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Event – April 10: Frankenstein The Reincarnations

I’m appearing with Fiona Sampson and Nick Harkaway at a Frankenstein-themed event for London Book and Screen Week.  Book here. Advertisements

FrightFest review – Mountain Fever

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on Mountain Fever ? This low-budget picture has something of the mix of early apocalypse movies like Five, The Last Woman on Earth or The World, the Flesh and the Devil – where the elimination of almost all of the human race basically serves to…

Trieste S+F film review – Cold Skin

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on Xavier Gens’ film. In 1914, after the assassination of the Archduke but before the declarations of war, a ‘weather official’ (David Oakes) is deposited on an island near the Antarctic to spend a pretty futile year studying the winds.  Vigelund, the man he is…

Film review – The Ritual

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on the new horror film. Five blokes in their thirties – Luke (Rafe Spall), Robert (Paul Reid), Dom (Sam Troughton), Phil (Arsher Ali) and Hutch (Rob James-Collier) – meet in a pub to talk about an upcoming lads’ trip, with the outdoorsy Robert proposing a…

Trieste S+F review – Before We Vanish

Originally posted on The Kim Newman Web Site:
My notes on Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Sanpo suru shinryakusha (Before We Vanish) an intriguing mismatch between the mild visuals of Kyoshi Kurosawa’s film – which mostly involve casual, low-key characters ambling around a small Japanese town – and the full-blooded score by Yusuke Hayashi, which offers all the…