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They gave us the delightful, fun, light-hearted comedies, Martyrs and Haute Tension… okay, perhaps two of the most visceral and emotionally brutal films of the last decade. Just what makes our French cousins so compétente when it comes to horror? This article from Huffington Post investigates.
Usually it’s easy to classify something as horror. Gore? Check. Killer/Ghost/Demon? Check. Drug-fuelled teenagers portrayed by thirty year old actors who’ve no doubt got an oil-based self-portrait stashed away in the loft that bleeds and weeps occasionally? Check. Sometimes, though, it’s not quite as simple as that, as this article over at Fistful Of Wits explains.
This article at Zombie Hamster looks back at Robert Aldrich’s 1962 classic, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? The film won saucer-eyed starlet, Bette Davis, a much-deserved Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the tormenting sister.
From spiders to needles, clowns to Michael Jackson, filmmakers know what scares us. This article from Horror-Movies.ca looks at some of the common phobias utilised in horror movies.
Gamer Girl Tay explores the mechanics of horror in videogames and why it’s much more fun to kick out your friends and play alone.