Category: horror

Don’t Go in the Cutting Room

In writer-director Prano Bailey-Bond’s debut feature Censor (2021), we meet Enid (Niamh Algar), a pleasant young woman with a not-so-pleasant job: gutting the good parts of bad movies. Enid is a censor. She clearly loves her work though, or at least believes in its value, and if she […]

And Then There’s Maud

In Saint Maud (2019), the first feature from writer-director Rose Glass, a troubled young hospice nurse becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s eternal soul. It’s a hefty premise that might feed into an Oscar contender, the kind with its stars looking skyward past each other on a […]

The Love That Dares Speak Its Name

Emily Harris’ 2019 retelling of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s Ur-Lesbian Vampire text Carmilla (1872) comes at you with so much intelligence, emotional authenticity, and raw, molting gorgeousness, the vampire bit might be the least interesting part. I have seen reviews that question whether there is even any vampirism […]