13th Nov2018

Competition: Win ‘Dungeons and Dragons: Art & Arcana – A Visual History’ Book

by Phil Wheat

Dungeons and Dragons: Art & Arcana – A Visual History is an illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity. From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & […]

26th Oct2018

‘Dungeons and Dragons: Art & Arcana’ Book Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Sam Witwer | Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity. From one of […]

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06th Jul2018

Interview: Author Mike Vaughn talks ‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’

by Philip Rogers

How did the idea for ‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’ come about originally? Well like I explain in my foreword I gained a lot of inspiration from fanzines which was where you had to get film education pre-Internet age. Also, this book is sort of a love letter to my VHS renting days at […]

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29th Jun2018

‘The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema’ Book Review

by Philip Rogers

Written by Michael Vaughn | Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd | Format: Paperback, 352pp The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema is a new book from Michael Vaughn which does what it says in the title. Delivering a comprehensive guide to some of the strangest films from around the world, which includes a mixture of the […]

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10th May2018

Competition: Win voice actor 
H. Jon Benjamin’s book ‘Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir’

by Phil Wheat

You may not immediately recognize his face, but you’ve almost certainly heard his voice. 
H. Jon Benjamin, the voice behind some of today’s most popular and iconic animated characters, including the titular characters in hit TV series Archer and Bob’s Burgers, has found a level of success that many would envy. But Jon isn’t interested […]

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27th Dec2017

‘Christmas Voices’ Book Review

by Philip Rogers

Written by John Callas | Published by Createspace | Format: Paperback, 194pp With Christmas here, it’s time to get into that festive spirit, putting up the Christmas tree, lights and decorations. Writing Christmas cards, letters to Santa, the festive music playing in the shops and those seasonal films on TV. It’s all about traditions which […]

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20th Dec2017

‘No Solicitors’ Book Review

by Philip Rogers

Written by John Callas | Published by Fountain Blue Publishing | Format: Paperback, 220pp Lewis Cutterman is a well-respected brain surgeon and happily married with two beautiful children who run the family business. They are model citizens within the community. A simple visit to their home by a beautiful saleswoman is greeted by an invitation […]

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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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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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07th Apr2017

Interview: Marc Blake discusses ‘Writing the Horror Movie’

by Phil Wheat

In his latest interview, host Stuart Wright talks to writer, director and author Marc Blake about the book he co-wrote with Sara Bailey called Writing the Horror Movie. Tales of horror have always been with us, from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often […]

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14th Mar2017

Nerd Buy: NES/Famicom Visual Compendium

by Phil Wheat

Following the success of the Nintendo Classic Mini comes NES/Famicom: Visual Compendium, a stunning new book that looks at both the NES and Famicon – two of the best-selling consoles of their time. Including content from people such as Kevin Bayliss (Ex-Rare graphic artist) and Steve Jarrett (Total! / Edge / Official Nintendo Magazine), this […]

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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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23rd Mar2016

‘Internet Murder Revenge Fantasy’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“A youth spent coaxing an already-outdated dial-up modem into letting you log on to your favorite MUD, following friends you’d never met from server to server.” Internet Murder Revenge Fantasy is a raw, trippy memoir-cum-comic anthology from Canadian author, game developer (retired), and podcast host Merritt Kopas. Written by Kopas and illustrated by a dizzyingly talented slate of […]

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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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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 Aug2015

Competition: Win ‘The Ang Lee Trilogy’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

Altitude Film Distribution have, this week, released a collection of Ang Lee’s first three Chinese language films entitled The Ang Lee Trilogy. Discover the early work of a celluloid legend who would go on to become the first Asian to win an Oscar for Best Director and receive 2 Academy Awards. The Ang Lee Trilogy […]

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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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