The Electric Shakes

With a name like The Electric Shakes and monochrome artwork like they have it was clear, even before I heard debut ‘single’ Lightspeed Mother, what sort of thing this band's debut EP would contain – and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Starting as means to go on with the r’n’b driven, fuzz drenched, garage rock of... Continue Reading →

Jurassic Park 3D at Beau Cinema

Note: This is more a review of a screening experience than of the movie, just in case you wonder as to the tone... 21 years since I first saw Steven Speilberg’s action-adventure classic, Jurassic Park, in this theatre, and well over a decade since I last saw any film here, I headed back into the... Continue Reading →

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

As a film from the American International Pictures studio I had certain expectations heading in The Abominable Dr. Phibes; lurid Technicolor, a sense of 60’s oddness transposed onto a period setting and Vincent Price taking over the entire film – and on those counts, I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The plot, if it can be called... Continue Reading →

Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari

At 96 years old Robert Weine’s Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) is often cited as being the first identifiable horror movie. While I can’t be totally sure of this, it's certainly a believable thought, as it combines pretty much every element one would expect from horror, from the silent era... Continue Reading →

Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien

Following hot on the heels of his former band mate, Frank Iero’s, Stomachaches, ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has released his much hyped debut album, Hesitant Alien, on the world. From a first glance at the album cover, as well as the title, its clear that Way is taking some influence from Bowie, but... Continue Reading →

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