April 19, 2023.Reading time 14 minutes.
The 1970s represented a massive shift – and likely a creative zenith – in horror in cinema. While the 1980s lacked the creative synergy, it was the ‘Golden Age’ of the slasher and produced more than its share of classics. Following on the heels of the slasher, the 90s generally represented a downturn for the […]
August 2, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
It’s hard to believe that one of horror’s masters has been gone now for almost three years. A glance at Wes Craven’s filmography offers a staggering reminder of the contributions he made to the genre. In fact, Craven re-imagined horror in three different decades. The Last House on the Left was one of a handful of 1970’s […]
June 7, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
Earlier this week marked the birthday of horror icon, Robert Englund. As everyone’s favourite demonic ‘sandman’, Robert Englund’s portrayal of Freddy Krueger created a pop culture icon. Simply put, Englund and Craven gave the horror genre one of its most recognizable and enduring monsters. In honour of Englund’s birthday, in this edition of The Vault, I take […]