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REVIEW: The Division: Broken Dawn by Alexander C. Irving

The Division: Broken Dawn by Alexander C. Irving is a volume in the Ubisoft post-apocalypse action series, The Division. It is an intequel set between the events of the first two games. The premise...

Is Dune a worthy adaptation of its lofty source material?

Dune comes with a lot of baggage and high expectations. For a start, it’s based on one of the most critically and commercially successful science fiction novels of all time (whether it is grimdark...

MOVIE REVIEW: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

I can’t help but think about all the wonderful cyberpunk movies I’ve watched over the years: Robocop, Strange Days, Cyborg 2 (okay, that’s more of a guilty pleasure but so is this). The hands...

Dune is a Sci-fi classic, but is it Grimdark?

Historically, mainstream science fiction blockbusters don’t qualify as Grimdark. They’re marketed at kids, they’re brightly coloured, have jokes that don’t qualify as ‘dark humour’ and the power of hope is a recurring theme. Dune...

Dune trailer gives a glimpse into the future

The trailer for Denis Villieneuve’s long awaited movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune has finally dropped and it’s packed with tantalising moments. Dune has been adapted before, with the 1984 David Lynch...

ARTICLE: Black Christmas (1974) vs Black Christmas (2019)

Horror movies and fiction are the twin sister of grimdark just the way fantasy is its father. As such, Grimdark Magazine is going to be providing a review of classic horror movies as well...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Grimdark Magazine loves horror movies almost as much as it does fantasy novels. Quite a few of our readers are fans of both genres and grimdark owes a debt to both. As such, we...