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Suspiria (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Suspiria (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

An American girl from Ohio gets an opportunity to study at a prestigious dance academy in Germany. She jumps at the prospect in spite of being told that the women who run the school are actually witches. This is a remake of the 1977 classic horror film directed by Dario Argento. This version, directed by […]

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Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 edited by Julie E. Czerneda (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 edited by Julie E. Czerneda (book review).

I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of the Nebula Awards winning novels over the past few years, so it seems like the members of the SFWA who vote for the awards have pretty good taste. The annual ‘Nebula Awards Showcase’ volumes contain the winning novellas, novelettes and short-listed short stories, as well as excerpts from the […]

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The Blob (1958) – The Criterium Collection (Blu-ray film review).

December 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Blob (1958) – The Criterium Collection (Blu-ray film review).

It’s been a while since I saw the 1958 film ‘The Blob’. It shows an odd age when there is a less than sinister ditty for an opening song from Burt Bacharach for such a dangerous adversary but then ‘The Blob’ was seen as a teen flick to be shown in drive-in cinemas than a […]

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Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters (second trailer).

November 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters (second trailer).

Here’s the second – international – trailer for the Warner Brothers Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters flick coming your way on May 31st 2019. Here’s the official blurb: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, […]

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Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files by Zack Handlen & Todd Vanderwerff (book review).

November 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files by Zack Handlen & Todd Vanderwerff (book review).

I have to confess some confusion with the title of Zack Handlen and Todd Vanderwerff book, ‘Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files’ as I thought it was about what creatures Mulder and Scully encountered every week when I first selected it. Just goes to show, it pays to pay attention […]

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The Dr. Phibes Companion by Justin Humphreys (book review).

November 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Dr. Phibes Companion by Justin Humphreys (book review).

Every time I looked through publisher BearManor Media’s catalogue, I spotted the title ‘The Dr. Phibes Companion’ by Justin Humphreys and asked about its availability and got told not yet. That is, until last month and a jump of glee. The two ‘Dr. Phibes’ films starring Vincent Price are black humour horror of a seriously […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Ghastly Tales From The Master Of The Macabre (book review).

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Edgar Allan Poe: Ghastly Tales From The Master Of The Macabre (book review).

It’s probably impossible to overstate the influence of Edgar Allan Poe on popular fiction. To pick two celebrated examples, the weird tales of H.P. Lovecraft and the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ stories of Arthur Conan Doyle have obvious precursors among the works of Poe and, if you follow these lines of descent through to the present day, […]

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H.P. Lovecraft: Uncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror (book review).

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
H.P. Lovecraft: Uncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror (book review).

There have been any number of Lovecraft anthologies over the years, evidence if it were needed of his enduring popularity and influence on weird fiction. But when it comes to describing Lovecraft’s writing, the fact is that he ranged across several different genres, from straightforward fantasy through the supernatural and finally into what ultimately became […]

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The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors edited by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards (book review).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors edited by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards (book review).

‘The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors’ is a large collection of modern weird tales. There are so many I’ll just have to pick out a few highlights. If a story isn’t mentioned, it doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, just that the review should be shorter than the book. Like an army besieging a late […]

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Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The wife and the daughter of a violent abuser flee his wrath and his sadism. They escape is only to be captured by another man who is every bit as bad as the first. When the second man’s captives try to escape they find themselves sandwiched between a psychotic and a band of werewolves. At […]

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