Category: Reviews

Film Review: The Tapes

The Tapes is another pick from the never-ending slew of found footage films, although this one is British and tries to include a different slant on the whole theme. Review: The Tapes

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Review: Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth is the latest offering from renowned small press Spectral Press. Rough Music is Spectral’s first release of 2012 and effortlessly maintains the high standards set since its inception. Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth

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Snowtown (2011)

Between August 1992 and May 1999, eleven people were murdered by John Justin Bunting and his accomplices in Southern Australia (a twelfth charge was dropped due to lack of evidence). The bodies were found stored inside barrels of acid located in a former bank building in Snowtown, South Australia on 20 May 1999. Four people, …

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The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan

A good themed anthology, especially one with the word Mammoth in the title, should be a mix of the old and the new, a collection of classic reprints as well as some new material for those of us who need a little bit more than just a re-read of old favourites. Illustrating very nicely indeed …

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Review: A Horrible Way to Die

Garrick is a convicted serial killer. He’s being transported from prison to a secure unit when an opportunity for escape presents itself. He then makes his way cross-country, trying to get back to see Sarah, the girlfriend who put him away when she testified against him. On the way, Garrick continues his old habit of …

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Review: Inkubus

Gary McMahon lays down his thoughts on Inkubus and true to form he’s not one to mince his words. Inkubus Review

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Review: The Faceless by Simon Bestwick

Solaris’ latest supernatural chiller The Faceless has arrived. Review: The Faceless by Simon Bestwick  

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Review: Closure, Limited by Max Brooks

Today marks the release of Max Brooks’ slimline follow-up to World War Z. Find out our verdict on Closure, Limited by Max Brooks. Review: Closure, Limited by Max Brooks

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Review: 11:22:63 by Stephen King

The plot of 11:22:63, the latest hernia-inducing tome from master storyteller Stephen King, is like a wire coat hanger – simple but effective. Upon this hangs a story that is like a magnificent velvet coat of many colours. As in the best of King’s novels the story can be summed up as a simple ‘What …

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Review: The Mill by Mark West

Find out what we think to Mark West’s The Mill available now for less than £1/$1 on the Kindle. The Mill by Mark West reviewed  

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Review: Hell Train by Christopher Fowler

Earlier this month Solaris released Christopher Fowler’s Hell Train. John Llewellyn Probert explores the Hammer film that was never made. Hell Train by Christopher Fowler reviewed

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Review: A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood

If you were to break A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood down into a series of bullet points you would perhaps consider it to be a collection of well worn tropes and themes; small village cut off by unnatural elements? Check! Deeply religious, estranged father? Check! Sinister, unfriendly locals? Check! Scary, feral children? Check! However …

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Film Review: Rogue River

Over the past few years we’ve seen a glut of what you might call so-called ‘torture-porn’ – low-budget American horror movies whose sole reason for existence is to essay various atrocities committed upon the human form. Rogue River falls squarely into this category, but its execution is slightly clumsier than most. Film review: Rogue River

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, was released in 2006 with very minimal fanfare. It’s a shame as it’s probably one of the best horror films of recent times that you probably haven’t even heard of, let alone seen. It takes a cue from Scream, in that it de-constructs the slasher sub-genre and …

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Review: Hell’s Doctor by Lee F. Jordan

The premise of Hell’s Doctor is intriguing if not wholly original. Set in The City of Hell it details Victor, Hell’s Doctor. His role is a simple one – to torture new arrivals in hell, dubbed ‘pain babies’. Early into the story he is acquainted with David Masters – a forensic pathologist turned necrophilliac turned …

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