Category Archives: Horror

King of the Hell

We’re in a good period for fans of Stephen King movies – The Dark Tower was released a week or two ago and a new adaptation of IT arrives next week, with the concept of a linked cinematic universe being bandied about. We decided to write about our favourite pre-SKEU King adaptations…

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Once in Every Generation

So Buffy the Vampire Slayer is now 20. Well. The truth is a little more complicated than that – the movie is a few years older and Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar turned 40 on the 14th  but the fact is it’s a good time to say “Happy belated birthday, Buffy”.

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Spirits, monsters, madness, graves, creeps and the dead.

On Halloween, six strangers gather to share stories of terrifying things they saw, things that they can never forget!

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At their Halloween Party, Mostly Film contributors discuss today’s piece.

Hello brave souls! This Halloween on Ghostly Film, we are looking at portmanteau horror. You know the kind of thing? A handful of scary stories gathered together into one film. For those awful moments when you can’t decide whether you want to see a film about zombies, werewolves, witches, curses or killer plants. Why not watch a film that contains a story about each?

Since many anthology films had different directors make each sequence, we have used the talents of six different writers. Each in turn will tell you about a segment from a horror anthology, a tale that what was, for them, so strange it has seared itself into their memory forever…

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Cat People DVD release

Here, Puss Puss Puss…

Matthew Carter squares up to ailurophobia

When RKO Radio Pictures were feeling the pinch from the excesses of Citizen Kane, a directive for a meat and potatoes B-movie landed on Val Lewton’s lap. Jacques Tourneur stepped up as director and DeWitt Bodeen produced the screenplay. Using sets from Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons, Tourneur and Lewton created an entirely new genre: noir-horror-sex-thriller. Continue reading Here, Puss Puss Puss…

Psychomania

Britain’s finest ever zombie biker movie has come back from the dead, courtesy of the BFI and Scalarama. Spank The Monkey takes a ride with the Death Wheelers.

Psychomania BFI Blu-ray/DVD cover

If you had to identify the best-loved post on MostlyFilm – and I mean properly loved, rather than merely popular because it comes high on a Google search for ‘young boy handjob’ – then I suspect that Ricky Young’s four-part series If My Calculations Are Correct would be a prime candidate. It acknowledges that we don’t watch films in a vacuum: the circumstances of their viewing are as important as the films themselves. IMCAC isn’t just about a collection of science fiction classics – it’s about young Ricky encountering them every Tuesday teatime on BBC2, and having his mind opened to a whole genre of cinema. Continue reading Psychomania

We Love 1986: Part 2

As MostlyFilm’s 1986 week draws to a close, five more of our contributors share their favourite filmic memories of the year that also brought the world Robert Pattinson, Lindsay Lohan, the Olsen twins and Megan Fox. No, we didn’t think all those people were the same age either.

Tom Cruise in Top Gun

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