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The Horror, The Horror: Part 2

Let’s get straight into it. The Woman in Black (2012) I haven’t read Susan Hill’s book on which the film is based, but I have seen the stage play a couple of times, and this may be one of those … Continue reading

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Song for a Sunday – If I Could Turn Back Time

It’s been a difficult week, with no time for blogging. Cher has the right sentiment.

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Filler content with ghostly goings on

Here’s a couple of reviews that appeared in Black Static #35:- GHOSTS: THE NOVELS Every so often one of the great and the good decides to take a sip from the poison chalice of genre fiction and risk the derision … Continue reading

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The Horror, The Horror: Part 1

I’ve been watching a fair few horror movies recently. The Conjuring (2013) Directed by James Wan of Saw fame, this did rather well at the box office last year. Allegedly based on a true story, it tells of a family … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – The Double

Oh look, a film based on a book by Dostoevsky, and starring him out of Zombieland. You don’t get many of those to the pound.

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Books Read in 1983

Following on from last month’s Books Read in 1982. And the grand total for the year is 104, a respectable 2 a week, after the dismal showing in 1982 (only 48). For some reason I didn’t read any books at … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Go Your Own Way

Here’s Fleetwood Mac:-

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Filler content with broken walls

Just heard today that Nina Allan’s novella Spin has been nominated for a BSFA Award, so it seems appropriate to post this feature on her work that originally appeared in Black Static #36:- WHEN THE FOURTH WALL IS BROKEN: NINA … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – The Legend of Hercules

What with this, which is out at the end of the month, the current 300: Rise of an Empire and forthcoming Pompeii the swords and sandals genre seems to be making a comeback. From the trailer it doesn’t remind me … Continue reading

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Here It Comes Again

Remakes of films, yes I deplore them as much as the next guy, the waste of resources trying to squeeze another buck out of something that was already done perfectly well the first time round, the failure of creativity and … Continue reading

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