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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (book review).

December 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (book review).

‘Warm Bodies’ was Isaac Marion’s debut novel and it seemed to catch the zombie zeitgeist when it came out in 2010, rapidly being turned into a successful Hollywood movie. I reviewed his 2015 prequel novella, ‘The New Hunger’, here last month. How does the original novel compare? The story takes place some years after the […]

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Nekromantik 2 Special Edition (1991) (DVD/Blu-ray film review)

December 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nekromantik 2 Special Edition (1991)    (DVD/Blu-ray film review)

‘Nekromantik 2’ is the 1991 sequel to Jörg Buttgereit’s cult low budget 1987 horror film ‘Nekromantik’. The original film tells the story of Rob, a necrophiliac who is able to obtain the objects of his desire through his job working for an agency that cleans up the scene after road traffic accidents. With the exception […]

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The Prince And The Program (The Mordred Saga book 1) by Aldous Mercer (book review)

December 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Prince And The Program (The Mordred Saga book 1) by Aldous Mercer (book review)

‘The Prince And The Program’ by Aldous Mercer is a very strange book. The ‘strange’ is what turns every page, however, as you’re never quite sure what will happen next. Mordred ‘Mori’ Pendragon is exiled to Canada (oh, the horror!) for unspecified crimes. Broke and powerless, he interviews for a job as a software engineer […]

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Blood Rage/Nightmare At Shadow Wood (1987) (Blu-ray/DVD film review)

December 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blood Rage/Nightmare At Shadow Wood (1987) (Blu-ray/DVD film review)

Talk about going in for the kill, this is overkill in more ways than one. First of all, it’s all bit confusing because there are two titles to this 1983 movie, ‘Blood Rage’ and ‘Nightmare At Shadow Wood’ (released in 1987) and, on the discs, you get three versions in DVD and Blu-ray formats, the […]

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The New Hunger (Warm Bodies) by Isaac Marion (book review).

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The New Hunger (Warm Bodies) by Isaac Marion (book review).

Isaac Marion hit pay dirt in 2010 when his debut novel, ‘Warm Bodies’ was published. His bittersweet retelling of the ‘Romeo And Juliet’ story, transplanted into a post-apocalyptic America filled with zombies, was a huge commercial success and as a result was quickly transformed into a Hollywood movie starring Nicholas Hoult as R, the zombie […]

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The Final Girls (2015) (DVD film review).

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Final Girls (2015) (DVD film review).

For the film ‘The Final Girls’, Max (Tassia Farmiga) is the orphaned child of Scream Queen Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman). Her only credit is the 80s teen slasher ‘Camp Bloodbath’. Since the film’s release, it has developed a cult following and Max is persuaded to attend a screening of the film and its sequel. Through […]

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Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy (Blu-ray films review).

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy (Blu-ray films review).

‘Hellraiser’ turned the horror genre on its head. Before it, horror was mostly implied in the shadows or off-screen. ‘Hellraiser’ took the implication out of horror and waved its shock in your face. Forget creepy castles and shifty guys in evening wear, here the monsters came thick and hard at you. You were in for […]

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Chicks Kick Butt edited by Rachel Caine and Kerrie L. Hughes (book review).

November 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chicks Kick Butt edited by Rachel Caine and Kerrie L. Hughes (book review).

This is a collection of 13 short stories written by authors such as Rachel Caine (who also edited the book), Rachel Vincent, Jeane C Stein, etc. As the title of the book, ‘Chicks Kick Butt’, suggests, these stories are all about women who kick butt, they take the lead in any adventure in front of […]

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Tenderness Of The Wolves (Blu-ray film review).

November 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tenderness Of The Wolves (Blu-ray film review).

Fritz Haarmann was a serial killer from Hanover in Germany who, in the 1920s, brutally killed over a score of young boys and men in sexually motivated attacks. Later, in 1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder produced a movie, ‘Tenderness of The Wolves’, which attempted to reanimate the story and here it is, over 40 years later, […]

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9th UK Festival Of Zombie Culture, Phoenix Square, Leicester: Saturday 14 November 2015 by Patrick Mahon (convention review)

November 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
9th UK Festival Of Zombie Culture, Phoenix Square, Leicester: Saturday 14 November 2015 by Patrick Mahon  (convention review)

Every year for the last nine years, a guy called Ed Thurlow with a passion for everything to do with zombies has organised a festival in his home town of Leicester to celebrate the coming apocalypse. On Saturday 14 November, the 2015 festival took place at Phoenix, an independent cinema in the heart of Leicester’s […]

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