Sarah Dobbs

Sarah is a freelance writer and editor. She loves horror movies, unusual storytelling techniques, and smoking jackets. Ask her about the Saw movies. Go on, ask.

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The Dracula Dossier by James Reese review

The Dracula Dossier
Sarah Dobbs Review Nov 4, 2008

Dracula creator Bram Stoker himself gets fictionalised in this new wrinkle on vampire yarns...

Chocolate DVD review

Sarah Dobbs Review Oct 21, 2008

Sarah's very impressed with JeeJa Yanin - the 'new Tony Jaa' - in Prachya Pinkaew's latest martial arts outing…

One Missed Call DVD review

One Missed Call. Might be worth a rental..
Sarah Dobbs Review Sep 30, 2008

Trying to make technology scary, One Missed Call is a remake too far...

The Gravedancers DVD review

The Gravedancers. Er, not very good.
Sarah Dobbs Review Sep 3, 2008

The horror movie DVD dungeon has another inmate. But with The Gravedancers, they should throw away the key...

Would banning popcorn make cinemas better?

Easy to eat, easy to clean up, not too noisy...but a bit 'common'...?
Sarah Dobbs News Aug 10, 2008

Quick answer: no, don't be so ridiculous. Apparently some cinemagoers don't agree... is popcorn really the problem, though?

Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode announced!

Sarah Dobbs News Aug 6, 2008

A new series of comics seeks to expand on the background of the popular Halloween horror movie franchise...

Is The Dark Knight cursed?

Is The Dark Knight cursed?
Sarah Dobbs News Aug 5, 2008

How much havoc and destruction must a film wreak in order to be considered cursed? And does the new Batman film qualify yet?

The Dark Knight is a 12A: BBFC stands by its decision

The interrogation scene in The Dark Knight was one source of controversy in establishing a UK rating...
Sarah Dobbs News Aug 5, 2008

MPs are all rushing to comment on The Dark Knight's controversial 12A rating. But the BBFC remains resolute...

The Grin of the Dark by Ramsey Campbell review

Too many clowns in Ramsey Campbell's latest...?
Sarah Dobbs Review Aug 5, 2008

Clowns are scary. It's obvious. But does Ramsey Campbell's take on this horror trope offer anything new - or even entertaining - to it...?

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor review

The Mummy
Sarah Dobbs Review Aug 4, 2008

Deep and intellectual? Nah. Tangled morality and important political questions? Who needs that? Sarah says this is the perfect summer pick-me-up...

The Nicolas Cage drinking game

Nic Cage: A man you occasionally need to turn the fire extinguishers on.
Sarah Dobbs News Aug 2, 2008

As if his movies weren't fun enough already, here's a Nic Cage-related game you won't remember playing until the evidence turns up on Facebook...

10 more people you probably didn't know were in The X-Files

Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin in How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (S6_E8)
Sarah Dobbs Odd List Aug 2, 2008

Nine seasons, two movies, dozens of guest stars... do any of these X-Files bit part players ring a bell?

The Sarah Michelle Gellar ready reckoner

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Dobbs News Aug 1, 2008

Sarah Michelle Gellar isn't just Buffy, y'know. Nope. She's been in other things, too. Nothing as good, obviously...

10 people you probably didn't know were in The X-Files

Seth Green
Sarah Dobbs News Jul 31, 2008

The X-Files ran for 9 seasons. That's a hell of a lot of guest stars. Do you remember any of these famous faces showing up...?

Burger King uses Spider-man ad for Dark Knight burger

The Dark Whopper
Sarah Dobbs News Jul 27, 2008

Burger King's got a new burger out, inspired by The Dark Knight. Except last summer, it was inspired by Spider-man 3. What's going on?

Should the Dark Knight really have got a 12A?

So cool it hurts - the new poster for the Dark Knight
Sarah Dobbs News Jul 27, 2008

The Dark Knight is, as the name suggests, a very dark film... and a very violent one. So how come it only got a 12A from the BBFC?

Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - why Penny matters

Sarah Dobbs News Jul 20, 2008

Joss Whedon's online musical mini-series is over, and the finale was, well, disappointing. Sarah laments that another female character just got sidelined...

Joss Whedon's Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Act III review

Dr Horrible
Sarah Dobbs Review Jul 19, 2008

The final episode of Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is up - so you've got just under 48 hours to catch it before the whole thing disappears...

Joss Whedon's Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Act II review

Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Sarah Dobbs Review Jul 16, 2008

The second part of Joss Whedon's musical web serial has been published ... and so far Internet gremlins haven't eaten it

Joss Whedon's Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog Act I review

Dr Horrible
Sarah Dobbs Review Jul 14, 2008

Creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's latest project is online now ... and it's a musical about a supervillain?