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Bram Stoker – Dracula (1897) Review

8/10 From the very first chapter, Stoker lays on the atmosphere thick. It was a dark and stormy night, when Jonathan Harker made his way east to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania. Every sign along the road tells him that he … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons – Song of Kali (1985) Review

8/10 Set in the Indian city Kolkata, which used to be named Calcutta but the book was written before the name change in 2001 so the name Calcutta is used throughout, and anyway the Kolkata of this book isn’t really … Continue reading

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Vampire’s Kiss (1988) Review

The movie that launched a million memes. There are compilation videos to be found of crazy moments of Nicholas Cage acting, and chances are that at least a couple of those scenes come from this movie. So, what is it … Continue reading

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Critters (1986) & Critters 2 (1988) Review

5.5/10 There was this amazing time in the late 1980s when a whole load of alien invasion films came out – but it was crazy, weird aliens or little monsters. I guess the alien visitor theme started anew with E.T. … Continue reading

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Mandy (2018) Review

Mandy is a pretty strange film, even for the standards of Nicholas Cage. So, a quick introduction of the story: Cage, a lumberjack, lives in the woods with his wife Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), but then Mandy is kidnapped by an … Continue reading

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The Purge. The first three movies (2013-’16).

The Purge (2013) So it all starts with this slasher horror movie. A scientist on the TV says how we are all violent creatures and the Purge is a therapeutic exercise. I immediately started thinking about Roman amphitheatres and shooter … Continue reading

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Peter Watts – Blindsight (2006) Review

9.5/10 Time for a reread of Peter Watts’ Blindsight. Ever since I discovered this novel a few years ago and rushed through it at a feverish pace within hours, I’ve had a fascination for it. Dense, mind-boggling, cutting-edge, horrifyingly bleak, … Continue reading

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Annihilation (2018) Review

8/10 The story around Annihilation (2018) is just as interesting as the film itself. It will probably go down in history as not only a cult classic for science fiction and horror fans, but it is also part of the … Continue reading

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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Review

5.5/10 The Cloverfield Paradox is a nice ride of creepy events happening. That is most of what this movie is. A crew is stuck on a disabled space station, and one by one the crewmates are confronted by something horrific … Continue reading

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M.R. Carey – The Girl With All the Gifts (2014) Review

7/10 I reviewed the film first; now here comes the book. Young Melanie (the girl from the title) narrates her story to us, and she tells it pretty much the way you’d tell a children’s story: neat and clear, with … Continue reading

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