• 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Flight @ Lakeside Arts

    If you’ve found yourself walking past the Lakeside Arts Centre recently, you may have noticed a new addition to the scenery: a plain white shipping container, dumped unceremoniously outside the building as though in transit. Stay awhile, listen closely, and you may hear a low, steady hum, the whir...
  • Film Review: The Lighthouse

    Towards the end of the 19th Century, an ageing lighthouse keeper (Willem Dafoe) is joined by a rookie ‘wickie’ (Robert Pattinson) on a remote island. As their contract drags on, the two men struggle with each-other, their own sanity, and possibly forces beyond their comprehension....
  • Event Review: Screamfest

    Situated in Staffordshire at the National Forest Adventure Farm, Screamfest is a scare park which welcomes over 22,000 visitors every year for a night of horror and laughter in equal measure. With five scares to experience, Impact were invited to the preview night to see what all the fuss was...
  • Horror Movie of the Month – MANDY

    Mandy provides balls to the wall insanity in a way only a Nicholas Cage film can. And it’s pure brilliance. Similarly to my piece on S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk, I’m not going into massive detail plot-wise on this one. Mainly because even after watching Mandy twice, I’m still...