KABOOM man

Well, that was a lot of fun. With that title – “The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man”, and my love of his Fractured Europe series, I was always going to read this novel of Dave Hutchinson‘s. However, I am never early to the party, and I see that it has been out in the […]

The Father

Anthony Hopkins won the Oscar for his performance, so you don’t need me to tell you that his performance is brilliant, nor that The Father is a … film. What adjectives to include? Strong. Very, very good. Cast, writing, direction, every technical aspect, very, very good. Harrowing. Unsentimental. Heart breaking – in the best sense, […]

Contributor Interview: David Stevens

Originally posted on ProleSCARYet:
What’s your favorite anti-capitalist book or film?John Carpenter’s?They Live, and the radio play?Hercules Fountopoulos and Socrates Dassaklis in the Great Teenage Proletariat Revolution?(especially the theme song – would you like me to hum a few bars?). What radicalized you? How did you first become critical of capitalism?Radicalised? Moi? Self-criticism properly engaged…

Partisan

Partisan is a 2015 film directed by Ariel Kleiman, that appears not terribly well regarded and given the box-office, not seen by many, and so if I have a thought about it, it hardly matters. For those who love horror and Weird, it has much going for it. Importantly, it is confident: bold and solid, […]

Australian mouse plague

You may have seen the news about (or you may be living through) a rodent plague happening now. My children understand my wife’s murophobia when these events occur – she experienced one of these while growing up in rural NSW. Rodent plague = need for rodent poisoning = danger for rodent predators. This is a […]

Lawrence of Arabia

On this day in 1935, Lawrence of Arabia died in a motorcycle accident. Was it as straightforward as that? Read the secret history of his life and death, and of the dark forces with which he contended, in my story, Some Corner of a Dorset Field that is Forever Arabia, published in Three-lobed Burning Eye, […]