Sunday, 26 June 2011

Lovecraft and the Craft of Love.



Hot on the burning heels of Hell after my review of 'From Beyond the Grave' being published by the excellent Classic Horror Campaign I now have my review of the 1967 British Horror, 'The Shuttered Room' published on the site too.

This classic British horror stars Carol Lynley, Gig Young and the ever impressive Oliver Reed. It's a tale of homecoming and why some things are best left in the past. The film is based on one of the August Derleth and H.P Lovecraft collaborations, (or Derleth using Lovecraft's iconic name and universe to flog his own stories as some believe).

So head over to the always worthwhile stop off at The Classic Horror Campaign site and check out my review for this often overlooked gem of British cinema.




http://www.classichorrorcampaign.com/2011/06/09/shuttered-room-the-1967/






Friday, 24 June 2011

Bridging Sighs.



I've had the great fortune of reviewing the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Nic Roeg's classic 1973 horror film, 'Don't Look Now' for Shadowlocked.com

Shadowlocked is the first port of call for thousands of film, TV, DVD and comic fans. Their articles and reviews are some of the best on the internet and are often used by IMDB as well as other sources.
Please check out my review and add a comment if you wish, all views are welcome.

While you are there have a little look around Shadowlocked and see if there's anything in there that takes your fancy. I bet there will be. It's the kind of site that screams out to be bookmarked.

Hope you enjoy reading the review and hope you find some interesting stuff on the site too.


http://www.shadowlocked.com/201106241944/reviews/dont-look-now-blu-ray-review.html







Monday, 13 June 2011

Shout It From the Top!

Issue #2 of Angel Zapata's 5x5 Fiction, Stories Told Loud & Clear is now available by following the link below.

5x5 Fiction presents ISSUE TWO: Secrets, Scuffles and Surprises.
This issue is packed with chills, thrills and downright thought provoking stories. All written in five sentences each containing five words.


Some of the great authors are Jodi MacArthur, David Barber, AJ Brown, Erin Cole and little old me with my tale, 'Cathode Ray Smiles.' It's a story about the aftermath of a murder and the moments before a new one is about to be planned. All from the seedy setting of a cheap, blood splattered motel room.


Please pop over to the website to find a link for a free downloadable copy, or simply read from the comfort of your laptop.


























Tuesday, 7 June 2011

From Beyond The Grave Review.

Just a little update to tell you about a review of the Amicus horror, 'From Beyond the Grave' I wrote for the Classic Horror Campaign website.



 "From the moment the bell tolls across the twilight of Highgate cemetery we know this is going to be a creepy film..."



It's a fantastic site that's campaigning to bring back the horror double bills back to the BBC as well as promoting the classic horror films we love. So take a trip into the dark side and see what lies beyond the grave...

Please check out my review and the many others available on the site here-  'From Beyond The Grave' Review

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Balloon Technology




A long line. Pinball people crashing into each other. Brellas and smartphones. Sparks bursting off steel, sweat dripping from advertising tiles. The Tannoy crackled with broken announcements. My train was delayed. The child slapped the side of the chocolate machine. Commuters huddled out for taxis and replacement busses. 

She turned to me. "Wanna piece?” I sat on the plastic people holder and ignored her. “What line you need?”

“Central.” I said hiding from the CCTV. I stood and checked down the dark mouth of the tunnel like a Blitzkrieg dentist.

She folded the candy foil into a razor edge and sliced the Tube poster. Red ink dripped from the line map opposite the platform. The electric line sparked like suicide ghosts. 

“Mind the gap now.” I felt the cold breath of rushing wind as I fell.

Train lights strobed as the map dripped blood onto the tracks.










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