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Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson book 4) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

October 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson book 4) by Patricia Briggs (book review).

‘Bone Crossed’ is book four in the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series of books by Patricia Briggs. Given that I’m reviewing a book that’s pretty far into a series, I would suggest that there are going to be spoilers for those people who haven’t read the previous three novels. This book starts in the exact place the […]

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On Set With John Carpenter: The Photographs Of Kim Gottlies-Walker (book review).

October 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
On Set With John Carpenter: The Photographs Of Kim Gottlies-Walker (book review).

In some respects, the title ‘On Set With John Carpenter: The Photographs Of Kim Gottlies-Walker’ is a bit of a misnomer. Not that it doesn’t feature a lot of photographs but these are from only five of John Carpenter’s films, including one he didn’t direct: ‘Halloween’, ‘The Fog’, ‘Escape From New York’, ‘Halloween II’ and […]

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Wake Wood (2009) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wake Wood (2009) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

This is a reworking of W. W. Jacobs’s story ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ crossed with a bit of ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’. A young couple bereaved over the loss of their daughter a year earlier moves to an Irish village. Apparently, the natives of the village have some sort of pagan rite that will allow them to […]

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Damn Sea Vampires (film DVD review).

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Damn Sea Vampires (film DVD review).

With all the appearances of a sub-standard TV movie, ‘Damn Sea Vampires’ has a setting somewhere out from Alaska in the Bering Sea where people with flat-bottomed boats dredge the seabed for gold. Dredged up! Probably an apt description for a movie which is chronically bad. That means it’s bad and continues to be bad […]

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Constantine’s a Hellblazer (TV trailer).

October 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Constantine’s a Hellblazer (TV trailer).

But you already knew that, being comic-book geeks, right? Aha, but did you know the trailer for the new Constantine TV series is with us? Get a first look at Zed (Angélica Celaya), a mysterious artist with a connection to John Constantine. Constantine premieres in the USA on Friday, October 24th 2014 at 10/9c on […]

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Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna (book review).

October 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna (book review).

It’s hard to read about a plague called the Bug when global viral catastrophe is a very real threat. This week saw the first case of Ebola in the United States. I live a couple thousand miles north of Dallas, but I’ve seen the movies and I’ve read the books. Apparently, I like scaring myself. […]

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Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

‘Dead Girls’ is a cyberpunk story that started life as British Science Fiction author Richard Calder’s 1992 debut novel, written while he was living in Thailand. Many years later, after converting the book into a screenplay for a planned film that didn’t come off, Calder decided to give the story a new lease of life […]

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The Medusa Touch (1978) (blu-ray film review).

September 25, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
The Medusa Touch (1978) (blu-ray film review).

‘The Medusa Touch’ is the answer that might come up in a pub quiz as to whether or not actor Richard Burton ever appeared in a Science Fiction film. French exchange detective Brunel (actor Lino Ventura) an apparent murder until the victim starts breathing again. Hospitalised, it’s not seemed likely that Morlar (actor Richard Burton) […]

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Attack Of The Monster Movie Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Attack Of The Monster Movie Makers by Tom Weaver (book review).

Originally released in 1994, ‘Attack Of The Monster Movie Makers’, Tom Weaver’s interview book truly lives up to the sub-title of ‘Interviews With 20 Genre Giants’. Well, maybe less with the starter because I doubt if many of you know actress Merry Anders, but that’s largely because she landed up in the B movies as […]

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Twins Of Evil (1971) (film, blu-ray review).

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Twins Of Evil (1971) (film, blu-ray review).

A Hammer production with Peter Cushing! What could be better? A revitalised movie from 1971, it seems to be a lot better in Blu-ray high-definition. I watched ‘Twins Of Evil’ in the cinema over 40 years ago and also as a DVD in 2006 and now it has been re-released as part of Network’s Blu-ray […]

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