On the 40th anniversary of The Shining, William Thornton reminisces on Kubrick’s masterpiece.
Could this be the front-runner for most memed movie of the year? Bird Box, Netflix’s latest viral hit, is a clunky mish-mash of a film that is barely redeemed by Sandra Bullock’s occasionally strong performance as a woman facing the transition to maternal commitment. Set in an apocalyptic scenario akin to A Quiet Place, the monsters […]
When it comes to horror movies, you either love them or hate them. Although it embarrasses me to admit it, I fall into the latter, ‘less-cool’ category. It truly astounds me that some people enjoy the feeling of being afraid… I can’t stand it! After watching The Woman in Black (which I was told multiple times “is […]
Plunged into gritty action from the outset of the film, viewers of J.J. Abrams’ new release, Overlord, are immediately presented with a war-torn panorama of the largest seaborne invasion in history. The action opens with an introduction to the American paratroopers whose journey we follow as they parachute beyond enemy lines in order to destroy […]
in the fifth of Luca Guadagnino’s six act opus, Dakota Johnson asks “why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?” It is a question that rattles around your head with dread: surely there are not worse horrors yet to come? There are, and it has all of the operatic extravagance of some […]
It’s October. The air’s getting colder, the days are shorter, and what’s left of my summer tan has all but faded away. It’s safe to say I look like a zombie, dragging myself up Forum Hill for an 8:30 lecture. With sunken eyes, alabaster skin, and just a bit of glitter from the night before, […]
Since the dawn of cinema the horror genre has continued to delight audiences across the world. Requiring humans to face the unknown, the frightening images on the screen speak to the primeval parts of our brain and activate the ‘fight or flight’ reaction within us, increasing blood flow, heart rate and adrenaline levels. This is […]