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Dare you open Kim Newman's Video Dungeon?
By James Whittington, Wednesday 6th September 2017

Video Dungeon is the first collection of film critic, film historian and novelist Kim Newman's full reviews of the best and worst B movies, inspired by his legendary Empire column of the same name, which appears every month in the UK's largest film specialty magazine.

With themed chapters covering new films and re-releases, from AfterDeath to Zombie Shark, from 1915's Les Vampires to 2016's The Shallows, over 500 of the cheapest, trashiest, goriest and, occasionally, unexpectedly good films released for the home entertainment market are covered here, torn apart and stitched back together again in Kim's unique style.

For those of you new to Kim's work (and if you are this should be your first port of call) he is a well-known and respected author and movie critic. He writes regularly for Empire magazine and contributes to The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and others. He makes frequent appearances on radio and TV. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy, and James Herbert Awards.

Kim Newman's Video Dungeon will be released in paperback and on EBook on 29th September thanks to Titan books.
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Eight classic Doctor Who titles are coming to vinyl
Posted in News, Tuesday 19th September 2017

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Posted in News, Tuesday 19th September 2017

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Voyeurism, violence and giallo vixens - Watch Me When I Kill arrives on UK Blu-ray October
Posted in News, Tuesday 19th September 2017

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This release should be called, "Now That's What I Call Italian Horror Music: Volume 1"!
Posted in News, Friday 15th September 2017

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Booth's Blog: Big Ass Spiders and James Wan this weekend on Horror!
Posted in Booth's Blog, Tuesday 12th September 2017

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Will you visit House On Sorority Row?
Posted in News, Monday 11th September 2017

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Posted in News, Monday 11th September 2017

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