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Edgar Allan Poe: Ghastly Tales From The Master Of The Macabre (book review).

November 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Edgar Allan Poe: Ghastly Tales From The Master Of The Macabre (book review).

It’s probably impossible to overstate the influence of Edgar Allan Poe on popular fiction. To pick two celebrated examples, the weird tales of H.P. Lovecraft and the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ stories of Arthur Conan Doyle have obvious precursors among the works of Poe and, if you follow these lines of descent through to the present day, […]

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H.P. Lovecraft: Uncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror (book review).

November 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
H.P. Lovecraft: Uncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror (book review).

There have been any number of Lovecraft anthologies over the years, evidence if it were needed of his enduring popularity and influence on weird fiction. But when it comes to describing Lovecraft’s writing, the fact is that he ranged across several different genres, from straightforward fantasy through the supernatural and finally into what ultimately became […]

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The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors edited by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards (book review).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors edited by Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards (book review).

‘The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors’ is a large collection of modern weird tales. There are so many I’ll just have to pick out a few highlights. If a story isn’t mentioned, it doesn’t mean I didn’t like it, just that the review should be shorter than the book. Like an army besieging a late […]

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Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The wife and the daughter of a violent abuser flee his wrath and his sadism. They escape is only to be captured by another man who is every bit as bad as the first. When the second man’s captives try to escape they find themselves sandwiched between a psychotic and a band of werewolves. At […]

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H.P. Lovecraft’s The Unnamable (DVD film review).

October 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
H.P. Lovecraft’s The Unnamable (DVD film review).

Jean-Paul Quellette produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for ‘The Unnamable’ so I guess he’s what French cinema experts call the auteur. The original went straight to VHS and this is a reissue on DVD. The film is based on an early (1923) short story by H.P. Lovecraft and features that familiar trope, a bunch […]

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Penguin horror (parody video).

October 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Penguin horror (parody video).

You’ll never read a book the same way again. Or, will you?

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Patient Zero (2016) (DVD film review).

October 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Patient Zero (2016) (DVD film review).

If you get bitten, you have 90 seconds before developing this strain of rabies and attacking anyone in sight. If you aren’t eaten then you become part of the pack to spread the disease. There is no cure…so far! In an American military bunker, a medical team, led by Dr. Gina Rose (actress Natalie Dormer) […]

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Down A Dark Hall (2018) (DVD film review).

October 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Down A Dark Hall (2018) (DVD film review).

Troublesome Katherine ‘Kit’ Gordy (actress AnnaSophie Robb) is sent to the rather isolated Blackwood Boarding School, despite her protests after nearly burning her previous school down. Well, not exactly sent as the headmistress there offers to take her. Kit’s parents take her there a day early before the rest of the students come. The next […]

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Murders In The Zoo (1933) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Murders In The Zoo (1933) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

A world-famous wild animal trapper travels all over the planet to find animals for his zoo. What the world does not know about him is that he is insanely jealous of his wife and plans horrific deaths for those who might want her. When he is afraid that his wife has cheated on him, he […]

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Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss sink teeth into Dracula for Netflix.

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss sink teeth into Dracula for Netflix.

Dracula has been commissioned from the co-creators of drama series Sherlock – Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. It will be produced by Hartswood Films for Netflix. The three episode 90 minute-long mini-series is being written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and inspired by Bram Stoker’s vampire novel. Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the […]

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