Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Babadook (2014)


By Brian M. Sammons


The Babadook (2014). Director: Jennifer Kent. Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall. Country: Australia.


Once again, I’m reviewing a movie that has no connection to the Cthulhu Mythos. Wait, don’t go anywhere. If all I did was cover Mythos movies, this would be a very lonely place. While this film is not Mythos, The Babadook is the Aussie import indie darling that came out last year and wound up on nearly every horror critic’s Best …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Tunnel (2011)

By Brian M. Sammons

[spoilers ahead]

The Tunnel (2011). Director: Carlo Ledesma. Cast: Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis. Country: Australia.

Hello, friends and fiends. I thought, this time, I’d shine the spotlight on a little movie that you may not have heard of, at least if you live outside of Australia. It’s a low budget movie from the Land Down Under that I heard a few promising whispers about, so I figured I’d give it a look. However, I’ve …

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Review: Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears

By Amanda J. Spedding

Young, Marty and Challis, Angela, eds. Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears. Paperback. Brimstone Press (2010). ISBN: 9780980567748.

When I began reading Macabre, I didn’t set out to review it. As a current committee member of the Australian Horror Writers Association – and with one of the editors, Marty Young, being the outgoing president of the association – I figured there’d be a conflict of interest or cries of bias, but midway through …

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Review: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine – Best of Horror V2

By Amanda J. Spedding

Bathory, Juliet; Farrugia, Mark, eds. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine: Best of Horror Volume 2. Cover Art: David Schembri. Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-op Ltd. (September 2010). AUD $10.00 (AUD $1.00 from every purchase donated to charity). ISSN: 1446-781X.

The beauty of the horror genre (and its sub-genres/cross-genres, or any other tag you’d like to put on it) is that it allows both reader and writer to determine how far they want to delve into ‘darkness’. Whether …

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