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The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Mysterious goings-on go on at an all-girl Catholic school over winter break. The film is shot with an excess of style that got in the way of the coherence. The freezing setting of upstate New York reaches into the tone of the entire film and even the spirit of the viewer. The ambience is certainly […]

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Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dead Water And Other Weird Tales by David A. Sutton (book review).

David Sutton has been writing horror fiction since the 1960s. Over the decades, many of his stories have appeared in a multitude of anthologies. Furthermore, he has won many awards for his editing on fantasy anthologies. However, this reviewer is given to understand that ‘Dead Water And Other Weird Tales’ is the first time a […]

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Dig Two Graves (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dig Two Graves (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Teenager Jake is wracked with guilt about her part in the accidental death of her brother Sean. She believes she would do just about anything to get him back. Then three mysterious figures appear to her with an offer to restore her brother back to being alive. But for this seemingly impossible service, they want […]

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Bethany (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bethany (film review by Frank Ochieng).

For some frightfest filmmakers the challenge of molding and shaping the horror genre in their own imaginative vision is a definite given. The horror genre is a broad scope of a creepy canvas in which moviemakers can manipulate the kinds of colourful fear and tension that they want to convey artistically. Writer/director/producer James Cullen Bressack […]

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Voice From the Stone (horror trailer with Emilia Clarke).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Voice From the Stone (horror trailer with Emilia Clarke).

Here’s an edgy new horror movie, Voice From the Stone, set in Italy in a remote castle in ’50s Tuscany – the movie tells the story of Verena (Game Of Thrones’ Khaleesi, aka Emilia Clarke), a young nurse hired to help a mute young heir locked away in an ancient pile. But the more she observes […]

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Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Brimstone (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Told in four chapters, this is the grim and painful story of a woman dominated by men on the American frontier. The story is presented in Grand Guignol style with a feeling that writer/director Martin Koolhoven is behind it all winking at the audience. Take this film seriously and it is little but a pointlessly […]

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The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (book review).

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (book review).

As the dustcover blurb proudly proclaims, Clive Barker was once hailed as the ‘future of horror’ by none other than Stephen King and there are certainly parallels to be drawn between the two writers. For example, while both men have had careers defined by their written fiction, both have seen some of their stories turned […]

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Lavender (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lavender (2017) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Warning: Spoiler at the end of this review An amnesiac has a spectacular car accident that shakes loose some hidden memories of her younger self. Obsessively trying to piece together her past, she goes to live at the farmhouse of her youth. Canadian director Ed Gass-Donnelly co-writes and directs this mysterious melodrama involving a woman […]

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Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli Dual Format Limited Edition Boxset (film review).

‘Death Walks Twice’ is a remastered special edition from Arrow Films that collects together a matched pair of classic giallo films, ‘Death Walks On High Heels’ (1971) and ‘Death Walks At Midnight’ (1972). For those who don’t know, the ‘giallo’ is a particular sub-genre of European film. The Italian word simply means ‘thriller’ but when […]

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The Haunting (1963) (film DVD review)

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Haunting (1963)   (film DVD review)

When I was doing research on films about haunted houses, there were three significant ones. ‘The Legend Of Hell House’ (1973). ‘The Others’ (2001). ‘The Haunting’ (1963). Hadn’t come across that one so looked it up and found it available. Directed by Robert Wise, so it had credibility. Doctor John Markway (actor Richard Johnson) investigates […]

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