When the found footage genre came to be in the late 90s, the cinematic technique was hailed as an inventive, tenable new perspective on horror that was great for budgetary restraints. Although, since then, the genre has become clichéd and stale, titles often disregard the realism aspect that made the films popular to begin with.
When it comes to horror subgenres, body horror is, by far, the most impressive visually – the loss of body autonomy in the most horrendous in an intimate way. As such, this element is incredibly strenuous to effectively pull off in live-action cinema, usually requiring both a large budget and tremendously skilled special effects teams
Being a subjective genre, horror, much like its fans, is incredibly varied compared to other genres in film. From solid scares, slow-burning tension or just a general spooky atmosphere, there are a lot of things that can be grouped together under the horror umbrella. But, for those that require something a little more unyielding in
Over the years of watching cinema, we have all experienced something so shocking, so horrifying that it has stuck with us long after the fact, permanently burnt into our memoires. Whether it was a scary movie seen at far too young of an age or something so visually intense that was mentally overwhelming, we have
Alejandro Cohen Arazi’s debut film The Unburied, was selected as part of the 2021 FrightFest lineup. Offering up a dive into a world of the occult built up through generations of carrying out grim tasks, the production seemed an ideal deviation into extreme cinema in the stellar 2021 selection of films. What is it About?
Celebrating Japanese cult cinema, the Japan Film Fest Hamburg is gearing up for its 2021 season running from August 18th to September 1st. What has got us so excited for this one? Well the festival boasts a wide array of films from the Japanese underground, including titles that you are unlikely to see anywhere else.
Censor is an innovative psychological horror based in the UK in the 80s, with a story that both discusses and becomes the worst of video nasties – a melding of violent horror and reality to the point where it becomes impossible to tell the difference. Warning: spoilers ahead in this deep dive analysis! Enid is
The early days of film exploration where pretty wild, with the advent of VHS and early online access creating a community of people pushing filth. Consequently, certain films became a badge of honor in the continual search to one-up others an prove your mettle among the dregs – always scraping the bottom to see what
As a proud Canadian (at least when it comes to the world of cinema), I always find myself interested in horror coming from the ‘great north’. As Cinephiles from the region will be quick to tell you, there are certain nuances that often point to something being Can-con that would go over the heads of
For the length of time that zombie movies have been a part of horror, it is only natural that the subgenre would eventually go stale, occasionally requiring a total re-evaluation of the creature design to breathe new life into the genre. As with classics such as White Zombie (1932) becoming obsolete after George A. Romero