Tag: Kim Newman

The Night Mayor by Kim Newman (book review).

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Night Mayor by Kim Newman (book review).

‘The Night Mayor’ is a novel that has been re-released with some additional content. It has four bonus original stories that also take place in the carefully constructed film noir universe that forms the basis of this novel. We all love movies but what if you could Dream the scenario and make your own story? […]

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Quatermass And The Pit: BFI Film Classics by Kim Newman (book review).

November 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Quatermass And The Pit: BFI Film Classics by Kim Newman (book review).

‘Quatermass And The Pit’ was the third of the original ‘Quatermass’ TV series/films and, to my mind, one of the best. It gives an interesting take on the origin of mankind in not being from another planet but manipulated from beings from the red planet, providing the origin of the devil amongst other things. It’s […]

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Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman (book review).

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman (book review).

Believe it or not the title ‘Dracula Cha Cha Cha’ is the title of a popular song that was attached to a less admired and even less enduring film and this book will no doubt outlive them both. We continue to follow the now familiar characters previous seen in ‘Anno Dracula’ and ‘The Bloody Red […]

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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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Jago by Kim Newman (book review).

May 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Jago by Kim Newman (book review).

Young lovers, Paul and Hazel, are living in the village of Alder for the summer. Paul’s not quite sure she’s the one and Hazel is absorbed in trying to be the best potter she can be, but the pieces she produces are disturbing. Down the road, the local farmer is trying to make his son […]

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (book review).

It is the time of Anno Dracula and everyone is making the choice, be warm or live forever. If you don’t like it, there are some good concentration camps on the South Downs, Sherlock Holmes is safely confined there but his brother Mycroft at the Diogenes Club needs a man he can trust. Step forward […]

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Nightmare Movies by Kim Newman (non-fiction review).

September 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Nightmare Movies by Kim Newman (non-fiction review).

Kim Newman’s ‘Nightmare Movies’ is a greatly expanded update of a book previously published in the 1980s. In his introduction, he notes his influences and how this book was a reaction to the work of critics such as William K. Everson. He still recommends their work, but notes that too many of their generation hold […]

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