Saturday, 22 October 2016

FREE eBooks for Halloween...

The season for spooky-doings and ghastly goings-on is upon us, and with that in mind how do you fancy a FREE horror eBook for some Halloween reading? How about two free horror eBooks to give your e-Reader a ghoulish glow?

Available worldwide via Amazon from October 27th 2016 through October 31st 2016, you can get yourself a FREE digital copy of "Dug Deep" as well as "How Mr Snuffles III and Others Met Their Maker" (click each link to find out more about the stories).

Simply visit your local Amazon during the promotion period (October 27th through October 31st 2016) and download the book(s) to your Kindle or to your favourite digital device (phone, tablet, etc) or computer by using the (free to download) Kindle App.

Dug Deep - Amazon US - Amazon UK - and Worldwide!

How Mr Snuffles III and Others Met Their Maker - Amazon US - Amazon UK - and Worldwide!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Matinee (Joe Dante, 1993) Blu-Ray/DVD Review

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“Mant! Half Man, Half Ant – All Terror!” Piranha, Gremlins, Innerspace, The 'Burbs, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers – chances are you've seen one or all of these Joe Dante films – but what about his 1993 ode to B-Movie showmanship Matinee? Picture the scene: the year is 1962, the location – Key West, Florida – and the Cuban Missile Crisis has struck fear into a nation. Paranoia is rife, if it's not reds under the bed then it's the shared nightmare of an invading bomber dropping Atomic destruction from the skies. This could be the last weekend of their lives – so there's nothing left to do other than hit the Saturday matinee showing of a brand new monster movie, in which atomic radiation and a bite from an ant turn a shoe salesman into a giant, rampaging … Mant!

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Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Nice Guys - mini review...

What's it about?
Los Angeles, 1977. A goon for hire and a bumbling Private Investigator, both with questionable morals and a streak of bad luck trailing in their wake, find themselves thrown together as they investigate a case of corporate conspiracy that spirals outwards from the death of porno star 'Misty Mountains'.
Who would I recognise in it?
Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Keith David.
Shane Black brings his love of L.A. and crime fiction back to the silver screen with a hefty dose of humour ladled on top. If you dug the vibe of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang then you'll know what to expect here, but with an added 1970s groove and a rowing back from the sheer self-awareness that stood so proudly at the heart of Black's last foray into noir-tinged sleuthing in the City of Angels...

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Flavours of the Month: September 2016...

Gore, gaming, horror rock, and the boys from the little rouge one - what's been setting the tone of my September 2016?

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Monday, 19 September 2016

The Bloodstained Butterfly (Duccio Tessari, 1971) Blu-Ray/DVD Review

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“I'm a smart killer, Inspector – a little smarter than all of you.” Consider the giallo genre – what springs to mind? Black-clad killers with razor knives, blood-splattering violence, and scintillating sexuality? Chances are that forensic examination of a crime scene and perspective-altering scenes of court room drama didn't crop up – but that's exactly what sets Duccio Tessari's The Bloodstained Butterfly apart from the crowd. Side-stepping many of gialli's visual clich├ęs, nestling into a pace akin to the more thoughtful examples of the genre such as Aldo Lado's Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971), Tessari's film nonetheless paints a bleak and savage picture of inter-generational betrayal, lust, abuse, and shattered illusions...

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