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The Coming of Peter Cottonhell May Spoil Your Easter Break

Back in the dark days of 1972, Night of the Lepus (US; dir. William F. Claxton) tried to envisage a bunny apocalypse in which hordes of large mutated rabbits re-enact Hitchcock’s The Birds,  to lesser effect. It’s a bit of … Continue reading

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The Ants Are Coming!

Undead Backbrain first reported it here. Undead Backbrain alumni, friend and news hound, Avery Guerra (aka Kaiju Search-Robot Avery) has now been officially appointed to the film as Publicist. And the film is getting bigger! All will be revealed on … Continue reading

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Throwing Some Light on the Dark Earth

Scottish-born director, screenwriter and old-school FX monster obsessive Peter A. Montgomery is nothing if not determined. His latest project — his most ambitious yet — is a feature film called Dark Earth that offers up monsters, period-set science fiction/fantasy adventure … Continue reading

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It Grows! … on Steroids!

So Nick Stathopoulos and Ryan Cauchi’s fantastic short nasty-plant-from-outer-space film, It Grows! (see these Undead Backbrain articles) has shambled off with a slew of awards at Zed Fest. Director Ryan Cauchi reports: I’m speechless right now. It Grows! has just … Continue reading

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Chinese Giant Bugs Attack in 3D

Bugs 3D [3D食人虫, aka CHONG] (China-2014; dir. Vash Yan) According to the East Winds Film Festival website, Bugs 3D is a “throwback to the classic Hollywood B-movies of the sixties and seventies”, while owing a debt to the likes of … Continue reading

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It Came From the Desert

Giant ants on a rampage! No, it’s not the 1950s’ classic monster film Them! It’s a popular Amiga computer game that was brought out by Cinemaware in 1989 — and it’s soon to be reborn as a Finnish feature film … Continue reading

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On Daikaiju Eels and Doctor Who

Between 2010 and 2014, James Iles was the storyboard artist on 15 episodes of the new Doctor Who and concept artist on five others. He has also worked on the BBC Sherlock Holmes series. Now he and musician Alastair Jenkins … Continue reading

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Hellyfish Slouches Towards Us?

As the poet Yeats asked: “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?” Well, folks, it’s a giant jellyfish. It may not be slouching towards Bethlehem, but it is heading towards a … Continue reading

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It Grows! Has Grown Bigger

The film, It Grows!, by Ryan Cauchi (director/editor) and Nick Stathopoulos (writer, producer, director, SFX, art design, star) — first introduced to the world by Undead Backbrain back in February 2012 — was originally made as a 7-minute short. It … Continue reading

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New Issue of Dimension6 Speculative Fiction E-zine Available Free

Issue 2 of Keith Stevenson and Coeur de Lion Publishing’s amazing (and free) speculative fiction e-zine, Dimension6, is now out! In this issue: ‘At Dawn’s Speed’ by Dirk Strasser Swift and her tribe have been running their whole lives, because … Continue reading

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