lfmccabe

Lee Francis McCabe is a British born aspiring Author/screenwriter who began writing at a young age. He commenced professionally at the age of 21 in the form of screenplay writing, resulting in three films produced in the UK, and two films produced in Cape Town / South Africa. His favourite authors include Ramsey Campbell, Bret Easton Ellis, William S. Burroughs, Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark and Richard Matheson. When he’s not talking film or literature, he’s busy writing fiction and chasing surrealism whilst trying his hardest not to sound like an enlightened asshole. He holds a degree in Media and Journalism, as well as Screenplay writing and Filmmaking. Lee resides in Cape Town/South Africa and is working toward becoming an established author.

Review of Takashi Miike’s ‘Blade of the Immortal’ (2017)

“His Path of Vengeance is Paved in Blood.” Takashi Miike’s Blade of the Immoral (2017) AKA Mugen no jûnin, is an adaption of Hiroaki Samura’s bloodthirsty 1993 vampire manga, and tells the tale of a contemporary Greek tragedy. Without spoiling the plot, it’s best to go in blind and allow a healthy dose …

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Celebrating De Palma’s ‘Sisters’ On Its 45th Anniversary

“I saw a murder, and I’m going to prove it!” Sisters is Brian De Palma’s seminal masterpiece and his first foray into the psycho thriller genre. The film is a welcome addition to any film fan’s collection. With hypersensitive cinematography and dripping with Hitchcock allurement, Sisters is just as important …

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‘The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror’ by William Meikle – Book Review

*STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GODS* When I received The Ghost Club: Newly Found Tales of Victorian Terror by William Meikle to review for PopHorror, I didn’t know what to expect… I’m ashamed to admit, I didn’t know anything about the author and his monstrous contribution to horror and weird fiction. This is …

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‘Ugly Little Things’ by Todd Keisling – Book Review

For brief moments earlier this year, I caught some of the social media regarding Todd Keisling and his contribution to the Lovecraftian King in Yellow mythos in the form of The Final Reconciliation. Being somewhat a scholar myself on all things esoteric, the front cover of the book and the …

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Remembering Bram Stoker On His 170th Birthday

For more than a hundred years, the name Count Dracula has struck ice-ridden chills into the hearts of literary readers. Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, is just as well known as his infamous character. The author also has the prestige of having his own award, called The Horror Writer’s …

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Happy Birthday to the Dark Prince of Horror – Clive Barker

Clive Barker barely needs an introduction to the horror and fantasy genre. This year is Clive’s 65th birthday, and we’re looking back at some of his earliest works, most notably his fiction. Born the 5th of October 1952 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, Clive grew up on Penny Lane, a street …

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Richard Stark’s ‘The Hunter’ – A Literary Review

Some people may not be aware of the groundbreaking work of author Donald E. Westlake aka Richard Stark. I suspect many Stephen King fans will recognize that name from The Dark Half novel, as well as George A. Romero’s 1993 film adaption. King pays homage to Stark in a literary salute …

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‘The Damned Thing’ (1893) By Ambrose Bierce – A Literary Review

The Damned Thing (1893) is a short science-fiction horror tale by Ambrose Bierce. It is an incredibly important story for fans of H.P. Lovecraft and of the weird fiction cannon. In just a few words, Bierce is able to captivate the reader and isolate certain moments that are about to …

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The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker – A Literary Review

“Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself.”  ? Clive Barker. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the 1987 horror classic, Hellraiser (see our retro review here) and its ongoing franchise. Today we will be taking a look back at the novella, The …

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