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It Came From The 80s!: Interviews With 214 Cult Filmmakers by Francesco Borseti (book review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
It Came From The 80s!: Interviews With 214 Cult Filmmakers by Francesco Borseti (book review).

Author Francesco Borseti says from the start that you ought to watch or have seen each of the 33 films covered before reading his book, ‘It Came From The 80s!: Interviews With 214 Cult Filmmakers’. I’ve only seen one of them, ‘Parasite’, a 3D flick from the mid-80s, which hardly staggered me as I saw […]

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Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One might nostalgically recall the days back when the cheesy yet infectious Japanese monster movies were such a magnificent draw during those hazy Saturday afternoons showcasing the double creature feature matinees that aired weekly on US television. We were considered very lucky if we had ‘Mothera Battle Gamera’ in one showing followed up by experiencing the sheer thrill of watching ‘Rodan’ take […]

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The Windmill (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Windmill (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

[Note: this review contains minor spoilers.] Eight or so tourists, each flawed, take the same one-day sightseeing excursion from Amsterdam. When the bus breaks down, they have to deal with friction among themselves and what may be a supernatural menace from a nearby windmill that may be a legendary evil place from folklore. Nick Jongerius […]

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The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Kingdom Of Bones by Stephen Gallagher (book review).

A Pinkerton detective, an immortal and a brave new world, such is ‘The Kingdom Of Bones’, in which our author Stephen Gallagher begins a series of adventures set around the turn of the twentieth century. Sebastian Becker is a Pinkerton man with all the potential danger that this entails. He lives in Philadelphia with his […]

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Angel: The Official Collection: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One (book review).

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Angel: The Official Collection: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One (book review).

As time passes and TV’s ‘Angel’ is remembered fondly and occasionally pops up on cable there is a certain mistiness about memory. This book, ‘Angel: Heroes & Guardian Angels: Volume One’, is written in the now or rather as it was it makes the time that has passed quite bittersweet. The actors, some who have […]

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Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker And His Works: Unofficial And Unauthorised by Ian Nathan (book review).

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker And His Works: Unofficial And Unauthorised by Ian Nathan (book review).

We’re all familiar with most of director Tim Burton’s films and know his odd reputation for the bizarre. Reading his back story in Ian Nathan’s book ‘Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker And His Works: Unofficial And Unauthorised’, other than an absence of comicbooks in his background, he is very much as geeky as any of […]

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Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

Two students AJ (actor Robert Rustler) and Keith (actor Chris Makepiece) wanting to join a college fraternity house want to get around the initiation by getting a stripper for the evening party. They coerce oriental student Duncan (actor Gedde Watanabe) to loaning his car as a favour and for all of them to go and […]

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Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box Booklet by Steve Mockus (book and model review)

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box Booklet by Steve Mockus   (book and model review)

The publicity blurb of ‘Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box’ accompanying this figurine and booklet describe Cthulhu as a ‘signature character’ who is as ‘emblematic for Lovecraft fans’ in the same way as ‘Darth Vader is for Star Wars’. But, in all honesty, I think that’s missing the point. Except for a single short story, […]

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Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Dead-End Drive-In’ is directed by Brian Trenchard Smith and includes a couple other things he directed in the extras. 1988-89, the world has suffered three major catastrophes and there is a food shortage. Even so, seeing two brothers, Frank ACTOR and Jimmy ‘Crabs’ Rossini (actor Ned Manning) deal for car wrecks directly after accidents and […]

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Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

When ‘The Blair Witch Project’ burst upon the cinematic scene in 1999, it was an unspeakable breath of fresh air because it deviated away from the conventional creepers that marched to the same old boo-enhanced beat. Sure, ‘The Blair Witch Project’ certainly was not blessed with the most creative screenplay nor could anybody definitively state that the acting was […]

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