Film Review: Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Beginning with flashbacks to the events of the first film from a different perspective, we technically don’t get the same buildup to Gamera’s emergence that we did with the first two films in the 90s trilogy.  With the events of Revenge of Iris tying in so closely with the first film – Gyaos creatures returning, […]

Comic Book Review: The Little Deaths of Watson Tower (2018)

A group of teenagers who dress as tiny Grim Reapers and spend their evenings causing mayhem around a tower block have a run-in with a disapproving adult – with scary consequences… Writer Nick Bryan and artist Rosie Alexander have crafted a wonderful, visually unique story with The Little Deaths of Watson Tower. The mischievous teens, […]

Comic Book Review: My Little Pony/Transformers #1

This crossover featuring two of Hasbro’s biggest toy and media franchises is such an insane idea that it really shouldn’t work. Yet, in the world of comic books, no matter how crazy the crossover idea is, it is no reason to not at least give it a shot. And there’s been countless examples of bizarre […]

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)

A meteor shower brings with it a clutch of giant, deadly bugs and something even bigger that nests in a Japanese building. With the military struggling to contain the threat and scientists foreseeing a spread of the creatures, Gamera returns to deal with the invasion in his familiarly destructive way. With the numerous insects of […]

Book Review: Alien: Sea of Sorrows

A direct sequel to Alien: Out of the Shadows, albeit set 200 years later, Alien: Sea of Sorrows mostly takes place on LV-178, site of the abandoned mines that featured so heavily in the previous book. When Decker – officer for the Interstellar Commerce Commission – is injured in an accident on LV-178, he’s suspended […]

Film Review: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

After the disastrous 1980 entry in the Gamera series – Gamera: Super Monster – which was little more than an hour and a half of clips, along with some truly insane original footage, it took fifteen years for the rocket powered turtle to make a comeback. Known as the start of the Heisei Era films […]

Comic Book Review: Star Wars #13 (War of the Bounty Hunters)

Following last week’s opening chapter to Marvel’s huge crossover event (in War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha),the second part arrives – in Marvel’s ongoing Star Wars series. Though clearly taking place in the midst of an ongoing story – the opening text making reference to characters not related to the War of the Bounty Hunters […]

News: Zombies Ate My Neighbors & Ghoul Patrol Coming to Switch

A pair of mid-90s, 16-bit classics from LucasArts are headed to Switch on the 29th of June. Zombies Ate My Neighbors – published by Konami and known simply as ‘Zombies’ (weird 90s censorship stripping out the dangerous ‘Ate My Neighbors’ part of the title to *checks notes* make the game more kid friendly), in PAL […]

Comic Book Review: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters – Alpha #1

Marvel’s big 2021 Star Wars crossover begins here. A spectacular blockbuster event is promised (though as comic fans know, it always is, right?), with chapters released at least once a week throughout May to October. All of Marvel’s current Star Wars series will play host to chapters of the ongoing story, with a separate War […]

Film Review: House (1985)

Produced by Friday the 13th’s Sean S. Cunningham for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, written by The Monster Squad’s Fred Dekker and directed by underappreciated horror director Steve Miner (who helmed Friday the 13th Parts II and III, along with Halloween H20 and Lake Placid later in his career), House should have been an absolute […]

Gamera: Super Monster (1980)

Shortly after the release of 1971 movie Gamera vs Zigra, production company Daiei collapsed, leaving the series in limbo. Though Daiei was revived in 1974, it took nine years for another Gamera movie to appear – and it took the form of 1980’s Gamera: Super Monster.  It opens with a sequence that feels cheap and […]

Book Review: Alien: Out of the Shadows

The first book in a series that is considered to be canonical alongside the now somewhat tarnished continuity of the movie series (following the laborious, often nonsensical events of Prometheus and an ill-advised attempt to bring the series closer to its beginnings with Alien: Covenant), Alien: Out of the Shadows is a strongly-written, often tense […]

Comic Book Review: Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1

The FOMO is real. On a rare, recent trip into the outside world, I visited my local Forbidden Planet, with the intention of just browsing their lovely selection of geeky merchandise. While in their gaming section downstairs, I happened to notice a guy and his two teenage sons asking for something at the comic book […]

Film Review: Gamera vs Zigra (1971)

We seem to be heading into the future with Gamera vs Zigra, which opens with an attack on a Japanese Moon Base by an unidentified alien spacecraft. Yet we’re soon on Earth and in the then-present day (of 1971), to the now familiar, still bizarre, strains of the Gamera March.  We’re introduced to a group […]

Book Review: Aliens: Infiltrator

With Aliens: Infiltrator being a prequel to Aliens: Fireteam – a co-op multiplayer video game due this Summer – there was a genuine concern that it’d be a lazy cash-in, rushed out to take advantage of the hype that’s slowly building for the first ever third person shooter set in the Aliens universe. I needn’t […]

Preview: Aliens: Fireteam

Video games based on the ever-popular Aliens franchise have been a mixed bunch, despite the premise put forth in the movies, particularly 1986’s Aliens, being absolutely perfect for gaming. At one end of the scale we have the long-in-gestation, huge disappointment that was Aliens: Colonial Marines – a game that was in development hell for […]

Film Review: Gamera vs Jiger (1970)

Though the sixth Gamera film is the first to be released in the 1970s, it was still an annual entry in the then-prolific series – so it’s not as if the new decade heralded any big changes.  It opens with a great montage of Gamera in action, a trick that the previous two films pulled […]

Film Review: Gamera vs Guiron (1969)

The fourth film in the Gamera series was, in my opinion, the best yet – being so utterly bonkers and campy in tone that you couldn’t help but enjoy it. It was so 60s, it even featured Gamera surfing on his opponent in the final battle. Utterly batshit insane – and all the better for […]

Film Review: Gamera vs Viras (1968)

By this stage, the Gamera films must have felt like a real annual event as they were being released in Japan. The fourth film since 1965’s first entry, Gamera vs Viras (studio Daiei really did pump these films out!) is another giant monster smackdown, with the giant flying turtle beginning this entry in space, intercepting […]

Film Review: Gamera vs Gyaos (1967)

The third film in the Gamera series opens with stock footage of an earthquake and volcano eruption – leading to everyone’s favourite fire-breathing, rocket-powered kaiju Gamera checking out the situation – apparently because he loves lava, because of course he does – then promptly disappearing. Meanwhile, there’s some human-centric business about a motorway needing to […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Lucy Dreaming

A hugely popular genre in the 90s, point and click adventure games have – a few high profile examples aside – felt like a bit of a lost art in recent years. Thankfully, with an indie scene more prominent and diverse than ever, there are still point and click adventure games out there if you […]

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