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Film review – Mom & Dad

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the family feud horror farce, out on UK DVD July 16. It’s perhaps a surprise that we’ve had to wait over forty years for an ‘answer film’ to ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?/Would You Kill a Child?  In the interim, Narcisco Ibáñez Serrador’s…

FrightFest review – Sequence Break

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the bizarro science fiction film. Several recent straight-up horror films – Beyond the Gates, Knucklebones, Game of Death –unloose their demons on the world by having unwary folks tamper with 1980s vintage game-gadgets.  This more elliptical, artier piece has its protagonist meld with a…

My radio play – Cry Babies – is available online for a month.

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
That’s me and the cast, by the way. You can listen here.

Film review – Lelicek in the Services of Sherlock Holmes

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the 1932 Czech comedy Lelícek ve sluzbách Sherlocka Holmese (Lelicek in the Services of Sherlock Holmes). NB: the whole film is online here. ‘Ah, Sherlock Holmes, you had a dog shop, didn’t you?’ This 1932 Czech comedy, which is at heart yet another riff on…

Toronto International Film Festival review – Downrange

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the latest from Ryuhei Kitamura movie. Back in 2012, a very minor suspense picture – Roadside – had a couple stuck on the road in the middle of nowhere at the mercy of a seemingly motiveless sniper, who combined the blankly impersonal menace of…