Category: culture

EXIT EARTH LAUNCH NIGHT!

On December 12th the STORGY team, alongside some of the writers and illustrators of the new EXIT EARTH anthology were showcasing their literary prowess and launching the hotly anticipated book of dark fiction on an unsuspecting world. Champagne, wine and beer were consumed with great vigour and many friendships were made. Below are some of

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BATMAN RETURNS is THE perfect Christmas film for 2017 (and possibly the near apocalyptic future)

Christmas is a time for joy, light and happiness. A time of celebration and reflection, a time to eat so much you put yourself into a food induced coma, but with 2017 being nearly as mind-numbingly awful as 2016, maybe it’s time to reflect on an unconventional, but nevertheless relatable Christmas fairy tale (more nightmare).

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FILM ARTICLE: Twin Peaks: A Limited Event

  To preface this review, allow me first to indulge in a trip down memory lane to the Television landscape of 1989. It is easy to forget, these days, in the golden age of Television – where the likes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones have elevated the medium to a position where it

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EXIT EARTH: When The Tide Comes In

We’ve got another exciting promo video for our hotly anticipated EXIT EARTH Anthology. Today we’re looking at Joseph Sale’s ‘When the Tide Comes In.’ Three friends seek love and refuge on a beach beneath the bombs. EXIT EARTH delves into dystopian worlds and uncovers some of the most daring and original voices in print today.

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Dark Societies: In Conversation with Owen King

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place…

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FILM ARTICLE: The Punisher and the desensitised society we live in

“Frank Castle has spent years exacting vengeance for the deaths of his family by punishing criminals everywhere. His skull insignia inspires fear throughout the underworld. But Punisher’s appeal rests on more than his ability to do what the rest of Marvel’s heroes won’t. He’s a tragic figure – even a profoundly selfish one in some

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CULTURE: Everything is Weird These Days by Dan Coxon

Dan Coxon, editor of The Shadow Booth, explores the fertile hinterland between horror and literary fiction, and reveals why he’s launching a new journal of weird and eerie short stories. The Shadow Booth features stories by Paul Tremblay, Malcolm Devlin, Gary Budden, Richard V. Hirst, David Hartley, Stephen Hargadon, Dan Carpenter and many more.  Horror

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CULTURE: Those Black-Framed Glasses by Jesse Winter

I was walking through the NYU campus the evening after the 2016 presidential election when I noticed that almost everyone with glasses had my large black hipster-frames. Those big square Buddy Holly-looking things the barista from Starbucks gazes through when serving your cappuccino and replying “Vente?” when you ask for a “large”. There were my

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CULTURE: Libraries Rock by David McVey

Libraries Rock! Back in 2010, right at the start of the post-recession austerity regime, you may remember that an egregious pro-cuts demonstration descended on Westminster. Now, of course, this is a democracy and everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if they think austerity is great. That’s what I thought, anyway, as I watched on

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