Midnight Mass: Mike Flanagan and the horror of blind faith

by Shaurya Chawla [WARNING: contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Midnight Mass] Religion is a powerful thing in our society. Many of us grow up following one, whether it be Christianity, Hinduism, Islam etc., each one bringing forth its own ideas of what a higher power is and its core beliefs that followers should apply to their lives. Many pieces of media have covered this topic in … Continue reading Midnight Mass: Mike Flanagan and the horror of blind faith

See For Me – BFI London Film Festival

by Anton Bitel There is a loose subgenre of home invasion films in which the victims become trapped as much by their disability as by their domestic location – until they find eventual empowerment precisely in their disempowerment. In Walter Grauman’s A Lady In A Cage (1964), Olivia Havilland’s protagonist is rendered helpless both by a broken hip and the stalled cage elevator in which … Continue reading See For Me – BFI London Film Festival

The Middling Earth: Scream 3 (2000)

As a rule, you must always prepare for the worst when it comes to sequels. Even worse when it comes in threes. And even worse, worse, worse when it’s a horror. Because, as you know, trilogies in the genre don’t usually end up being the best. Unless you count Toy Story as horror which you could if you are deathly afraid of spider legged doll heads and … Continue reading The Middling Earth: Scream 3 (2000)

Why I Love The Haunting of Bly Manor…more than Hill House

Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Haunting of Bly Manor. Let me start by saying this – I don’t like horror films. Ok. I’m just kidding. I adore horror movies, and subsequently, television shows. There is just a part of me that enjoys being scared by the supernatural, even though I am always fearful. Looking for spectres out of the corner of my eyes, … Continue reading Why I Love The Haunting of Bly Manor…more than Hill House

Trick R Treat (2007)

It’s very easy to dismiss horror films, especially does that come up nearly hours into a video on demand search. With films meant to be intentionally bad, sequels and reboots that are actually bad, and a lot of disappointment in the genre, it’s rare to feel excited about horror movies nowadays. So, when I wanted something banal to watch in the background of working (my … Continue reading Trick R Treat (2007)

The Horror Twist: Why Ghost Ship Had One Of The Most Inventive Scenes in Modern Horrors

Yes there are spoilers. Massive ones. Walk away before it’s too late, save yourself. It’s safe to say that some guilty pleasure movies need constant talking about. They need their fans to climb to the highest level of buildings and proclaim their love, the awfulness and the good stuff. They need cheerleaders chanting about how bloody brilliant it is while elbowing out of the way … Continue reading The Horror Twist: Why Ghost Ship Had One Of The Most Inventive Scenes in Modern Horrors