Category: horror

Look Back in Anger

Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige) is a woman at the beginning of the end. Her breakthrough film is being remade, her ingenue role recast. The director (Malcolm McDowell) who groomed her for stardom and groomed her, full stop, is being knighted, the remake that threatens to eclipse her renown […]

Ghoul (2018): Reveal Their Guilt

Ghoul (2018) is as bleak as might be expected for a series that starts with the line, “Strike a deal with your blood and out of the smokeless fire the ghul will come.” It’s a three episode miniseries that addresses fascism, state terror, and individual guilt in a […]

Good For Her

WARNING: This entire thing is Spoiler City for bunches of movies, but especially: The Babadook, Midsommar, The Witch, Ready or Not, The Invisible Man, Gretel and Hansel, The Descent, No One Gets Out Alive, A Classic Horror Story, His House, Censor, Saint Maud, The Perfection, A Promising Young […]

Fast Fashion

One of my great loves in horror is when an inanimate object becomes sinister. Some of my favourites are the trucks and various electronics in Stephen King’s cocaine-fuelled opus, Maximum Overdrive (1986), the spooky mirror in Mike Flanagan’s Oculus (2013), and the diabolical tire and an insidious leather […]