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Short Stories Challenge 2017 - The Birds by Daphne du Maurier from the collection The Birds And Other Stories

What’s The Birds all about?:

The Birds, immortalised by Alfred Hitchcock’s infamous film tells the story of a family who are trying to protect their house from a nationwide epidemic of aggressive birds that seek to maim/kill all humans at different points in the tides. 561 more words

Book Reviews

In Honour of Earth Day: A Look at Eco-Horror

Today is ūüĆŹ¬†Earth Day (April 22), and in honour of the largest environmental event in the world, I’m sharing a list of my favourite¬†eco-horror films. 583 more words


Remakes You May Not Know Are Trapped in Development Hell

In this business a lot of planned and proposed pictures never see creation. There are a myriad of reasons for these projects falling through the cracks, but I think the most common reason is the simple fact that some studios aren’t entirely confident in the financial gain they stand to make, or, in some cases possibly lose. 1,081 more words

Feature Articles

Three Men and a Baby

Three Men and a Baby is one of those titles that tells you everything you need to know, like The Birds or Frankenhooker. 

Three New Yorkers¬†(Tom Selleck,¬†Steve Guttenberg and¬†Ted Danson) find their bachelor lifestyles rudely interrupted when a baby shows up on their doorstep, and¬†in looking after her learn valuable life lessons, such as ‘don’t order stuff on eBay when you’re drunk.’ 240 more words


To All Birds

large and small, joyful greetings and thanks

Cheers, a Cuppa and Chicka!

The Dance

Birds: A Living Nightmare

Bottomless, beady eyes peering at you. The tilt of its head. The shiver that runs through you as it takes a few, halting steps towards you. 384 more words


I remember being struck by the fact that in Scorsese & Schrader’s THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, Jesus (who has drawn a magic circle, like Murnau’s FAUST) is visited in the desert by Satan, who takes not just three forms ~ 226 more words