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Gatiss and Pemberton sign up for Good Omens TV series.

February 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gatiss and Pemberton sign up for Good Omens TV series.

Good Omens, the BBC TV production for Amazon Prime and BBC2, will see Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who) and Steve Pemberton (Psychoville, Inside No. 9) join its cast as filming of Neil Gaiman’s six-part adaptation finishes up in South Africa. The pair will be taking on the roles of mysterious book-buyers Harmony and Glozier and […]

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Cloverfield Paradox (trailer).

February 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cloverfield Paradox (trailer).

Here’s the trailer for the new Cloverfield film, Cloverfield Paradox. This one went live on Netflix immediately after its SuperBowl advert, just to show the true advantages of streaming to all the Hollywood gonks. Watch it and weep, Hollywood. Well, maybe.

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Psychomania (1973) (DVD/Blu-ray film review).

February 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Psychomania (1973) (DVD/Blu-ray film review).

‘Psychomania’ is a low budget cult British horror film directed by Don Sharp and first released in 1973. It has been remastered and re-released by the British Film Institute on a Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray packed with extras. Is it worth watching again some forty-five years on, like the best ‘Morecambe and Wise Christmas […]

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Exit Kingdom (The Reaper Novels) by Alden Bell (book review).

January 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Exit Kingdom (The Reaper Novels) by Alden Bell (book review).

‘Exit Kingdom’ is set in the same world as ‘The Reapers Are The Angels’, a post-apocalyptic zombie world. Although ‘The Reapers Are The Angels’ was written first, you could read this book on its own. Having said that, I would recommend reading ‘The Reapers Are The Angels’ first as there are one or two medium-sized […]

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The Resurrection Tree And Other Stories by Tony Cooper (book review).

January 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Resurrection Tree And Other Stories by Tony Cooper (book review).

Traditionally, in any collection or anthology, the strongest story is put first. The rationale is that whenever a potential reader/buyer picks up the book and turns to the first page, they will be grabbed by what is on offer and continue with it. For a similar reason, traditionally, the second best story is put last […]

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Opera (1987/2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Opera (1987/2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

In 1987 Dario Argento, one of Italy’s best-known horror directors, used ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ as the inspiration for a story of a maniac stalking the members of an opera company. This is one of Argento’s most graphically horrific pieces. As a film of the Italian ‘giallo’ genre, it has its share of jump scares […]

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Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

January 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

‘Disturbed Digest’, as the name suggests, contains horror and weird fantasy stories or paranormal or whatever you want to call them. It’s a wide field with plenty of scope. The first story is ‘Her’ by Nohan Meza. Tristan is on a plane feeling alone and claustrophobic. It seems his girlfriend has left him and it’s […]

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You Should Come With Me Now: Stories Of Ghosts by M. John Harrison (book review).

December 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Should Come With Me Now: Stories Of Ghosts by M. John Harrison (book review).

What exactly is a short story? It probably depends on the purpose of a piece of fiction. The concept that it was something that could be read at one sitting is belied by those people who will sit up all night to read all of a three hundred page novel. Competitions often put a limit […]

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Zombie Apocalypse! by Stephen Jones (book review).

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Zombie Apocalypse! by Stephen Jones (book review).

‘Zombie Apocalypse!’ is the first in a trilogy of so-called ‘mosaic’ novels which bring together mixed media contributions from multiple authors to produce the story of a zombie outbreak and its aftermath, based on a concept created by British horror editor Stephen Jones. The books came out between 2010 and 2014 and were sufficiently successful […]

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Nailbiters by Paul B. Kane (book review).

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nailbiters by Paul B. Kane (book review).

Where once horror stories tended to involve the supernatural, these days writers have a choice, either to follow traditional patterns of ghost and demon-motivated stories while avoiding the clichéd plots or to go more for the splatter-type nastiness. Both types play on the fears of the reader but with the development of the ‘benign’ supernatural […]

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