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Not Long Now – Dare you take part in the zombie apocalypse?

Not Long Now – Dare you take part in the zombie apocalypse?
You’ve probably watched Night of the Living Dead hundreds of times and played through all the Resident Evil games only to wonder, “What would I do if I found myself caught up in a zombie apocalypse?” Well from next year, an exciting new project will be underway that could very well answer that question and scare the hell out of you in the process.  Not Long Now is described as “an immersive theatre project,” where audience members won’t... 

DVD review: Atrocious

DVD review: Atrocious
WHENEVER a new ‘found-footage’ film is due for release, it’s a safe bet it will be of the horror variety. It’s a sub-genre that has quickly become saturated with poor to average efforts – Apollo 18 and Paranormal Activity 2 spring to mind as just a couple that were woeful. So when yet another is being promoted, it’s not unfair to say it may well be approached with scepticism. However, to counter that feeling is... 

Movie review: Marianne

Movie review: Marianne
EUROPEAN horror is fast-becoming a better prospect for all things scary than the cliche-ridden dross being churned out by Hollywood. From Spain ([Rec]) to France (Martyrs), you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that won’t appeal to your tastes. Now it’s the turn of Swedish director Filip Tegstedt and his debut feature, Marianne. A slow-burning psychological horror, it’s the tale of a grieving husband attempting to hold together... 

Book review: Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead

Book review: Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead
ZOMBIES. Regardless of the medium, there’s no avoiding them nowadays. From film to TV, books to video games, the walking dead are everywhere. However, they weren’t always so prevalent in society – so where did they come from? Where were zombies first mentioned? Now, thanks to Canadian horror aficionado Jovanka Vuckovic, fans of the living dead have an outstanding reference point that covers everything you could imagine. Vuckovic,... 

Carrie remake in development

Carrie remake in development
Hollywood studios are running out of horror classics to re-work for a new generation, given that the last decade has already seen numerous remakes (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street). It looks as if the next film to potentially suffer at the hands of this studio craze is Carrie. MGM and Screen Gems are behind the remake, but before you shout out ‘sacrilege’, they have made an interesting move... 
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