a scaly creature and goes on the rampage periodically. Throughout the film, he kills a rat, a dog and a couple humans before being stopped. Without the scales, the monster could be the Frankenstein creature […]

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Christopher Lee (1922-2015), a brief reminisce by: GF Willmetts.

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Christopher Lee (1922-2015), a brief reminisce by: GF Willmetts.

Trying to figure out what film I first saw Christopher Lee in is difficult. I remember that he was in the first X film I went to the cinema in being ‘The House That Dripped Blood’ (1971) and I was a couple years under age at the time. These days, that film would be regarded […]

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Society (1989) (DVD/Blu-ray film review).

June 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Society (1989) (DVD/Blu-ray film review).

If you could plot a graph of weirdness against time, this movie would start quite low but then increase in intensity until it went way off scale towards the end. Yes, ‘Society’ is definitely weird and well done to Arrow Films for rescuing it from obscurity. Made in 1989 and directed by Brian Yuzna, his […]

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Bob the Vampire Slayer-Builder?

June 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bob the Vampire Slayer-Builder?

Orchard Books have just bought rights to Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse by Bob the Builder creator, Curtis Jobling. Jessica Clarke, editorial director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights for two titles in the series from Kim Ryan at Penguin Random House US. Publication is set for Summer 2016. Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse […]

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Shardik by Richard Adams (book review).

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shardik by Richard Adams (book review).

Richard Adams’ second novel ‘Shardik’, published two years after the massively successful ‘Watership Down’, is a true beast of a book. The novel’s size and scope reflects the eponymous beast itself, it is in places intense and cutting and at other points the story wanders, lost in the forest. A brief explanation of the story: […]

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Island Of Death (1977) (DVD/Blu-ray review).

May 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Island Of Death (1977) (DVD/Blu-ray review).

‘Island Of Death’ was made before the Greek economy turned upside down in 1976 which makes it almost 40 years old and here we have a movie set on a beautiful Aegean island. Maybe you can picture a scene of Demis Roussos singing ‘Forever and ever and ever you’ll be the one that shines on […]

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