Category: Reviews

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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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports is a feature length movie from Finland, based on an original short idea from the same director. Set in the Korvatunturi mountains in the lead up to Christmas, an archaeological dig has unearthed the aeons old original Santa Claus, who is nothing like the Coca-Cola created Santa that has been accepted as the …

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Review: Sparrowhawk by Paul Finch

Sparrowhawk is the story of Captain John Sparrowhawk, one of the British Empire’s finest soldiers who is languishing in a debtor’s jail. He is offered a reprieve and chance of redemption in the form of the beautiful yet enigmatic Miss Evangeline. Sparrowhawk by Paul Finch

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