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In probably his longest column ever, Steve talks about the movies (and a TV show or two) that he watched every night this month in preparation for a spooky, isolated Halloween!
Steve, not being much of a gamer, was unimpressed by the blurb for the TV version of The Witcher. Did he change his mind when he actually saw the series? Find out for yourself!
Steve's second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.
Tod Browning's adaptation of A Merritt's Burn, Witch Burn! was less faithful to the source material than a Mexican film based on the same material, but was technically a much better film.
Seventy-nine years after Orson Welles terrified America with The War of the Worlds, BBC Radio productions of The Omen and The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula prove that the medium retains its power to chill.
It’s that spooky time of year again when thoughts turn to scary books and movies. I decided to ask two of my favorite groups...
This week, Steve travels back to Ancient Egypt with Boris Karloff as "The Mummy." No CGI, but scarier than Brendan Fraser's "Mummy"!
Steve travels back to 1922 to look at the first vampire movie, Nosferatu, and its influence on modern vampire movies.
For Halloween, Steve looks at one of the oldest, and perhaps the best-known "monster movie" of them all, James Whale's "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff.
Sir Christopher Lee 1922-2015
Gary Dalkin completes his survey of the books he read in 2014
There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers....
Good horror needs convincing actors. Hammer Films delivered.
A journey down Lugosi lane: a documentary on the famous Dracula star leads to the discovery of Kim Newman's mashup - Anno Dracula.
Predators hide in plain site, leveraging the social rules of their environment to help them identify, isolate, and manipulate their prey.
Hammer Films had been the leading horror producer for 13 years, but by the dawn of the 70s, the studio sometimes gave the impression that it was flailing around like a vampire in a shaft of sunlight.
Da Vinci’s Demons has been the unexpected highlight of the last three months. The life of one Leonardo da Vinci given a mysterious new...
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, while on holiday, visited Lord Byron’s Villa Diodati near Lake Geneva in 1816. Percy Shelley, her lover and future husband,...
On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. Tomorrow Cloud Atlas will open in UK cinemas. Two films, poles apart....
For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context...