Category Archives: Apocalypse

Backbrain Zombies Invade the Aurealis Awards

Some good news today. My story “Wasting Matilda” from Zombie Apocalypse! edited by Stephen Jones (Robinson UK and Running Press, US) has shuffled its way onto the shortlist for the Aurealis Awards, Best Horror Short Story category. For those who … Continue reading

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Tentacles, Ancient Whispers and Monstrous Gods

An Overview of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos on Film Few filmmakers have been successful in translating New England horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s dense, adjective-driven tales of Elder Gods, Great Old Ones and the Horrors That Lurk Just the Other Side … Continue reading

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Evangelion Competition

Now you can win a copy of the Blu-ray release of the first film in Hideaki Anno’s rebuild of his influential anime series: Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone — courtesy of Madman Entertainment. But before I give you the … Continue reading

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Review: Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone (Japan-2007; dir. Masayuki Yamaguchi, Kazuya Tsurumaki and Hideaki Anno) Blu-ray edition reviewed by Robert Hood Giant robots (known as mecha) and giant monsters (known as daikaiju): two of the most iconic elements of Japanese … Continue reading

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Big Girls Don’t Cry… They Stomp!

Giantess fetishists out there can prepare to get excited. Coming in 2011 (probably the second quarter) is Apocalypse, CA (written and directed by Chad Peter) — a dark comedy with cult status pretensions (not a bad thing) that includes an … Continue reading

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Zombies Arise!

If there’s one thing that zombies do with startling regularity, it’s ARISE. And ARISE again. And again. The modern zombie apocalypse phenomena, part of a 21st Century obsession with apocalypse as a whole but huge in its own right, has … Continue reading

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There Be Monsters on the Skyline

Skyline (US-2010; dir. Colin and Greg Strause) I must have been living under a rock. When I saw the second trailer for this film I’d never heard of, and saw the huge invading spaceships, the slick production values and the … Continue reading

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Will the Real Thing Top This?

With the imminent premiere of the much-anticipated zombie TV series, The Walking Dead, shambling ever closer (Halloween), one fan of the show has produced a title sequence that’s going to be hard to beat. Daniel Kanemoto utilises artwork taken from … Continue reading

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More Zombies in Rammbock

A new German zombie apocalypse film — using the viral infection paradigm — is to be premiered at the film market in Cannes on the 14th and 16th of May this year. Written by Benjamin Hessler and directed by Marvin … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick Festival: Post-Apocalypse

Whereas disaster films such as Roland Emmerich’s ADD exercise in visual frenzy, 2012, are about immediate survival and in-progress destruction (with thrills coming from the destruction itself), post-apocalypse tales tend to explore in a more reflective manner the aftermath of … Continue reading

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