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RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction And Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts (book review).

February 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction And Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts (book review).

According to author Michael R. Pitts, film studio RKO Radio Pictures either produced or distributed 140 films between 1929-1956 that belonged to our genre. The distribution bit is important because it also enables him to include Disney’s cartoon films for that period as well. RKO didn’t restrict themselves to distributing English films as they also […]

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Angel Of Highgate by Vaughn Entwistle (book review).

February 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Angel Of Highgate by Vaughn Entwistle (book review).

‘Angel Of Highgate’ is a prequel to ‘The Revenant Of Thraxton Hall’ which commences the adventure Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde (yes, I know who would have thunk it). Alas, it does not feature those but explains a little background to Thraxton. It is the story of Lord Geoffrey Thraxton himself. Opening with […]

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Necroscope: The Möbius Murders by Brian Lumley (book review).

February 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Necroscope: The Möbius Murders by Brian Lumley (book review).

‘The Möbius Murders’ is the eighteenth book in the ‘Necroscope’ series featuring Harry Keogh and, as usual, pits the protagonist against a threat that traditional law enforcement can’t handle. But not through lack of effort, though, and one of the interesting things about the ‘Necroscope’ milieu is the interaction between gifted individuals like Harry, the […]

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Lost Girl DVD: The Complete Final Season (DVD TV review).

February 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lost Girl DVD: The Complete Final Season (DVD TV review).

It’s bad news for the many fans of the Canadian supernatural series, ‘Lost Girl’, in that it is coming to an end after five seasons but at least there will be a conclusion to the long-running saga. Starring Anna Silk as Bo, the succubus from the world of the Fae, which basically means that she […]

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Titan finds the horror with author Mark Morris.

February 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Titan finds the horror with author Mark Morris.

Cath Trechman, Senior Fiction Editor at Titan Publishing has commissioned two horror anthologies from author Mark Morris. Mark Morris has written twenty-five novels, among which are Toady, The Immaculate, Fiddleback and The Deluge, three short story collections and several novellas. As editor of Cinema Macabre, a book of horror movie essays by genre luminaries, he […]

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The Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Let’s face facts…it is inevitable that bad horror films and the new beginning of a movie season go together as systematically as skeleton bones to an unmarked grave. In either case, both scenarios are routinely realised and does not look to change at any time in the immediate future. Director William Brent Bell’s (‘The Devil […]

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 6, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

One thing is for certain: no one can accuse director Burr Steers’s off-kilter version of novelist Jane Austen’s lyrical literary landscape ‘Pride And Prejudice’ as being deemed solely melancholy and manipulative. The challenge of presenting a sophisticated and sudsy exposition while incorporating the ghoulish gimmicky of zombies to elevate the surrealism and cynicism of the British-based costume […]

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The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The backbone of ‘The Forest’s conception is probably more fascinating than the horror film in which the narrative is based upon. Some may be familiar with the backstory of the ‘real’ Forest and its disturbing legendary reputation. Of course the reference is reserved for Japan’s Aokigahara Forest (aka ‘Suicide Forest’) at the geographical base of […]

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Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud (book review).

January 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud (book review).

‘The Whispering Skull’ is the second novel in Jonathan Stroud’s ‘Lockwood & Co.’ series. The plot is situated in an indistinct time (some hints in the books seem to indicate an alternate present, but the overall feeling of the period is still quite Victorian) in England – London, to be exact. For more than fifty […]

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Season’s Creepings by Theresa Derwin (book review).

January 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Season’s Creepings by Theresa Derwin (book review).

These days, when people talk about pocketbooks, they mean notebooks that tuck into a pocket or bag or, in the case of Americans, the publishing imprint that has given us popular series such as ‘Buffy’ or ‘Star Trek’. They were made the right size for the pockets of coats, before fashion banished them. This is […]

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