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Yeah, it’s done. Sort of still beta, but I wanted to release into the wild at exactly midnight. That didn’t exactly happen, but only by twelve minutes – so still within the witching hour as befits a sword and sorcerer/horror … Continue reading
Merry Eve of… Christmas Eve! Until today the needle of my Super-O-Meter™ was firmly pointed at ‘Stylish Supervillain’, while I cackled with glee at the squirming masses of humanity from my Tower of Nerditude™. Unfortunately, a last-minute dash to the … Continue reading
Doctor Who is back and, very soon, so will we be! The following is a small selection of what to expect in our upcoming, and very special extra-long, 50th show: TV: Doctor Who (1st Doctor, Series 3, 4 The Daleks’ … Continue reading
2000 Words Okay, just to prove that I’m not a total flake after the magazine debacle, I’m encouraging myself to keep writing by tweeting the first line of each piece of fiction I write each day. Each piece, whether a … Continue reading
No, not the 3D, scuba-diving, cyclopian mask of doom, but a horror movie starring Doctor Who’s Karen Gillen. We’ll probably review this in a few weeks time.
Godzilla: New trailer, movie released in the UK on May 16 Godzilla: Last year’s teaser trailer Only Lovers Left Alive: Out now in the UK
The next two “Sunday” shows will actually be recorded, edited and released two days early, i.e. on the immediately preceding Friday. The reasons are twofold. First, The Wolf of Wall Street opens in the UK tomorrow and I don’t want … Continue reading
Episode 23 (This Sunday): Just to fill that diabolical ennui of existence that is Sunday morning, Ill be recording another podcast. You can expect more measured, thoughtful and learned discussions (or not, well maybe, but certainly better than that found … Continue reading
Maleficent: Angelina. Horns. I, Frankenstein: Will either be brilliant or terrible, hard to tell, but here’s hoping… Seventh Son: Featuring another (RIPD) fine dialect choice from Jeff Bridges. Noah: Mmm, still the threat of Ray Winstone is enough to scare … Continue reading
Written and starring Doctor Who‘s Mickey (Noel Clarke) and, as Hick’s says in Aliens (1986), “It’s a bug hunt.” Only this time it’s set in a Battersea storage facility. The non-bug characters consist of a motley crew of Joe and … Continue reading
Episode 17, huzzah! This week, an extra, extra long and very uncut show, featuring oodles of tentacular, nerdy goodness ready for direct brain download: Oldboy, World War Z, Atlantis, Blackout, Breaking Bad, BBC Radio SciFi, The Magician’s Land, StarAdventurer.com, Horrible … Continue reading
If all goes well, and the pathetic home you call earth does not explode in fiery death by tomorrow night, ready yourselves for yet another, almost splendid and very nearly passable, neRRRdcast… “So soon?” You exclaim, wide-eyed with astonishment. To … Continue reading
Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura has turned out a sparing, but neat line in superior quality exploitation horror-with-a-twist in the shape of Midnight Meat Train (2008) and No One Lives (2012). In Midnight Meat Train, an artistic photographer (Bradley Cooper) stumbles … Continue reading
Based on actual real “demon-hunting” couple Ed and Lorraine Warren, nonetheless, I fell asleep within the first few minutes. Not scary. Go dig up Frailty (2001) instead.
Mysterious dome-shaped force-field thingy traps small, hick town. Not as atrocious, or as good as some of Stephen King’s other screen adaptations. A bit long-winded too, like much of his writing of late, but thankfully not too soapy. Apparently renewed … Continue reading
A bunch of young tourists visit an archaeological site in Mexico and then… Remarkably reminiscent of comic book maestro Richard Corben’s one-shot that I read years ago. A not-bad survival horror, but not something I’d bother to see at the … Continue reading
A near future government in America allows the citizenry one night per year free of any laws. They can steal, murder and maim without legal repercussions. For twelve hours they can, as is mentioned in the film, choose to “unleash … Continue reading
Girl is possessed by antique box. Slight twist on traditional possession movie in that here we are delving into Judaic mysticism. Apart from that, not particularly memorable, except musician Matisyahu’s portrayal of hip Hasidic excorcist Tzadok.
Vampire mum and daughter hide out in decaying seaside resort (okay, it’s Hastings), in Neil Jordan‘s bloody and brilliant vampire-flick. Everything a horror movie about vampires should be: bloody, spooky, sexy, seedy, sleazy, otherworldly etc… except in one rather annoying … Continue reading
I just tweeted a YouTube trailer of the The Medusa Touch (1978), based on a novel by the late Peter Van Greenaway, only to discover that another of my favourites was also released that year. It was the year that … Continue reading
Hammer Films’ The Gorgon (1964), starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Filmed at Bray Studios in Berkshire, UK:
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I’m busy writing and not getting paid right now, in case anyone has any weird ideas of how I’m profiting from Star Adventurer Magazine (I AM NOT). So dust off your cynic’s hat and send us a story if you … Continue reading
Back in the Jurassic Era, when I was sitting A’Level English Literature, I wrote an essay about how psychopathic and sociopathic behaviour, as displayed by Shakespeare’s dramatic interpretation of Richard the III, can be an appealing trait in lead characters. … Continue reading
I’m not giving much away, from things you would have already seen in the trailer by telling you that Lena is a teenager who will soon undergo a transformation that will determine whether she becomes a good or evil witch. … Continue reading
Rich, bored teenager, from rich, bored family is liberated from apathy by mysterious, psycho uncle who arrives shortly after her father’s death. The film is not quite as disturbing as it purports to be except for one particular scene, (hint: … Continue reading
We have just published another two pieces of fantastic fiction over at Star Adventurer Magazine: Claws and Skyscraper Glass by Brock T.I. Penner (Science Fiction) Lollipop by Roy Mathur (Horror) I wrote Lollipop with these songs swirling around in my … Continue reading
Normal Services Resumed: Reviews for: A Good Day to Die Hard, Dark Skies, No One Lives, Rebellion in Next neRRRdcast
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Pardon the egotistical title of this post, but if I’m not going to blow my own trumpet, I doubt anyone else will either. You can now: Read our fantastic new genre magazine Star Adventurer. Listen to the neRRRcast here or … Continue reading
I cannot emphasise more strongly that prospective authors need to closely read the submission guidelines here. Granted, they have been in a state of flux, because we are tweaking things, and you may have been caught out by changes. However, … Continue reading
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As you have no doubt realised by now, I am attempting to start a good, old-fashioned pulp SciFi, Fantasy and Horror magazine. If you are interesting in contributing short stories or cover art, please visit this page.
Frankenweenie (2012) is Tim Burton’s comedy-horror themed family animation. It is a tribute to early classics like Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and famous movie monsters like Godzilla, Mothra, King Kong and even the Gremlins. In the movie, a … Continue reading
Although last week saw the rather unpleasant outlaw biker Merle going walker briefly before getting stomped by his tearful brother Darryl (if ever blood was thinner than water…), in the season finale, David “The Gore-venator” Morrissey finally… DID NOT BUY … Continue reading
Kill List (2011), stars Neil Maskell as a hit-man and an even more “off-his-trolley” hit-man than the one he plays in Utopia (2013). This low-budget British horror movie from newish director/writer Ben Wheatley is about a couple of hit-men working … Continue reading
Just checked out Cult (2013), the new horror/mystery show on CW about a journalist who’s brother, a fan of a fictional CW show called Cult, goes missing. Talk about meta. Talk about vanity. Before shows like Lost and Heroes, this … Continue reading
How annoying this whole development fiasco is. First a movie, then an animation, then a TV series, then, then, then… Now I hear that Stephen King wants to muck about with some sort of cameo appearance. I’ve seen his cameos … Continue reading
Sorry if you tried to download Episode 11 and got Episode 10 instead. My fault entirely and the situation has been remedied. Just to reiterate the highlights of what is in the latest podcast- Chico and Rita, Following, Jack The … Continue reading
Ahhh instachino, second mug coming soon, chocolate digestives and The Ninth Gate. Sinnnnnnnnnnnnful. };-> Mwah. Ha. Whatever happened to Emmanuelle Seigner?
So I just watched Berberian Sound Studio released recently on DVD. As you know if you’ve been visiting this blog, I enjoy a few schlocky horror movies and this one is a homage to the particular sub-genre of schlocky horror … Continue reading
The New Years only a few hours away, but instead of having fun or working, I wasted way to much time tarting up my home page. Why don’t I just download a web template like normal people? Anyway, enough of … Continue reading
Quite well known in the USA and Canada, but less known in the rest of the world, the late, lamented Edward Gorey was an artist, illustrator and poet of the peculiar. This book is a nice collection of some of … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,700 views in 2012. If every person who … Continue reading
Possibly the best movies about vampires ever made- Martin (1976) is one of the best and most psychologically disturbing of all vampire movies. In this movie, we meet nerdy young Martin who is either a child of the night or … Continue reading
One of my favourite Christmas horror Stories is Robert Bloch’s The Night Before Christmas featured in the seminal Dark Forces collection from the 1980s as well as various other anthologies. I can’t say much about it without giving away spoilers, … Continue reading
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In the next podcast we’ll have a mixed bag to look forward to. Neo noir, early/golden age genre cinema, the Arthurian Myth on film and a smattering of classic comic book artists… Here’s a rough list of what to expect: … Continue reading
Hey, I LIKE TurboPascal, never got into Delphi, FreePascal’s bearable, but Lazarus IDE? There’s always some damn error trying to compile anything other than the simplest programs. This is obviously because I don’t really know what I’m doing, which is … Continue reading
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Argo – In a nutshell, the CIA hatch a plan to get US embassy workers out of revolutionary Iran by disguising them as a SciFi film crew on a location scout. The movie starts with a little potted, and surprisingly … Continue reading
Latest 2013 #Movie #Trailers: Pacific Rim, Mortal Instruments, GI Joe 3, Iron Man 3, Die Hard 5, Now You See Me
Pacific Rim The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones GI Joe: Retallaiation Iron Man 3 A Good Day To Day Hard Now You See Me
So I finally watched an episode or two of 666 Park Avenue. Like so much nerd-oriented TV these days, it’s competent, but nothing to write home about. The show is about a couple who are given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to … Continue reading
Sorry, but I’m experiencing a few network difficulties. (Basically, I have to find a better position for intercept my router’s erratic WiFi signal.) It’ll be out by Sunday at the latest. Topics- Editorial: Media Jobs, African Nerdery, Real-life violence = … Continue reading
I hope this is good. At least it’s a return to the screen of Terry O’Quinn who played my favourite Lost character John Locke. Just pray that it’s better than the awful American Horror Story.
If you’ve somehow missed these clips on TV, here they are again: Trailer- Interview- In UK cinemas from the August 31st… I’m ready for a big-screen Diabolik reboot. Go giallo!
Look what my life’s come to- reviewing trashy horror movies on late night FreeView. Self-pity aside, I’ve just watched Jennifer’s Body. Four chainsaws, because it’s the kind of schlocky trash that works. Funny, gory, with a flesh-eating, killer-cheerleader; what’s not to … Continue reading
Fright Fest is an annual horror movie festival. Next week, the London part of the festival is going to be held at the Empire, Leicester Square. Here’s the link- Fright Fest, London The movie that has perked my interest is … Continue reading
Second Run: #Review of Lars von Trier's #Horror #Movie #Antichrist (With Spoilers) #FrightFest #Filmfour
I finally watched Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on the box tonight. Plot– A couple’s infant son dies in a, frankly, ridiculous accident. (Yes, yes, yes, I know, OK? Despair at a horrible mother sticking his shoes on backwards, as we … Continue reading
The Howling (1981)- It’s trashy and low-budget, but oddly disturbing and fun. Patrick Macnee is in it! Incredibly, it’s actually based on a decent novel by Gary Brandner that was published four years earlier. Another sad loss from my … Continue reading
Yes, now we have a forum too- Boldly Voyaging the Multiverse: Probably the Best Nerd Forum in the Multiverse! “If you build it, they will come.” Not sure about that, but hope to see lots, some, a few more than … Continue reading
Here’s my take on some Nick Roeg movies- The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) – This one’s obviously going to be at the top of my list, how could it not be? A fantastic film adaptation of superb writer … Continue reading
Who’s looking forward to season three of The Walking Dead in October? I am, and hopefully it won’t be as soapy as the last season. I must say it’s really amazing seeing funny, happy, Brit buffoon Egg from This Life … Continue reading
The Hand (1981) – Michael Caine as a pyscho comic book artist and recent amputee. The Devil Commands (1941) – Boris Karloff loses his wife and attempts bizarre commication. Rating: 5 chainsaws each.
Trying out the comedic return thingy. Off to Tai Chi soon, cats and dogs outside. Wonder what a hip coffee recipe named after Dario Argento would be like, or how about the Suspiria cocktail?
This post’s in honour of both ice cream (I had one a few hours ago… mmm…) and those battle-hardened ice cream van operatives who brave the terrors of the semi-post-apocalyptic suburbs to bring us this sweet ambrosia! Reggie the ice … Continue reading
Someone once took me to task for mocking Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), but I stand by what I said. It’s overrated crap. Not even the usual incandescence of Kinski can improve this garbage. One particularly ridiculous scene remains … Continue reading
My favourite supervillain is back for a last hurrah this July. Yep, Walter White, ex-school teacher and meth cook par excellence, is returning, post the amazingly gory finale of season four after his bomb ripped Los Pollos Hermanos owner and … Continue reading
Rather religious theme this week with Norse gods, Satanists and the Devil. Avengers Assemble 3D– saw this a few days ago at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus, London. Best line of the movie is uttered by the Hulk after he … Continue reading
American Horror Story is such a disappointment. I had to force my eyes open to watch the entire first season. Only the last two episodes where any fun with the big reveal. Gross (bowl of brains scene), but hardly frightening. … Continue reading
No, “Gorey, Wagner and Belshevis” is not the name of a law firm in league with Beelzebub, but perhaps it should be. Those three names are but a few of a distinguished list of horror authors whose works are included … Continue reading
I want to credit another review I read somewhere on the internet about a year ago for informing me about the existence of this film, but I just can’t find it. I am thankful to whoever that reviewer was because The … Continue reading
Carl Kolchak AKA the Night Stalker, played by Darren McGavin, was the main character in two ABC TV movies and a later TV show in the 1970s. Created by writer Jeff Rice, Kolchak is an investigative reporter for a Chicago … Continue reading
Although Red Riding Hood (2011) was a horrible disastor, here are two movie interpretations of Little Red Riding Hood that are actually very good: First, there’s Freeway (1996) with the excellent Reese Witherspoon and the uber creepy Kiefer Sutherland. … Continue reading
Best popcorn movies from under the sea! (Or rather cockles and whelks – something I inexplicably actually used to like). Cthulhu (2007): I’ve started with this one, because you probably haven’t seen it. Great and unusual adaptation of the Lovecraftian … Continue reading