April 27, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Do you know what’s scarier than creepy old houses? Cellars of creepy old houses. Horror has no shortage of haunted house movies. And plenty of bad things in horror movies happen in dank cellars. Don’t Breathe. The Amityville Horror, The Conjuring. There’s even scary movies with ‘cellar’ or ‘basement’ right in the title. The Basement. […]
November 24, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Horror loves its ‘terrible places‘. The looming Gothic castles of Hammer horror movies. Remote cabins in dense woods. Haunted houses with creaking doors and dimly lit halls. According to American professor Carol J Clover, the ‘terrible place’ was one of several necessary ingredients for horror. Though they may not immediately come to mind, hotels have […]
October 25, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Sometimes when horror mixes with science fiction the results are amazing. Alien. The Thing. Invasion of the Body Snatchers. All of these movies are classics. You’ll also find some cult classics, like the 80s remake of The Blob, alongside some middling efforts, such as Species or Deep Rising. And then sometimes studios launch their franchises […]
October 17, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Arguably, the 1970s was one of the best decades for horror. As censorship and content standards relaxed, the horror genre – and movies in general – experimented with style and subject. It was also a decade where public interest in the occult hit a peak. Following on the heels of 1960s counterculture, new age movements […]
November 20, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
Just over 20 years ago, The Blair Witch Project mixed ‘faux documentary’ movie-making with more traditional horror story-telling. Following its success, found-footage horror took over in the 2000’s. Indie horror offering, Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made, isn’t likely to have the same impact on the genre. After all, its gimmick – a cursed movie […]