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  • The Premature Burial
  • House of Usher
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Curse of Frankenstein
  • The Innocents

Thesis Films

154 films

As many of you know, I'm currently working towards completing a PhD thesis on the subject of Gothic Horror cinema…

  • Alison's Birthday
  • The White Reindeer
  • The Survivor
  • Mystics in Bali
  • The Beyond

Hoop! There It Is 3- All The Young Fools, or Mott the Hoop(tober)

42 films

I'm back, boys!

Hooptober is starting to become a habit, but one of the good ones, like eating less sugar…

  • The Love Witch
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness
  • The Only Living Boy in New York
  • The Fountain of Youth
  • Savage Streets

Regrettable Crushes

21 films

Shame has a useful social function. In a mass group, it allows for socially-unacceptable actions to be filtered out. On…

  • The Falls
  • Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life
  • Malcolm
  • Le Samouraï
  • Speed Racer

Autismcore- A Cinematic Canon

10 films

A personal collection of 10 films that I feel capture what it means to be autistic, at least from my…

  • Yolanda and the Thief
  • Dodes'ka-den
  • Rollover
  • City of Women
  • Tobacco Road

Great Director Misfires

27 films

Taking liberal inspiration from Lou (, I decided to have a crack at this myself, though with no month long…

  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Host
  • Waterworld
  • Green Light

Unexpected Environmentalism

11 films

Environmental disaster is an issue that has become increasingly prevalent in culture over the past ten years, as the challenges…

  • The Satin Slipper
  • Parking
  • Blood Type: Blue
  • Ginger and Fred
  • School in the Crosshairs

Films I Want to Find

24 films

I watch a lot of films. That much is evident from my current review output. That’s mostly to do with…

  • Shock
  • Lust for a Vampire
  • Blade II
  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II
  • Scream Blacula Scream

Hoop! There It Is! 2: All Roads Lead to Hoopville

38 films

And we are back with this year's Hooptober! After a very strange year, it's nice to have some form of…

  • As You Desire Me
  • Niagara
  • Marlene
  • Morituri
  • East of Eden

Vogue Challenge 2020

15 films

Vogue is maybe my favourite Madonna song. It's classy and immaculately performed, touching on both the burgeoning gay scene at…

  • The Innocents
  • Fugue
  • The Irishman
  • Pontypool
  • Eyes Without a Face

Top 10 of 2019

10 films

And here we are, what I thought were the best films I saw all year. Ironically, the best thing I…

  • The Irishman
  • The Devils
  • Blood and Roses
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Seventh Continent
  • The Irishman
  • The Curse of the Werewolf
  • The New One-Armed Swordsman
  • The Black Cannon Incident
  • Village of the Damned