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Creating Oak Swamp

Swamps, marshes and backwater locations have provided evocative settings for horror films/stories in the past. From King Kong (US-1933; dir. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack), through the likes of Creature from the Black Lagoon (US-1954; dir. Jack Arnold) … Continue reading

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Sinbad Voyages Again in Dynamation!

At least one production studio — aptly named Giant Flick Films  —  is hell-bent on ensuring that their addition to a great cinematic tradition will replicate the sort of mythic monsters that made the originals so enchanting. Sinbad: The Fifth … Continue reading

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Trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Monsters

Monsters (UK-2010; dir. Gareth Edwards) — with its District 9, pseudo-realistic approach to a notoriously unrealistic genre — has been greeted with huge enthusiasm among those who have been lucky enough to see it. If you don’t know what we’re … Continue reading

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A 9 on the Monster Magnitude Scale!

Great news for daikaiju fans! It has been confirmed that Japanese SFX wizard Shinji Higuchi (best known as the man behind the excellent effects for Shusuke Kaneko’s Gamera re-boot trilogy, which set the standard for daikaiju eiga imagery in the … Continue reading

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A Lovecraftian Invasion 4: Outpost Doom

The Cthulhu Mythos of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft has inspired more than just cinematic re-tellings of his stories. Many writers — among them such famous names as August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch and Fritz Leiber, who were all … Continue reading

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Review: Ba’al

Ba’al [aka Ba’al: the Storm God] (US/Canada-2008; dir. Paul Ziller) Existing somewhere in the vast mid-range of cinematic quality, Ba’al is an entertaining B-film that aspires to originality (or maybe just deviation from the norm of low-budget genre films), even … Continue reading

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