Toil and Trouble: A History of the Witch

Eli Dolliver investigates one of the most powerful myths in human history, and its enduring consequences. With the leaves tumbling down and Halloween right around the corner, there’s one thing on our minds: the supernatural. Ghosties, goblins, ghouls, and witches. Witchcraft has been popularised in mainstream media: Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed. But the history of witchcraft is much darker. … Continue reading Toil and Trouble: A History of the Witch

The Director’s Cut ‘Final Girls’, Representation, and the Horror Genre

Horror movies are allegories for contemporary society, writes Craig Hourihan – what does this mean for those left out of the script? “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame, and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese Every year, once the leaves start to turn brown, I prepare myself for the onslaught of upcoming horror movies (pun intended). To be quite frank, I adore horror. … Continue reading The Director’s Cut ‘Final Girls’, Representation, and the Horror Genre

Film Review: Green Room

James Saulnier offers a twisted introduction to horror, writes Leah Marshall Horror films and Halloween go together like peas in a pod, which explains why I am not crazy about either of them. While Halloween has its perks (sweets, sweets and more sweets) horror movies have always been my least favorite genre in film. Filled to the brim with tropes, gore and cheesy dialogue my … Continue reading Film Review: Green Room