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How staircases became one of horror’s most frightening fixtures

By Emma Fraser

From Psycho to Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, stairs have long played a key role in the genre.

Why addiction melodramas are set to strike a chord this awards season

By Paul Ridd

Timothée Chalamet and Lucas Hedges are earning plaudits for their tender portrayals of troubled young men.

In praise of Orphée – Jean Cocteau’s mould-breaking masterpiece

By Felix Bazalgette

The French filmmaker’s haunting 1950 work fluidly blurs the line between technology and magic.

Inside the legendary surf film that inspired a generation

By Adam Woodward

In 1992, Taylor Steele made waves with Momentum, a short film about young surfers in Hawaii. Two decades on, a new doc tells the whole story.

Listen to Jonah Hill’s specially curated playlist for Mid90s

By Adam Woodward

The actor-turned-director has teamed up with Spotify to release an ‘Official Motion Picture Playlist’

Halloween and the art of retconning a franchise

By James Luxford

Why pretending the past never happened can be the best thing for a film series and its fans.

Exploring the monstrous desire between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode

By Kimberley Ballard

Fear and violence aren’t the only things that John Carpenter’s boogeyman brings to Haddonfield.

How Twelve Monkeys built on the legacy of La Jetée and Vertigo

By Adam Scovell

Themes of memory and death lie at the heart of Terry Gilliam’s dystopian time travel saga.

How Halloween stoked our fears and misunderstanding of mental illness

By Frazer Macdonald

In Michael Myers, director John Carpenter created an enduring yet harmful horror archetype.

David Fincher’s World War Z sequel will begin production next year

By Adam Woodward

Brad Pitt is set to reprise his role in the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s apocalyptic zombie horror.

Discover the animalistic terror of George A Romero’s first studio movie

By Anton Bitel

The genre maestro’s 1998 Monkey Shines was dubbed ‘An Experiment In Fear’ – and with good reason.

On Location: The Dalston house at the heart of Mike Leigh’s Naked

By Adam Scovell

Despite the widespread gentrification of east London, this quiet street appears much as it did in 1993.

Why I love Chloe Sevigny’s performance in Boys Don’t Cry

By Romy Somerset

Her Oscar-nominated supporting turn is a glimmer of light in an otherwise devastating film.

What superhero movies taught me about journalism

By Henry Bevan

From Lois Lane to Eddie Brock, the role of the intrepid reporter is often reduced to a cheap plot device.

How TV comedies are leading the way on #MeToo

By Caspar Salmon

Shows like BoJack Horseman, GLOW and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are taking a bold, complex approach to tackling systemic misogyny.

The enduring legacy of Gilda Radner

By Rebecca Nicole Williams

With Love, Gilda, the late comedian and first breakout star of SNL finally gets the documentary she deserves.

The Fallen Idol is one of the great films about the loss of childhood innocence

By Adam Scovell

Carol Reed’s 1948 classic captures the transition to adulthood in all its contradictions and hypocrisies.

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