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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm V: RaVager (2016) (part 5 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm V: RaVager (2016) (part 5 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

The fifth ‘Phantasm’ film, ‘Ravager’ (2016), is a direct continuation from the fourth film and the first to be directed by someone else, David Hartman. Reggie (actor Reggie Bannister) is out to regain his equilibrium and car and still has to battle against the pursuing silver balls. Along his journey, Reggie gives Dawn (actress Dawn […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm IV: OBLIVION (1998) (part 4 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

May 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm IV: OBLIVION (1998) (part 4 of 5) (Blu-ray film review).

The fourth ‘Phantasm’ film, ‘OBLIVION’, capped because ‘IV’ is in the centre and lower case, ‘l’ makes it look wrong, continues directly after the third film, even if there is a recap of what happened previously. It’s hardly much of a giveaway that Reggie (actor Reggie Bannister) survives as the Tall Man (actor Angus Scrimm) […]

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The Witcher books gets all Netflixie.

May 18, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
The Witcher books gets all Netflixie.

Netflix is making a new TV series based on The Witcher, the fantasy series of novels from writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The books also spawned a video game franchise which many nestizens have gone on to play. Known as the Witcher Saga, Sapkowski’s novels focus on witchers – hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young […]

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Tidelands: where evil mermaids rule (new Netflix horror).

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tidelands: where evil mermaids rule (new Netflix horror).

Netflix is creating a new horror TV series called Tidelands, billed as a supernatural crime drama (shooting will start in Queensland, Australia in 2018). The drama follows a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, she must uncover the […]

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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) (Blu-ray horror film review).

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) (Blu-ray horror film review).

Odd thing. The blu-ray version of ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ is 91 minutes long and the DVD version is 80 or 88 minutes depending where you look. Make of that as you will, I’m reviewing the blu-ray version. I’m a little behind watching the ‘Underworld’ films and this is the fifth in series. Fortunately, there is […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994 ) (part 3 of 5) (Blu-ray horror film review).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994 ) (part 3 of 5) (Blu-ray horror film review).

Don’t expect things to happen the next day with the ‘Phantasm’ films, the third, ‘Lord Of The Dead’ is some years later. Reggie (actor Reggie Bannister) is still chasing after the Tall Man (actor Angus Scrimm), who is systematically killing and empting towns of their dead bodies from their graveyards before making up the number […]

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The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

Here’s the movie trailer for horror Victorian flick, The Limehouse Golem. A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task […]

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The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

May 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

Getting back into the swing from Mike Carey’s first novel, ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, becomes a lot harder with no précis of what happened there. Checking my original notes, there is little to connect to the two stories other than the post-apocalypse reality anyway. However, I really do wish editors and authors paid […]

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Phantasm blu-ray boxset : Phantasm II (1988) (part 2 of 5) (horror/sf Blu-ray film review)

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset : Phantasm II (1988)  (part 2 of 5)  (horror/sf Blu-ray film review)

Just so you keep the numbers straight in your head, this is number two not eleven. There were only ever four ‘Phantasm’ films. The follow-up, again written and directed by Don Coscarelli with pretty much the same cast bar one who got older as the first film was filmed 9 years later. It’s a little […]

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Phantasm (1979) blu-ray boxset (horror Blu-ray review)

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm (1979) blu-ray boxset   (horror Blu-ray review)

When I’m handed a 5 blu-ray set of discs of the ‘Phantasm’, I had to give some thought on how to review them. Doing them all collectively is likely to give a long review and risk being struck by one of the Tall Man’s silver balls in not giving enough care and attention to each […]

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