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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 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'."    
  • My notes on the computer game adaptation Assassin’s Creed (more…)
  • 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…)
  • Here's another DVD review which would have appeared in Video Watchdog. (more…)
  • My review of The Similars is posted on Screen Daily.  Here's the trailer. XLrator Media will be releasing THE SIMILARS (“Los Parecidos”) on VOD on Nov. 15, 2016  It will also have one-night screenings in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.  Digital and iTunes - Nov. 22.
  • For my second Electric Sheep Nightmare Movies column, I look at a couple of recent female-led vampire movies, a remake of Vampyres (1974) and a new adaptation of Carmilla.
  • I've started doing a 'Nightmare Movies' column for the online magazine Electric Sheep.  Here, I look at a Japanese anime which turns out to be heavily influenced by Anno Dracula.  Weird. The Empire of Corpses.
  • My notes on the animated film. (more…)
  • The recent shuttering of Video Watchdog - a sad moment for film fans - leaves some DVD reviews commissioned by Tim Lucas without a home.  So I'll publish them here.  This is my look at the two 1979 Captain America TV movies - out on DVD from Shout Factory. (more…)
  • My notes on the new film Arrival. (more…)
  • My notes on The Monster, which is out in US cinemas and other platforms on November 11. (more…)
  • My notes on Luigi Cozzi's Blood on Melies’ Moon. (more…)
  • My notes on Alienween (more…)
  • My notes on Virtual Revolution  (more…)
  • My notes on Blind Sun (more…)
  • My notes on Takashi Miike's lively Terraformars (more…)
  • My notes on the latest Italian zombie movie. (more…)
  • Mark Strong goes to Mars.  My notes on Approaching the Unknown (more…)
  • My notes on Kill Command. (more…)
  • My notes on the sweet Belgian fantasy Mon Ange. (more…)
  • My notes on Creative Control. (more…)
  • Here's me talking about Boris Karloff for NBC News Online.
  • My Sight & Sound review of Doctor Strange is online.
  •  I have scripted a five-issue Anno Dracula comic miniseries, Seven Days in Mayhem: Anno Dracula 1895, which  takes place in London between the first two novels in the series.  The artist is Paul McCaffrey - this is an exclusive first look at his character design for Graf von Orlok. (more…)
  • I've posted a lot of old photos from the theatre and music stuff I did with Sheep Worrying Enterprises in and around Bridgwater in the '70s and early '80s.  Useful comments/explanations on the a Facebook album version. (more…)
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