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The Zombie Times, November 2016 Film Festival Issue (emag review).

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times, November 2016 Film Festival Issue (emag review).

Regular readers of my reviews here on SFCrowsnest may recall that I used to review issues of ‘The Zombie Times’, a newsletter on all things to do with the living dead which was published on a roughly quarterly basis. Things have been rather quiet from Terror4fun, the publishers of ‘The Zombie Times’, recently so it’s […]

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An Interview With Horror Actress, Writer and Producer Alessandra Pinkston (by Frank Ochieng).

November 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
An Interview With Horror Actress, Writer and Producer Alessandra Pinkston (by Frank Ochieng).

Alessandra Pinkston is an accomplished actress, writer, producer and creative force behind her company at KindredQuest, Inc., an award-winning production film company that has produced noteworthy short horror films with a refreshing twist, mainly employing women of colour and featuring primarily talented minorities in leading and supporting roles in their fright films. Ms. Pinkston looks […]

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‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

Indeed, the saturation of the contemporary horror genre and all its conventional sub-divisions of conception have seen its better days. Although there is no controlling or escaping the recycled, repackaged or redundant aspects of the rehashed narratives, we have seen dusted off for later consideration countless times before there is one angle that we can […]

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Immortal Nights: An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands (book review).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Immortal Nights: An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands (book review).

Romance has always been a very popular genre. Many readers, mainly women, would wait eagerly for the monthly release of the new Mills & Boon volume. Immersing themselves in the trials and tribulations of potential soul-mates gave a chance to forget their ordinary, stress filled lives. The same is as true now as fifty years […]

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Burnt Offerings (1976) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Burnt Offerings (1976) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

Before the Rolf family, Ben (actor Oliver Reed) and Marion (actress Karen Black) and son Davey (actor Lee Montgomery), can rent an isolated large house for the summer, they are inspected by Roz Allardyce (Eileen Heckart) and her brother, Arnold (Burgess Meredith). There is one stipulation that their mother is staying behind but they are […]

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Disturbed Digest # 14 – September 2016 (emag review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Disturbed Digest # 14 – September 2016 (emag review).

‘Disturbed Digest’ is a magazine of fiction and poetry – lots of poetry! – but I will concentrate on the fiction. ‘Mind Over Matter’ by Klara Gomez is well-written but basically a ghost story and an old hat theme. The ending is nicely done. I have noticed that any story which supposes life after death […]

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The Monster (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Monster (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Bryan Bertino directs ‘The Monster’, a suspenseful horror film about a mother and daughter stranded at night on a deserted road. Their car is besieged by what might be a wounded wolf or what might be what wounded it. They have a very dysfunctional relationship and, with flashbacks, we learn why. This film is an […]

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Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

For those so-called devoted Tyler Perry fans out there wondering why it took so long to bring back their favorite sassy gun-toting grandma after a two-plus year absence from the big screen can feel some relief that America’s acerbically gray-haired Queen of Quirkiness has arrived for her latest holiday-themed shtick (following the humbug dud known […]

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Shin Godzilla (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shin Godzilla (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Japan assesses its relation to the rest of the world and its relation to itself and its culture in a reboot of the classic Japanese series. This is the most serious ‘Godzilla’ film since the first and’ except for the novelty the first film had, this would probably be the best ‘Godzilla’ film ever made. […]

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The Burning Steelbook (1980) (film Blu-ray review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Burning Steelbook (1980) (film Blu-ray review).

[I should point out that the film title is ‘The Burning’ (1980), the ‘Steelbook’ is what its contained in although as an advance copy, I didn’t see that or any booklet it might have. From the extended opening credits which don’t contain the cast names, an obvious selling point is Tom Savini’s special effects and […]

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