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I've been addressing the Geek Nation variously online, on radio and in print since 1998. This is my official home on the World Wide Web. Come on in, look around and make yourself at home.
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I've paid my first 2022 visit to the multiplex - and it was a Scream!
Piercing the Veil Ep 48. The team is back for 2022, looking back at our favourite films and series of 2021 and looking forward to what's ahead. Click here
Happy new year, folks!!! Kicking off with my Good, Bad & Fugly list. My best and worst movies of 2021. Named and shamed here.
They saved the best for the end of the year - Spider-Man: No Way Home REALLY hits home! Review is here.
As the song goes, "bustin' made me feel good". Find out why in my Ghostbusters: Afterlife review right over here.
Piercing the Veil - Episode 47: We're back at last in an episode we call "Five Weeks Later..." Check it out.
Back to black - Eternals - not the total, utter car wreck the ever reliable (???) world wide web would have you believe. Here's why
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 13 - I've saved the best Scream for last - The Witch (2015) - Happy Halloween everybody!
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #12 - The Halloween Freakend continues with your penultimate Scream - The Frighteners (1996)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #11 - a little something to kick off the Halloween freakend? Meet The Others (2001)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #10 - Another ill fated flight with William Shatner - The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #9 - It seemed like a good idea at the time I was choosing this year's films - Van Helsing (2004)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #8 is something to sink your teeth into for the weekend - Hammer's Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #7 - Mad scientists, Nazis, severed flailing arms, severed talking heads it's The Frozen Dead (1966)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #6 - Gaze at the twisted grin of Mr Sardonicus (1961)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 5 - Peter Fonda! A motor home! Rattlesnakes! A disgruntled coven! Race With the Devil (1975)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #4 - Bela Lugosi finds there's a lot at stake in The Return of the Vampire (1943)
Piercing the Veil Ep 46 - we're back after a short break with a pre-wedding special featuring Miss Pierce, soon to be Mrs Pierce-Jones.
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #3 - is youth wasted on the young? Boris Karloff has an answer. The Sorcerers (1967)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween #2 - Out in the desert, things are stirring.... beware the Gargoyles (1972)
Shocktober 2021: The 13 Screams of Halloween is upon us, and we have a cheerful chap to kick things off... The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Better late than never, 007. There's No Time to Die.
Horror has a new icon as James Wan hits a home run with Malignant. Click here for the review.
Piercing the Veil Ep 45 - is a special episode, in which the team remember the events of 9/11 twenty years ago. Click here.
Super hero films aren't up for the chop if Shang-Chi has anything to do with it. Find out why.
Candyman - say his name five times. But would you WANT to? Review is here.
Piercing the Veil Ep 44 celebrates Steve's upcoming 30th, Free Guy, Spenser Confidential, Sweet Girl and trailers from Marvel's upcoming slate.
Don't have a good day. Have a GREAT day. Go and watch Free Guy. Review is here as the summer hits keep coming.
Piercing the Veil Ep 43 In which the trio take a look at THE Suicide Squad, wrestlers in movies, Jungle Cruise, and do some Netflixin'..... Right HERE
Maladjusted misfits, miscreants and sociopaths. The ultimate anti-heroes are here to save the day. The Suicide Squad review is here.
M. Night Shyamalan's new film is anything BUT Old. Review is here.
Space Jam: A New Legacy - do we need more Jam? This one seems a sticky, pureed, tasteless mess. Find out why I won't be spreading THIS Jam, click here
Piercing the Veil Ep 41 is filled with Glorious Purpose as we look at Loki, other streaming offerings, Black Widow, Freaky and more. Click here.
The Black Widow is back on our screens, spinning a web of international intrigue. Review here.
Blumhouse reimagine Disney's Freaky Friday as a horror comedy, and Freaky as it sounds, it's one of the films of the year so far. Find out why.
Piercing the Veil is fab at 40 - Sequels, Luca, F9, Zombies and UFOs - fact, fiction or wishful thinking, the truth is out there. Or, here.
From the Bridge - There's a new Captain's Blog. Come and meet 21 year old me in a piece that's been 40 years in the making. Click here
Piercing the Veil Ep 39 - Might as well call this one Unveiling the Pierce as we reveal Steve's new tattoo IN STEREO plus all the usual stuff. Click here
Piercing the Veil Ep 38 - "The One With the Friends Reunion" is online. We'll be there for you right here.
"Make a noise and die" - no, it's not me hissing at other cinema patrons, it's The Quiet Place pt II review
"I want to play a game..." so says the NEW Jigsaw killer in Spiral: From the Book of Saw - reviewed in all its gory glory here.
FINALLY.... THEY'RE BACK! Cinemas are open and I'm back in business with an opening day review of Mortal Kombat. GET OVER HERE!
FINALLY.... IT'S BACK! Piercing the Veil has returned from the Covid wasteland and is back to abnormality. New episode here!
Never mind Wrestlemania, the fight of the year is right here. Godzilla vs King Kong! Let's get ready to rumble.
It EXISTS!!!! It's HERE!!! The legendary Zack Snyder's Justice League - and it's more than I dared hope for. Very long review right here.
The first of the year's blockbuster films has streamed to Geek Central. Wonder Woman 84 is reviewed right about here.
What say we close the year off with a long overdue Captain's Blog looking back at a strange 2020? Click here for a personal reflection.
Heeeeeey, kids. Shocktober might be over, but hey, Piercing the Veil is still going on, and on, and on... All episodes are here.
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #31 - I'm bringing the Monsters back for one last curtain call... Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein (1948)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #30 - One last gasp for the Gill Man as he succumbs to vivisection and... The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #29 - They wouldn't leave him alone, so now they have to face... Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #28 - Okay, who fancies taking a paddle with... The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #27 - It's the end of the Gothic age of Universal Horror as the monsters gather in... The House of Dracula (1945)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #26 - It's the Mummy's last appearance, so let's tie up the loose ends... The Mummy's Curse (1944)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #25 - The Frankenstein Monster, Dracula, Wolf Man AND Karloff gather in... House of Frankenstein (1944)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #24 - Shuffling along, though unravelling fast... The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #23 - Dracula is at large in the Louisiana swamps... Son of Dracula (1943)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #22 - Time to head back to Paris, to meet the tragic Enrique Claudin... The Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #21 - Monster Mayhem ensues in the first franchise crossover as... Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #20 - From Egypt to New England, USA - Chaney shuffles vengefully along... The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #19 - Karloff's out, Chaney's in and there's another son... The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #18 - Even a man who is pure in heart may become Lon Chaney Jnr during the full moon... The Wolfman (1941)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #17 - Gangsters, brain transplants, Karloff and Lugosi. Dark days in... Black Friday (1940)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #16 - Beware defilers of the sacred tomb, you will suffer suffer at... The Mummy's Hand (1940)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #15 - Now you see him, now you don't. He's around somewhere... The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #14 - Richard III, Mord the Executioner, Vincent Price in a vat of wine... Tower of London (1939)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #13 - Before he was the screen's finest Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone was... Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #12 - Meet Countess Marya Zaleska, but don't turn your back to her, she's ... Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #11 - Boris, Bela, Mad Scientists, Radium X, The Glowy Touch of Doom... The Invisible Ray (1936)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #10 - Where Wolf? There Wolf!... It's the Werewolf of London (1935)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #9 - Karloff! Lugosi! Obsession! Torture" Birds of ill omen! It's... The Raven (1935)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #8 - Raise your glasses, here comes the bride... The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #7 - Karloff, Lugosi, Satanism, Sacrifice and.... The Black Cat (1934)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #6 - He's closer than you think - The Invisible Man (1933)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #5 - Unwrapping - The Mummy (1932)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #4 - Dare you enter - The Old Dark House (1932)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #3 - Parisienne rooftops, gorillas, experimentation, Bela Lugosi - Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #2 - It's ALIIIIIIVE!!!!! - Frankenstein (1931)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover #1 - The Count awaits your presence - Dracula (1931)
Shocktober 2020: Universal Takeover is upon us. Check out Count Craig Harmaty's frankly fabulous commemorative artwork, aim your stake here
Childhood favourites revisited in the latest Piercing the Veil, along with the usual shenanegans. Click here for the insanity.
We're back with a new episode of Piercing the Veil for the first time in 25 weeks. The Post Apocalypse Special is here!
We've seen The X-Men, now meet The Z-Team. The New Mutants are upon us, sadly. (Review here - it's not pretty)
Normality begins to return with cinemas opening and Nolan being bafflingly complicated with Tenet - reviewed here.
There's a big announcement about Shocktober 2020 waiting for you. It's gone Universal.
Track and Trace, or something worse? Let's look at the most controversial film of the year so far - The Hunt.
Cult Corner - a giant turkey ABOUT a giant turkey. Intrigued? Then click on the link and beware The Giant Claw.
Remembering Dennis O'Neil (1939 -2020) - Reflecting on a giant of the comic book industry. Click here.
Cult Corner - Putting the squeeze on Anaconda. Slither on over.
Cult Corner - The Incredible Melting Man is oozing something, and it ain't charisma. Slide on here to read more.
Cult Corner - Grizzly - Jaws on Land. Join the Teddy Bear's Picnic here
Cult Corner - William Shatner vs a whole lot of SPIDERS!!!!! (Oh dear Lord....) crawl here to read on.
Cult Corner - Someone thought the world needed a sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man...amazingly. Read on.
Cult Corner - Will we survive The Attack of the 50ft Woman? Find out here.
Nothing new to review, thanks to Covid-19, how about we bring back Cult Corner?
The Invisible Man is worth a look (see what I did there?) Review here
Kristen Stewart is as tepid Underwater as she is on land. Review here.
Imagine if Tarantino made a DC movie - Birds of Prey fly high in my review.
I've seen The Grudge, and bore it no ill will. Review right over here.
HEEEEEY, kids. Happy new decade. Kicking it off the only way I know how - The Good, the Bad and the Fugly 2019 edition.
My last review of the decade. Skywalker has Risen and landed. Worth a 42 year trek? Read on.
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 01 - The Sentinel (1977) Pray he's watching.
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 02 - Try to stay in the light for Tales from the Darkside (1990)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 03 - The COUNTdown continues with the Count himself - Dracula (1979)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 04 - mixing some laughs with the screams, High Spirits (1988)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 05 - is an Amicus classic. From Beyond the Grave (1974)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 06 - The original (and best) Pet Sematary (1989)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 07 - takes us to Japan for the chilling Ringu (1998)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 08 - takes a goofy turn. Let's revisit The Blob (1958)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 09 - the eternal search for Twinkies in a post zombie apocalypse - Zombieland (2009)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 10 - Meet REAL evil in Stephen King's Apt Pupil (1998)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 11 - An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Shocktober 2019: The 13 Screams of Halloween # 12 - join John Carpenter in Body Bags.
Shocktober 2019 is upon us. Presenting The 13 Screams of Halloween, counting down from 13 and kicking off with The Craft (1996)
Joker plays a trump card and it's no laughing matter. Review here.
Are you ready to go another round with Pennywise? It Chapter 2 reviewed here.
Tra-La-La, it's The Banana Splits, and they're out to split some skulls. Review here.
Welcome back, Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood reviewed here.
Move over, Tango and Cash. Step aside, Riggs and Murtaugh. Hobbs and Shaw are here to save the world! Review here.
A Midsummer Night's Scream? Midsommar reviewed.
Spider-Man: Far From Home - another home run for Marvel Pictures. Spoiler-free review here.
Get lost, Regan. Move over, Damien - there's a new evil kid in town. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? My Brightburn review is here.
The X-Men franchise at Fox may have died, but Dark Phoenix has risen.
Godzilla may be King, but Ma knows best!
All hail the King, baby - Godzilla King of the Monsters stomps gloriously to the multiplex.
Live and available for download, the brand spankin' new podcast I co-host with Steve Pierce, it's Piercing the Veil. Click here.
Three decades rolled back as Batman (1989) hit the multiplex for its anniversary. Review here.
11 years, 21 films - it all comes down to this! Endgame is upon us.
La Llorona is indeed cursed. Review here.
Hellboy - a reboot not cursed to eternal damnation? Review here.
Shazam! - Another Captain Marvel? There are two? No, wait - best just read the review.
Sometimes, the best man for the job is a woman - Captain Marvel has landed. Review here.
Back on the big screen forty years on - Alien, and my sudden epiphany. Read all about it.
It's that time of year - The Good, the Bad and the Fugly of 2018
Aquaman will hit your eyes and ears like a damn tsuname. Review here.
Like your horror old school? Check out the Overlord review and be reassured that art of gore is still alive and well.
The memorial I dreaded writing - Stan Lee (1922-2018)
And speaking of Halloween, our Stone Tapes Halloween Special podcast is available for download
The new Halloween film. Trick or treat? Find out here.
An unashamed love letter review of my favourite horror film of all time - Halloween (1978), back on the big screen for its 40th anniversary
Venom - not as toxic as you might think. Review here.
Make time to see The House With the Clock in its Walls - reviewed here.
Not just a common, ordinary predator, but THE Predator is reviewed right here.
Want to take a look at the sheer geekgasm that was the DC Comics Exhibition in London? Click here.
My praise for The Slender Man might be a little thin.
From deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, comes one of the best films of the year. Christopher Robin reviewed.
They're definitely gonna need a bigger boat to catch THIS jurassic shark. The Meg reviewed here.
It might only be early August, but we like something to look forward to - right? Shocktober is back and rapidly creeping up on us. Details HERE.
Ant-Man and the Wasp reviewed here. Warning, it comes with a sting.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom shows the franchaise isn't extinct yet. Review here.
Solo - A one hit wonder? Find out here.
Thanos has arrived and demands your attention. Avengers: Infinity War reviewed.
Shhhhhhhhh........the review of A Quiet Place is here.
Reviewed - the geek overload that Spielberg presents in Ready Player One.
Del Toro's The Shape of Water is far from formless and wet.
The Black Panther pounces on to the screen, and here's the review.
Let's name and shame The Good, The Bad and The Fugly of 2017.
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