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Film Review: Us

If Yorgos Lanthimos thought he was the only one that could do creepy and cryptic symbolism with rabbits, boy, was he wrong. Jordan Peele doesn’t shy away from combining horror with happiness; if the squirmish discomfort caused by seemingly…

The Horror of The Haunting of Hill House

Warning: Spoilers abound for the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House. In the finale of Mike Flanagan’s brilliant new 10-part adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, the youngest of the Crain family – the recently deceased…

Film Review: The Nun

Essence of the supernatural and paranormal have been around for centuries: ghost sightings, the unholy and even the odd poltergeist. The film industry has been no stranger to this element of our supposed afterlife, with films such as The…

Film Review: A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story is a film written and directed by David Lowery (fresh off the back of Disney's live action remake of Pete's Dragon, which itself received light-favourable reviews). It stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and is a silenced and…

Movie Monday: Alien

Starring:  Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form,…

Film Review: Get Out

After the long-term success as part of the comedy duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele decided it was high time he got one of passion projects made, a social satire horror, Get Out. An African-American: Chris (Daniel Kayluuya) is invited to…

Movie Monday: Halloween

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Kyes. Synopsis: Halloween is the ultimate predecessor to the 80s slasher films and the perfect film for this time of year. At it's heart, John Carpenter's Halloween is…

Top 5 Horrors With A Budget Below $1m

It's hard to make a great movie, and arguably even harder to make a great horror movie. While money is an obvious advantage, independent studios have produced some absolute gems since low-budget gore films first took to the screens back in…

In Memoriam: Wes Craven

On Monday the world lost a cinematic icon. Wes Craven, best known as the creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died aged 76 after a battle with brain cancer, and since then tributes have been pouring in from both…

TV Review: MTV’s Scream (So Far)

"You can't turn a slasher movie into a TV series," is the tag line introduced by serial killer enthusiast Noah, in the pilot of MTV's Scream. Deliberately mocking its own premise, this is one of many quips that introduces the savvy,…

Film Review: The Gallows

Hand held cameras, night vision and a group of rowdy teenagers don't often inspire confidence when watching horror films, but The Gallows (directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing) seems to have bucked recent trends. Twenty years after a…