The Omen (1976) and horror’s malevolent mirror

How The Omen uses inversions to unsettle us - and why that makes for effective horror

Published: 1 August 2022
1 August 2022

The Black Phone: dialing up retro teen screams | Review

2022's summer screamer The Black Phone explores the horrors of childhood - and horrific adults

Published: 23 June 2022
23 June 2022

Why you should read: Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

A brief intro to sci-fi novella Rendezvous with Rama ahead of 2024's film adaptation

Published: 26 February 2022 | Last updated: 19 July 2022
26 February 2022

Halloween (1978) explained: but wait, were there TWO killers?

Halloween is all trick and no treat if Michael Myers has any say in it

Published: 6 October 2021 | Last updated: 21 December 2021
6 October 2021

The Conversation (1974) and the art of betrayal

Gene Hackman's wiretapping Harry Caul finds it's not always good to talk

Published: 19 April 2020 | Last updated: 13 February 2022
19 April 2020

How sci-fi horror Alien is all about the android

Bad robot, but maybe the android is the lead character in sci-fi classic Alien

Published: 31 March 2020 | Last updated: 17 July 2022
31 March 2020

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