• To Kill A Fascination: Why Do We Watch Killers?

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the past few years, spine-chilling tales of killers lurking in woodlands, waiting in the shadows, have dominated TV and streaming sites. Documentaries, horrors, and tv dramas have all depicted these monsters hidden in human skin. And we, without a second-thought, have consumed each and every one,...
  • “Spookily Hilarious” – Impact’s Editor-In-Chief Reviews Screamfest

    Wrapped up in oversized jumpers and coats, myself and my three housemates bundled into the car excitedly, anticipating the night which lay ahead. We chatted cheerily, trying to keep our minds off the fact we were heading to one of the top scare attractions that the UK has to...
  • “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...
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    Off The Page: Horror And Hummus

    Creative Writing Society Welcome to Off The Page! Impact are now collaborating with UoN’s Creative Writing Society (check out their blog here) to publish their podcast. In this episode, listen to some amazing (and spine chilling) fiction written by Nottingham students, with a healthy side serving of hummus… Featured...
  • Remi Weekes ‘His House’: Portraying The Immigrant Experience Through Film

    Annabelle Underdown Remi Weekes debut feature film, His House (2020) graced our screens after its Netflix release at the end of October. The film centres around south-Sudanese asylum seekers, Bol (Sope Dirisu) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku), as they navigate their new home in a dilapidated Essex town. After watching...
  • 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....