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By Mark Clapham on 17 March 2011 Comments Off

To my surprise, ‘Being Human’ creator Toby Whithouse managed to not only provide a satisfying conclusion to a season I’ve had mixed feelings about with this episode, but also retroactively fix a lot of my issues with the season as a whole.
By the end of ‘The Wolf-Shaped Bullet’ I was left feeling optimistic about the [...]

By Mark Clapham on 11 January 2010 Comments Off

‘Why Grandma, what a lot of plot you have,’ said the reviewer to the Big Bad Werewolf Show.

By Mags L Halliday on 18 February 2009 Comments Off

Bristol can be full of monsters. And that’s just the Comics Expo.

By Mark Clapham on 21 December 2006 Comments Off

A fondly remembered BBC tradition, it was always a mystery through the 1980s and 90s as to why exactly the BBC never revived the ‘Ghost Stories for Christmas’ series of literary chillers…

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

The Devil’s Backbone, by much hyped but largely unproven Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, is a Spanish Civil War-set ghost story about a haunted children’s home…

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

A Saturday lunch time in February finds your correspondent, girlfriend in tow, rushing into central London to catch a rare treat – a cinema screening of seminal 80s spook-com ‘Ghost Busters’. Part of the Prince Charles Cinema’s ‘Retro Kid’ season of classic kids flicks from that decade, the price of a ticket included free coffee, [...]