Cult Column Film

Cult Column: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

As the sinister synth theme music, and the image of Johnny Depp in a crop top (in his first film role), play out during A Nightmare on Elm Street, it seems easy to understand the success of recent nostalgic ’80s outputs such as Stranger Things (2016-present), It (2017), and Ready Player One (2018). Perhaps we […]


Why do we enjoy haunted houses and the like?

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches, so does the wave of seasonal terror which excites so many. Through films, video games, and haunted attractions, many scare themselves seemingly for the simple enjoyment of it. Logically anything that frightens us should thereby repel us, but why then do some continue to be attracted to elements of the […]