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While I was off enjoying a week at the Edinburgh International Film Festival naturally I sought out some of the SF&F and horror flicks in my feast of festival screenings. I was a bit busy...

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Reviews: the Dracula Files

June 22, 2015 | 1 Comments

The Dracula File, Gerry Finley-Day, Simon Furman, Eric Bradbury, Hibernia Comics Hibernia comics have previously published collections of classic Eagle strips like Doom Lord and The Tower King. This latest release collects The Dracula File from...

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Reviews: Constantine, back as he should be

June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Constantine, The Hellblazer #1, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, DC Comics I just love John Constantine, and it is all the fault of Garth Ennis. I started reading Hellblazer in 1991based on his...

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American Vampire Volume 1, Scott Snyder, Stephen King, Rafael Albuquerque, DC Comics/Vertigo Scott Snyder has really established himself as major comics writing talent in the last few years, not least with his highly regarded Batman run...

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival, the world’s oldest continually running film fest, has been a destination for me most years for the last couple of decades, offering up a diverse range of films, documentaries, animation,...

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The mighty Sam Raimi has joined up with director Gil Kenan (Monster House) to produce a new, contemporized interpretation of the classic 80s spook flick Poltergeist, starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams as...

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The Scarlet Gospels, Clive Barker, Macmillan Occult detective Harry D’Amour descends into Hell in order to rescue his lost friend Norma Paine from the clutches of Hell Priest and lead Cenobite of The order Of...

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Fatale Volume 1, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Image “It’s happening again, she thought. And she thought, why are men such damned fools?” With the outstanding Criminal creator-owned series Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips proved themselves...

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The Deep, Nick Cutter, Gallery Books, You know, even the very name of the author of this novel had a touch of fiction about it. At least I thought so as I handled an uncorrected...

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Reviews: The Death House

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Death House, Sarah Pinborough, Gollancz I’ve admired Sarah Pinborough’s writing for several years – she’s consistently proven herself to be one of the more fascinating new talents in the UK fantastic genres, and I’ve...

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