Category Archives: Review

King vs the Vampires

The sardonic, somewhat bad-tempered ex-wrestler, now grumpy monster fighter, King! is back in issue 2 of writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford’s new comic series, King!, created for Blacklist Studios. It is, I’m happy to say, even better than … Continue reading

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Waking Up Again, Still in Fright

Wake in Fright (Australia/US-1971; dir. Ted Kotcheff) Reviewed by Robert Hood A movie that is generally considered by film historians to be a classic of Australian cinema, but which has only existed in poor-quality later-generation prints for many decades and … Continue reading

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Frankenstein: the Re-birth Continues

Frankenstein: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz (Harper, 2010) ISBN 978-0-00-735384-2 Reviewed by Robert Hood Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series began life as a treatment for a TV series. When best-selling horror author Koontz withdrew, citing creative differences, he took the concept … Continue reading

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Of Monsters, Banana Burritos and the King

After the success of their comic series Robot 13, writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford of Blacklist Studios have branched out with a second series, this one looking at monster fighting from a different perspective — different in terms … Continue reading

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Early Vampire Cinema 1916 to 1974: Part 2

Continued from Early Vampire Cinema 1916 to 1974: Part 1 Part 2: From Lugosi to Lee If Dracula dominated popular imagination as the defining representative of vampire kind up until recent times, it was Hungarian actor Béla Lugosi whose performance … Continue reading

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Review: Solstice

Solstice (US-2008; dir. Dan Myrick) College student Megan is still grieving over the apparent suicide of her twin sister, Sophie, as she and her friends head off to the wilds of Louisiana to celebrate Seniors Week and the summer solstice. … Continue reading

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Destroy All Planets 2010

No, not a remake, but a digitally tarted-up reissue from Fred Olen Ray’s Retromedia. Gamera tai uchu kaiju Bairasu [trans. Gamera vs the Outer Space Monster Virus] (1968; dir. Noriaki Yuasa) was the fourth Gamera film from would-be rival to … Continue reading

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Review: Trailer Park of Terror

Trailer Park of Terror (US-2008; dir. Steven Goldmann) Reviewed by Robert Hood Like some sort of unnatural horror spawned from the genetic residue of Rob Zombie, Herschell Gordon Lewis and the Crypt Keeper from EC Comics’ Tales From the Crypt … Continue reading

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Is That A Monster, Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes (US-2010; dir. Rachel Goldenberg) [Note: This review involves some spoilers.] In the Asylum’s latest monster mash (preceding the upcoming Mega Piranha), Sherlock Holmes pits his deductive skills against a slew of monsters, mostly large ones. There is, of … Continue reading

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Review: Red Cliff

Red Cliff: Part I [Chi bi] (2008) |  Red Cliff: Part II [Chi bi xia: Jue zhan tian xia] (2009) Reviewed by Robert Hood After a long career in Hong Kong cinema, director John Woo made his name worldwide through … Continue reading

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