‘Nightbreed’ is celebrating its 29th anniversary! – NEWS

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As unbelievable as it seems ‘Nightbreed‘ celebrates its 29th anniversary today!

Originally released on the 16th February 1990. It is a seminal dark fantasyhorror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based on his 1988 novella Cabal.

Nightbreed‘ was envisioned to do for horror movies what ‘Star Wars‘ did for Sci-fi. The film starred Craig ShefferAnne BobbyDavid CronenbergCharles HaidHugh Quarshie, and Doug Bradley.

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DEV CON, Plymouth Guild Hall, 2nd March 2019 – NEWS

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For all you SCI-FI, Anime/Manga, Fantasy, Horror and gaming fans in the South West, remember that DEV CON is once again taking place at the Plymouth Guild Hall from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on 2nd March 2019. This is the premier SCI-FI convention in the South West and well worth attending.

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Plans for the ‘Retrollection’ blog and YouTube channel – NEWS

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It doesn’t really need stating that ‘Retrollection’ has been in a dormant state now for over a year, for that I apologise.. ..but sometimes life gets in the way and for a number of reasons 2018 was a not a year I could devote much time to the blog, apart from tweaking existing and researching for new articles. The last year presented me with both tremendous highs and lows.. ..that simply diverted my attention.

However, I am continually astonished with how many people are reading the blog; since its inception in 2015 there have now been in excess of 13,500 hits, from all over the world.. ..it is very humbling and gratifying to know that so many people are reading and hopefully enjoying my blog posts, so thank you all.

Fortunately, I can report that I am back and aim to devote more time to ‘Retrollection’.

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George A. Romero has died aged 77 – NEWS

It is with great sadness that the death of George A. Romero has been reported, my thoughts and condolences are with his family.

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The contribution that Romero made to  horror cannot be understated. It seems a shame that Hollywood does not seem to respect this genre as much as it does others.. .. if there was ever a filmmaker who deserved more recognition for their work, it was Romero.

It was reported by the Los Angeles Times, that the director had died in his sleep after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer”.


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The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is 35! – NEWS

Sunday April the 23rd was the 35th Anniversary of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum!

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This diminutive little marvel with its tiny rubber keys was released 35 years ago in 1982. The collective minds of Sir Clive‘s team and the brilliant industrial design of Rick Dickinson produced one of the best computers to come out of the UK and a machine that many people are still in love with today.

So many happy returns to the ZX Spectrum!


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Where are all the updates? – NEWS

Firstly, a really big thank you to all of you that have visited my blog.

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I have been somewhat overwhelmed by the number of views the blog has received since I first started it back in March. I am now just short of 2,000 views from 718 people based in 44 countries, which is a fantastic response. I never thought I would have had as many people looking at, occasionally commenting on, my blog so early on into its life cycle. It is very humbling and I want you all to know that I am extremely grateful for your interest.

However, one thought that may have entered some of your minds lately is ‘Where are all the updates?’ Well, apologies for the scarcity of recent posts.. ..but I have been busy in the background..

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Welcome ‘Back to the Future’! – NEWS

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Well today was the day that Marty and Doc arrived in Hill Valley in the hit film ‘Back to the Future Part II‘.. ..a fantastic film full of interesting predictions.

Whilst we may not be flying around in our cars, many other predictions have indeed become reality.. ..giant TV screens, 3D film, info glasses, self-tying shoe lases (just!) and hover boards (almost!).

What I can’t believe is that is it is now 30 years since we were introduced to Marty, Doc and the gang.. ..seems like time really does fly!


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