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 […]
Like Comics Editor Carol mentioned in her own year-end list, sometimes you don’t write about the awesome thing because you admire it so much, you don’t really have much to contribute beyond, “WOW, THAT KICKED ASS.” Two years on, this is why I’ve yet to write about Mandy. […]
BBC Radio Four shares some horror soundtrack picks from Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke Of Burgundy and In Fabric.
Check out the line up for this year’s Midnight Madness programme at the Toronto International Film Festival! The Predator! Halloween! Climax! Diamantino! Nekrotronic! Assassination Nation! The Man Who Feels No Pain! The Wind! In Fabric! The Stand Off At Sparrow Creek! (Nice job, Pete!)
BBC Radio Four’s Fright Night line-up is spooktacular! It includes short stories, a drama by filmmaker Peter Strickland, readings of Stephen King short stories and Rosemary’s Baby and an adaptation of The Ring.
The Gutter’s own Carol interviews Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio; The Duke of Burgundy) about his films, sound design, mole crickets, pheromonal perfume and the pressure to put on a persona. Read it at the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Vanguard Program blog.