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BOOK REVIEW: Sanitarium Issue #1 by Various

Sanitarium is a new magazine of horror that published its first issue earlier this year. It was established by Caitlin Marceau and Ian Sputnik and is not to be confused the longer-running anthology series of the same name. This issue, which showcases a diverse collection of writing from some phenomenal authors at the top of

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FICTION: Hope is a Rusty Knife by Daniel Soule

“we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion” King Lear  Behind them lay the terror of besieged cities, and ahead? They did not know. Only that it was a better choice, the only choice they had. The whole country

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FICTION: Witchopper – Part IV – by Daniel Soule

6st June, 1989: Rob managed to get to sleep that first night after visiting the Witch’s Brew but not since. Sleep was only a memory now. They’d come home and Rob had run to the bathroom mortified at wetting himself. He ran passed his shocked mother, his dad on his heels, holding up a hand

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FICTION: Witchopper – Part II – by Daniel Soule

19th May, 1989: “This was a good move, wasn’t it?” Jane Peters, had her head to one side drying her blonde hair on a white cotton towel, standing in the doorway of their en suite. The kimono style satin-polyester dressing gown, with electric neon patterning draped around her, had been a present from Richard. High

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FICTION: Witchopper – Part I – by Daniel Soule

  Prologue: “School children from the Nottinghamshire town of Southwell are wont to sing the following song in accompaniment to a popular playground game of eponymous nomenclature: Witchopper. If you see the Witchopper Then you’ll come a cropper Never mind how hard you try If you look in her cold black eyes When it’s time

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FILM REVIEW: Grabbers

We’ve all been there, sitting on the sofa, proximal to one’s better half, or perhaps alone with only tears to sweeten one’s Ovalteen, infuriated with Netflix. “Just choose something”, “But what do you want to watch?” “I don’t know, what do you want to watch?” and so it goes as if the Gods mock you

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BOOK REVIEW: Hagseed by Margaret Atwood

A play within a play. Hamlet, right? Yep, but Hagseed too. Commissioned as part of a Vintage’s Hogarth Shakespeare series. Vintage got seven established authors to turn their hand at reimagining the bard’s work. And not in that story archetype way, where every RomCom seems to be a retelling of either Much ado or Taming

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BOOK REVIEW: On the Beach by Nevil Shute (1957)

Watching the news, we’d be forgiven for believing the end of the world is upon us. Such millenarianism has a firm place in popular culture, in TV, film, literature, comics and, indeed, politics. But it is hardly new. Though today we are more likely to think about global viral pandemics, asteroids from space or a

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FICTION: Keep It Up Kid by Daniel Soule

No matter how much he might not want to, Jody was going to wake up today. His ex-wife was ringing the doorbell, impatiently slapping him into consciousness, along with a moderate hangover. A bottle of beer didn’t help. Sitting where his alarm clock should have been, the bottle took a dive when Jody swiped for

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BOOK REVIEW: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The book is set in the aftermath of a meteor storm that left everyone who witnessed it blind. As the story begins, the sighted are only few and the end of modern civilisation is in its first few hours of crumbling. In the background are strange plants, the Triffids, engineered and grown to aid the

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