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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
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By Keri O’Shea We humans seem oddly hardwired to believe in the presence of words 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
The Fog

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
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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
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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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Childhood Terrors – Confessions of a Late Bloomer

Posted on 01/24/15 by Keri
Detour

By Nia Edwards-Behi I wasn’t a horror ‘fan’ as a child, per se. I certainly didn’t have anything against the genre. However, I was an avid fan of the Goosebumps series of books. More than that, I’m fairly certain that the Goosebumps series was my first contact with the horror genre. I know I read […]

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Childhood Terrors – ‘Sugar and spice and all things nice': Misty Comics and Horror for Girls (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 01/23/15 by Keri

Welcome to Childhood Terrors!

Posted on 01/23/15 by Keri

The Colours of Horror: Bad Science and Unnatural Nasties in 80s Cinema

Posted on 01/16/15 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Since the widespread colourisation of film replaced black and white as the go-to format for popular cinema, horror movies have frequently led the charge when it comes to the most creative use of colour palates, special FX and lighting. It’s something of a myth, a myth which persists, that horror always takes […]

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A little late, but what the hell – Tristan’s top 10 films of 2014

Posted on 01/07/15 by Ben

AS SENTIENT MEAT… a perspective on 2014

Posted on 01/01/15 by Ben
TrueDetective

By Matt Harries I’ll begin my preamble by holding my hands up and admitting that I lag somewhat behind my cohorts on BAH when it comes to the latest horror – especially the independent variety. Perhaps because I spend so much time digging around in the musical underground, I tend to arrive upon the lesser […]

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