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“Everybody Out of the Water!” 40 Years of Jaws

Posted on 06/24/15 by Ben

Why us critics aren’t just a bunch of bastards (or at least, don’t have to be)

Posted on 06/10/15 by Ben
Theatre of Blood

By Ben Bussey The jumping-off point for the diatribe to follow is also perhaps one of the most commonly-voiced sentiments of our time: I read something yesterday on Facebook which upset me a bit. Chris Alexander of Fangoria – the publication without which I think it’s fair to say the vast majority of us in […]

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Editorial: Five Shitty Modern Horror Tropes (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 06/10/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea (Editor’s note: for the first part of Keri’s kvetching, please click here.) Right, where was I? I’d finished talking about the hideously wronged catwalk models who can thenceforth magically bend girders and all the Keepers of Knowledge who fall out of (or leap from) high buildings, or otherwise race to their deaths […]

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RIP Richard Johnson

Posted on 06/06/15 by Ben

Editorial: Five Shitty Modern Horror Tropes (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 06/06/15 by Keri

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

Posted on 05/03/15 by Ben
PLAKAT Kinostart Oesterreich FINAL-END 02122014.indd

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
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
Monster Squad scream

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
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