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Anno Dracula 1895 Seven Days in Mayhem # 5

Anno Dracula 1895 Seven Days in Mayhem # 5

The fifth and concluding issue of my Anno Dracula comic book miniseries is out now.  Art and this cover by Paul McCaffrey.

On the web

  • I managed to review or post notes on all the new feature film screened at last year's FrightFest.  Here are links. (more…)
  • My notes on the documentary. (more…)
  • My notes on a film I liked less than other festgoers. (more…)
  • My notes on the splatter comedy. (more…)
  • My notes on the British zombie movie. (more…)
  • My notes on the British horror film. (more…)
  • My notes on the revenge thriller Offensive - only a week to go till FrightFest 2017 and I've finally finished watching the 2016 slate. (more…)
  • My notes on the low-budget British science fiction film. Writer-director Tom Paton's follow-up film Redwood is a FrightFest selection this year. (more…)
  • In advance of FF17, I'm posting the last straggling reviews from FF16.  Here's the Austrian zombie comedy. (more…)
  • My notes on the Charlizesploitation movie. (more…)
  • My Empire review of Dark Night is online.
  • My Screen Daily review of The Endless, the outstanding new film by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead is online. (more…)
  • My archive review of Resolution, the 2012 feature debut of directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.   (more…)
  • My notes on the French thriller, which screened at Fantasia. (more…)
  • My notes on vampire comedy The Night Watchmen, which screened at the Fantasia Fest. (more…)
  • My notes on the French spoof slasher, screened at Fantasia. (more…)
  • My notes on the new film.  NB: spoiler warning. (more…)
  • On Saturday 23 September 2017, in memory of Sophie Porter (1982-2007), Green Ink Theatre brings together writers of all genres for an annual day of sponsored writing for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support is about quality of life for everyone affected by cancer: making the most of all the time families and friends have together. Reflecting this mission, writers are sponsored for their time (per hour).per hour. Our lovely hosts at Waterstones Piccadilly will be keeping us caffeinated throughout the writing day of 11.30am-5.30pm, but mainly we need YOU. Please sponsor Ali Catterall , Ron Gompertz, Marianne Izen, Rachel Knightley, Lynda E. Rucker, Andrew McGuiness, Jenn Murray, Kim Newman, Rebecca Peyton, Greg A. Smith and Simon Toyne per hour, in recognition that (apart from money!) time is the biggest thing we can give. Apart from money: Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs. You can sponsor me here.  
  • My Empire review of The Ghoul (2016) is online.
  • My notes on the Korean horror film Si-gan-wi-ui jib (House of the Disappeared).  (more…)
  • My notes on the Russian science fiction film Prityazhenie (Attraction), screening at the Fantasia International Film Festival. (more…)
  • My Empire review of the teen-themed spooky movie Wish Upon is online. (more…)
  • My notes on Australian horror movie Killing Ground, which is out in US theatres and VOD. It's screening in the UK at FrightFest. (more…)
  • My Empire review of Australian crime drama Hounds of Love is online.
  • My notes on the documentary Eurocrime, out now from Nucleus Films. (more…)
  • My notes on Luc Besson's space opera. (more…)
  • My brief notes on the Psycho-themed documentary, screening at the Fantasia International Film Festival.  A fuller review will follow when it's released. (more…)
  • My notes on the found footage film, which is in US cinemas and digital platforms on July 21. (more…)
  • My notes on the Christopher Nolan war film. (more…)
  • I've written about the late George A. Romero for Sight & Sound online. (more…)
  • Here's an interview with me about my new play, Magic Circle.  (more…)
  • My notes on the horror film, out on digital from Grimm Entertainment. (more…)
  • My notes on the Chinese hopping vampire comedy, screening at the Fantasia International Film Festival. (more…)
  • My Sight & Sound review of War for the Planet of the Apes is online.
  • My notes on the horror film, available in the US on July 18. (more…)
  • My notes on Sofia Coppola's film. (more…)
  • My notes on the documentary. (more…)
  • My notes on the grindhouse spinoffs. (more…)
  • My notes on the vampire movie. (more…)
  • My review of Jackass 3D. (more…)
  • A stray DVD review commissioned by Video Watchdog, but not used by them.  (more…)
  • My Empire review of It Comes at Night is online.
  • My Sight & Sound review of Spider-Man Homecoming is online.
  • Anti Matter, formerly known as Worm, is out on DVD and digital platforms July 10. Here's my Raindance review.
  • Here's my FrightFest review of The Evil in Us - out on homevideo in the US. (more…)
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  • My FrightFest notes on Blood Hunters. NB: Blood Hunters, directed by Tricia Lee will have a theatrical run at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, ON starting July 7th, 2017 and a one night screening as part of the DedFemme Screening Series at the Metro Cinema in Edmonton, AB on the same day.  The film is also coming out on DVD, VOD and all digital platforms in Canada and the USA on July 4th, 2017. Here's a trailer.
  • My notes on the latest Despicable Me sequel. (more…)
  • Ahead of the new sequel, here's my rundown of the Despicable Me series so far ... (more…)
  • My notes on the expensive flop. (more…)

Kim’s Tweets

  • ‘I’m sorry to shatter your innocent dreams, Princess Elaine, but the throne of Cornwall is to be mine and only you can give it to me.’ Tweeted 22 hours ago
  • ‘We cannot let the public think there's some psychotic ex-cop running around whacking wiseguys like he's got a hunting license.' Tweeted 22 hours ago
  • ‘What are you thinkin in that sick mind of yours?’ ‘Simple. I’m gonna shoot Steve – right between the eyes!’ In the Year 2889 Tweeted 22 hours ago
  • ‘I don’t let nothin’get on my mind. It interferes with my thinkin’.’ Confidential Tweeted 22 hours ago
  • ‘You’re trying to argue morality with men who have a daily circle jerk in the executive washrooms.’ Weapons of Mass Destruction Tweeted 22 hours ago
  • ‘Joey Fatone, formerly of *Nsync, has just been eaten by a shark. Everyone we’ve talked to is really upset.’ Jersey Shore Shark Attack Tweeted 1 day ago
  • ‘Captain America did a pretty good job.' 'Yeah, we did ram him down a few throats.' Captain America Tweeted 1 day ago
  • ‘Look, I’m telling you, it’s all about nodes.’ Black Forest Tweeted 1 day ago
  • ‘His suffering and madness will be forgotten. His music, his concerto, will remain.' The Phantom of the Opera (1943) Tweeted 1 day ago
  • ‘He had a smile and a joke for everyone. Seemed to make the meat ration go twice as far.' The 20 Questions Murder Mystery Tweeted 1 day ago