31 DAYS OF HORROR #31: Kevin Lehane on HALLOWEEN (1978)

Spoilers Kevin Lehane – writer of monster movie Grabbers and co-host of The Best Bits pod – closes out our #31DaysOfHorror series by talking about the first film he ever saw… Before I turned six, I wasn’t really aware of films. I was growing up in Surrey, England, and watching TV on my dad’s lapContinue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #31: Kevin Lehane on HALLOWEEN (1978)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #30: Jed Shepherd on NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984)

Spoilers Jed Shepherd – co-writer of horror hits Host and this year’s Dashcam – takes it back to the 80s teen sci-fi horror which remains his favourite film of all time… I can’t recall the day, the month or year, but I can remember with supernatural clarity the feeling I had when I first watchedContinue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #30: Jed Shepherd on NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #29: Tim Coleman on IT FOLLOWS (2014)

Spoilers Moving Pictures editor Tim Coleman is sure someone’s following him – and getting ever closer – in David Robert Mitchell’s 2014 neo-slasher… A woman runs, terrified, from her house. She’s dressed in silky nightwear and heels, her eyes fixed on something – as yet – invisible. A neighbour asks if she needs help: no.Continue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #29: Tim Coleman on IT FOLLOWS (2014)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #28: Martin Gentles on ONIBABA (1964)

Spoilers Martin Gentles – producer of Netflix horror sensation His House – talks about Kaneto Shindô erotic 1964 folk horror, and the impact it’s had on his own career… When I was first approached to write a piece about my favourite horror film, I found it near impossible to decide which one to pick. ThereContinue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #28: Martin Gentles on ONIBABA (1964)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #27: Jeremiah Kipp on CANDYMAN (1992)

Jeremiah Kipp – writer / director of recent festival hit Slapface – talks urban legends, liminal creatures and the art that lasts forever… “I am rumor. It is a blessed condition, believe me. To be whispered about at street corners. To live in other people’s dreams, but not to have to be. Do you understand?”Continue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #27: Jeremiah Kipp on CANDYMAN (1992)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #25b: Phil Drinkwater on TENEBRAE (1982)

Spoilers In our second slice of Argento-appreciation today, Phil Drinkwater – co-writer of the critically acclaimed Broadcast Signal Intrusion – peels back the layers of this one-time “video nasty”… I spent most of my youth in a perpetual search for video nasties; a hunter-gatherer focused entirely on That Which Should Not Be SeenTM. As theContinue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #25b: Phil Drinkwater on TENEBRAE (1982)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #25a: Simon Rance on TENEBRAE (1982)

Spoilers In the first of a double lashing of Argento-themed madness today, Simon Rance – part of the Cinema Under The Stairs (CUTS) team – waxes lyrical about this slice of Italian deep red… Many thought it a peculiar choice for Dario Argento to return to the giallo scene in which he made his nameContinue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #25a: Simon Rance on TENEBRAE (1982)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #24: Jerry Sampson on THE DARK AND THE WICKED (2020)

Spoilers Horror critic and screenwriter Jerry Sampson examines Bryan Bertino’s 2020 shocker, and the layers of family lies, secrets and trauma within… The thing about fear is that it can elude you if you indulge too often. You begin to forget how heavily that pit sits in your stomach, the faint taste of iron inContinue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #24: Jerry Sampson on THE DARK AND THE WICKED (2020)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #23: Dan Martin on AUDITION (1999)

Spoilers From his effects work in recent genre mega-hits Host, Censor and Possessor, to co-hosting the Arrow Video Podcast, Dan Martin knows his horror. Here he unpacks his first encounter with one of the most shocking films in the genre’s history… It was the year 2000 and I’d been properly bitten by the J-Horror bug.Continue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #23: Dan Martin on AUDITION (1999)”

31 DAYS OF HORROR #22: Andy Stewart on SOCIETY (1989)

Spoilers Andy Stewart – filmmaker and co-host of the Strong Language & Violent Scenes podcast – mixes with high-Society in Brian Yuzna’s infamous gru-fest… A suited man looks on impassively as a blonde woman in a figure-hugging blue dress removes her face. Literally. Pulls her face off like it’s a mask. This image, on aContinue reading “31 DAYS OF HORROR #22: Andy Stewart on SOCIETY (1989)”