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Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994 ) (part 3 of 5) (Blu-ray horror film review).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Phantasm blu-ray boxset: Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994 ) (part 3 of 5) (Blu-ray horror film review).

Don’t expect things to happen the next day with the ‘Phantasm’ films, the third, ‘Lord Of The Dead’ is some years later. Reggie (actor Reggie Bannister) is still chasing after the Tall Man (actor Angus Scrimm), who is systematically killing and empting towns of their dead bodies from their graveyards before making up the number […]

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The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

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The Limehouse Golem (film trailer: Victorian crime horror).

Here’s the movie trailer for horror Victorian flick, The Limehouse Golem. A serial killer stalks the Limehouse streets of Victorian London in 1880, the terrified population of this squalid district of the East End believe that the “Golem”, a monster from Judaic mythology, is responsible. Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard is handed the impossible task […]

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Blade Runner 2049 trailer (two Bladerunners better than one?)

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Blade Runner 2049 trailer (two Bladerunners better than one?)

Some thirty years after the carnage of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has […]

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Rumors Of War And Infernal Machines by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rumors Of War And Infernal Machines by Charles E. Gannon (book review).

Charles E. Gannon’s objective is to compare how the blend of Science Fiction tropes have blended with real life military. From my perspective, it’s a bit like which came first, the egg or the chicken. SF authors have always looked in the news to see what is going on and often extrapolated how far it […]

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BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
BBC to bring a Victorian War Of The Worlds to the TV screen (at last!)

Peter Harness of Doctor Who-fame is making the first British television adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel The War Of The Worlds for a big-time screening on BBC One next year. It’s to be based on the original Victorian story – no present-day updatings, thank the gods. Horsell Common in Surrey is […]

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer (mugging me right off).

May 4, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer (mugging me right off).

Here the new ‘Prophecy’ trailer spot plus a host of new stills for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur Legend of the Sword fantasy movie, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana, Poppy Delevingne and Annabelle Wallis. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the […]

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The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

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The Boy On The Bridge by M.R. Carey (book review).

Getting back into the swing from Mike Carey’s first novel, ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, becomes a lot harder with no précis of what happened there. Checking my original notes, there is little to connect to the two stories other than the post-apocalypse reality anyway. However, I really do wish editors and authors paid […]

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The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Recall (sci-fi movie trailer).

Here’s the trailer for science fiction film The Recall, which seems to add to the hostile alien abduction sub-genre (is that a thing: on Netflix, surely?). This movie has a bunch of weekend cabin vacationing teens getting down and dirty with E.T., with only a mad ex-astronaut (Wesley Snipes) to save them. Here’s the official blurb… […]

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Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dark Tower movie (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for this year’s The Dark Tower movie, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and, of course, based on the Stephen King novels of the same name. The film has Idris Elba as the gun slinger and Matthew McConaughey as the flick’s big bad. Jake Chambers (child actor Tom Taylor) is a 11-year-old kid […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Arthur C. Clarke Award (the 31st shortlist) for science fiction literature announced.

The 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist for science fiction literature is with us, and the six worthy contenders are, A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton). Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris). After Atlas, Emma Newman (Roc). Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz). Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing). The Underground Railroad, […]

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