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The Monster (2016)

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on The Monster, which is out on DVD and digital in the UK on October 8. Writer-director Bryan Bertino (The Strangers, Mockingbird) likes to keep things simple – his preferred premise is a couple with a credibly uneasy, raw relationship suddenly threatened by a horror…

FrightFest review – House of Salem

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on House of Salem ? In another of those odd coincidences inevitable when you lump seventy films together – like two movies about demon-summoning board games on the same evening – this follows From a House on Willow Street as the other FrightFest film about a…

FrightFest review – Climax

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on Gaspar Noé’s Climax (2018), the FrightFest closing night film. ? Gaspar Noé’s new films opens with a post-credits sting (an overhead shot of a bleeding woman writhing on frozen ground, making a snow angel) and a rolling credits block that infodumps a lot of…

The Haunting of Drearcliff Grange School

My new novel is due out from Titan Books in the US and the UK on October 23.

Film review – Revenge

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the film Revenge. Wealthy, married Richard (Kevin Janssens) brings his girlfriend Jen (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) to a luxury villa deep in the desert – the sort of posh pad accessible only by helicopter – for a few days of recreational sex and drugs…