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Schalcken The Painter (1979) (DVD review).

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schalcken The Painter (1979) (DVD review).

Let’s go back to the days when you got really good value for your BBC licence fee, way back to 1979. I can remember sitting in front of the TV just before Christmas to watch an ‘Omnibus’ programme which presented something quite startling that lingered in the memory, that being a strange tale about the […]

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Supernatural (1977) (DVD review).

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Supernatural (1977) (DVD review).

Just released by the British Film Institute we’ve got a double DVD of the BBC TV series from 1977 called ‘Supernatural’. This has absolutely nothing to do with the more recent American TV series of the same name so if you are ordering the discs from anywhere but the BFI, make sure you get the […]

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I Travel By Night by Robert McCammon (book review).

November 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
I Travel By Night by Robert McCammon (book review).

Some things just go together perfectly: fish and chips, salt and vinegar, vampires and angst. The latter has become such a staple of bloodsucking lore that I’m crying out for a happy-go-lucky vampire who sees the positive side of being undead and uses the fact that he can only go out at night to take […]

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Kiss Of The Damned (2013) – a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kiss Of The Damned (2013) – a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

Boy meets vampire-girl, they fall in love, they have sex and vampire’s mischief-making sister tries to mess up this perfect love. Director Xan Cassavetes can make a pretty film, but she should not have trusted herself to write the story. The screenplay is cliched and simplistic melodrama that drags even if the images and some […]

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The Country Of The Worm by Gary Myers (book review).

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Country Of The Worm by Gary Myers (book review).

‘The Country Of The Worm’, sub-titled ‘Excursions Beyond the Wall of Sleep’, is collection of Gary Myers’ short stories is nominally set in the Dreamlands of HP Lovecraft. Here and there, Myers name-checks people and places but, in spirit, his writing is much more like that of Lord Dunsany, which is probably no coincidence. Lovecraft […]

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Carrie (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

November 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Carrie (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

It is certainly asking a lot to buy into the shoddy remake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 macabre masterpiece ‘Carrie’ but there is no real crime in having director Kimberly Peirce’s (‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘Stop-Loss’) updated instalment co-existing with the memory of yesteryear’s classic freak show. Or maybe there is reason for applying the handcuffs […]

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Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman (book review).

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman (book review).

‘Anno Dracula 1918: The Bloody Red Baron’ puts us straight into the thick of the action. It’s the total war and there is much to be done. The Germans have the upper hand in the air, thanks in no small part to the Bloody Red Baron, Von Richtofen who, as a vampire, has made night […]

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Thankskilling 3 (2009) (DVD review).

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thankskilling 3 (2009) (DVD review).

Just when you thought it was safe to go out, the rampaging turkey has returned more deadly than ever and just in time for American Thanksgiving! The original ‘Thankskilling’ movie, made by college students Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart, cost only $3500 but it was a smash hit nonetheless, mainly on the old adage that […]

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Shadows Over Innsmouth edited by Stephen Jones (book review).

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Shadows Over Innsmouth edited by Stephen Jones (book review).

‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth’ is one of H.P. Lovecraft’s best known stories, featuring many of his most enduring themes, including a decaying New England town, its decadent population and, of course, strange and horrible monsters. Of course, below the surface. the story is even darker than it seems, dealing with themes of genetic purity and […]

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American Zombie Gothic: The Rise And Fall (And Rise) Of The Walking Dead In Popular Culture by Kyle William Bishop (book review)

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
American Zombie Gothic: The Rise And Fall (And Rise) Of The Walking Dead In Popular Culture by Kyle William Bishop     (book review)

Kyle William Bishop is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Utah University in the USA. ‘American Zombie Gothic’ is a book-length presentation of his academic work on the place of the zombie in horror films. Given the subject matter, this book has the potential to be of interest to a wide range of genre […]

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