Knights of Badassdom (2014)

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Confession time: I’ve never played Dungeons and Dragons. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to, but I was a kid in the pre-Internet days so never knew who played it in my neighbourhood, and the neighbours’ kids were so straight-laced and vanilla they’d make fun of guys who had hair long enough to touch their … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat (1986)

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(This is hopefully going to be the first in a series of reviews of movies from the 70s and 80s, part of a small collection of horror and science fiction movies on videotape that I bought at a flea market before Christmas, some of which I haven’t seen since they first came out) Horror has … Continue reading

Antisocial (2013)

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I was never the sociable type. I mean, I never got so bad that the authorities would have me on a Blacklist or that I’d end up in a shack in Montana snaring rabbits and waiting for the black helicopters, but I was never the beer-drinking, black book full of dozens of names type either. … Continue reading

Deggsy’s 10 Worst Horror Movies of 2013

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Yes, True Believers, and here we go, with my list of the Ten Worst Horror Films of 2013! And I must say, it was easier to choose these than it was the Ten Best. And while I sit here stuffing my face with snacks and watching some of the DVDs I got for Christmas, I … Continue reading

Lizzie Borden’s Revenge (2013)

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Lizzie Andrew Borden (1860-1927) is a grisly part of American history, but I knew very little about her except for the children’s skipping-rope song: Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one. Children are lovely, aren’t they? Such darlings. Anyway, … Continue reading

Curse of Chucky (2013)

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“Chucky, I’m scared…” “Heh heh heh heh… you f**king should be…” Okay, so here’s one that took me by surprise. Because quite frankly, I’d given up on the CHILD’S PLAY franchise halfway through the second movie. Now, I dug the first one, because let’s face it, killer doll horror movies pretty much sell themselves: objects … Continue reading

Fiend Without a Face (1958)

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I’m terrible to get gifts for. I usually buy things for myself whenever I want them, and when people ask what I want, it’s usually things I feel guilty about asking because I think they’ll be expensive or unnecessary. Socks are usually good. Socks and porn. Or in the case of my darling lady, who … Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow (2013)

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It’s long been a truism that TV is formulaic. Predictable. Banal. It’s understandable, I suppose; money’s tight, and producers want to be sure their investments are getting the most people watching so they stick around during the break to buy burgers and toasters and feminine hygiene products. This lean towards formula has killed off more … Continue reading

R.I.P.D. (2013)

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What awaits us after we die? It is a question that has been pondered by holy men, philosophers, songwriters and men and women at the pensive stage of inebriation. But no matter what you believe in, the answer may be the Ultimate Joke, since we spend so much of our lives, a certainty, thinking and … Continue reading

Saturday Morning Mystery (2012)

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To paraphrase Lord Thomas Macaulay, “We know of no spectacle so ridiculous as the TV viewing public in one of its periodic fits of morality.” (Ooh, culture!) Back in 1969, some of the most popular cartoons of the day – JONNY QUEST, HERCULOIDS, SPACE GHOST – were all summarily cancelled at the behest of parent-run organisations and … Continue reading

  • Some of my favorite horror movies:
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)

  • Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987)

  • Martyrs (2008)

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