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DVD Purgatory #4

So it’s another round up of my movie watching habits and I have to say I’ve seen some decidedly odd films recently. First is The Oily Maniac (1976), a Shaw Brothers production filmed in Malaysia and one of their bizarre excursions into horror as appose to their usual glossy martial arts epics. The plot involves […]

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A Short Piece On M.R James

As much as I love a good old-fashioned ghost story for some reason the works of British author M.R James (1862-1936), known as one of the greatest writers of ghost stories the literary world has ever known, seemed to have passed me by. But it’s better late than never, so recently I went out of […]