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It’s All Unreal – When KISS Met the Phantom of the Park

By 1978, KISS were arguably one of the biggest rock groups in the world. Having released three Platinum-selling albums, launched a variety of...

Dark Blood – The Tragic Story of River Phoenix’s Final Film

The young man invited the two city slickers into the cave, his temple of salvation where he intends to wait out...

Mysterious Scribblings – Pink Floyd and the Building of The Wall

A man sits alone in a hotel room, his cigarette burning down to the filter. Staring into the darkness he reflects...

A Literary High – Burroughs, Cronenberg and the Writing of Naked Lunch

‘I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves, setting up their devil doll stool pigeons,...

Nothing Lasts Forever – Die Hard and the Birth of the Everyman Action Hero

Estranged from his career-driven wife Holly, streetwise New York City detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve in...

The Kentucky Fried Horror Show – Porn, the Colonel and the Splatter Movie That Never Was

It was set to be the horror movie event of the year. With a cast that would feature genre icon Brad...

How Hammer Unleased the Walking Dead With Plague of the Zombies

While the early years of zombie cinema had been largely American produced and set in such remote and ‘alien’ locations as...

The Good, the Bad and the Fulci – Tales of Redemption and Revenge in Four of the Apocalypse

To many he was the Godfather of Gore, responsible for no less than three video nasties, the ultra-sleazy New York Ripper...