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Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

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Disturbed Digest # 19 December 2017 (emag review).

‘Disturbed Digest’, as the name suggests, contains horror and weird fantasy stories or paranormal or whatever you want to call them. It’s a wide field with plenty of scope. The first story is ‘Her’ by Nohan Meza. Tristan is on a plane feeling alone and claustrophobic. It seems his girlfriend has left him and it’s […]

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You Should Come With Me Now: Stories Of Ghosts by M. John Harrison (book review).

December 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
You Should Come With Me Now: Stories Of Ghosts by M. John Harrison (book review).

What exactly is a short story? It probably depends on the purpose of a piece of fiction. The concept that it was something that could be read at one sitting is belied by those people who will sit up all night to read all of a three hundred page novel. Competitions often put a limit […]

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Zombie Apocalypse! by Stephen Jones (book review).

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Zombie Apocalypse! by Stephen Jones (book review).

‘Zombie Apocalypse!’ is the first in a trilogy of so-called ‘mosaic’ novels which bring together mixed media contributions from multiple authors to produce the story of a zombie outbreak and its aftermath, based on a concept created by British horror editor Stephen Jones. The books came out between 2010 and 2014 and were sufficiently successful […]

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Nailbiters by Paul B. Kane (book review).

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nailbiters by Paul B. Kane (book review).

Where once horror stories tended to involve the supernatural, these days writers have a choice, either to follow traditional patterns of ghost and demon-motivated stories while avoiding the clichéd plots or to go more for the splatter-type nastiness. Both types play on the fears of the reader but with the development of the ‘benign’ supernatural […]

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The Thing (1982) (Blu-ray film review)

November 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Thing (1982)  (Blu-ray film review)

Of the films from 1982, John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ is up there for one of the scariest films to watch on a cold winter night even if its original release was in the middle of the summer amid a lot of now other famous films that year, including ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘E.T.’. Being released amongst […]

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The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris (book review)

November 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris   (book review)

One problem that a successful author has is that editors of anthologies or magazines ask them for short stories. This can mean breaking off the train of thought that is going into writing the next novel with the attendant distraction of creating new characters and situations that take the concentration away from the flow. Getting […]

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Lucifer Episode Review: Recap ‘Off The Record’ by Steven Bereznai (TV episode examination).

November 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lucifer Episode Review: Recap ‘Off The Record’ by Steven Bereznai (TV episode examination).

I was once told that if you want a winning pitch for a new show pitch, it should go like this: it’s about a BLANK and a BLANK…dramatic pause…AND THEY SOLVE CRIME! It’s such a cliché that I groaned when I heard the premise of the show ‘Lucifer’. The devil comes to Earth and pairs […]

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Guillermo del Toro Is At Home With Monsters by Steven Bereznai (exhibit review).

November 2, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Guillermo del Toro Is At Home With Monsters by Steven Bereznai (exhibit review).

‘It’s everything. It’s the single thing that I have done that expresses me the most completely, more than any of my films. Bleak House is the best thing I’ve done.’ —Guillermo del Toro. ‘At Home With Monsters’ is the aptly titled exhibit that gives an insider’s look into the heart and mind of horror and […]

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A Long Day In Lychford by Paul Cornell (book review).

October 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Long Day In Lychford by Paul Cornell (book review).

It’s a really long day in Lychford and it’s very close to ending badly. The three village witches have a bit of a task ahead of them. Autumn Bluntstone has a bad head and a bad conscience. She attempts to piece together what she did the night before after waking in her magic shop. She […]

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The Shining for Halloween.

October 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Shining for Halloween.

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