By Andreas Charalambous

We take a look back at Duel. An unassuming 'made-for-tv' film directed by a young Steven Spielberg. Serving as his calling card to Hollywood, this is as interactive as a film could be and proof that sometimes the simplest concept is the most effective.

By Andreas Charalambous - 30th October 2013

We revisit Hellraiser. Clive Barker's Directorial debut is a film about the darker side of human nature - lust, pleasures of the flesh, and pain.

 

This dark, brooding horror film introduced us to the leather-clad Cenobites and the iconic Pinhead, as we are taken on a journey to the outer realms of human sensation.

By Andreas Charalambous - 3rd November 2013

With Nosferatu currently being screened as part of the BFI's Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film, we look back at this classic example of early horror cinema.

 

Heavily influenced by Bram Stoker's Dracula novel, we look at why this film should stand up by its own merits.

By Andreas Charalambous - 7th November 2013

Theatre of Blood is a unique film starring the genre great, Vincent Price.

 

The thespian Edward Lionheart has had one performance panning too many from theatre critic circles, and exacts a unique and unforgiving revenge while at the same time, taking his acting performances to new murderous heights.

 

This truly is Vincent Price as never seen before.

By Ross Wildish - 6th February 2014

John Carpenter's The Thing is the story of a group of men trapped in one of the most isolated locations on the planet. As if this isn't straining enough on the human psyche, these men must deal with a deadly alien being that is hiding amongst them.

 

We explain Why We Heart: The Thing.

By Charlotte Castle - 13th February 2014

Based on the classic supernatural novel, The Turn of the Screw, The Innocents is a ghostly tale set in a Victorian estate where Governess Miss Giddens is charged with raising two orphaned children - Flora and Miles.

 

Miss Giddens soon comes to believe that she could be dealing with more than the two innocent children.

By Charlotte Castle - 26th March 2014

A 2008 French horror film by Pascal Laugier Martyrs is a gruesome tale of torture, cruelty and suffering to the human limits.

 

A film that is challenging to watch, even for those who enjoy watching extreme horror cinema.

By Ross Wildish - 27th July 2014

2002 saw the release of Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers - the tale of a group of British soldiers on a routine military exercise in the Scottish wilderness.

 

Things soon take a lycanthropic twist, as this isn't the enemy the soldiers planned on fighting.

Based on a story written by Clive Barker, Candyman is a film that blurs the lines between historical injustice, urban legend, vengeance, and issues of racial and cultural segregation in 1990s America. 

By Andreas Charalambous - 25th January 2015

Based on the novel by Stephen King, we check ourselves into the Overlook Hotel and take a look back at Stanley Kubrick's classic 1980 psychological chiller, The Shining.

By Andreas Charalambous - 2nd November 2015