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The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow (book review).

April 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ripper Affair (Bannon & Clare book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow (book review).

‘The Ripper Affair’ by Lilith Saintcrow is the third visit to Londinium, the London of an alternate Victorian Age where steam technology and magic co-exist. We start directly in medias res with Clare testifying in court in a case concerning a member of an Eirean brotherhood (this world’s version of Irish terrorists). Clare’s friend and […]

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Ratter (2015) (DVD film review).

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ratter (2015) (DVD film review).

If you can, watch this film without looking at or remembering the synopsis and be careful of watching late at night. You don’t know who’s watching. Wisconsin student Emma (actress Ashley Benson) has moved to New York to attend university, dumping her boyfriend Alex and making friends with Nicole (actress Rebecca Naomi Jones) and developing […]

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The Ape’s Wife And Other Stories by Caitlin R. Kiernan (book review).

April 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Ape’s Wife And Other Stories by Caitlin R. Kiernan (book review).

Having enjoyed the stories of Caitlin R. Kiernan in certain horror anthologies, usually Lovecraftian, I opted to review this edition. My copy is an advance uncorrected proof of the hardcover. There is an introduction in which the author chats about anthologies and hopes we will enjoy the fourteen stories here. Then there are thirteen stories. […]

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Edgar Allen Poe’s Black Cat (1981) (film blu-ray review).

April 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Edgar Allen Poe’s Black Cat (1981) (film blu-ray review).

1966 rural English life was an ugly time and place. The fashions and culture was decidedly beige. The preponderance of man-made materials were matched in brightness only by the lavishly applied cosmetics. Into this festival of earth-tones ‘Black Cat’ hisses into life, sort of. The original story was a tale of guilt and murder, ‘Black […]

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2 DVD Film Horror Pack: Creature From Black Lake/Queen Of Blood (DVD film review).

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
2 DVD Film Horror Pack: Creature From Black Lake/Queen Of Blood (DVD film review).

Creature From Black Lake (1976) cast: Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple, John David Carson, Bill Thurman, Jim McCullough, Jr. and Roy Tatum ‘Creature From Black Lake’ (1976) follows two yankee students, Rives (John David Carson) and Pahoo (Dennis Fimple), who go to the deep south to investigate sightings of a Big Foot and get […]

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This Year’s Class Picture by Dan Simmons (book review)

March 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
This Year’s Class Picture by Dan Simmons   (book review)

‘This Year’s Class Picture’ was originally published in 1992 in the anthology ‘Still Dead’, when author Dan Simmons was much less well-known than he is today. It had a huge impact at the time, winning the Stoker, Sturgeon and World Fantasy Awards for short fiction over the following year. Subterranean Press have decided to re-issue […]

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Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King Of The B Movie by Chris Nashawaty (book review).

March 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurses: Roger Corman: King Of The B Movie by Chris Nashawaty (book review).

One test that Chris Nashawaty’s book ‘Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurrses: Roger Corman: King Of The B Movie’ passes straight away is the flick test because this book is brimming with posters and stills from Roger Corman’s films. Some take over the pages completely. You could buy this book for that alone […]

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Michelle is leading a normal life when she has a car accident and wakes up to find herself in an underground cell that, as she is told, was why she survived the end of the world outside. She does not know if she should elude her captor or co-operate with the man who saved her […]

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Sherlock Holmes And The White Worm by Sam Siciliano (book review).

March 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sherlock Holmes And The White Worm by Sam Siciliano (book review).

‘Sherlock Holmes And The White Worm’ is another example of the insatiable hunger for a story featuring our saturnine pal with a nice line in logic. This is a retelling of ‘The Legend Of The White Worm’, as told in the novel (apparently not very good) by Bram Stoker. This one does not have a […]

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Sustenance (a novel of the Count Saint-Germain) by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (book review).

March 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sustenance (a novel of the Count Saint-Germain) by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (book review).

A well-formed character can be a friend, not only to their creator but to the reader. Both want to continue the dialogue that can be created in a skilfully written series of books. This can also be a handicap. Most characters reside in their own world and, while it is often enjoyable to explore the […]

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