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The Man From Primrose Lane by James Renner (book review).

May 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Man From Primrose Lane by James Renner (book review).

At the beginning of ‘The Man From Primrose Lane’ by James Renner, we enter a grisly crime scene. The titular character, an elderly recluse seemingly without friends or family, is found murdered on a sunny summer day in the year 2008. Four years later, we meet David Neff, a best-selling non-fiction writer (whose book about […]

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Bite by Gardner Goldsmith (book review).

May 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bite by Gardner Goldsmith (book review).

Gardner Goldsmith is an American author who has written for various US genre television series including ‘Star Trek: Voyager’. ‘Bite’ is his debut novella, published by independent publisher Pendragon Press and it includes two very short horror stories alongside the main attraction. ‘Bite’ is the story of Sylvester ‘Sylv’ Cole, a moderately successful vampire hunter […]

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Scream Park (2012) (DVD review).

May 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Scream Park (2012) (DVD review).

How many years has it been since the heyday of drive-in movies where, especially in America, you could park your car at an open-air cinema, watch a movie of a certain type and have Coca-Cola and burgers served by girls on roller skates? ‘Scream Park’ just fits the bill! You can imagine people watching this […]

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Proxy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Proxy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-chvqkdo5wU Writer-director Zach Parker’s slow burn and chilly-minded ‘Proxy’ is an intensifying horror vehicle that sneaks up on one’s nervous system with its observational dark character studies and creepy tension that builds gradually while creating an understated complexity of fear. Parker’s seedy psychological pot-boiler does not have much of a meaty plot to sink its terrifying teeth […]

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Godzilla (2014) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

May 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Godzilla (2014) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Kaiju Noir. With the Japanese franchise on the King of the Monsters in hiatus, the Godzilla character is being loaned to Warner Brothers so that Gareth Edwards can make an American ‘Godzilla’ film. This is a script whose drama is better than Toho’s usual fare, but audiences may find the new film is dark and drab and slow at getting […]

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Stage Fright (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stage Fright (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The horror genre has not exactly been a steady and stable movie-going experience for freshness or originality as of late. Nevertheless, the persistence to include any distinctive gimmick or angle just to distinguish these faceless frightfests from one another is indeed appreciated. In writer/director Jerome Sable’s Canadian creeper ‘Stage Fright’ one can actually both cheerfully sing and […]

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Wolf Creek 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wolf Creek 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

One thing is absolutely clear…American and British (among others) macabre movie-making certainly does not have the exclusive fingerprints on depravity when it comes to butchering badasses and their perverse hankering for some naughty, nightmarish activities. Enter Australia’s resident psychopath Mick Taylor (John Jarratt), the demented Down Under dude with the penchant for murderous mayhem in […]

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Godzilla (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Godzilla (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Cinema’s legendary large lizard is back trampling over the escapist dreams and desires of those humans that dare to stand in the way of the mighty Godzilla. In fact, this latest reboot of the popularised classic movie monster promises its share of colourful carnage and familiar nostalgia that moviegoers may want to associate with the raucous reptile. […]

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Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (ebook review).

May 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (ebook review).

‘Dangerous Dream’ by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl is a super short novella, only about 50 pages long so you could see this as a little teaser for the new series which starts with ‘Dangerous Creatures’. It sits in between ‘The Caster Chronicles’ series and the new ‘Dangerous Creatures’ series. Technically it’s ‘Dangerous Creatures 0.5’. […]

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The Remaining by D.J. Molles (book review).

May 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Remaining by D.J. Molles (book review).

‘The Remaining’ isn’t just another zombie apocalypse novel. Actually, it is, but author D.J. Molles has tweaked his re-telling of a fate worse than death enough to make it fresh. I just read that sentence over. Really, there’s nothing fresh about a zombie apocalypse. Zombies are disgusting. Two distinct facts separate this story from the […]

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