Monthly Archives: August 2020

Uncle Frank – Personal freedom versus family oppression in 70s South Carolina

The coming out journey is different for every individual; their experience often wrapped in the boundaries and social ‘norms’ of family, community and society. The limits of visibility, acceptance and confidence established from a young age and sealed within early teenage experimentation. And while this process has undoubtedly become more comfortable over the past twenty years, many still find family …

Pinocchio – A fantastical and magical return to the Collodi classic

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Vertigo Releasing In 1883 Italian writer Carlo Collodi published The Adventures of Pinocchio; a magical wooden puppet desperate to become a real boy. The rural poverty of Tuscany and emerging industrialisation of Italy sitting at the heart of a story embedded in social change. Since that first publication, …

Shine Your Eyes: Family, love, belonging and obsession on the bustling streets of Sao Paulo

The year is 1988, the country, Nigeria. Two young brothers lay talking, gazing into one another’s eyes as the sun streams through a window. The older brother ‘Ikenna’ telling his younger brother ‘Amadi’ that they are one. His soul reincarnated into his young brother. A shadow of control and subservience descending on the younger brother that will affect the destiny …

Peripheral: A gigabyte of ideas fail to upload

Did you know that every writer has their favourite tools in making the magic happen? From those who enjoy the feeling of pen on paper to those who love the clack of a typewriter. Personally, I would feel lost without my Macbook, its very presence linked to my writing comfort and creativity. So, just imagine the trauma if you were torn …

From the Archive: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

First published Saturday 4th May (2019) Ted Bundy was one of the most notorious serial killers of modern American history. Viciously murdering and raping over 30 women that we know of during the 1970s. However, during much of that time, Bundy had a female partner. A woman who has often been sidelined as a victim of his manipulation, multiple personalities …

Bloody Monday – Harpoon / Daniel Isn’t Real / Horror Hospital

August 2020 Bloody Monday is back with our monthly pick of the best weird, wonderful and gore-filled horror. This month featuring Harpoon (18) Daniel Isn’t Real (15) and Horror Hospital (18). Harpoon (2019) Are you dreaming of a luxurious vacation following the stifling boredom of the global lockdown? If so, how about a leisurely trip out to sea on a …