Tag Archives: Horror Film

Review of ‘Howl’ (2015)

Earlier this year I posted about an upcoming British werewolf movie called Howl (2015) and a little about how it had been received and last week I managed to get a copy from my local library. The film stars Ed Speleers as … Continue reading

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The Cinematic History of Fake Blood

Claret, the red stuff, gore, ichor, life fluid, strawberry jam, protesters free-bleeding at the gates of parliament. It seems like blood is everywhere. Pertinent given the conversations that I have been having with Sam regarding the Books of Blood project on … Continue reading

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Fear Itself on the BBC

Though I haven’t caught up with it yet, I am very excited to watch the BBC’s programme ‘Fear Itself’ (2015) at some point this week. It describes itself as a journey through 100 years of horror film and the blurb … Continue reading

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The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies

The Atlantic has published this is an incredibly thoughtful and interested article about the history of zombies, ‘The Tragic, Forgotten History of Zombies’. It’s well researched and effectively argued covering the relationship between George A. Romero’s undead films and the … Continue reading

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Vampires on the Big and Small Screen

I was a little sad to see this very cutting review of Eddie Murphy’s Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). Having watched it when I was ten with a friend, I remember quoting it for days. And, having recently re-watched it, I thought it … Continue reading

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The 25 Best Horror Movies since 2000, A.V. Club

Here’s an intriguing list of the 25 Best Horror Movies since 2000 compiled by the A.V. Club. Now, I don’t watch much horror because I have a weak stomach, an over-active imagination, and a tendency for unpleasant imagery to sear … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Crimson Peak’ (2015)

I have found it difficult to start this review and not just because procrastination is my middle name. In part the difficulty arises in trying to vocalise my disappointment at what had the potential to be an excellent movie and, … Continue reading

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Digital Horror, an edited collection from Xavier Aldana-Reyes and Linnie Blake

In 2002, I decided to go and watch the re-make of The Ring at my local cinema. The next day I was ill from school and decided to watch a movie to pass the time. This was the time of VCRs and … Continue reading

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18 Great Films of Gothic Horror and Romance to Watch Before ‘Crimson Peak’

In lieu of my review of Crimson Peak, which will be coming later, I promise (I’m just trying to formulate exactly what didn’t sit right with me), here is a rather good list of Gothic horror and romance movies. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Bloody Disgusting – Review of ‘Howl’ (2015)

Whilst some of the reviews of Paul Hyett’s Howl (2015) have been a little tepid, Bloody Disgusting call it ‘an unexpectedly fun experience’. I agree with the reviewer that American Werewolf in London (1981), Ginger Snaps (2000), and Dog Soldiers (2003) are the top three werewolf films … Continue reading

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