Monthly Archives: September 2011

Compo Time: Join Me For The Launch

At least, five of you can. I’ve struck a deal with Transworld, who are going to allow me to invite five guests to my launch party for ‘Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood’ on October 4th. All you have to do is drop a comment on this site answering a simple question. The […]

Re:View – ‘Troll Hunter’

I had rather higher expectations for ‘Troll Hunter’ than the actual fun it delivered. This Norwegian creature feature is no ‘Monsters’, that’s for sure, but it’s funny in a deadpan Nordic way. Hopefully, though, we’ll have seen the end of the motion-sickness inducing ‘found footage’ phenomenon. Three students hoping to make their name as broadcast […]

As If Summer Wasn’t Bad Enough

Apparently the worst summer in two decades is going to have an upside. We’re about to have a bumper crop of…autumn spiders, some poisonous (there are 12 different venomous ones in the UK) and one, the Tegenaria parietina, or cardinal spider, reputed to have bitten Cardinal Wolsey, which can measure up to 6in across, about […]