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Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons by Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner (book review).

With a title like ‘Death By Umbrella: The 100 Weirdest Horror Movie Weapons’, you have to wonder if authors Christopher Lombardo and Jeff Kirschner realise the implication about the nature of this book. As they explain in the introduction, horror films get accused for inciting real murders yet many of the ways they are carried […]

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Spectral trailer (World War S?).

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spectral trailer (World War S?).

Swap zombies for ghosts in the film (or books) from World War Z and you have the elevator pitch of the new TV series coming up from Netflix, Spectral. Maybe stir in a little Ghostbusters, too. The official pitch PR release, more prosaically describes Spectral as “When an otherworldly force wreaks havoc on a war-torn European […]

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The Mummy (trailer for new movie: and she’s a mummy).

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Mummy (trailer for new movie: and she’s a mummy).

The ever ubiquitous Tom Cruise gets to do his action-hero shtick against the evil Egyptian undead. There goes the British Museum. But is Tom’s hero more than a little undead himself? Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) […]

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Tales From The Crypt Vol. 3 # 1 (comicbook review)

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tales From The Crypt Vol. 3  # 1   (comicbook review)

In the tradition of EC Comics, ‘Tales From The Crypt’ has been raised from the dead by the Papercutz’ Super Genius imprint and promises to deliver horror unfit for children, so be warned. As in days of yore, the tales are hosted by the Crypt-Keeper, the Old Witch and the Vault-Keeper. The Crypt-Keeper introduces the […]

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Damnation For Beginners by Alan Campbell (book review)

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Damnation For Beginners by Alan Campbell   (book review)

‘Damnation For Beginners’ is a novella set in the world of Alan Campbell’s ‘Deepgate Codex’ and follows the story of Jack Aviso, a bank teller at Henry Sill Banking Corporation in the city of Cog. Jack has been keeping his head down and following the rules of the entirely unfair and corrupt bank. Their policies […]

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Science Fiction Stars And Horror Heroes by Tom Weaver (book review).

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction Stars And Horror Heroes by Tom Weaver (book review).

Looking at the book list in the indicia, I thought I’ve reviewed nearly all of Tom Weaver’s excellent interview books until I checked the back cover and found six I haven’t. As he points out in the introduction to this one, ‘Science Fiction Stars And Horror Heroes’, which originally came out as a library edition […]

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Kong: Skull Island 2nd trailer.

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kong: Skull Island 2nd trailer.

If you like your mega-apes really large and kind of re-imagined with an Apocalypse Now Vietnam war-movie twist, then this is the flick for you. I love the smell of giant beasts in the morning.

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Black Wings Of Cthulhu 3 edited by S.T. Joshi (book review)

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Black Wings Of Cthulhu 3 edited by S.T. Joshi   (book review)

Despite its title, this third volume of short stories from the ‘Black Wings Of Cthulhu’ series has very little to do with the Cthulhu Mythos and is very much more about the literary genre that editor S.T. Joshi refers to as ‘cosmic terror’. In other words, the stories in this collection are more about the […]

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Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

November 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf’ also goes by the name ‘Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch’. On the Blu-ray disc, it’s just called ‘Howling II’. I only ever saw the first 1981 film, so this one is all new to me. More werewolf shenanigans in Los Angeles following the events of the first […]

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The Initiation (1984) (Blu-ray film review).

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Initiation (1984) (Blu-ray film review).

I never really understand American university fraternity initiations but there are certainly enough films about them as ‘The Initiation’ shows from 1984. A group of girls are sent in to one of their wealthy pledges’ father’s department store to steal the nightwatchman’s uniform. Then there’s a little matter of a mad killer removing them one […]

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