Horror



Review: Vicious Fun (GFF)

10th March 2021

The title truly doesn’t lie. It’s said that in cinema there are no new ideas. This criticism is often unfairly levied towards genres of film which are not necessarily deemed to be high art, horror flicks in particular. Still, in the face of this adversity and disapproval, we find passionate filmmakers creating fresh and exciting ...


Hidden gems: Deep Red

2nd February 2021

For the first entry in our hidden gems series, in which writers offer their case for reappraisal of lost masterpieces, Alex Enaholo takes on Giallo with Dario Argento’s Deep Red. When I was 13 years old and watching Scream for the first time, everything about it called to me. The excessive violence – I mean, ...


Review: The Haunting of Bly Manor

10th December 2020

This contemporary adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw has as many layered characters as spooky notes. Spoilers ahead… “You said it was a ghost story. It isn’t. It’s a love story,” says the bride-to-be at the close of The Haunting of Bly Manor. “Same thing, really,” the narrator rebuts. This closing interaction ...


Review: Saint Maud

2nd November 2020

Saint Maud is an uncomfortable yet mesmerising horror experience that is equal parts shocking and sorrowful. Watching the trailer for the bleak and grisly psycho-horror Saint Maud you’d easily be led to believe that it was a simple possession story. The film is interspersed with the genre hallmarks — there are indeed floating bodies, strange ...


Cult v cultured

27th October 2020

Does the prestige horror trend mark a shift in the genre, or are we just more willing to engage critically with these films when they’re photographed well? Horror has never been highbrow, but since films such as Get Out and A Quiet Place, a new form of horror film has made it into the mainstream: ...


The story of horror theatre

22nd October 2020

A search for a truly scream-worthy theatrical experience. Truthfully speaking, I am not good with horror. Predictable jump-scares have caused me to flinch so violently injuries have been sustained. I am no longer invited to horror movie nights with friends as apparently screaming and hiding under the duvet isn’t appropriate behaviour from the “supervising adult”. ...