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World War X – Volume 1 by Jerry Frissen & Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
World War X – Volume 1 by Jerry Frissen & Peter Snejbjerg (graphic novel review).

You know you’ve had a bad day at work when you awaken an ancient evil. I mean, sure, you could be late for a meeting or forget the boss’s birthday, but right at the top there’s awakening an ancient evil. Now imagine you did it on the Moon. This is the situation that scientists find […]

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The Vampire In Science Fiction Film And Literature by Paul Meehan (book review).

April 9, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
The Vampire In Science Fiction Film And Literature by Paul Meehan (book review).

The brief of Paul Meehan’s book ‘The Vampire In Science Fiction Film And Literature’ is wider than it looks. It opens covering real life events of vampirism, neatly explaining how fear confused judgement when it came to how bodies decay look like vampires when people opened up the coffins after a week or so. Oddly, […]

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Mark Of The Devil (1970) (Blu-ray review).

April 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mark Of The Devil (1970) (Blu-ray review).

Probably one of the most horrific films ever made, ‘Mark Of The Devil’ now appears uncut on Blu-ray for the first time. Set in Austria in the early 18th century, it is based on the activities of the witchfinders and it is essentially 90 minutes of sadistic, brutal torture. There are no niceties in this […]

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An Interview With Max Brooks by Patrick Mahon (interview).

March 29, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
An Interview With Max Brooks by Patrick Mahon (interview).

Max Brooks is an American writer and the son of comedy director Mel Brooks and Hollywood actress Anne Bancroft. His best known books are ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ and ‘World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War’, the latter of which was loosely adapted into a Hollywood blockbuster featuring Brad Pitt in 2013. […]

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Lovecraft’s Monsters edited by Ellen Datlow (book review).

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lovecraft’s Monsters edited by Ellen Datlow (book review).

‘Lovecraft‘s Monsters’ is a big anthology and this much gloom is probably best taken in small doses, unless you‘re from Innsmouth. The very famous Neil Gaiman opens the billing but I’m heading up the review with ‘Remnants’, a short story by Fred Chappell. Fred Chappell! I mean no disrespect to the other great talents on […]

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Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide, by Joseph A. McCullough (book review).

March 25, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide, by Joseph A. McCullough (book review).

‘Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide’ is the first volume in Osprey’s ‘Dark Osprey’ series of short guides to secret histories, conspiracy theories and dark fantasy topics. It originally came out as a paperback in 2010 and was sufficiently popular to have been reissued in 2013 as a limited edition deluxe hardback. This is the edition I’m […]

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The Walking Deceased (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Walking Deceased (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘The Walking Deceased’ is a wildly uneven zombie film parody. It takes a lot of pot shots at other familiar films, zombie and otherwise, but it soon loses steam and by the final act neither the jokes nor the plot of the film are working. Freshman Scott Dow directs a script from freshman screenwriter Tim […]

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Editorial – March 2015 by GF Willmetts: The invasion has already begun.

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – March 2015 by GF Willmetts: The invasion has already begun.

The invasion has already begun.   Hello everyone Sometimes editorials hand themselves to me on a plate. Take this month’s review of ‘The Glass Cage’ by Nicholas Carr in this instance. You should have read it by now, if not do so now and then come back here. A few decades ago, we would have […]

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Zombie Apocalypse: Horror Hospital by Mark Morris (book review).

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Zombie Apocalypse: Horror Hospital by Mark Morris (book review).

‘Horror Hospital’ is a prequel novel set in the ‘Zombie Apocalypse!’ universe created by well-known British horror editor Stephen Jones via a trilogy of ‘mosaic novels’, written by multiple contributors and comprised of simulated emails, newspaper articles, eyewitness reports and so on. Unlike these previous books, Mark Morris’ novel is much more conventional, being a […]

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Dancing On The Head Of A Pin (A Remy Chandler Novel book 2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski (book review).

February 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dancing On The Head Of A Pin (A Remy Chandler Novel book 2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski (book review).

Angels are amongst us and, in the case of Remy ‘Remiel’ Chandler, working as a private detective in Boston. Along with the regular cases, Remy seems to have a large number of the weird and unusual to deal with. The latest case concerns missing weapons with supernatural powers. It seems someone is using divine and […]

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