By Nicholas Barham I was recently gifted Upgrade, the latest novel by Blake Crouch. For those that are less familiar, Blake Crouch is a popular novelist best known for his Wayward Pines trilogy, and his two stand-alone novels Dark Matter and Recursion, which were all page-turners. Upgrade is no exception.
By Nicholas Barham It’s not often that a campy B-movie premise is adopted and turned into a perfect A-list movie worthy of accolades. But that is exactly what happened in 2018 upon the release of Overlord, an action-horror war film directed by Julius Avery, and produced by J. J. Abrams.
By Nicholas Barham Godzilla is one of my favourite foreign film franchises. The films are essentially giant monster mash-ups with lots of action, interesting characters, and amazing destruction set-pieces. Each film pits at least two giant monsters (known as “kaiju” in Japan) against each other; with the fate of cities, and sometimes the world, hangingContinue reading “Top Ten Kaiju of the Godzilla Franchise”
By Nicholas Barham Libraries are a treasure trove for hidden gems, which is what I consider Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth. It is a story that mixes vampiric horror with political thriller, and a slice of blockbuster action thrown in for good measure. So, without further ado here is my review, hopefully once you haveContinue reading “Novel Review: Blood Oath, by Christopher Farnsworth”
By Nicholas Barham While 1932s White Zombie may have been the very first zombie movie, it is inarguable that George A. Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead kick-started cinemas obsession with the shuffling undead. Night of the Living Dead is a bona-fide classic that tells the simple tale of a group of survivorsContinue reading “Film Review: Night of the Living Dead (1968)”
By Nicholas Barham To a new world of gods and monsters! Doctor Pretorius, The Bride of Frakenstein (1935) Hi, Nick here. Today is Halloween, the time of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, and other nightmarish creatures. The perfect time to revive a classic of gothic horror, and so I will be reviewing Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,Continue reading “Classics Review, Halloween Special: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley”
By Nicholas Barham Once it was human… even as you and I! The Fly (1958), tagline The Fly (1958) blends classic science-fiction and monster horror to create a truly timeless masterpiece. Directed by Kurt Neumann and screenplay by James Clavell, The Fly tells the terrifying tale of science gone wrong. Dr André Delambre (played byContinue reading “Film Review: The Fly (1958)”
By Nicholas Barham Platform played on: PS4 Pro Boots on the ground Anyone reading this is no doubt familiar with Call of Duty, but in case you’ve been living under a rock for eons, Call of Duty is a first-person shooter series that releases a new game every year. The gameplay is well-established by now,Continue reading “Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Impressions”
Written by Jasmine Maddren I get into an art slump every few months. It’s a frustrating trend which I know doesn’t just happen to me, but it still feels very isolating, especially when I see the amazing art being posted daily by all of my favourite artists. I love their work because they just breatheContinue reading “Making Friends with Art Block”
By Nicholas Barham The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has just dropped, and it’s fair to say that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are excited. If you recall the end credit scene of Spider-Man: Far from Home, then you will know that Peter Parker has not only been exposed as Spider-Man toContinue reading “Spider-Man: No Way Home, Trailer Rundown”