Competition: Win a copy of THE HYPNOTIST U.K. DVD!


To celebrate the release this week on U.K. DVD of Nordic Noir thriller The Hypnotist from the excellent folk at Studiocanal, we have three copies to give away to three lucky readers.  Read our review here to find out more about this dark and gripping adaptation of the bestselling crime novel by Swedish author Lars Kepler.

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All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to email us at with your name, age and postal address, and the answer Yes or No to the following question: Do you give permission for your name to be mentioned online on The Dark Side Magazine website and social media accounts if you win?

All entries must arrive before midnight on the night of Sunday 19th October 2014. Any entries received after that will be ignored. The three winners will be announced here on this blog during the week starting Monday 20th October 2014.

Terms & Conditions

Eligibility: You are eligible to enter this Competition if you are:

– a UK citizen or a legal resident of the UK at all times during the Competition;

– 18 years old or older on the open date of the Competition;

– not an employee, agent, affiliate, officer or director of Boomstick Media Ltd, or of any advertiser, promotion agency, fulfilment agency or agent of Boomstick Media Ltd, or of anyone else professionally connected with this Competition, nor a family member of any of these;

– human – any use of electronic devices to enhance or alter your odds of winning will count as a false or deceptive entry;

– entering a Competition on or after the open date and on or before the close date of that Competition;

– and otherwise compliant with all the Official Rules.

Boomstick Media Ltd. may require you to provide proof that you are eligible and the authorised account holder of the email addresses used to enter a Competition.  “Authorised account holder” means the natural person to whom the email address in question has been assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organisation (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address.

– If you fail to provide all required information you may be disqualified.

– It is a condition of entry that all information given is true, current and full.

– You may not enter using multiple email addresses or as multiple participants.

– You are allowed only one entry, per entrant, per competition.

– If you attempt to use multiple addresses or enter more than once, you may be disqualified from this Competition.

– Boomstick Media Ltd. undertakes to use reasonable efforts to maintain adequate email, internet and other communication links but is not otherwise responsible for and shall not be liable for: late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, delays or difficulties; errors in transmission; or prize deliveries attempted but not received.

– If you are disqualified, Boomstick Media Ltd. is under no obligation to publish this fact on The Dark Side Magazine website or anywhere else.

– Boomstick Media Ltd. reserves the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value or a cash alternative at any time and for any reason, e.g. if the advertised prize is no longer available.

– The prize winner for this Competition will be chosen randomly from all valid entries received.

– The Prize will be delivered to the email address or home address of the prize winner. Please allow twenty-eight (28) days for delivery.

– Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.

Entry: By entering this Competition, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and by all decisions of Boomstick Media Ltd.