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Happy Death Day 2U [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Happy Death Day 2U [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Due to the unexpected success of the original 2017’s ‘Happy Death Day’ outing the cheekily fun and frolicking fright farce was tasty frosting on the cutthroat cake. Crafty, creepy and oddly clever director Christopher Landon’s menacing romp was refreshingly twisted in its off-kilter skin. In fast forwarding to 2019’s sequel ‘Happy Death Day 2U’, Landon is back at […]

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Horror Express (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Horror Express (1972) (Blu-ray film review).

Get your tickets ready to be clipped. Bribery is just about allowable if you find the right person. You’re going to take an adventure on the Trans-Siberian Express. Red eyes are optional. Fangoria editor Chris Alexander explains in his introduction why the ‘Horror Express’ means so much to him. He reminds us that this is […]

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Godzilla 2 King Of The Monsters (new trailer for this monster movie).

February 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Godzilla 2 King Of The Monsters (new trailer for this monster movie).

Here’s the new trailer for Godzilla 2 King Of The Monsters – in which King Ghidorah comes to Earth and kick some ass. Will Godzilla save the day and rescue humanity? Sure he will. I’m just never quite sure, why? 

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The Prodigy [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Prodigy [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

So it appears that ‘The Prodigy’ is the latest evil kid creepfest to re-emerge and offer its familiar spin on the bizarre brat from hell formula. One thing for sure…this kiddie creeper will certainly make you consider any hankering for Hungarian jingles or cravings for pakrika on your favourite dish. Or perhaps not.  Whatever the case, […]

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Child’s Play (2019): horror film trailer.

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Child’s Play (2019): horror film trailer.

Child’s Play is the US horror movie directed by Lars Klevberg (and a remake of the 1988 film of the same name). This one ships with a 21st century update, as a thinly veiled Amazon-like corporation starts manufacturing robot Alexa-ish dolls for the kids – said robots called ‘Buddi’. Sadly, one robot kiddie companion is […]

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Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Vampire novel (book 26) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Vampire novel (book 26) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

There are some very long running series that can be regarded as supernatural erotica. The salient feature is that somewhere in the novel, the main characters will have explicit, consensual sex. With Laurel K Hamilton’s ‘Anita Blake’ series, which has now reached twenty-six books, the main character, Anita, is the focal point of every novel. […]

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Painkillers [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 7, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Painkillers [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Director Roxy Shih’s (‘The Tribe’) psychological thriller ‘Painkillers’ is a horror showcase of a different kind. The decorated demons and lingering despair do not emerge from behind a shady-minded wall or appear in the freakish form of an apparition looking for spooky-minded payback. Shih’s fright fable is effectively embedded in the tortured psyche. The sickness and […]

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Us (horror movie trailer).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Us (horror movie trailer).

Director Jordan Peele brings us some scary horror movie action in the form of Us, when a US Californian family are haunted by creepy evil versions of their own family. The family in question are Lupita Nyong as Adelaide Wilson, a mum returning to her childhood home with hubby Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and […]

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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

One of the familiar clichés that have always been identified in mainstream horror cinema is that ‘the black guy or gal is always the first to get killed or tormented‘. Well, for once the black targets in the revealing and refreshingly insightful documentary ‘Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror’ earns their staying power with a […]

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Escape Room (2019) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Room (2019) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

The formulaic frightener ‘Escape Room’ is certainly not worth entering for its cheap, collapsed creepiness. This half-baked horror sideshow will make its audience feel trapped inside this low-budget toothless thriller that is about as riveting as its generic movie title.  This is a by-the-numbers banal boofest that is short on imagination but long on cutthroat contrivances. Whatever […]

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