Monthly Archives: May 2015

Filler content with fairy tales and bloody murther

Two reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #37:- ONCE UPON A TIME: SARAH PINBOROUGH The middle volume in a trilogy of retellings of classic fairy tales, a series that began with Poison and concludes with Beauty, CHARM (Gollancz hardback, … Continue reading

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The Horror, The Horror: Part 5

Random horror movies watched at random. Apollo 18 (2011) The found footage film takes its first steps into space, with this low budget, no star name outing. The basic idea behind the story, one which keys rather nicely into our … Continue reading

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Song for a Friday – Oh England, My Lionheart

The wonderful Kate.

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Filler content with Mortbury Press

Two reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #39:- MORTBURY PRESS I suspect as a young man Mortbury Press head honcho Charles Black wanted to edit the Pan Books of Horror when he grew up, and though that particular honour … Continue reading

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Oh Edward, My Lionheart!

Another night in with the plum voiced Pri(n)ce of thespians who went by the name of Vinnie. (NB: Holy synchronicity – I didn’t realise until just now when I saw somebody post on Facebook, but today is Vincent Price’s birthday … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Fantastic Four

Well it can’t be any worse than their last cinematic outing:- Or can it? I’m not feeling the love.

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Brief Thoughts on a Manic Monday#12

ITEM: Eyes up and right. You will observe a ‘new’ column heading suggestively titled Rolling News. This is where from now on you will be able to find news of my latest writing endeavours, or ignore it completely if that’s … Continue reading

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Filler content with father and son reunion

Two reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #41:- MATHESON AND SON The cover blurb from Stephen King declares that Richard Matheson was “The author who influenced me the most as a writer”, and yet there’s a moment of disconnect … Continue reading

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GA x 4

It wasn’t planned, but I recently watched a number of films in which Gemma Arterton appeared, and so that’s the theme for this filmic offering. Quantum of Solace (2008) Daniel Craig’s second outing as James Bond, in a film with a … Continue reading

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Song for a Friday – Check It Out

John Cougar Mellencamp has the mic.

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