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From snow globes to barb wire: Five History picks

From snow globes to barb wire: Five History picks

From a Victorian gentleman fascinated with working women to a pageant for barb wire, here are five top picks in History books by Jennifer Wallis ... Read More
Afterword - Goodbye, Joel M Reed

Afterword – Goodbye, Joel M Reed

Joel M. Reed directed only a few movies, but he will forever be known for his sleazy grand guignol classic Blood Sucking Freaks. JOHN SZPUNAR pays his respects ... Read More
Hex Errors: A clutch of cracked subtitles

Hex Errors: A clutch of cracked subtitles

Hong Kong films were typically subtitled in both Chinese and English, often very quickly. Multiple gaffes are the inevitable result. STEFAN HAMMOND has quite the collection ... Read More
Eerie Tales and Unsettling Stories: A Personal History of Teen Horror Fiction

Eerie Tales and Unsettling Stories: A Personal History of Teen Horror Fiction

As many of us find solace in ‘comfort reading’, JENNIFER WALLIS revisits teen horror fiction of the 1980s and 90s, from Point Horror to ‘spooky’ anthologies ... Read More
A Stink in Suburbia

A Stink in Suburbia

The self-published fanzine Stink was a means for the young NICK CATO to write about the films he loved. Alas, the Xerox zine format is all but dead these days, ... Read More
Hong Kong video rental

Hong Kong video rental

Le Video in SF and Kim’s in NYC offered impressive selections of Hong Kong films, but many fans had to locate a rental shop in their local Chinatown. STEFAN HAMMOND ... Read More
The Lost Beatles: The Hollywood Bowl television ad

The Lost Beatles: The Hollywood Bowl television ad

The posthumous release of a concert album in 1977 brought a resurgence of interest in the Beatles. But what happened to the ad that accompanied it? ... Read More
Victimologies: Harriet and True Crime Fiction

Victimologies: Harriet and True Crime Fiction

Originally published in 1934, Elizabeth Jenkins’ Harriet is an unsettling account of murder, one that foregrounds victims rather than perpetrators ... Read More
The Orchard End Murder and the Last of the Short Films

The Orchard End Murder and the Last of the Short Films

Short films were once a mainstay of cinemagoing, playing as support to the main feature. Some were good, many were bad. The Orchard End Murder was excellent ... Read More
Don’t F**k With Cats and the Online Spectacle of Death

Don’t F**k With Cats and the Online Spectacle of Death

A critical look at the Netflix documentary series, Don’t F**k With Cats, which has earned both praise and opprobrium for its exploration of the case of Luka Magnotta. By Jennifer ... Read More