Craig Lines

Craig Lines has written for various film and music magazines, has endured active service (and several blood-drenched tours of duty) on Den Of Geek from the beginning and has unleashed two whole books on the public to date. Learn more super-cool facts at www.cjlines.com.

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Recent articles by Craig Lines

Why we shouldn't be too quick to lose our heads over remakes

Craig Lines News Mar 18, 2014

How Maniac (1980) and its 2012 remake with Elijah Wood showed that sometimes, just sometimes, another take on a film can work...

Why is cinema so obsessed with Vikings?

Craig Lines Feature Mar 3, 2014

From epic sagas to superhero movies, Vikings have been around since the dawn of cinema. Why are we so obsessed with them?

Tourmaline review

Craig Lines Review Oct 23, 2013

James Brogden's second novel is an imaginative delight... just don't say "steampunk" around Craig

A look back at Dennis Wheatley's black magic novels

Craig Lines Feature Oct 18, 2013

Dennis Wheatley's books have been out of print for years, but a reissue means it's time to revisit the master of occult fiction...

In defence of Donkey Punch

Craig Lines Feature Jul 4, 2013

The British indie horror Donkey Punch was released five years ago to almost universal displeasure. Craig defends an underrated film...

Looking back at M Night Shyamalan's The Happening

Craig Lines Feature Jun 20, 2013

Was The Happening the disaster everyone remembers? Or was it just fatally misunderstood? One man makes a case for the latter...

Remembering Zombie Flesh Eaters

Craig Lines Feature May 7, 2013

The undead never looked more grotty than in Zombie Flesh Eaters. Craig takes a look back at a 70s zombie classic...

Remembering The Warriors

Craig Lines Feature Mar 14, 2013

One of the most influential films of the 70s, The Warriors may have been Walter Hill's finest hour. Craig looks back at an action classic...

The Matthew Lillard Ready Reckoner

Matthew Lillard
Craig Lines News Aug 14, 2008

Craig lists the work of an off-beat actor whose career comfortably takes in the sublime and the ridiculous...

Bloodbath At The House Of Death DVD review

Of course it's all done in the best POSSIBLE taste...
Craig Lines Review Jul 14, 2008

Craig rediscovers the comic genius of Kenny Everett in this blood-spattered tale of creepy happenings in a haunted manor...

Outpost review

Outpost. Hits UK cinemas on 16th May.
Craig Lines Review May 7, 2008

Another low budget British horror film. And Craig hates himself for not liking it...

Greg Swinson and Ryan Thiessen on Five Across The Eyes

FATE
Craig Lines News Apr 24, 2008

Craig chats to the two directors of new low budget shocker Five Across the Eyes

Five Across The Eyes DVD review

Five Across The Eyes
Craig Lines Review Apr 24, 2008

Craig checks out a no-budget movie that nonetheless pulls none of its punches...

Pathology review

Pathology
Craig Lines Review Apr 21, 2008

The writers of Crank turn out another winner in the form of Pathology (but anyone with a delicate stomach should probably steer well clear...)

Bloodrayne DVD review

BloodRayne
Craig Lines Review Apr 18, 2008

Bloodrayne finally makes it all the way over to these shores... and Craig quite likes it. So there.

Eyes Without A Face DVD review

Eyes Without A Face
Craig Lines Review Apr 8, 2008

Craig had nightmares about this movie years and years ago... but does it still stand up today?

Bully Scholarship Edition Xbox 360 review

Bully: now on Xbox 360 and Wii
Craig Lines Review Apr 7, 2008

Craig hides behind dustbins and annoys cheerleaders. And then he reviews Bully! Wa-hey!

My Blueberry Nights review

My Blueberry Nights
Craig Lines Review Feb 18, 2008

Asian directors don't often successfully make the transition to American movies. According to Craig, Wong Kar Wai has managed it...

Dave Gorman's America Unchained DVD review

Dave Gorman. Not on form here.
Craig Lines Review Jan 28, 2008

Craig likes Are You Dave Gorman? But, he wonders, why hasn't Dave Gorman done anything that good since?

The Zombie Movie Ready Reckoner

zombies
Craig Lines News Jan 25, 2008

Possibly the most scarily comprehensive guide to zombie movies you could ever ask for. In alphabetical order.

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