Abigail – avoid the trailer for maximum, bloody pleasure

By Anton Bitel

A pack of hired goons get more than they bargained for in this inventive and nasty evil kid romp.


Five Nights at Freddy’s – nonsensical robo-slasher trash

By David Jenkins

What appears as a fun robotic slasher lark turns out to be a deathly dull rip-off of various trauma-based horror yarns which fails to deliver in either the serious or silly stakes.


Feeling Seen: On the possibilities of found footage horror

By Alison Rumfitt

Recent entries to the subgenre of found footage horror attest to its appeal to queer filmmakers and audiences alike.

Discover the sole horror film produced during the Soviet era

By Anton Bitel

Viy, Konstantin Ershov and Georgiy Kropachyov’s 1967 Gothic chiller, boasts spectacular visuals and effects.

How Tod Browning’s Dracula changed horror cinema forever

By Adam Scovell

The 1931 film put the Count firmly on the cultural map and moved the genre on from its silent origins.

Discover this classic ’80s slasher with a contemporary twist

By Anton Bitel

José Ramón Larraz’s Edge of the Axe buries several over-used tropes of the genre.

Fanny Lye Deliver’d – first look review

By David Jenkins

This slow-burn folk horror set in old, weird England marks the auspicious return of talented British director Thomas Clay.

Discover the sordid pleasures of this late-career Mario Bava slasher

By Anton Bitel

The Italian horror maestro’s 1971 film A Bay of Blood remains one of his most shocking works.

Does The Hills Have Eyes II contain that Wes Craven slasher magic?

By Anton Bitel

A new Blu-ray of this 1984 cheapjack sequel shows there's more value to it than meets the eye.

Lulz and Luz at the Soho Horror Film Festival 2018

By Anton Bitel

Tilman Singer’s intense psychodrama was among the highlights of the inaugural genre showcase.

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