Monthly Archives: September 2015

Trailer Trash – The Martian

Out of this world entertainment?

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Horror with Halle

I seem to have blundered into a week of watching Halle Berry films with a horror twist. Gothika (2003) And in this movie Halle plays psychiatrist Miranda Grey who wakes up one morning to find herself an inmate in the … Continue reading

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Filler content with books about films

Five reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #41:- THE BOOK(S) OF THE FILM The Devil’s Advocate range has gone from strength to strength, with each new volume of criticism a welcome addition to the library of any aficionado of … Continue reading

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Books Read in 1994

This post follows on from Books Read in 1993, which I posted in July. Total count for the year is up from 103 to 110, and it’s a marking time sort of year, with lots of good books read, but … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Don’t Fear the Reaper

And after a week of full on zombie action, this seems appropriate:-

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Zombie Cinema: Tales of Grue Romance

And for our third and final foray into the world of the living (loving) dead, as portrayed on celluloid, here are a couple of films that come with an element of romance mixed into the brew. Shaun of the Dead … Continue reading

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Filler content with dead men (and women) – Part 2

Following on from Tuesday’s blog post, here are a further four reviews from the feature on zombies that originally appeared in Black Static #3:- DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (continued) The Devil’s Plague (Abaddon paperback, 256pp, £6.99) by Mark Beynon … Continue reading

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Zombie Cinema: Based on the Bestselling Book

For our second zombie soiree this week, a couple of films that I watched recently which were based on books, though I’ve no idea if they were actually bestsellers (it looks good in the heading though). And yes, I do … Continue reading

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Filler content with dead men (and women) – Part 1

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #3 as part of a feature on zombies:- DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN While its place in popular culture is assured, courtesy of films, video games and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, until recently … Continue reading

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Zombie Cinema: Dead Things Can Only Get Better

This week I’ll be discussing zombie films that I’ve watched recently, and we start with a couple that are borderline risible. House of the Dead (2003) This was adapted from an arcade game that I have fond memories of playing … Continue reading

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