Cypher Review and Opinion

2019/04/09

Cypher (2002)
Director: Vincenzo Natali

review by Debbie Moon

Morgan Sullivan is an ordinary guy looking for an ordinary job. Rather to his surprise, he's recruited to a ruthless corporation as an industrial spy, assigned to report on apparently innocuous trade conferences around the country. But, if that's all there is to his new job, why is he being

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Dagon Review and Opinion

2019/04/08

Dagon (2001)
Director: Stuart Gordon

review by Octavio Ramos Jr

When Stuart Gordon made Re-Animator, he selected the ideal candidate for his style of gore and humour driven storytelling. As a result, even Lovecraft purists (myself included) found the proceedings perfectly reflected the overall

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Daredevil Review and Opinion

2019/04/06

Daredevil (2003)
Writer and director: Mark Steven Johnson

review by Debbie Moon

Growing up in Hell's Kitchen, New York, with his washed-up boxer Dad, Matt Murdoch has it tough. Things get even tougher when he's blinded in a toxic waste accident. But, as we all know, radioactive waste has a tendency to give you superpowers - and Matt's remaining senses

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Dark angel season one Review and Opinion

2019/04/05

Dark Angel (2000-1)
Created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee

review by Debbie Moon

The near future: a secret military base is at full alert, as maverick officer Lydecker attempts to prevent the escape of his latest genetic experiments. Enhanced humans called X5s, both bred and trained to be the ultimate soldier. And they're all tiny children.

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Dark angel season two Review and Opinion

2019/04/04

Dark Angel: Season Two (2001-03)
Created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee

review by Steven Hampton

This SF TV show is about mutants. Not the (supra)naturally occurring next step in human evolution as mutants are depicted in movies like X-Men and its sequel

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Darkness falls Review and Opinion

2019/04/03

Darkness Falls (2003)
Director: Jonathan Liebesman

review by Octavio Ramos Jr

Darkness Falls begins as an interesting combination of atmospheric horror and phobia-driven terror, but the film quickly succumbs to the more mainstream elements of an action thriller. The story's setup is intriguing and filled with possibilities: In the town of Darkness

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Dark light by ken macleod Review and Opinion

2019/04/02

Dark Light
Ken MacLeod
Tor hardcover $25.95 / Orbit £16.99

review by Jeremy Smith

British science fiction has always stood apart from the American brand. Writing as the sun set on their empire, the earliest masters of the scientific romance and the dreadful warning - men like H.G. Wells, Olaf Stapleton, and Aldous Huxley - published novels of philosophical

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Dark sun rises by brian aldiss Review and Opinion

2019/03/31

The Dark Sun Rises
Brian Aldiss
Avernus Media chapbook £5.99

review by Steve Sneyd

As with his myriad novels, Brian Aldiss' poetry spans genre and non-genre modes, versatility well reflected in this latest of his poetry collections. So, before a closer look at some of the genre work here, some

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Dark water Review and Opinion

2019/03/30

Dark Water (2002)
Director: Hideo Nakata

review by Tom Matic

The latest supernatural thriller from Hideo Nakata director of the Ring trilogy, Dark Water (aka: Honogurai mizu no soko kara) had a particular resonance for me. I watched it not long after I moved into a new flat, and got

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Darker than you think Review and Opinion

2019/03/29

Darker Than You Think
Jack Williamson
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Tom Matic

The 38th entry in Gollancz's Fantasy Masterworks series is a thrilling novel of lycanthropy from the pen of Jack Williamson, an author better known for science fiction. However, Darker Than You Think enters territory usually unexplored by SF, the realm of witches

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Dawn of amber Review and Opinion

2019/03/28

Roger Zelazny's The Dawn Of Amber
John Gregory Betancourt
iBooks paperback £10.99

review by Debbie Moon

First in a prequel trilogy, The Dawn Of Amber takes us back to the days when the Logrus in the Courts of Chaos was the only pattern, exiled Dworkin was sane (more or less), and Oberon was a young soldier in a distant shadow, unaware of his

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Dawn of the dead Review and Opinion

2019/03/27

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
Director: Zack Snyder

review by Paul Higson

George A. Romero's 1979 Dawn of the Dead (and its shorter UK Goblin-remix release version Zombies: Dawn Of The Dead - of which British fans are more familiar and fond) had it all. It was

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Day the earth caught fire Review and Opinion

2019/03/26

The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Director: Val Guest

review by Tony Lee

With recent freak storms, droughts and recurring floods, and the gloomy prospect of global warming fast becoming unavoidable reality, a new generation of film fans will surely find this 40-year-old British disaster movie far more eerie, frightening, and unnervingly prophetic

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Day the world ended Review and Opinion

2019/03/25

The Day The World Ended (2001)
Director: Terence Gross

review by Christopher Geary

One of a batch of recent made-for-TV creature features inspired by cult 1950s' horrors, The Day The World Ended (aka: Tod aus dem All) is joined by other 'remake' films: Earth Vs The Spider, She-Creature, How To Make A Monster, and

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Dead end Review and Opinion

2019/03/24

Dead End (2002)
Writers and directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Febrice Canepa

review by Steven HamptonSpoiler alert!Lately, our cinemas and home screens alike have been deluged with grisly and uncanny visions of both the undead and the death-obsessed, as zombies abound (see

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Dead in the water Review and Opinion

2019/03/23

Dead In The Water (2002)
Writer and director: Merlin Ward

review by Paul Higson

A number of British horror films are slipping out onto video left to sit there as the legion of the brainwashed pick up one of the rack load of copies of Seabiscuit, or the latest Oscar nominated flicker instead, the number of copies saying it all for them. Many of

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Death in the family Review and Opinion

2019/03/22

Death In The Family (1981)
Director: Michael J. Murphy

review by Paul Higson

Several poisonings, a bludgeoning, incest, a couple of bombs, a dismembered burnt arm in a rock pool and a knifing, all in a package only 51 minutes length. In fact, there are more bodies than there are cast members in

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Deep blue sea Review and Opinion

2019/03/21

Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Director: Renny Harlin

review by Steven Hampton

Saffron Burrows plays an ambitious scientist using shark brains to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Samuel L. Jackson is the wealthy but demanding investor, curious enough about this line of medical research to visit Aquatica, Burrows' oceanic lab with many tons of hi-tech equipment. The

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Deep future Review and Opinion

2019/03/20

Deep Future
Stephen Baxter
Gallancz hardcover £18

review by Steven Hampton

Britain's top hard-SF author turns his attention to nonfiction here, but this isn't some sort of physics textbook aimed at the layman. It's a catalogue of knowledge, current speculative thinking and visionary ideas about near and distant futures, exploring human hopes and mortal

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Devil's backbone Review and Opinion

2019/03/19

The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Director: Guillermo del Toro

review by Debbie Moon

As the Spanish Civil War shudders to a close, an orphanage run by communist sympathisers finds itself in the path of the fascist forces' advance. But the horrors outside the walls are the least of their worries. The ghost of a dead child walks the corridors, looking for vengeance

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Die another day Review and Opinion

2019/03/18

Die Another Day (2002)
Director: Lee Tamahori

review by Christopher GearySpoiler alert!Die Another Day opens with a rather disappointing surfing sequence and proceeds to a hovercraft chase, after briskly introducing the criminally old-fashioned backstory of a military power struggle, as a kindly

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Difference engine Review and Opinion

2019/03/17

The Difference Engine
William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Patrick Hudson

The Difference Engine was first published in 1990, just as cyberpunk hit the mainstream and SF had one of its brief moments in the sun. The Internet was beginning to make the news, the web was just around the corner, computers were slowly

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Digital dead by bruce balfour Review and Opinion

2019/03/16

The Digital Dead
Bruce Balfour
Ace paperback $6.99

review by Cristopher Hennessey-DeRose

In this sequel to his wonderful The Forge Of Mars, Bruce Balfour brings back the characters of Tau Wolfsinger and his girlfriend Kate McCloud into another aspect of his world, seeing Kate kidnapped and

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The dish Review and Opinion

2019/03/15

The Dish (2000)
Director: Rob Sitch

review by Steven Hampton

This retells the story of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 Moon landing, of July 1969, as seen through the eyes of civilians in the Australian community of Parkes, where a large radio telescope was a vital part of NASA's plan to make their space mission the first global television event...

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Dobermann Review and Opinion

2019/03/14

Dobermann (1997)
Director: Jan Kounen

review by Tony Lee

French crime thriller, starring Vincent Cassel as the successful bank-robber of the title, Tchéky Karyo (who has made distinguished appearances in everything from Nikita to GoldenEye, and 1492 to Wing Commander), as a misogynistic cop - our antihero's nemesis, and Monica

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Dogma Review and Opinion

2019/03/12

Dogma (1999)
Director: Kevin Smith

review by Steven Hampton

Certainly one of the most generically mixed up films I have ever seen, this lamely whimsical comedy fantasy is too confused to satisfy even the most undemanding viewer. It fails miserably as biblical apocalypse, road movie, counterculture satire and - whatever! The familiar characters of Jay

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Dog soldiers Review and Opinion

2019/03/11

Dog Soldiers (2002)
Director: Neil Marshall

review by Michael Lohr

This is a very entertaining, realistic horror movie about werewolves, the best one since John Landis' An American Werewolf in London. This movie marks a much-needed return to the traditional horror movie genre. Written and directed by Neil Marshall and co-produced by Christopher

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Doll squad Review and Opinion

2019/03/10

The Doll Squad (1973)
Director: Ted V. Mikels

review by Richard Bowden

After the sabotage of a missile launch and attempted blackmail by one O'Riley (Michael Anasara), an ex-agent turned international terrorist, a group of tough, specialist female operatives is given two weeks to find him, and save the US space programme.
   Ted V. Mikels is a kitsch

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Donnie darko Review and Opinion

2019/03/09

Donnie Darko (2001)
Director: Richard Kelley

review by Trent Walters

Juggling either illusion-reality or time-paradoxes by themselves can get tricky. Most works concern themselves with one or the other. Donnie Darko attempts to master both, and in the attempt becomes one of the most magnificent and moving failures among the lesser pictures that

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Dossier by stepan chapman Review and Opinion

2019/03/08

Dossier: A Collection of Short Stories
Stepan Chapman
Creative Arts paperback $13.95

review by Ian Shutter

Inspirational, and boasting an extraordinary level of creativity and imagination, Stepan Chapman's first collection of short fiction includes 17 stories of curious mythical affect with many amazing surprises, that form a compelling body of evidence

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Hitchhiker Review and Opinion

2019/03/07

Hitchhiker: A Biography Of Douglas Adams
M.J. Simpson
Hodder & Stoughton hardcover £18.99

review by Christopher Geary

With a foreword by TV producer John Lloyd, this meticulously researched but highly anecdotal biography gets started by demolishing - albeit somewhat apologetically - one of the key tales of Douglas Adams' meteoric rise to celebrity

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Down Review and Opinion

2019/03/06

Down (2001)
Director: Dick Maas

review by Paul Higson

Down gets off to rattling start. Overly lit and obvious sets, belly laugh dialogue and horror set-ups, suddenly one is back 20 years to the golden age of video and the arrival of a horde of comic horror tales, many of those coming from the previous decade of the 1970s. Larry Cohen, Jeff Leiberman

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Downward to earth by robert silverberg Review and Opinion

2019/03/05

Downward To Earth
Robert Silverberg
Gollancz paperback £6.99

review by Tom Matic

Analogy can be a highly problematic technique in science fiction, which can lead to a facile prefixing of 'space' before what in our time and place would be a terrestrial phenomenon. For instance, in Robert Silverberg's Downward To Earth, the former Earth colony

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Dream quest of unknown kadath Review and Opinion

2019/03/04

Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath
H.P. Lovecraft
Ballantine paperback $6.50

review by Amy Harlib

Way back in the early 1970s, when I was a college student (dates me doesn't it?), I was already a lifelong lover of all things fantastical. That I became an eager collector of the entire run of the late, lamented Lin Carter-edited, Ballantine Adult Fantasy

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Dracula 2000 Review and Opinion

2019/03/03

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Director: Patrick Lussier

review by Octavio Ramos Jr

Originally titled 'Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000', the video release, now simply titled Dracula 2000, (aka: Dracula 2001, in UK) was marketed as a completely new retelling of the vampire myth. The film died at the box office, and rightly so, because there is nothing new

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Dragonfly Review and Opinion

2019/03/02

Dragonfly (2001)
Director: Tom Shadyac

review by Stuart Law

Director Tom Shadyac, better known for Jim Carrey comedies Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994) and Liar, Liar (1997), and the first Nutty Professor (1996) with Eddie Murphy, has this time gone for a supernatural chiller, and on his own admission, has made a disappointing

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Dreamcatcher Review and Opinion

2019/03/01

Dreamcatcher (2003)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan

review by Tony Lee

After rescuing a retarded boy from bullies, four young friends are duly rewarded with the blessing and curse of telepathic rapport and psychic powers. Years later, the four men (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damien Lewis, and Timothy Olyphant) gather at a hunting cabin in the woodlands of Maine

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