• “Jordan Peele Has Done It Again!” – Film Review: Nope

    Nope is Jordan Peele's highly anticipated third feature film. The inventive and multi-genre film is predominantly located on a horse ranch in California, following the nonchalant OJ Haywood, played by Daniel Kaluuya, and his sister Emerald Haywood, played by Keke Palmer, who believe to be witnesses to extra-terrestrial spacecraft....
  • “THE WACK PHONE” – FILM REVIEW: THE BLACK PHONE

    After jumping ship on Marvel’s Doctor Strange 2, director Scott Derrickson reteams with Ethan Hawke and Blumhouse Productions for a more small-scale horror movie affair. Based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King’s son ‘Joe Hill’, The Black Phone details a small US town plagued...
  • A Horror Lover’s Guide To Halloween Films

    Daria Paterek Halloween is upon us, and what is better to set the mood than watching some PROPER horror movies? If you’re ready to traumatise yourself, distrust everyone around you, and experience many sleepless nights, this list is for you. Midsommar Midsommar is my favourite horror movie- but it’s...
  • “Relatively Unremarkable” – Film Review: A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II is more of the same; like the first instalment it does what it says on the tin and it does it well, but it's weak overplayed family story won’t satisfy those who aren’t interested in its horror trappings. This series deals with a post-apocalyptic...
  • ‘Horrified with Horror’: The Academy Awards’ Relationship With Horror Films

    Annabelle Underdown The Oscars have a phobia of horror, with only six Best Picture contenders ever having been loosely labelled ‘horror movies’. In the 92nd Academy Awards, the horror genre was left solely represented by one nomination: Best Cinematography for The Lighthouse (2019). Why do the Academy Awards continuously...
  • ‘Too Close To Home’: The Terrifying Role Of Houses In Horror Films

    Jesse Staines Every time I see a trailer for a new horror movie, it appears to showcase the same exact narrative: someone dies in a house; a nice, ordinary family moves in; there’s a spirit in the basement; the children get possessed; and the family cannot leave the property...
  • 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...