Category Archives: fiction

Spiral (2019)

It’s been a while boils and ghouls, but I’m back for a Samhain surprise. Whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re going, stay safe and stay away from stupid. Marginalisation is silent. It is invisible. It happens everywhere no matter the nationality … Continue reading

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The Hunt (2020)

We are at the point now where you just don’t get to opt out of political discussion. Every facet of your life is controlled by political choice, from your reproductive options, your basic civil rights and your economic standing. Politics … Continue reading

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Summer of ’84 (2018

Well, another day, another person of colour brutally murdered by the police in the US.  I don’t say that lightly, I say it with disgust and disappointment at the so-called American justice system. It took widespread riots, international outcry, and … Continue reading

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Retreat (2011)

Bonjour friends, it’s been a minute I know, but the ‘Rona makes mere mortals of us all, unfortunately. I hope you are all safe, and well, and most of all, being sensible; not acting like those idiots in a zombie … Continue reading

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Belzebuth (2017)

I hear a lot of Americans, especially in the current political climate, say that they are ‘’a nation of immigrants’’, which is a rather rosy view of their history. The ancestors of white Americans invaded and colonised the land of … Continue reading

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The Piper (2015)

I’ve tried hard not to write about Brexit, but it’s hard to ignore a tornado that is gaining speed by the day and trying to destroy everything in its path. The Pied Pipers of this once United Kingdom, sewed seeds … Continue reading

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Ginger Snaps (2000)

Body Autonomy is the hot button topic of the minute. Women’s Rights are being rolled back to the fifties with no signs of slowing down, and, as always, religion is at the centre of the mess. Religion is only a … Continue reading

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Cargo (2019)

The most fun thing about the zombie genre for me was always the fact that it was a dystopian version of our society, where the most caricatured versions of our humanity become the protagonists and survival depends on not caving … Continue reading

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Cherry Falls (2000)

Apologies for the long break from posting in the past few months, kids,  due to ill health, it has not been possible; but fortunately, my health bar is being gradually restored and normal service can be resumed Now the term … Continue reading

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Unsane (2018)

The rise of the #MeToo movement has unearthed some of the darkest secrets of the entertainment industry over the past few years. From Weinstein to Kevin Spacey, victims of sexual assault are becoming empowered and feel like they are being … Continue reading

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