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The Bye Bye Man (2017) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Bye Bye Man (2017) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Well, there are a couple of things that one can praise ‘The Bye Bye Man’ for in an attempt to give this incredibly unoriginal teen screen horror showcase some flimsy credit. For starters, ‘The Bye Bye Man’ continues the tradition of being another unforgettable goosebump saga to become meager fodder in the cinematic dumping ground of the new year […]

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Santa Clarita Diet (new Netflix horror zom-com).

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Santa Clarita Diet (new Netflix horror zom-com).

Joel Hammond (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) are realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of the USA’s Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change into a zombie, sending both their lives as estate agents down a road of death and destruction … but in a good way. Yes, […]

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Bates Motel (season 5 trailer).

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bates Motel (season 5 trailer).

For those that like their horror TV hotel-based (and kind of creepy), here’s the trailer for the 5th season of the A&E-produced Bates Motel. Inspired by the classic Psycho film by Alfred Hitchcock, the series details the gory pre-history of the movie events.

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Bad Bishop by Irene Soldatos (book review)

January 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bad Bishop by Irene Soldatos   (book review)

Telling tales about benevolent supernatural beings is a popular concept in many modern novels. Often, these are long-lived or immortal, some having seen many centuries of life. Less often do we see the early life of these people. Jasper Kent populated the Russia of the Romanov’s with the threat of strigoi, power-seeking vampyrs who wished […]

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Interviews Too Shocking To Print by Justin Humphreys (book review)

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Interviews Too Shocking To Print by Justin Humphreys   (book review)

Writer Justin Humphreys points out in his introduction that ‘Interviews Too Shocking To Print’ doesn’t represent the material content being crude or exploitive, even if the sub-title is ‘Conversations With Horror Filmmakers And Their Accomplices’ does make it sound covert. What you have here are twelve interviews and four essays covering a selection of older […]

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How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather (art book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather   (art book review)

Looking at the title, ‘How To Draw Fallen Angels’, the word ‘Fallen’ doesn’t really sink in that this book, text by Michelle Prather and art by Mike Butkus, is about some of the residents of Hell. As Prather reveals, even those from Heaven aren’t particularly nice neither and both sides appear in different countries over […]

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Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood  (graphic novel review)

M.R. James is seen by many as the master of the English ghost story. A British academic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he wrote over thirty ghost stories, many of which have become classics frequently heard on radio or television at Christmas. Published to coincide with the eightieth anniversary of the author’s […]

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Underworld: Blood Wars (film review by Frank Ochieng)

December 27, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Underworld: Blood Wars (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Some things will never change within the tedious and surprisingly long-running SF/horror saga ‘Underworld‘ film franchise. The vampires will still feature sharp fangs that can pierce a hardened leather sofa with one bite and the werewolves will be hairier than the local women’s wig shop. Of course, the curvaceous heroine of this Gothic gumball machine of a […]

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A Cure for Wellness (horror film trailer).

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Cure for Wellness (horror film trailer).

Here’s the movie trailer for A Cure for Wellness, a new horror movie directed by Gore Verbinski. The film stars Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs. A young business executive is sent to retrieve his company’s insane CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He […]

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Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960 by Laurence Raw (book review).

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960 by Laurence Raw (book review).

The book title ‘Character Actors In Horror And Science Fiction Films: 1930-1960’ by Laurence Raw holds no secrets. Alas, there is no contents pages to show which actors he’s highlighting, unless you want to rely on the index or anyone’s name in capitals in the text of other people’s entries. This is a weird omission […]

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