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They Don’t Make Movies

A horror comic leads David Kerekes to reflect on the ‘snuff’ film rumour mill of the 1970s, while at the same time facing a virus alert on his computer.

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Reviews: Film

Top 3: Thriller episodes

Do you like your horror homely? Jennifer Wallis picks her top three Thriller episodes and considers their nostalgic and aesthetic appeal.

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Reviews: Books

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.

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News & Book Excerpts

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.

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Reviews: Books

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.

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Travel

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.

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Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton

Power Snatched artwork by L Jamal Walton