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All Good Things (2010): A Stranger in Disguise

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March 14, 2013

Despite the name change, All Good Things is a fictionalised account of property tycoon Robert Durst who killed his next-door neighbour while he was living incognito as a mute woman. Proving that truth is indeed stranger than fiction, Durst’s wife disappeared mysteriously over 31 years ago and the only other person who might have known… Read More ›

Irresistible (2006): Poetic Paranoia

Written and directed by Ann Turner and starring Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill and Emily Blunt, Irresistible is a brilliant little psychological thriller. All the actors play their respective roles with conviction and help move the film along at a cracking pace. The film deals with issues of obsession, paranoia, guilt, and abandonment. Shot on what appears to be a rather small… Read More ›

Cargo (2009): This Swiss Science Fiction Ain’t Cheesy

When you’re a film nut (or geek, or buff, or lover, or add descriptive word of choice here______), you will take a chance on a film you’ve never heard of. Often this unknown film is incredibly cheap, which can indicate that it is laughably bad and worth the paltry purchase price just to watch it… Read More ›

Exam (2009): And You Thought Your Test Was Hard

This 2009 film is a combination of mystery, thriller and science fiction. After I had written an article on the 2010 film Hunter Prey, I got a comment from words on charcoal who recommended that I watch Exam.  It is another small budget film on Netflix, that unlike Hunter Prey was filmed traditionally rather than digitally. He also… Read More ›

Shutter Island (2010): A Scorsese Screamer

Director Martin Scorsese’s film Shutter Island was touted as ‘Scorsese does horror’ by the studio marketing department. The teasers and trailers that cropped up in theatres and television as early as 2008 slotted the film firmly in the scary screamer category. So I was a little bit more than confused when I finally got to… Read More ›

She’s Never Coming Back by Hans Koppel – Revenge Eaten Cold

Published in 2011, She’s Never Coming Back is a heady combination of  crime thriller and  mystery. Written by Hans Koppel, which is in fact “a pseudonym for an established Swedish Author who was born in 1964 and lives in Stockholm.” In actual fact Hans Koppel is a  children’s book writer by the name of Petter Lidbeck…. Read More ›

Burned by Thomas Enger – A Norwegian Phoenix

Touted on the back of the book as Enger‘s debut novel, Burned is a brilliant jig saw puzzle of a mystery/thriller. Debut novel it may well be, but if you take the time to look up Thomas Enger’s biography on Goodreads, you’ll find that he has been writing professionally for quite a while. It shows. I… Read More ›

Gone By Michael Grant – But Not Over

Written by Michael Grant and first published in 2008, Gone is a brilliant start to a series about the youthful survivors of a shattered California town. Set in the fictional seaside town of Perdida Beach. The book starts with the literal disappearance of a teacher in front of her class full of young students. There… Read More ›

Nightmare by Stephen Leather – A Nightingale Sings

I have to start by saying that I came late to this party. The book Nightmare is the third in what is apparently going to be a long and enjoyable series. Nightmare begins after book two Midnight has ended. (God, I am so clever…not) Nightmare opens with Jack Nightingale, ex-cop, private eye and inheritor of… Read More ›

Portents and Signs…

There is a lot of strange things going on at the moment. I had “googled” a few things for my last blog, mostly to do with UFO’s and the loud “humming” noises reported around the world. While doing that I then remembered the phenomenon of birds falling out of the sky…dead. This led me to… Read More ›

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