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Fighting terror with trading cards in Reagan’s America

Fighting terror with trading cards in Reagan’s America

Trading cards are something of a US institution. Many feature sports personalities. Some don't, such as the Terrorist Attack Educational Cards of the 1980s ... Read More
The Popcorn King in the age of virus

The Popcorn King in the age of virus

Stuck indoors, DAVID KEREKES finds the time to do the little things, like revisit Joe Lansdale's The Drive-In and consider 'video nasties' as an art form ... Read More
5 Movies and 1 Fact About Each - Sundaysploitation

5 Movies and 1 Fact About Each – Sundaysploitation

Is there such a thing as Sundayploitation? Where is the sound of horror? DAVID KEREKES thinks he knows the answers in the first of his movie dumps ... Read More
Two Ian Curtises

Two Ian Curtises

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, Joy Division frontman. We consider his iconic status and what, besides the music, helped shape it ... Read More
Car Park Life

Car Park Life

The increased affordability of cars in the 1960s meant that retail businesses had to supply enough parking spaces. Gareth E. Rees’s book is about those spaces ... Read More
One Of Our Dictators Is Missing

One Of Our Dictators Is Missing

North Korean Kim Jong-un recently disappeared, was believed dead, and reappeared. The last thing anyone needs right now is the death of an erratic dictator ... Read More
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