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BIFFF 2015 Review: Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh) (2014)

Posted on 05/03/15 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Sometimes a film experience comes along that’s difficult to review. One the one hand, I want to explain my experience of it, but on the other… it’s difficult not to provide a certain type of spoiler. I don’t plan on literally spoiling anything, but sometimes there are certain expectations of a film […]

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‘Like’ this discussion of Unfriended

Posted on 05/02/15 by Ben

By Keri O’Shea and Ben Bussey Given how Blumhouse Productions have come to more or less completely dominate theatrically released horror these last few years, and how frequently their output leans toward ghost stories and/or found footage, at a glance it’s easy to assume their latest release Unfriended might not offer anything new. However, your intrepid […]

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Easter comes early – watch Dustin Wayde Mills’ Easter Casket free online now

Posted on 04/01/15 by Ben

A Decade in the Darkness – The Descent 10 Years On

Posted on 03/11/15 by Ben

Minor rant: Please, won’t someone think of the adults?

Posted on 03/06/15 by Ben

Sexual terror, excessive synths & incongruous clams – Ben & Keri discuss It Follows

Posted on 03/04/15 by Ben

Drew Barrymore’s Bad Girl Years: A 40th Birthday Tribute

Posted on 02/22/15 by Ben

“Midian is Where the Monsters Live”: Nightbreed at 25

Posted on 02/16/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea We humans seem oddly hardwired to believe in the presence of worlds separate to, but overlapping with, our own: this notion forms the bedrock of a whole wealth of folklore and ritual practice throughout history, and it has persisted, although the places and the means of admission have shifted over the centuries. […]

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WIHM 2015: Putting on a Show – Arranging a Grass Roots Film Event

Posted on 02/06/15 by Ben

One More Story Before Twelve – 35 years of The Fog

Posted on 02/05/15 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop At the dawn of the 1980s John Carpenter was riding high on the success of Halloween, which had been released in 1978, and had, after many months and much word of mouth, become an enormous success, making upwards of $65,000,000 on a budget of just over $300,000. Nowadays of course the major […]

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Childhood Terrors: Growing up in the Golden Age of the Kiddie Horror Movie

Posted on 01/30/15 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey You don’t need me to tell you what a distinct period the 1980s were when it came to horror movies. Coming off the back of arguably the most revolutionary era in the genre’s history (if not cinema overall) the previous decade, the artistic and intellectual advances of the 70s gave way to […]

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Childhood Terrors: or How I Learned to Stop Being Scared and Love the Gore

Posted on 01/29/15 by Keri

Childhood Terrors – Things That Go Bump in the Night…

Posted on 01/28/15 by Keri

Childhood Terrors: Fear, Anxiety and Family

Posted on 01/28/15 by Ben

Childhood Terrors: Meet The Stonewalkers

Posted on 01/27/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea As I alluded to in the introduction to our Childhood Terrors series, the bookshelf has long been (and hopefully still is) a formidable presence in children’s lives – a rich seam of ideas at the threshold of a room, teeming with characters and forces which command real power. A book is, all […]

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Childhood Terrors: Voices from the Dead…

Posted on 01/26/15 by Keri
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By Guest Contributor Helen Creighton Published in the early 1980s, The Unexplained – Mysteries of Mind, Space and Time was a magazine perfectly designed to impress the young and credulous mind. It looked grown-up and vaguely ‘scientific’, although it was the absolute opposite. It avoided crass, splashy headlines and sensationalism for lengthy, scholarly-looking articles, laden […]

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Childhood Terrors – ‘Sugar and spice and all things nice': Misty Comics and Horror for Girls (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 01/25/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea (For the first part of this article, please click here.) Signs of the Times Although Misty focused on supernatural and fantastical goings-on in its stories, between the lines it was still very much a product of the late seventies and early eighties, with plenty of evidence of the social and political situation […]

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