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George and the Dragon, Sid James and Peggy Mount

What we’re watching: Rocks, smut, and Sid James

Jennifer Wallis gives us a rundown of what’s playing on the Headpress screen this week, from vertigo-inducing documentaries to laconic sixties comedies. Valley Uprising Released in 2014, this documentary seems ... Read More
Top 3: Thriller episodes

Top 3: Thriller episodes

Do you like your horror homely? JENNIFER WALLIS picks her top three Thriller episodes and considers their nostalgic and aesthetic appeal. If you’ve exhausted your stock of DVDs and watched everything ... Read More
5 Movies and 1 Fact About Each - Sundaysploitation

5 Movies and 1 Fact About Each – Sundaysploitation

Is there such a thing as Sundayploitation? Where is the sound of horror? DAVID KEREKES thinks he knows the answers in the first of his movie dumps ... Read More
The Orchard End Murder and the Last of the Short Films

The Orchard End Murder and the Last of the Short Films

Short films were once a mainstay of cinemagoing, playing as support to the main feature. Some were good, many were bad. The Orchard End Murder was excellent ... Read More
Don’t F**k With Cats and the Online Spectacle of Death

Don’t F**k With Cats and the Online Spectacle of Death

A critical look at the Netflix documentary series, Don’t F**k With Cats, which has earned both praise and opprobrium for its exploration of the case of Luka Magnotta. By Jennifer ... Read More
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore

Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore

Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (USA, 2010; dir. Frank Henenlotter & Jimmy Maslon). Review by John Harrison Herschell Gordon Lewis is a filmmaker I was a fan of ... Read More
BBC2 Saturday Night Horror Double Bills

BBC2 Saturday Night Horror Double Bills

A complete listing of the Saturday night Horror Double Bill screenings on BBC2. This list was compiled and originally posted by Paul Durkan on the Yahoo group MastersofHorror. We have ... Read More
How I First Encountered H. H. Holmes

How I First Encountered H. H. Holmes

The Beast of Chicago: The Murderous Career of H. H. Holmes (2004; Rick Geary). H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (USA, 2004; dir. John Borowski). Review by David Kerekes ... Read More
Social Darwinism, Dada and Tiki - The Confusing World of Boyd Rice

Social Darwinism, Dada and Tiki – The Confusing World of Boyd Rice

Iconoclast (USA, 2010; dir. Larry Wessel). Review by Thomas McGrath What's the difference between a Nazi and a Satanist? A genuine question, that, rather than the opening salvo of the ... Read More
Fright Night vs. Fright Night

Fright Night vs. Fright Night

Fright Night (USA, 1985; dir. Tom Holland); Fright Night (USA, 2011; dir. Craig Gillespie) Review by Jennifer Wallis Ask me which film defined my childhood, growing up in the eighties and ... Read More