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Fact vs Fiction: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The OG of found footage films, Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick's The Blair Witch Project is an infamous example of the power of suggestibility and the terror that lies in the unknown. Filled to bursting with eerie camp-outs, unexplained rustlings, and (incredibly flattering)... Continue Reading →

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Fact vs Fiction: Kate Plays Christine (2016)

Toying with the notions of fact and fiction; blurring their edges and sweeping the differences under the rug, Robert Greene's Kate Plays Christine is a gripping film that shape-shifts its way between thriller and documentary genres, almost defying definition in its... Continue Reading →

Dogtooth / Kynodontas (2009)

Beautiful, bizarre, and bizarrely beautiful: Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth isn't the easiest film to digest, but it's certainly still one hell of a feast for the senses. Almost oppressive in its coldness, Lanthimos manages to serve up a film that constantly moves... Continue Reading →

Thor Ragnarok (2017)

The latest feature from Taika Waititi, Thor Ragnarok positively bursts at the seams with colourful, camp-y goodness that proves superhero movies don't have to be gritty/edgy to be a good-time-had-by-all success. Mashing up Norse mythology with comic book style while balancing... Continue Reading →

The Final Girls present: We Are the Weirdos

A production by The Final Girls, We Are The Weirdos is a brilliant selection of short films from some of the newest female voices of the horror genre; spanning from slashers to circus to body horror sub-genres, and with narratives concerning... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 31 — Halloween (1978)

Nothing goes hand-in-hand with the horror genre more than terrified teenage girls, and John Carpenter's Halloween serves up adolescent terror by the truck load. A landmark in defining the slasher film; it's a brilliant little movie that, with the familiar claustrophobic... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 30 — The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Highly divisive in its maybe-not-a-halloween-film-but-also-probably-not-a-christmas-film-either status, it's of this blog's opinion that any film beginning and ending in Halloweentown is definitely spooky. Tim Burton/Henry Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas is a wonderfully morbid mish-mash of musical, fairy tale, and horror all... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 29 — Rope (1948)

Adapted from an old stage play by Patrick Hamilton, Hitchcock's Rope is a fiendishly clever crime-drama that bridges the gaps between theatre and cinema in the most delightful way. Melodramatic and full of witty little one-liners; it's probably one of the... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 27 — A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Seamlessly blending the genres of vampire-film and western, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is Ana Lily Amirpour's striking debut feature. Commenting on morality and subverting gender expectations in one swoop: it's a hauntingly beautiful film that's filled with the sort... Continue Reading →

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