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Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem

Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem

Here’s a peek at Paul McCaffrey’s cover art for issue one of the first Anno Dracula comic miniseries, Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem.  It’s an all-new story, set mostly in London between the first two novels (Anno Dracula and The Bloody Red Baron).  More details here on Dread Central.  Our trio are the … Continue reading

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  • My notes on the Yang Zhimou movie. (more…)
  • My review of so-so spooker The Veil is online at Electric Sheep.
  • My Screen Daily review of The Void is online.
  • My notes on the latest iteration of the Bat/Lego franchises ... (more…)
  • ... with exclusive variant cover.  At the Phoenix Arts Club, March 23.
  • Preview of the Anno Dracula comic book miniseries here.
  • No, I don't know how a pre-order code works for comics.  But I imagine you can find out easily enough.
  • Here's my FrightFest review of the Broken Britain horror-drama Cruel Summer.  It's out on UK  DVD and VOD on February 7th.
  • My review of the sequel/reboot Rings is posted on Empire Online.
  • My notes on the outstanding animated documentary, which goes into extremely limited UK release this weekend. (more…)
  • My Empire review of Resident Evil The Final Chapter is online.
  • Some covers ... Paul McCaffrey (more…)
  • My notes on the SyFy original monster movie Day of Reckoning - out today in the US as a VOD/DVD release. (more…)
  • My review of Mickey Keating's Darling is online at Electric Sheep.
  • An excerpt from the title story of the collection, which is itself an extract from the prologue of the forthcoming novel Anno Dracula 1999 Daikaiju, is online here.
  • My notes on the biopic Christine, which stars Rebecca Hall. (more…)
  • My notes on the sequel. (more…)
  • My notes on the daffy xXx Return of Xander Cage (more…)
  • Here are some images from issue one of Anno Dracula 1895 Seven Days in Mayhem ...  (more…)
  • My review of the new M. Night Shyamalan film Split is online.   Here's a trailer.
  • My notes on the Japanese vampire movie Onna Kyuketsuki (The Lady Vampire) (1959) (more…)
  • My notes on the sequel Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, which is out in US theatres and other platforms on January 13. (more…)
  • My Empire magazine review of the latest Underworld sequel is online.
  • My notes on indie drama Claire in Motion, which is in US cinemas and on demand platforms from January 13. (more…)
  • More details about my play Magic Circle are posted on the Brother Wolf Theatre site.  Watch this space for further announcements. "Circa 1970 – the Dawn of the Age of Ophiuchus, as faddish mysticism becomes something more dangerous. In a room in Calme Manor, blooded by an appalling ritual, a protective chalk circle has been drawn. Inside the circle sits Professor Harry Cutley, trendy academic and occultist, seemingly intent on undoing a dangerous spell cast by a former pupil. Outside the intangible barrier stands Inspector Nicholas Gammell, Nicker of the Yard, a rational detective with an unsolved case on his books and a suspect in his sights. Tonight, both men will seek answers to mysteries vast and colossal...   This sinister two-handed mystery play is the first full-length dramatic work for the theatre by Kim Newman, author of the 'Anno Dracula' novels, 'Angels of Music', 'An English Ghost Story', 'Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the d’Urbervilles', 'Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School' and 'Nightmare Movies'."    
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  • My notes on Alberto Cavalcanti's British film noir They Made Me a Fugitive (1947). (more…)
  • My notes on the Brazilian O Diabo Mora Aqui (The Devil Lives Here), which is just out on US DVD and VOD. (more…)
  • My notes on the new Martin Scorsese film. (more…)
  • My notes on Mel Gibson's WWII movie. (more…)
  • My notes on the Larry Charles-Nicolas Cage movie. (more…)
  • My notes on the new Star Wars film. (more…)
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  • My notes on the new time-twister movie Counter Clockwise  - which hits US DVD/BluRay/VOD on December 13. (more…)
  • Want to complete your collection by securing that never-before-reprinted book of humorous science fiction quotations co-compiled by Kim Newman and Neil Gaiman?  It's available for a limited time in a Humble Bundle with a lot of other Neilgaimany rarities - and you can pay whatever you think it's worth.  Can't say fairer than that.  Purchase here.
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  • Here are a few pages of Paul McCaffrey's art from issue one of Anno Dracula 1895 Seven Days in Mayhem.  More details here at Dread Central.
  • My notes on a little-known Czechoslovakian TV version of Dracula. (more…)
  • My notes on James Moran's Dracula-derived web-series Mina Murray’s Journal. (more…)
  • My review of SiREN is online at Screen Daily.  Here's the trailer ...  SiREN was directed by Gregg Bishop and stars Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn, Michael Aaron Milligan, Hayes Mercure, Randy McDowell and Hannah Fierman and will be released in theaters on December 2nd and on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on December 6th. We
  • A look at one of the series' major players - vampire journalist Kate Reed. (more…)
  • My notes on The Possession Experiment. (more…)
  • Another DVD review commissioned by the late Video Watchdog - Joseph Losey's Secret Ceremony. (more…)

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