Posts by Padraig Cotter

Revisiting Blade II: Guillermo del Toro’s slick superhero B-movie

By Padraig Cotter

With its sympathetic monsters and distinct visuals, this 2002 sequel is the director’s most underrated film.

Halloween III: Why Season of the Witch is the most daring film in the franchise

By Padraig Cotter

With a pinch of Hammer Horror and a dollop of ’80s gore, this meta horror is the boldest in the series.

In defence of Jaws: The Revenge

By Padraig Cotter

Is Joseph Sargent’s universally derided 1987 film really one of the worst sequels ever made?

How fan theories changed the way we watch movies and TV

By Padraig Cotter

We all love to unpick the mysteries of our favourite films and shows, but has the phenomenon gone too far?

Perfect Imitation – The spreading influence of John Carpenter

By Padraig Cotter

He may be all but retired from feature filmmaking, but traces of the genre director’s legacy can be found everywhere.

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