27th Sep2017

Book Review: ‘Sea of Rust’ by C. Robert Cargill

by Paul Metcalf

Written by C. Robert Cargill | Published by Voyager Robots taking over the world is one of those dystopian fantasies that we always seems to obsess about. What happens though when humans are extinct and robots are left to live in a society together, will it be peaceful? That is the question answered in Sea […]

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22nd Sep2017

‘Undead: Night of the Living Dead & Return of the Living Dead’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Undead by John Russo is a book of two halves. The first half is the novelisation of Night of the Living Dead and the second part is the novelisation of the first concept for Return of the Living Dead. This is interesting to read as it’s totally different than the movie it became. This version […]

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26th Jun2017

Book Review: ‘Apple and Rain’

by Guest

A book that can make you laugh and cry and can help you feel connected from one chapter to another can be the perfect example of a piece of writing that you want to revisit from time to time. Those are the books that make a part of your permanent collection – something you can […]

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09th Nov2016

‘Tim Burton: The iconic Filmmaker and his Work’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Ian Nathan | Published by Aurum Press Ltd I’m a fan of horror, and Tim Burton’s style of direction and storytelling has always attracted my dark side. Creating an image of being the outsider with a unique imagination, he tends to speak to many film and popular culture fans who have the similar […]

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31st May2016

Book Review: ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’

by Chris Cummings

Written by Grady Hendrix | Published by Quirk Books I was a huge fan of Grady Hendrix’s previous novel, Horrorstor, a ghost story set in an Ikea-like superstore. It took a genre and spun it on its head, changed things and made something fresh out of a well-trodden genre. I was very excited about his […]

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15th Apr2016

‘The Blacklist: Elizabeth Keen’s Dossier’ Review

by Phil Wheat

For those that have not seen the show (Why not? It’s fantastic!), The Blacklist – which stars James Spader and Megan Boone – follows FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Boone) whose life is overturned when Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington (Spader), one of the FBI’s top ten most wanted criminals, turns himself in and demands to speak solely […]

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21st Jan2016

‘The X-Files Vol.1: The Agents, The Bureau & The Syndicate’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Edited by Natalie Clubb | Senior Art Editor Rob Farmer | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 176pp There was a time, pre-Netflix and Amazon Prime, when network TV ruled the airwaves in the U.S, and churned out a steady supply of middle of the road TV shows, firmly aimed at the ‘average viewer’ […]

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29th Dec2015

‘Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Randal Atamaniuk, Michael Kalstorin | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 224pp Few films have had as much cultural impact as the Back to the Future trilogy, you only have to see the effect that the passing of the iconic 2015 date from the second movie had on not only the internet […]

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12th Dec2015

Book Review: ‘Alien Next Door’

by Phil Wheat

Art by Joey Spiotto | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 80pp With a tagline that reads “In Space No One Can Hear You Clean” you surely know what to expect from this brand new Alien-themed book from Titan and artist Joey Spiotto… Obviously styled after the Vader and Family books (which themselves were […]

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12th Dec2015

‘Something at the Window is Scratching: Vol.1′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Roman Dirge | Art by Roman Dirge | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardback, 128pp Roman Dirge is probably best known as the author and artist of Lenore: The Cute Little Dead Girl, but Dirge has also turned his hand to other stories and other mediums, and Something at the Window is […]

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07th Nov2015

‘The Autobiography of James T. Kirk’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by David A. Goodman | Published by Titan Books While the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek made changes to the characters of Gene Roddenberry’s classic universe, as fans we know we always have the original show to fall back on. The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman is the story […]

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24th May2015

Book Review: ‘The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road’

by Paul Metcalf

Mad Max is officially back in Mad Max: Fury Road and one of the things that attracts people to the film most is the visually stunning action scenes.  With this being a focal point it should be no surprise that an art book has been released to give a glimpse behind the scenes.  The Art […]

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24th May2015

Book Review: ‘Inside VFX’

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a movie geek like me you tend to look beyond what you see on-screen to what happens behind the scenes.  For horror fans the “CGI” can be a dreaded thing, but it also is a necessary thing, especially as movies become bigger and more extravagant.  As filmgoers though we tend to not […]

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04th May2015

‘Anti-Hero’ Book Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Jonathan Wood | Published by Titan Books | Format:  Paperback, 480pp Jonathan Wood’s supernatural thriller is a laugh-a-minute riot. Which is odd for a book about the end of the world. You know your day isn’t going to start well when an attack drone starts trying to kill you at a funeral. Yet […]

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04th May2015

‘The Art and Making of Hannibal the Television Series’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

When Hannibal was announced as a new television show nobody could have guessed what a success it would become, most worried that it would take their much-loved character and do evil remake things to him.  All worry faded with the introduction of Hannibal as portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen, his portrayal brought us a new Hannibal […]

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28th Apr2015

‘Ghosts of War’ Review (Titan Books)

by Phil Wheat

Written by George Mann | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 352pp George Mann’s pulp thriller does a lot to recapture the thrill of the early days of the genre. But in the Age of the Superhero, is that enough? We live in the Age of the Superhero in media. That’s beyond doubt – […]

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16th Apr2015

Book Review: ‘The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Sharon Gosling | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 176pp When a show like Penny Dreadful merges a historical setting with a fantastical dark world where anything is possible – to make this believable, but still add the level of the surreal that is required, there has to be a set vision and […]

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20th Mar2015

‘Arrow: Heroes and Villains’ Book Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Nick Aires | Published by Titan Books | Format: Paperback, 176pp If there is one thing I know about Arrow, it is that I need to catch up with it – I’m way behind. One thing I did to get my interest in taking up this catch up was to look at Arrow: […]

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09th Mar2015

Book Review: ‘The Avengers Vault’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Peter A. David | Published by Aurum Press | Format: Hardback, 176pp It’s hard not to notice that a new Avengers film is on its way.  Avengers: Age of Ultron brings in more characters from the Marvel Universe, but if you’ve not read the comics you may find yourself wondering just where these […]

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23rd Dec2014

Book Review: ‘NOS4R2′

by Chris Cummings

Written by Joe Hill | Published by Gollancz | Format: Paperback, 704pp I am a fan of Joe Hill. His novels, Horns and Heart Shaped Box, are two books I have read a number of times and always enjoy. His collection of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, is a great mixture of tales, and his […]

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09th Dec2014

Book Review: ‘Prince Lestat’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Anne Rice | Published by Chatto & Windus | Format: Hardcover, 480pp As with most people my first introduction to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles was with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire. Once the film had finished though I did what needed to be done, and that was buy […]

25th Nov2014

‘Battlestar Galactica Vault’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Paul Ruditis | Published by Aurum Press | Format: Hardback, 176pp For over thirty years, science-fiction fans have been enthralled by Battlestar Galactica and the captivating saga of humanity’s war with the chilling Cylons. From its innovative special effects to its controversial storylines, the franchise has fascinated generations of viewers. Now, drawing on […]

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