Christmas Horror Movies – A Dying Tradition.

Christmas time; a time for families, giving gifts, kissing under the mistletoe and ….watching horror movies? That seems a bit out of place, well, maybe not. I’m going to tell you that watching horror movies at Christmas might just be as much a part of Christmas tradition as putting up a tree or going carol […]

Body Horror : Man is the Warmest Place to Hide

After the gritty and subversive exploitation and occult films of the 70s, filmmakers needed a new way to shock audiences. ‘Body Horror’ centric was born of this need and the quickly advancing special effects. The growing popularity of horror movies opened up new opportunities, for example works of fiction such as Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There’ and […]

The Video Nasties

By 1980 the home video market was taking off, and there was very little censorship or regulation for video distribution in the UK. Censorship from the BBFC only applied to films being showed in theatres at that time and subsequently, a wave of films from Italian horror and the American Grindhouse cinema quickly took advantage […]

Grindhouse Cinema. An Introduction.

During the 1930s, burlesque theatres became increasingly popular in America. These vintage equivalents to modern-day strip clubs included ‘bump and ‘grind’ shows, and subsequently they became commonly referred to as Grindhouse’s. By the late 1950s, a combination of a social pressure on burlesque shows, which had gained a sleazy and shady reputation in the 1940‘s […]

Top 100 Horror Movies 1982 – 2012

Thought I’d put together a list of, what are in my opinion, the top 100 horror movies of the last 30 years. Why just the last 30 years? First, for me, the early 80s mark the divide between classic horror and modern horror. There are some excellent horror movies before 1982, but there are also […]

Psycho (1960)

In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock came across a novel by Robert Bloch, called Psycho. The novel was loosely based on the crimes of Ed Gein, the infamous grave robber and murder that shocked America in the mid 1950s. Hitchcock enlisted Joseph Stefano, and together they developed it into a screenplay. Hitchcock took the directors chair and […]