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BOOK REVIEW: The Fungus by Harry Adam Knight

The Fungus is a romp of a horror story, mixing black-humour with a classic Promethean horror motif of science run amok. Part of Valancourt Book’s revamp of 1970s and 80s creature horror, The Fungus delivers on the nostalgia and a wickedly grotesque monster, well, mutated fungi really, but they aren’t without animation. The story is […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Anno Dracula – One Thousand Monsters by Kim Newman

More Gothic and Victorian literary intertextuality that you can shake a wooden stake at. Slicker than a tanto blade after seppuku with only faintly marred with staccato transitions into action scenes. So sharp it might cut itself with its own cleverness. If literary influences bit each other to create a super-vampire this book would be the get of: Dracula, Frankenstein, Lovecraft, Loan Wolf and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Dog on Earth by Adrian J Walker

I haven’t enjoyed a book quite as much as this in a long time. A post-apocalyptic dystopian ripping yarn, which is both funny and moving in equal measure. A reflection on what might happen if the more intolerant, nationalistic elements of the Bretix movement become amplified. Nothing particularly new in the post-apocalyptic vision, however, the […]

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FILM REVIEW: How It Ends

Netflix tries its hand at funding an end of the world movie, with some top dollar actors. And largely its good. While the script plays out some predictable tropes, such as the father-in-law-to-be relationship, got to get from here to way over there journey, whilst everything is falling apart and people screw each other over […]

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