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The contemporary decay of horror

Horror films have been elevated in recent decades. Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has been perfected to make viewer’s worst nightmares as real as possible. Fake blood, lights suddenly turning off, a…

“You Give Me Life!”: A Queer Reading of Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator

A great philosopher (a stoner that I met in the smoking area of the university at 3am) once said: “If your daughter loves Re-Animator, that’s your son now.” If you…

Scary Season Suggestions: Re-Animator

Scare-o-meter 3/5 Usually when you google a list of Halloween movie recommendations, the same suspects always pop up: Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th ,Scream, etc. However, despite grossing…

Scary Season Suggestions: Last Night in Soho

Scare-o-meter: 3.5/5 If you are a retro lover, a creator, a performer or just a student looking for a good Halloween, then Edgar Wright’s 2021 psychological horror Last Night In…

Spooky Season Suggestions: Scream

Scare-o-meter: 3/5 Scream’s (1996) brilliance as a Halloween movie stems from its ability to tell a compelling narrative, filled with thrills and scares, while also engaging with and celebrating horror…

Spooky Season Suggestions: A Quiet Place

Scare-o-meter: 4/5 John Krasinski’s horror A Quiet Place (2018) is a film with a simple premise: in a post-apocalyptic world – in which they are the last surviving survivors in…

Spooky Season Suggestions: The Thing

Scare-o-meter: 2.5/5 Whenever someone asks me about the most underrated filmmaker, my mind tends to go to the most obscure places. But I always come up with the same person:…

Spooky Season Suggestions: Over the Garden Wall

Scare-o-meter: 2/5 In my opinion, most of the shows and movies we think of in relation to autumn fall into one of two categories: Cozy and Spooky. Things like Good…