• Ari Aster – How An Obsession With Cults Resulted In Two Unforgettable Horror Films

    Annabelle Underdown Ari Aster has become one of the most successful and celebrated horror writer-directors in the twenty-first century. His debut feature film Hereditary (2018) received both critical and commercial success. The ‘breakup opera’ Midsommar (2019) solidified his writing and directorial achievements, exhibiting his profoundly distinct cinematic voice and...
  • ‘Coming Back To Haunt Me’ – The Evolution Of Horror Films Alongside Societal Anxieties

    Annabel D’Monte ‘Horror’ as a genre, has always been quite controversial. People either love it, or refuse to come out from behind the sofa – there is no in-between. So what makes horror so scary? Has the genre re-branded itself in recent years to keep us interested, or have...
  • Psychology Of Horror Films: Why Do We Like Being Scared?

    Gemma Cockrell Horror films are an essential part of the Hallowe’en season, however, with horror being defined as ‘an extremely strong feeling of fear and shock’ – it seems strange that we are so eager to watch something that is made with the purpose and intention to scare us....
  • Streaming VS TV: Is Live TV Still Relevant?

    Gemma Cockrell In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of online streaming services. With more people opting to stream TV shows on platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Now TV, does this mean that less people are reaching to watch classic, well-loved, live TV shows,...
  • The ‘Perfectly Un-Splendid’ Haunting Of Bly Manor – Did It Fail To Hit The Mark?

    Sarah Harris Admittedly a little late to join the party, but I finally managed to muster up the courage over lockdown to binge watch The Haunting of Hill House (2018). I’m a huge horror fan, but I also get spooked pretty easily, so I tend to watch whilst cowering...
  • Director Spotlight: Barry Jenkins

    Annabelle Underdown Barry Jenkins is at the forefront of contemporary cinema – alongside other Black film makers he is a pivotal figure in the integration and celebration of Black stories. From Medicine for Melancholy (2008) to If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Jenkins has always placed Black love at...
  • Films That Have Revolutionised Hollywood

    Sarah Harris Hollywood is an institution that has been around since long before my time. Therefore, as much as I like to think my film knowledge is fairly extensive, I can’t speak for the productions that revolutionised the industry when I wasn’t alive. Even narrowing down to the below...