Newsblast 12/02/18

Good morning fellow film fiends! This week’s bulletin will be a tad shorter than previous posts as life has been a bit hectic in the past week, which has impinged on my viewing time. I have however been able to watch the first episode of new Netflix show, Altered Carbon, based on Richard K Morgan’s body swapping sci fi novel of the same name. Rest assured I’ll be posting up a review when I get to the end of the series.

I’m currently reading The Steel Remains, the first book in Morgan’s ‘grimdark’ fantasy trilogy A Land Fit For Heroes, where the author has fun messing with a lot of the stock tropes of the fantasy genre. Check it out if you are a fan of George R R Martin or Joe Abercrombie.

In other news, during a tram stop sojourn on to YouTube, I came across two engaging little short horror films – Last Bus Home and Mimic. The former is a nicely put together and atmospheric urban ghost story, while the latter is a creature feature that deftly builds a sense of dread in the viewer. Check out the links below:

And finally –  to any aspiring independent filmakers, podcasters or film related writers out there out there reading this, let me know if you’d like me to publicize and/or review your projects, The Stricken Land is always happy to promote new talent and ideas! And as ever, please feel free to share this post and any others on here that you like, far and wide.

Watch the Skies,

Ian

 

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Hello there, and welcome to The Stricken Land! Here I indulge my life-long love of genre movies, trash cinema and tv, the product of an 80's childhood inhabiting dingy video shops in the gloom of northern England. I'll be adding reviews, retrospectives and downright opinionated missives on all things cinematic in an irregular and haphazard fashion as and when the vicissitudes of modern life grant me the all too precious commodity of spare time. Enjoy!

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