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 Witch (2015) explained: the horrors of true history

Misogyny and madness stoke fears of the supernatural in The Witch, a folk tale rooted in true history

Published: 23 March 2022 | Last updated: 19 July 2022
23 March 2022

The Mosquito Coast (1986): the paradise delusion

An eccentric inventor flees the rat-race but carries his problems to paradise

Published: 20 March 2022
20 March 2022

Spotlight (2015) explained: a conspiracy of silence

Writing the wrongs: investigative journalists clash with the church in true story, Spotlight

Published: 4 March 2022 | Last updated: 16 June 2022
4 March 2022

The Matrix (1999): better than life?

A computer hacker wakes up to reality - but is the Matrix just another lucid dream?

Published: 22 December 2021 | Last updated: 6 June 2022
22 December 2021

Rosemary’s Baby (1968): gaslighting Rosemary Woodhouse

Rosemary Woodhouse has been chosen to give Satan a son – she just doesn’t know it yet

Published: 12 December 2021 | Last updated: 8 May 2022
12 December 2021

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